Blaine senior cross country runner Jamie Good capped her high school career with a lap at the 2A state meet on November 4 at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco.
Good, the only Borderite to make it to the state meet, placed 145th out of 161 runners. But the event was a highlight of Good’s racing career, said head coach Fryth Rasar. Good, who qualified for the last spot at the district race on October 28, set out simply to enjoy the race, Rasar said.
“Her strategy was to just run her best while thoroughly enjoying the surreal experience. She felt no pressure like she did at districts,” Rasar said. “I caught her smiling as she ran by me in the coaches’ box.”
Good crossed the finish line in 22 minutes and 15 seconds. Rasar said she started in an unfortunate position – stuck behind another team running in a pack – but recovered and ran well.
Other Northwest Conference runners took top spots in the girls race. Kristen Garcia of Sedro-Woolley won with a time of 17 minutes and 52 seconds and Annika Reiss of Bellingham came in second at 18 minutes and 6 seconds.
Sehome won both the boys and girls 2A team titles.