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Bainbridge cross country season finishes strong
The Bainbridge High 2013 cross country season came to an end Thursday, Oct. 31 when both the boys and girls teams placed well overall but failed to qualify for state-level competition at the Sea-King District II meet at Lake Samammish State Park.
“The varsity guys were seeded twelfth going into districts,” said Spartan Head Coach Anne Howard Lindquist. “But managed to beat out O’Dea for 11th place.”
The boys placed eleventh overall with a team score of 268, beating out runners from O’Dea. In first place was Nathan Hale with a team score of 59, followed by Seattle Prep with 96 and Bishop Blanchet in third place with an overall score of 101.
Top finishers were Nick Entress (16:57), Devon Reynolds (17:23), Austin Harper (17:23), Sean Simonsen (17:42) and Keith Carlson (17:46).
“Bainbridge Island cross country varsity girls were seeded 10th going in but finished in sixth place,” Lindquist said.
The women placed sixth overall with a team score of 144, beating out runners from Nathan Hale, Mt. Si, Bishop Blanchet, Seattle Prep, Ingraham and Chief Sealth High. In first place was Liberty High with a team score of 65, followed by Lakeside with 72 and Holy Names Academy with a total score of 95.
Top finishers were Haylee Derrickson (19:51), Naomi vonRuden (19:54), Signe Lindquist (20:05), Alison Wise (20:20) and Audrey Weaver (20:52).
Neither BHS team, or any individual runners, qualified for advancement to state competition this year.
“The top four teams qualified for the state championships along with the top 20 individuals,” Lindquist explained. “Bainbridge did not have anyone qualify this year, despite many strong races.”