Nike XC Invitational Information — Portland

Nike XC Invitational Itinerary

Directions to Kelso Super 8
I5 S. Exit 39 Turn left over the freeway, Go 1 block, turn right onto Kelso Drive, turn left into Riverview Plaza, turn right in Riverview Plaza lot, follow to motel.
250 Kelso Dr, I-5 Exit 39, Kelso, WA 98626-3112 US 1-360-423-8880

Directions to Portland Meadows Golf Course
I-5 S. to exit 306B, and follow signs to Portland Meadows. The course is located less than a 1/2 mile from the freeway.

2:45 leave LHS
5:00 arrive at Kelso Super 8 hotel
5:30 Run on the Coweeman River trail
6:30 Dinner—walk from hotel
8:30 Team meeting in hotel
10:00 In your own room
11:00 lights out

7:30ish wake-up, go to breakfast in the hotel
8:30 check-out, load vans
8:45 leave hotel—bring your lunch/snacks with you
9:30 arrive at Portland Meadows Race Track/golf course
11:15 Girls Varsity 1 race (Feven, Christine, Lauren, Katie, Beth)
12:30 Boys Varsity Danner Champs (Daniel, Alex, Deven, Dupree, Tyler, Marshall, Colton)
1:10 Girls JV (everyone not in the varsity race)
1:35 Boys JV Championships (Chase, Josh, Norwin, Sang, Nevin, Jacob, Andrew)
2:00 Boys JV (all remaining runners)
3:30ish Leave Portland
5:00 Stop for dinner in Chehalis. Exit 82. Park in front of the Papa Pete’s Pizza
8:00ish Arrive at Lindbergh

Fun and Great Racing at Lake Wilderness

We had a beautiful day Saturday at the Tahoma Coed Relays. Some highlights of the day were that Colton Komar took first place in the Open race, and our top relay team finished 8th overall in the relay race. This team was made up of Daniel Langer, Feven Fessahatzion, Marshall Clairmont, Lauren Wick, and Dupree Nugent. It is always great to have a team in the top 10 at this meet!

Awards Banquet


Lindbergh boys win their first state XC championship, girls take 6th

Congratulations to the Lindbergh boys team on winning the 2A state championship today at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco. The boys beat out Sehome by ONE point!  The win was definitely a team effort and can be attributed to the tight pack and five runners under 17 minutes. The spread between our 1st and 7th runner was only :41. Sehome had two in the top ten and three in the top thirty, which is tough to beat and every single place mattered. Their spread between 1 and 7 was 1:16.

Though everyone contributed to this win, the huge race by Travis Downen (16:25–a :10 PR) was very important. Nathan Haley ran his best race of the season (16:37) as well. The return of Mohamud Abdi after missing the past two weeks due to back problems was crucial as well. If the score had been a tie between us and Sehome, we still would have won on the strength of our #6 runner, Ben Platt, who was ahead of Sehome’s #6. Mark and Luke Garcia continued to be rock solid in our #1 and #2 spots. Omelyan Strembitskyy ran his second fastest time ever.

Sarah Reiter led the girls team with her 6th place in the girls race with a time of 18:36 (her fastest of the season).  Anna Patti also made the award stand with her 12th place and time of 19:08 (also a season best). Thuong Nguyen finished her year with a PR (:15), as did Cindy Huynh.

The girls beat two teams at state who beat us at districts: Kingston and North Kitsap.

This was a great way to finish a wonderful season for everyone involved.

Full boys results

Full girls results

RentonPatch: Lindbergh’s Reiter Captures 6th at State XC

RentonPatch: Lindbergh Boys Capture 2A XC title

SeattleTimes state meet wrap up

Thursday at Tyee High School

Thursday, Sept. 22nd we will run at Tyee High School. The course starts and finishes on the track behind the school. The JV boys run at 3:30, the girls run at 4:00, and the boys varsity run at 4:30.

Fort Steilacoom Invite Information

Our next meet is the Fort Steilacoom invitational Saturday, Sept. 17th. The meet website has directions to the meet and lots of other meet information. It is:

The schedule for the day:

7:15 team arrives at Lindbergh
7:30 bus leaves school
8:30 arrive at the park and set up team area
9:00 coaches meeting
9:20 Open race (Jeremy, Alex, Cesar, Ravtej, Viet)
9:55 youth race (younger brothers and sisters can run in this)
10:15 Boys JV “team” race (Grant, Endalkachew, Eugene, Colton, Westerling)
10:40 Girls JV “team” race (Cindy, Stassney, Ashley, Ashley, Giselle)
11:15 Boys varsity flight 1 (Omelyan, Mitchell, Ben, Travis)
11:20 Girls varsity flight 1 (Brenna, Liz, Ariel, Thuong)
11:50 Boys varsity flight 2 (Nathan, Mo, Mark, Luke)
11:55 Girls varsity flight 2 (Jasmine, Anna, Sarah)
12:30 Boys JV race #2 (all remaining boys)
1:05 Girls JV race #2
1:45ish Awards
2:30ish leave park
3:30ish back at school

Be sure to bring extra clothes, healthy snacks, water, etc. Bring money if you want to buy a meet t-shirt.

Sarah Reiter is state champion! Girls Team Finishes 6th

Sarah won the 2A girls state championship this morning at Sun Willows golf course with a time of 18:03. Sarah joins Sam Ahlbeck (2004) as the second Lindbergh runner to win the cross country individual championship. Anna Patti also made the awards stand with her 6th place finish with a time of 19:01, which moves her to the #3 all time fastest Lindbergh girl.  For the second year in a row the girls team finished in 6th place at the state meet.  All of the girls ran very well, running either a PR or within a few seconds of it on a challenging state meet course.  Though plaqued by injuries the first half of the season, the girls came through huge at the end of the season.

 Full girls results.

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1994 Season

This season was the 4th year in a row that the Lindbergh girls were league champs and undefeated.

League meet

The 1994 league meet was held at Lower Woodland Park in Seattle and was a real 5K. The Lindbergh girls won the league meet and the Hazen boys won. The race conditions that day were raining and occasional thunder.

The Lindbergh girls won with 42 points over second place Mt Ranier's 56 points. The Hazen girls had a 1-2 finish in Jenni Nelson (19:54) and Stephanie Davidson (20:26). Lindbergh's top girl, Sarah Gagnier, took third place with a time of 20:35. No other girls were under 21 minutes on this difficult course. Heidi Swif,  normally the team's #1 runner, sat out of the race with the flu. "Seniors Kelly and Chase Gregory came home a surprising fifth and eighth while Vivian Keeney finished 11th for Lindbergh."1 

The Hazen boys dominated the boys race (18 points) with their top 5 runners in the top 6 spots and their 6th runner was 9th. Hazen's Tom Hildrum and James Day lead a 1-2 finish.

District meet

The Lindbergh girls took second place in the Sea-King district meet. The state qualifying girls teams were Lakeside 32, Lindbergh 96, Blanchet104, Seattle Prep 106, and Garfield 130.  Sarah Gagnier was the top Lindbergh girl and finished 10th overall.

None of the Lindbergh boys qualified for the state meet.

State meet

The team placed 14th at the State meet.

Sarah Gagnier 32nd 19:17
Vivien Keeney 103rd 20:36
Chase Gregory 105th 20:38
Kelly Gregory 106th 20:40
Kelly Dotson 137th 21:47
Heidi Swift 141st 22:05
Jolene Patterson 144th 22:22


Energetic Renton Teen Earns State Notice — Lindbergh Senior `Believer, Achiever'

Prep Cross Country — Decatur Ranked 9Th In Preseason Poll

Hazen Cross-Country Coach Expects Lone Loss To Pay Off

Seamount Boys / Cross-Country Championships — Hildrum, Day Lead Hazen Runaway

Seamount Girls / Cross-Country Championships — Lindbergh Girls Run To League Title 1

Sea-King Cross Country / Championship Preview — Metro has Edge on Hills

Ramsey And Stidham Show The Way — Lakeside Runner Misses `19' But Wins Sea-King Title


Contributing to this page

If anyone from the 1994 team would like to contribute to this page.
Please use the Contact us section and get in touch with us or send your
additions/changes/article. We would appreciate any assistance you can
offer as most of this comes from Seattle Times / Seattle PI archives


1993 Season


League meet

The Lindbergh girls won yet another league championship and undefeated season. Nick Rogers of Mt Si won the boys individual title and Liberty's Danni Vargas won the girls individual title. Eric Dahlberg placed second in 16:14 (5:24 pace)

State meet

The Lindbergh boys team did not qualify and sent one individual runner senior Eric Dahlberg, who finished in a time of 16:26 for 68th place.

The Lindbergh girls team qualified and placed 13th.

Sarah Gagnier 46th 19:24
Kelly Gregory 80th 20:05
Heidi Swift 81st 20:05
Vivien Keeney 83rd 20:07
Staci McSwan 127th 22:06
Jolene Patterson 139th 23:13


Rogers, Vargas Run to Seamount Titles


Contributing to this page

If anyone from the 1993 team would like to contribute to this page.
Please use the Contact us section and get in touch with us or send your
additions/changes/article. We would appreciate any assistance you can
offer as most of this comes from Seattle Times / Seattle PI archives