The annual race between alumni of the Bainbridge Island cross country team and Bainbridge High’s current crop of runners was recently held at Battle Point Park, with the returning vets of the men’s and women’s seeing mixed results at the finish line.
Men’s BIXC alumni (Keith Carlson ‘15, Noel Hilst ‘16, Cole Brundige ‘17, Ari Jabloner ‘17, Keaton Blair ‘16, Joel Laffer ‘17) finished with 40 points [top 5 scoring, next two runners displace], while the men’s 2018 team members (Carlo Ruggiero ‘19, Sean Westerhout ‘21, Elliott Windrope ‘19, Sebastian Belkin ‘19, Sawyer Blair ‘19, Aidan Frietas ‘22, Tobin Blair ‘21, Connor Sanford ‘19) tallied 20 points.
In the women’s race, BIXC alumni (Jackie McVay ‘16, Kalea Chu, Adalynn Griesser ‘16, Iris Dahl ‘17) finished with 8 points [top 3 scoring], while the women’s 2018 team members (Liz Messinger ‘19, Zoe Lim ‘21, Kathryn Feeney ‘20) combined for 13 points.
Bainbridge runners also got another blast from the past this summer.
The cross country summer conditioning group had a visit from Vern Wade, coach of Bainbridge High School Cross Country from 1970-1982, at the Fort Ward run on Monday, July 30. Wade stopped by to say hi and talk about some team traditions.
Summer training for the Spartan cross country runners continues through August, with the official kick-off of the fall sports season Aug. 20.
Summer conditioning is free group training program, not affiliated with the Bainbridge Island School District, and is open to all new or returning BHS athletes preparing for fall cross country, or other sports in which conditioning is crucial.
The schedule for the group is:
Mondays, 9:30 a.m. at Fort Ward boat ramp;
Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Lynwood Center, Walt’s Market;
Wednesdays, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Battle Point Park (west entrance ball fields);
Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the BHS track; and
Fridays, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Phelps/Hidden Cove ballfields.
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