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.

John Cote


John Cote was more of a track middle distance runner than a cross country runner. He was a multi-year varsity cross country runner but mostly middle of the pack. In track, he was the best in the state and still holds the Washington State 800m record. He placed 3rd nationally his Senior year and broke the 25-year-old state mark of 1:50.4 set by Greg Gibson of Connell in 1972.

John went on to run for Washington State University on a full ride scholarship for a couple years.

Best times:

800m 1:49.41

4x400m split: 46.5

3 mile – 16:33 (5:31 pace)

John, if you ever land on this page and can provide more times, please contact us.

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Sam Ahlbeck


Sam Ahlbeck was an immediate natural at the sport. Having left football to run he immediately placed himself as one of the top league and district runners in his first season. Sam went on to win the state championship in 2004 with a 5k time of 15:46. Sam went on to run for Washington State University.


Brian Tebrock

Brian Tebrock was also a Lindbergh State Champion in the 1987 4A state meet.

Brian, if you find this page please contact us so we can provide more details.

Sam Ahlbeck Wins State!

Sam Ahlbeck today became the first Lindbergh cross country runner to win a state title. In fact, Sam was the first runner from the Seamount League to win the individual crown. Sam’s time of 15:45 is the 6th fastest time for a 3A runner since the state meet was changed over to a 5k.

Sam went through his first mile in 5:07 and in about 9th place. He gradually began working himself up over the next half mile until he was on the heels of the five front runners. Moving up the slight hill to the two mile mark (10:11) Sam moved into 2nd. With 1000m to go Sam made a strong move up another slight hill to take the lead and put 10 meters on the pack. A little bit later the sophomore from Seattle Prep, Max O’Donoghue-McDonald, made his move past the pack to try to make his run for the crown. Sam and Max over the last 800m of the race pulled away from the field. Crossing the camel back hills heading up to the finish O’Donoghue-McDonald made a move for the lead and Sam held him off. Sam made a sustained surge up the hill till the crest where he changed gears and flew down the final 150m.

Great job Sam!