A new era of Coupeville High School cross country started Wednesday, Sept. 5, when the Wolves competed in the North South Preview Meet hosted by Granite Falls at Arlington’s River Meadows Park.
The Coupeville boys finished fifth out of six teams; the girls had only two runners and did not qualify for a team score.
South Whidbey won the boys meet with 39 points, followed by King’s (59), Cedar Park Christian-Bothell (61), Granite Falls (76), Coupeville (135) and Sultan (no team score).
King’s was the girls winner with 22 points. South Whidbey registered 42 and Granite Falls 56. The other three teams did not have enough girls to qualify for a team score.
Danny Conlisk paced the Coupeville boys by taking 15th in 11:45.07. Sam Wynn was 30th (12:14.96), TJ Rickner 45th (13:35.12), Chris Ruck 51st (14:41.4) and Kyle Burnett 53rd (15:22.03).
Isaac Coates of Granite Falls finished first out of 59 over the 3,000-meter course in 10:37.14.
Catherine Lhamon topped the Coupeville girls by placing seventh in 13:17.25. Alana Mihill was 12th (15:16.11).
King’s Naomi Smith took first out of 23 runners in 11:34.39.
Coupeville will compete in the 40th annual Carl Westling Invitational at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at South Whidbey.