Lake Youngs record in jeoperdy

Josh Kratzer makes a run for Max Ferguson’s 57:02 record around Lake Youngs last thursday Dec 15th.

Chris Miland to run at Nike Border Clash

Nike sponsors a cross country meet every year where the top runners from Oregon and Washington race. It is called the Nike Border Clash, and it is one of the coolest races you will ever see. A large cannon acts as the starting gun. A helicopter flies over head filming the entire race. Spectators can watch the race on huge TVs that are at various places on the course. Drummers walk along the course drumming in rhythm during the race. The course is run on the incredible Nike World Headquarters outside of Portland. It is quite an experience.

Based on his finish at the state meet, Chris was an alternate for this race. Yesterday, however, he received a phone call from Nike informing him that someone had to drop out, and that he was in.

The race is Sunday, November 20th. Good luck Chris!


8th In State!

What a season this has been for the boys cross country team! 7 – 0 dual meet record. League champions. And now 8th in the state. Adding to the excitement, Olga ran a strong race and did a great job representing our girl’s team. Here is the skinny on our state meet experience.

Runners of the Week

Two people earned the Runner of the Week award for the week of the district meet.  They are Bailey Bangerter and David Rice.  Here is why they were chosen.

PRs For Everyone at the Mile Time Trial

Every cross country season on the Monday of the last week before state our varsity runners race a mile on the track at Renton Stadium.  The purpose is to get the sensation of running very fast and to get the confidence boost of running a PR or close to it, even though we have been training for 5Ks and not 1600s.  Usually a few people on the team manage to run a PR.  This year, every one who ran accomplished a PR.  Here are the mile times (only the guys ran).

Going To State!

Olga Sievers ran an outstanding race, finishing 14th in the 3A girls race, which qualifies her to run in the state meet next week. This time also moves Olga up to the #15 spot on the All-Time fastest list. Bailey, Madeline, and Patti all ran great races as well.

The Boys team also qualified for the state meet. They finished 3rd in the race with 88 points, behind Peninsula (54 pts) and Franklin Pierce (76 pts). Chris Miland finished an impressive second place over-all, and we placed three runners under 17:00. Chris moved up to the 9th spot on the All-Time list for the boys. Matt Miland was the top freshman in the district. Ranvir has been stuggling with tendonitis in his knee, but gutted out a tough race inspite of the pain.

Here are the individual results.

Runner of the Week Awards from the League Meet

Although quite a few runners on our team had very strong races at the League meet(such as Bailey Bangerter, Sharaya Bradley, Kalen Hardwick, Stephen Root, and several others), the two people who have excelled the most recently based on their workouts and their races are Kenneth Yuen and Andy Dean.  They are this weeks Runners of the Week.  Here is why.

Lindbergh Boys Are Undisputed League Champs–The Girls Qualify for Districts

The Boys Varsity capped off a perfect league season by easily winning the Division meet. Lindbergh scored only 38 points, while the second place team–Hazen–scored 64. Lindbergh packed four runners in the top ten, and five runners in the top fifteen.

The girls team ran a strong team race, finishing 4th in the King Division and earning a spot at the district meet next saturday.

The J.V. Boys defeated the Kennedy boys to take fourth place.

Here are the complete results.

Lindbergh Boys Sweep All-City

The varsity boys finished their dual meet season a perfect 7 – 0. In a race where all the teams ran very well, Lindbergh came out on top–barely. We easily defeated Kennedy and Renton, but we beat Hazen on a 6th runner tie break. Chris Miland took first place in the race, while Tor Ferguson ran a beastly 4th place finish. Ranvir has been having knee problems and almost didn’t run in the race. He took one for the team, however, and suffered through the challenging course. His gutsy race gave us the tie breaker.

Amazingly, Renton boys beat Hazen on a 6th runner tie break as well.

The Girls team, though losing to Renton and Hazen, ran very good races. Patty Harvey, in particular, ran the best race I have ever seen her run.

Here are the complete results.