Record-setting Frerker leads Skyline to cross country perfection

King County Journal staff (Oct. 12, 2006) SAMMAMISH — Skyline senior Matt Frerker continued to set the pace in 3A KingCo on Wednesday, when he helped the Spartan boys conclude the dual meet cross country season with a perfect record. The Skyline boys won the tri-meet at Klahanie Park with 19 points. Issaquah was second (55), and Liberty took third (55). Skyline\'s girls also won, scoring 29 points to Liberty\'s 40 and Issaquah\'s 55. Frerker clocked 15 minutes, 32 seconds to break his own record on the 3.1-mile course. His former record was 15:38. \"It\'s a pretty hilly course, so 15:32 isn\'t easy,\" Skyline coach Brendan Hyland said. \"That\'s a fast time on that course. \"He\'s been pretty much pacing it by himself. It\'s hard in those meets to really push yourself, but he\'s definitely getting himself ready (for the postseason).\" Skyline had the top four finishers to easily win the meet. Simon Sorenson was second (16:24) Nick Abraham was third (16:37) and Travis Lund was fourth (16:45). \"We had a meet last weekend, and we did the same thing in running close together,\" Hyland said. \"We\'re coming together at the right time.\" The girls\' race featured a battle between Issaquah\'s Mary Wuest and Skyline\'s Lauren Matthews. Wuest won in 19:54. Matthews, who had a strong kick at the end, was a second behind. \"When they got to the mile, Mary just ahead, but when they came out of the forest loop, Mary had a 10- to 15-meter lead,\" Hyland said. \"Lauren closed it coming up to the finish line. It was a good push by both of them.\" · ALSO: Sammamish\'s Nathan Crum set the pace, but the Bellevue boys team took top honors at the Bellevue School District meet at Marymoor Park. Crum clocked in at 16:39. The Wolverines won the meet with 30 points. Newport was second with 45 points. Jillian Altizer set the pace as Newport won the girls meet with 25 points. Bellevue was second with 40 points. Altizer clocked in at 19:32, six seconds ahead of Caroline Wright of Bellevue.