Small cross country teams looking for more runners

By Oliver Lazenby

Practice started for Blaine High School cross country teams on August 22, but it’s not too late to sign up. The girls team needs one more runner to be able to form a team that can earn points at events.

The boys team has 11 runners.

“That’s a small number, but workable,” said head coach Carey Bacon.

Two of the four girls are new to the sport, and just two of the 11 boys were on the team last year.

Though the team is young and inexperienced, it has some promising young talent, including returning sophomore Dylan Grimme and freshman Masahide Shibuya on the boys side, Bacon said.

Returning junior Sophia Dwyer will lead the girls team.

“I see both teams as taking this year as a stepping stone for the future – learning what it takes to be competitive in our outstanding league and district,” Bacon said. “If we keep our concentration on steady growth, we should have a good year.”

The Borderites’ first meet was September 7 at Burlington.

Their second meet is the Sehome Invitational, which starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 10 at Sehome High School.

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