BHS boys varsity cross country takes fourth at Metro meet

LOWER WOODLAND PARK - The Bainbridge Spartans boys cross country team took fourth place in a meet Wednesday, Oct. 2, against runners from Seattle Preparatory, Eastside Catholic and Bishop Blanchet high schools at Lower Woodland Park.

Despite being short nearly 29 runners, some recovering from injury and some preparing for the upcoming qualifying invitation on Saturday, Oct. 5, many of the Bainbridge runners came away with new personal best times.

"Of the 40 boys racing today, many ran their fastest time for this course," said Spartan Head Coach Anne Howard Lindquist.

The Spartan top finishes were Noah Strevell (19:08), Charlie Hanacek (19:18), Johan Griesser (19:25), Will Gleason (19:56), Harry Brelsford (19:57), Ben Scott (20:01) and Cole Garthwaite (20:05).

Bainbridge scored an overall 95. Bishop Blanchet took home first place with a score of 27.

Seattle Preparatory won second with 41 and Eastside Catholic barely held third place with a final score of 91.

The boys run their next meet 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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