Bellingham Herald

Sehome Tops Squalicum & Bellingham Bellingham Herald Sep 27, 2012

Brittany Gappa Sehome took both team races and Brittany Gappa topped Emily Pittis in the 2.6 mile race at lake Paden.  Conner Johnson of Sehome won the boys' race but patrick Gibson was notably absent for Squalicum.

Sub-District at Belligham Bellingham Herald May 12, 2012

Patrick Gibson of Squalicum won the 200M in 9:13 and Brittany Gappa of Squalicum topped Emily Pettis of Sehome 11:00 to 11:05.  In the Field Gina Flint of Squalicum went 42-05 in the Shot.

Sehome Invitational Bellingham Herald Sep 11, 2011

Marina Roberts of Kingston had the best ti,e of the girls, while Sehome freshman Emily Pitts impressed.   Patrick Gibson won the  junior boys' race with a best of the day of 10:16.

STATE TRACK AND FIELD: Crossman wins wire to wire Bellingham Herald May 25, 2008

PASCO — Squalicum distance runner Bronwyn Crossman can finally add an accomplishment to her successful high school career: state track champion. The senior led wire to wire to win the girls’ 3,200 meters at the Class 3A State Track and Field Meet on Friday. Crossman’s winning time of 10 minutes, 59.37 seconds was less than a second better than runner- up Natty Plunkett (10:59.70) of Bellevue Newport. “It feels really good,” said Crossman, a two-time state cross country champion. “It wasn’t as fast as she wanted to run, but she had to hold off (Plunkett) at the end,” Squalicum distance coach Tim Irvin said in a phone interview. “Our goal was to win and she won.”

STATE TRACK AND FIELD: Sehome duo top 1,600 even Bellingham Herald May 25, 2008

CRAIG PARRISH THE BELLINGHAM HERALD TACOMA — The Sehome boys’ track and field team is establishing a dynasty in the 1,600-meter run. The Mariners’ Colin Flynn took first place and teammate Mason McHenry was second as Sehome scored 18 quick points in the team race at the Class 2A State Track and Field Meet on Friday at Mount Tahoma High School. In the discus, Sehome added 12 more points as Nick Lohse was second with a throw of 156 feet, four inches, and Nelson Westlin was fifth at 150-08. That made 30 points after two events for the Mariners, who finished the first day of competition with that total as they attempt to defend their state championship. Cheney is second with 15 points. The Sehome girls, also trying to defend their state title from a year ago, scored eight points Friday. Senior Brittany Todhunter took fifth in the shot put with a throw of 39-3.75.

STATE TRACK: Ferndale Bellingham Herald May 25, 2008

PASCO — Ferndale’s Tanja Bjornsson medaled in four events to lead Whatcom County entrants at the Class 3A State Track and Field Meet on Saturday at Edgar Brown Stadium. Bjornsson’s top finish was on the Golden Eagles’ 4x200 relay, which placed second in a school-record time of 1 minute and 42.93 seconds. Also on the relay were Haley Locker, McKensie Clark and Chantel Green. “We had a good final session,” Ferndale coach Ted Genger said in a phone interview. “(Bjornsson) had the best state meet.” Bjornsson finished fourth in the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles with times of 15.10 and 45.66, respectively. She also was a part of Ferndale’s 4x100 team that included the same runners on the 4x200 squad. The 4x100 team placed sixth in 49.68.

Mariners rule 2A boys Bellingham Herald May 25, 2008

CRAIG PARRISH THE BELLINGHAM HERALD TACOMA — The Sehome boys’ track and field team took care of business, and the result is another state championship for the Mariners. Sehome used its typically strong contingent of middle-distance runners and throwers to score 54 points and win its second consecutive state title at the Class 2A State Track and Field Meet on Saturday at Mount Tahoma High School. Foster was second with 42 points. The Mariners girls had a banner second day after a slow start on the first day of competition. Sehome scored 42 points and finished in second place behind Burlington-Edison, who took the state title with 52.5 points. The Mariners won the 2007 state championship.

Tigers top team at Lynden Bellingham Herald Apr 17, 2008

Burlington-Edison’s Danielle Nordlund won two events and ran on two winning relay teams to lead the Tigers over Lynden and Mount Vernon in Northwest Conference girls’ track and field action Wednesday at Lynden.

Sehome runs to a sweep at Civic Bellingham Herald Apr 17, 2008

BELLINGHAM — On a day that often felt more suited to penguins and polar bears than high school track and field, local athletes provided a good measure of heat Wednesday at Civic Stadium. The persistently cold springtime weather did not take a much-needed hiatus, but the defending Class 2A state champion Sehome track teams are approaching lateseason form. The Mariners swept city rivals Bellingham and Squalicum in both boys and girls competition; the Sehome boys defeated Bellingham and 110-34 Squalicum 92-49. Squalicum topped Bellingham 88-47 in the third dual meet.

Locker leads Golden Eagles Bellingham Herald Mar 22, 2008

Haley Locker won the 100 and 200 meters, and Tanya Bjornsson took both hurdles races Wednesday to lead the Ferndale girls’ track team in a three-way meet with Bellingham and Meridian.

Moore leads Sehome to victory Bellingham Herald Mar 22, 2008

Annie Moore won three events to help lead the Sehome girls’ track and field team to wins over Lynden and Blaine at Civic Stadium on Wednesday. Individually, Moore won the 800 meters with a time of 2 minutes, 17.63 seconds and the 3,200 in 12:19.1. She also anchored the winning 4x400 team that included Alex Marcus, Lauren Bruce and Mimi Kreiger in its winning time of 4:17.64.

Sehome girls win Second Straight Title Bellingham Herald Nov 5, 2007

 Sehome girls win second straight title DOUG PACEY The Belling HeraldSehome is on the verge of a becoming Class 2A cross country dynasty. The senior-less Mariners captured their second straight state championship on Saturday at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco. “This is the cherry on top of the season,” said sophomore Annie Moore, who placed second with a time of 19 minutes, 11 seconds.

PREP CROSS COUNTRY MOUNT BAKER INVITE Bellingham Herald Oct 2, 2007

SILVER LAKE — The Squalicum girls’ cross country squad did something on Saturday at the Mount Baker Invite no other team could lay claim to: the Storm placed four runners in the top 20. But that wasn’t enough to win the meet at Silver Lake Park. Squalicum finished a distant fourth to Veradale Central Valley.

Pioneers finish well in Oregon Bellingham Herald Sep 25, 2007

The Nooksack Valley boys’ cross country team scored one of its best finishes ever at a large meet, taking second in its classification at the Seaside (Ore.) Invitational. The Pioneers girls’ team matched the boys with their own second-place showing. “It was a very difficult course,” Nooksack Valley coach Rhonda Smith said in a phone interview. “All three courses have humongous hills and sands, but our kids really ran well. This is really an event where it’s just about getting out and running.” The event, which had more than 80 schools and 2,500 runners participate, placed two runners from each team on each of three courses. The finish of all six runners, who drew which course they would be running (easy, moderate or difficult), was combined for team scores.

Friday runs to course record Bellingham Herald Sep 14, 2007

Bellingham’s Becca Friday set a new course record to highlight an all-around effort for the Red Raiders against Mount Baker, Sedro-Woolley and Lynden Christian in a cross country meet on Wednesday at Lynden Christian High School. Friday won the girls’ meet with a record time of 19 minutes, 37 seconds, erasing the previous high mark of 19:43. Her teammates Hannah Jensen and Celeste Cassidy came in second and third to lead Bellingham to a team win. Lynden Christian’s Michelle Steiger was fourth and Mount Baker’s Sierra Briske finished sixth.

Friday runs to course record Bellingham Herald Sep 14, 2007

Bellingham’s Becca Friday set a new course record to highlight an all-around effort for the Red Raiders against Mount Baker, Sedro-Woolley and Lynden Christian in a cross country meet on Wednesday at Lynden Christian High School. Friday won the girls’ meet with a record time of 19 minutes, 37 seconds, erasing the previous high mark of 19:43. Her teammates Hannah Jensen and Celeste Cassidy came in second and third to lead Bellingham to a team win. Lynden Christian’s Michelle Steiger was fourth and Mount Baker’s Sierra Briske finished sixth.