Lindbergh’s Best State Finish Ever!

Our boys and girls both finished in 6th place at the state meet yesterday.  This is the best combined result in the history of the school–Lindbergh has never had two teams place in the top 10 in the same year.  The previous best finish for the Lindbergh girls was 10th, meaning that this is clearly the best girls team ever.  Only one boys team has placed higher than 6th (last year's team, which was 4th). 

The girls were only 8 points away from 5th place, and the boys were 15 points away from 3rd.

Only 3 girls teams ever from the Seamount League have placed higher than we did this year:  1978 Renton 3rd, 1979 Kennedy 3rd, 1981 Renton 5th.

No other team in the state this year had both their boys and girls teams place in the top 6 at state.

Two of our individual runners made the podium this year:  Sarah Reiter was 14th and Trevor Thompson was 12th.

Most importantly, our team had tons of fun this weekend and enjoyed a team experience that I am sure we will all remember for a long time to come.

For complete state meet results go to:


State Meet Info

This Saturday, Nov. 7th is the state cross country meet at the Sun Willows golf course in Pasco.  We will be staying at the Kennewick Super 8 hotel Friday night.  My phone # is 206 245-4101 if you need to reach me during the weekend.

Here is a link to all the info about the state meet:

Click below for our schedule for the weekend.


4th at State

The Lindbergh boys team finished a best-ever 4th at the state meet in Pasco this weekend in a race that was perhaps the most competitive in the past 20 years.  North Central, the first place team with 24 points, is the #1 ranked team in the United States.  Seattle Prep, the second place team, would have easily been the state champions any other year with the times they ran.  The top 14 individuals all ran times that were faster than last year's state champion.  And the 3A race was more competitive than the 4A race for the first time that I can remember.   Considering all of these factors, finishing fourth place is especially impressive.  We didn't run the best race of the year (if we did, we could have been 3rd), but we ran well enough to bring home a trophy for the first time in the history of Lindbergh cross country. 

Matt Miland finished in 10th place, ran a PR, and qualified for the Nike Border Clash race in two weeks.  Thanh Nguyen ran the race of the day, running 17:07–a huge PR–and out-kicking several runners in the final 200 meters.

After a fabulous season, Sarah Reiter unfortunately had a disappointing state meet.  After going out in a perfect position the first mile (in 15th place and looking good), she pulled her calf muscle and had to limp through the final two miles. 

For complete results, go to


State Meet Info

The state meet is Saturday, Nov. 8th at the Sun Willows golf course in Pasco.  The 3A girls race is at 12:30.  The 3A boys run at 2:00.  For complete information, click on the following link:


8th At State!

Once again the Lindbergh boys finished in the top 10 at the state meet.  After being unranked the entire season, we proved once again that we are one of the top teams in the state.  This year was the 6th time in the past 7 years that our team has competed in the state meet.  During this run we have been 11th, 10th, 9th, 8th (twice), and 6th. 

Trevor Thompson placed 9th and was only :05 away from third place.  He qualified for the Nike Borderclash in two weeks. 

Our top 8 runners this year are all returning next year.  This means that compared to the returners from the other top teams in the state, Lindbergh is ranked #2 for next year.  For this to happen, EVERYONE has to run LOTS of miles over the next 12 months.  Let's get on the awards stand as a team next year!

Click below for times and places from the state meet.  Complete results can be found at:


6th At State!

The 2006 boys team is now officially the best team in the history of Lindbergh cross country.  Prior to this year, no team had placed better than 7th at state. 










Some interesting Lindbergh Cross Country statistics:  We have competed at the state meet 5 out of the last 6 years.  Out of those 5 state meets, we have place (in order) 11th, 9th, 10th, 8th, 6th.  This year we beat the 7th place team by 63 points, but we were only 22 points from the 3rd place team.  This team (the best in school history) had two freshmen and two sophomores on the varsity, and one of the those sophomores is a first year runner.  Trevor was the fastest freshman in the state, and Nate was the 9th fastest freshman in the state.  This year's freshmen class, with 6 strong runners, is the best in Lindbergh cross country history. 

Hard work over the next year from our top 8 or 10 runners  +  the talent we already have on our team  =  hardware at the state meet

Go to for the complete state meet results.


State Meet Schedule

The state meet is in Pasco at the Sun Willows golf course.  The team will leave Friday morning at about 7:30.  We will run the course Friday afternoon.  The 3A boys race starts at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.  The awards presentation will take place at about 3:00.  The team will leave Pasco at about 3:30.  We'll drive to Yakima for dinner.  We will be back at Lindbergh around 9:00 pm.

 We are staying at the Kennewick Super 8 hotel.  The school pays for the hotel and some of the food costs.  Team members will need to bring some additional money to pay for their meals.  They should also bring money if they want to purchase state meet gear.

For lots of information about the state meet, go to


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.

2003 State Results

The 2003 State meet, the boys team qualified after winning districts and the girls sent Katie Jacobsen as an individual. The boys took 10th place at State. Sam Ahlbeck placed 7th.