Spartan runners earn best times in Metro League cross country meet

LOWER WOODLAND PARK - The Spartan girls varsity cross country team ran hard at their meet Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Lower Woodland Park and many took home new personal best records for the course.

"Though outscored by Metro League varsity teams today," said Spartan Head Coach Anne Howard Lindquist. "BHS cross country ran many individual course personal bests with 17 of the 44-person team."

Many of the girls were not in attendance at the meet as they were either recovering from injuries, cross-training or preparing for the Twilight Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 5.

The top Bainbridge finishers were Ashley Alnwick (23:50), Alexandra McWilliams (24:02), Sophie Carson (24:06), Niki Dixon (24:44), Eliza Townsend (24:47), Mary Van Dyke (24:55) and Britt Lindquist (25:03).

Bainbridge scored an overall 92 while Bishop Blanchet won the day with a score of 25.

Seattle Preparatory took second with 43 and Eastside Catholic third with 76.

The Spartan girls compete again at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Battle Point Park against runners from Nathan Hale, O'Dea and Holy Names.

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