Running strong on the cross country scene

Clockwise from upper left, Bellevue’s Hannah Lorenz (left) and Interlake’s Rachelle Cormier, Bellevue’s Riley Schuler and Ryan Lee (right) and Interlake’s Sidd Pachikara (left) and Wesley Hackett compete in 5K cross country meets on Oct. 6 at Marymoor Park. Other teams participating were Liberty, Juanita, Foster, Highline, Tyee and Evergreen.

Lorenz won the girls race with a time of 19:47.6 and Cormier took second in 19:56.8. The top three team finishers were Liberty, Interlake and Bellevue.

On the boys’ side, Schuler was the top Bellevue-area finisher in sixth (17:44.6), followed by Lee in eighth (17:52.6), Pachikara in 11th (18:09.3) and Hackett in 12th (18:09.4). The top three team finishers were Juanita, Liberty and Bellevue.

Photos courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus