We Ran Fast At The Twilight Invite

Our boys varsity took first place and our girls took fourth at the Twilight Invitational yesterday. This was our best race of the season so far. Of the 28 team members who competed, 24 of them ran their lifetime PR, and two of them ran their season PR. Christine and Ashley each improved by more than a minute on the girls team, while Dupree, Will, Ramsey, Yaphet, Stepen, Matt, Jayden, Joey, and Dominic all improved boy more than a minute for the boys.

Thuong moved up to 14th on the Lindbergh All-Time list. Cindy and Christine are 22nd and 23rd on the list.

Great job everyone. We have a few more weeks to keep improving.

Complete results can be found at the following sites:



Fun and Fast Racing at Mt. Baker Invite

We had a great weekend in Bellingham and Silver Lake! We had fun team bonding and created some good memories. Everyone ran very well–our best team effort of the season so far. The girls varsity once again had the race of the day. They finished 4th with Thuong ending up 12th and Cindy 20th. The boys finished 5th (with Omeylan it would have been 4th). Mohamud took 6th place.

Some notable performances: Joey improved over 2:00 from a year ago, while Ismael, Titus, Evan, and David each improved around 1:30. Stassney knocked off almost 2:30, while Thuong took off over a minute and Cindy just under a minute.

Great job everyone.

Strong Showing at Fort Steilacoom

The majority of our team members ran either a life-time PR or their very first 5K race ever last Saturday at Fort Steilacoom Invite. We had great weather, a competitive race, and a fun day. Mohamud Abdi moved up to #4 on our All-Time List, and Thuong Nguyen moved up to #18 on the girls All-Time List. The girl’s team finished third in the Small Schools division (2A and smaller), while the boys finished second place.

We have a lot of work to do to get to where we want to be as a team, but we off to a great start.

Pictures will be posted soon.

Complete meet results can be found at: http://www.fortsteilacoominvite.com/ftstresults.html

Tahoma Coed Relay and Family Potluck Information

This Saturday, Sept. 10th is the Tahoma Coed Relays and the team/family potluck. This is a very fun meet and a great oppotunity for parents, coaches, and team-members to get to know one another. The meet takes place at Lake Wilderness Park in Maple Valley (go out Petrovitsky to Maple Valley highway. Go South on Maple Valley Highway. Turn right on Witte Road. Follow signs to the park).

Here is the schedule:

6:45 Team arrives at Lindbergh and loads bus
7:00 Bus leaves
7:20 Arrive at the park/unload
8:30 Open Race (this is most of our team)
9:00 Relay (Sarah, Anna, Mo, Nathan, Ben and Brenna, Thuong, Mitchell, Westerling, Eugene)
10:45ish Awards
11:15 Team and Family Potluck
12:30ish Leave park to return to Lindbergh

What to Bring to the Potluck:
Freshmen: Sweets (cookies, brownies, etc)
Sophomores: Main Dish type thing
Juniors: Drinks
Seniors: Salads/sides

Another Win at Mt. Baker Invitational

For the fourth year in a row the boys team took first place at the Mt. Baker invitational.  Our top seven times were the fastest times we have ever had at this meet.  The JV boys also took first place.  The girls finished in fourth place.  The good news with the girls team is that some of our injured runners are beginning to train and race again. 

Sarah Reiter continued her winning ways, taking first by a large margin and missing the course record by only ten seconds.

For complete results, go to http://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/School.aspx?SchoolID=433

Mt. Baker Invite Info

Directions to Bellingham Travelodge (360 733-8280)

405 North

I-5 North

Exit 252  Samish Way  (turn left under freeway)

101 N. Samish Way

 Directions to Silver Lake

I-5 North

Exit at Sunset Dr. / Mt. Baker Highway East

Drive 26 miles

Left on Silver Lake Road

Drive 4 miles to the park


2:45         Leave Lindbergh

5:00         Arrive at the Travelodge

5:30         Drive to Lake Padden for a run

6:30         Back at hotel—dinner and free time

8:30         Everyone must be in the hotel

10:00       In your rooms

11:00       Lights-out


7:30         Wake-up, breakfast, pack

8:45         Pack up the vans, leave for the meet

9:45         Arrive at Silver Lake, set up camp

11:45       JV Girls

12:30       JV Boys

1:15         Girls

2:00         Boys

3:00         Awards

3:30         Leave Meet

4:30         Dinner in Bellingham

5:30         Leave for home

7:30         Arrive at Lindbergh

Mixed Results in the Portland Heat

85 degrees at Portland Meadows yesterday.  Enough sun to give each of the coaches impressive farmer’s tans.  And enough to cause dozens of runners throughout the day to pass out from heat stroke.  I don’t think our team has seen temperatures like that since the first Bush administration.  Nonetheless, most of our team ran solid to good in the meet.  The pre-nationals meet has teams from all around the U.S., with a heavy emphasis on top California teams.  Needless to say, the competition was fierce.

The highlight of the day in Portland for Lindbergh cross country came from the girls Danner Champs race.  Our very own Sarah Reiter continues to impress with a new PR, a new school record, and a second place finish.  The girl who beat her is ranked in the top 5 runners in the nation.

In other girls results, Monique Smith ran a huge PR, while Brenna Fisher and Liz Hansen ran faster at this course than they did last year.  This group ran in the Varsity 1 race.

In the JV race, three of our top 7 ran PRs:  Ben Platt, Mitchell Hughey, and Matt Nelsen.

The boys varsity ran solid races in the boys Danner Champs.  Nathan Haley, Travis Downen, and Alex Nelsen ran PRs.

For complete results, go to http://www.runnerspace.com/NikePreNationals



Nike Prenationals Info

This Saturday, Sept. 25th our team will be competing in Portland at the Nike Prenationals meet.  The course is at the Portland Meadows horse race track.  For information about the meet, go to http://www.runnerspace.com/NikePreNationals

The schedule:

8:30  Leave Lindbergh, stop at Subway on the way to Portland

12:00 arrival

1:45  JV boys (Ben, Omelyan, Mitchell, Peter, Matt, Eugene, Grant)

2:10  Girls varsity 1 race (Liz, Brenna, Monique)

2:55  Danner Champs girls varsity (Sarah, Jasmine)

3:20  Danner Champs boys varsity (Nate, Mo, Mark, Luke, Nathan, Alex, Travis)

3:50  Awards

4:30  Leave Portland, stop for dinner on the way home

8:00  Back at Lindbergh

Fort Steilacoom Invite Info

Saturday, Sept. 18th is the Fort Steilacoom invitational.  Here is the itinerary:

7:30  Leave Lindbergh

10:15 JV Boys top 5 race (top five JV runners)

10:40  JV Girls top 5 race

11:15 Varsity Flight #1 (varsity runners 5 – 8 )

11:50  Varsity Flight #2 (varsity runners 1 – 4)

12:30  JV boys race

1:05  JV girls race

1:40  Awards

3:00  Back at Lindbergh

For all the info you could ever want to know about the meet (location, directions, results, etc) go to:


Lots of Fun, Nice weather, and Success at Lake Wilderness

33 schools participated in the Tahoma Coed Relays this year–a record number.  Our top relay team took first place in the meet–the first time Lindbergh has won the event.  The winning team members were:  Mark Garcia, Jasmine Falgreen, Sarah Reiter, Nate Tandecki, and Luke Garcia.

For the times of our team members, go to:  http://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Results/Meet.aspx?Meet=31549#433