Updated: Sep 28, 2021
Bellarmine, Capital, and Chiawana Invites Highlight First Weekend Back
The Arlington boys and Anacortes girls were tested in their first invite of the 2021 cross country season at the Gear Up Northwest Preview in Bellingham this past Saturday.
Using a non-traditional scoring system known as the McDowell Scoring System for team awards, the Eagles defeated Seattle Prep 21-23 to win the boy's title. The Seahawks beat host and Northwest Conference opponent Sehome 33-34 to win the girl's title.
Arlington went first, second, and third in the senior boy's race, with Aiden Emerson leading the way running an invite best time of 10:01.67 for the two-mile race. Brandon Moore followed in second running 10:09.82, and Kiyoshi Hall was third running 10:20.01.
Seattle Prep's Carter Joy ran the fastest mark for the Panthers as he won the junior race in 10:11.43.
Anacortes' Jessica Frydenlund recorded the fastest girl's time of the day, running 11:37.10 en route to her win in the junior race. Carolyn Chambers also won a race for the Seahawks in the sophomore race, clocking a time of 12:50.30. Teammate Casey Lemirk was second in that race, running 12:52.69.
Kamiak's Emma Arceo pulled away at the end from Glacier Peak's Adisen Stratton in the girl's senior race to win in a time of 12:08.47, besting her WESCO opponent by four seconds.
Other race winners include Squalicum's Owen Vogt (10:37.01) in the sophomore boys race, Liberty Bell's Dexter Delaney (10:38.44) in the freshman boys race, and Seattle Prep's Tegan Rain (12:34) in the freshman girls race.
Blanchet Sweep at Bellarmine Invite
Bishop Blanchet's Will Schneider ran the fastest time of the meet in 9:54.8 to win the two-mile varsity boys race, all while leading the Braves to a 66 point win over Puyallup at the 22nd Bellarmine Invite.
All five of the Braves scorers finished within the top 15 as individuals and had a five-runner spread of 32 seconds. Tyler Graff (7th, 10:12.40), Drew Oliver (8th, 10:16.20), and Vincent Recupero (9th, 10:21.10) finished in the top 10 alongside Schneider.
Stadium's Luke and Jacob Alfonso crossed the line together in second and third as they ran 10:02.10.
Gonzaga Prep was third as a team led by Caleb Richardson's fourth-place run of 10:03.70.
The Blanchet girls also came away with a team win in their varsity race, defeating host Bellarmine by a single point, 62-63.
Lily LaPorte led all Brave runners with a fourth-place finish running 12:05.2, while the rest of the team's top five scorers all placed within the top 20. Brynn Chester (11th, 12:35.50), Zoe Louis (12th, 12:35.80), Amanda Graff (17th, 12:54.30), and Luma Voss (18th, 12:54.50) contributed to the scoring.
Bellarmine's Ella Borsheim won her third Bellarmine Invite title, running 11:10.5, defeating Lincoln of Seattle's Tali Braester, who ran 11:52.6 for second. Ava Borsheim (6th, 12:27.20) and Josephine Stevenson (8th, 12:30.40) were also in the top 10 for Bellarmine.
Peninsula's Hannah Lee finished in third running 11:55.40. Ballard was third in the team standings, with their top runner being Emma Rosseau finishing 16th, running 12:49.20.
Bishop Blanchet's Declan Weber won the boy's freshman race in 11:16.90, and Auburn Riverside's Julia Couch won the girl's freshman race in 11:58.60.
Lakes' Corvin, Johnson Pick up Wins at Capital Invite
The Lakes Lancers saw two of their own pick up wins at the 27th Capital Invite as Cruize Corvin won the boy's junior race and Kivi Johnson won the Keven Wright senior girls race.
Corvin ran the second-fastest boys time of the invite for 2.23-miles running 11:06.96 for the win, beating out his own teammate Zander Trevino who was second in 11:35. The Lancers also took first in the junior race defeating Central Catholic out of Portland, Oregon.
Johnson's race was much closer, with the top four finishers claiming the four fastest times on the girl's side. It was a back and forth battle between Johnson, Sequim's Riley Pyeatt, Captial Aubrey Harrington, and Shelton's Alauna Carstens, with the Lakes senior winning in 13:51.83.
Carstens was second running 13:53.74, followed by Pyeatt in third at 13:54.40 and Harrington in fourth running 13:54.48. Host Captial won the team tile beating Central Kitsap by three points, 34-37.
Central Catholics' Max Girardet won the Jerry Miller senior boys race in an invite best time of 11:04.52, beating Selah's Cooper Quigley second-place time of 11:24.28. Hanford won the boy's title over Olympia by 13, 70-83.
Central Kitsap brought home an individual title and two team titles between the freshman and sophomore races. Blake Reynolds won the sophomore boys race in a time of 12:13.81, while the Cougars freshman and sophomore girls won the team title for their respective races.
Gig Harbor got two individual wins - one from Taylor Sletner in the girl's freshman race as she ran 14:22.82, and another from Reese Morkert in the girl's junior race running 13:54.81. Hanford's Mia Beightol won the girl's sophomore race in 14:50.50.
Jax Corvin of Lake was the top finisher in the boy's freshman race, placing second in a time of 12:45.44. Central Catholic's Finn Briscoe won in 12:36.29.
Central Valley boys, Chiawana Girls win Inagural Chiawana Invite
Chiawana's Carly Nelson ran 20:44.20 for a 5k to win the girl's varsity race at the first annual Chiawana Invite held at Chiawana High School.
The Riverhawks' top runner defeated Wapato's Betzabeth Zaragoza while leading Chiawana to the team title over their Mid-Columbia Conference rival Hanford 45-73. Zaragoza was second running 21:29.76.
Chiawana's Mia Wiberg was third overall, running 22:01.63.
The Central Valley boys got a 27 point win over the Chiawana boys 23-50 in their varsity race, led by Ethan Sheneman's first-place run of 16:53.34.
Prosser's Lukkes Hultberg was second running 16:55.97, and Chiawana's Ehzoc Chavez was third running 17:13.18.