The Bainbridge Spartans dominated the first Olympic League cross-country meet Sept. 13 at Gordon Fields.
The girls kicked off the league season finishing first with an amazing 17 points. North Kitsap earned second with 81 points, Kingston third with 93 and Olympic and Bremerton tied for fifth with 124 points each.
Bainbridge had six runners in the top 10 for the girls. Mairin O’Brien finished first with a time of 12 minutes, 20.8 seconds. Evelyn Shutske placed second in 12:35.6, Sabine Hartenstine third with 13:18.6, Elise Gonzales sixth in 13:38.7, Cara Brundige seventh with 13:38.7 and Claire Hungerford ninth in 13:41.8.
North Kitsap’s top three runners included Ingrid Burchill and Georgia Nelson placing 14th and 15th with 14:33.1 and 14:40.8. In addition, Eliora McDaniel finished 21st in 15:11.8.
Kingston’s top runners included Emmie McGrew placing 16th in 14:51.2, and Biyanca Parker-Henson and Isabell Hunt tying for 18th in a time of 15:02.7.
Bremerton’s top three runners included Salleen Mattivi placing fourth in 13:20.4, Ruby Hyde 16th with 15:00.5 and LaVon Thompson 44th in 18:00.1.
Olympic’s lone Top 10 runner Brynn Fulton placed 10th in 14:00.2. The next two runners were Cassia Whittier placing 35th with 16:49.8 and Ashlynn Bullock placing 38th in 17:11.2.
The Bainbridge boys won with 49 points; Kingston finished second with 65 points, Olympic third with 71, Bremerton fourth with 99 and North Kitsap sixth with 119.
Bainbridge’s Laird Ferrel finished fifth with a time of 10:45.9, Ben Crandall finished seventh in 10:54.4 and Bodie Strom 11th with 11:06.3.
Kingston’s Lucas Lenz won his first race of the season with a 10:16.8 clocking. His next two teammates included Luke Whalen in eighth with 10:54.6 and Zachary Cummings placed 21st in 11:56.3.
North Kitsap’s top three runners included Quinny Stuart finishing 10th with 11:05.6, Liam Johnson 18th in 11:47.3 and Miles Bearden 28th with 12:22.2.
Bremerton’s Dallin Anderson earned silver in 10:28.7 while teammates Joshua Lueders and Asher Stewart finished 13th and 19th with 11:19.6 and 11:48.7.