Sehome off and running


Sehome off and running


Last year's Class 3A state champions picked up right where they left off.
The top-ranked Sehome boys' cross country team won a showdown with No. 2-ranked Burlington Edison in a four-team meet at Lake Padden Park on Wednesday. The Mariners finished with 30 team points, while the Tigers had 32. Both teams are now Class 2A schools.

Mount Baker was third with 90 points

"Burlington has an amazing team," Sehome coach Mark Kerr said in a phone interview. "I think you can look ahead to the future and the state meet, and it's going to be close."

Jake Riley led the way for Sehome, with a time of 13 minutes, 28 seconds. Anders Crabo placed third in 13:34.

The Mariners were without one of their top runners, Garrett Dorough, who is recovering from a soccer injury and expected back in a few weeks, Kerr said.

The team still managed to finish with 12 runners in the top 20.

Sehome also claimed the girls' victory with 32 points to Burlington-Edison's 46, placing seven runners in the top 12. Annie Moore led the way, finishing second with a time of 15:15.

"Both teams showed solid team depth," Kerr said. "It was a great way to start the season."

Michael Urbano led Mount Baker (52 points) to a third-place finish with a time of 17:26.