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Hole in the Wall XC

Lakewood hosted the Hole in the Wall cross country invitational on October 12, 2013. Over 80 schools were represented in the event that is becoming Washington's largest high school cross country meet.

Edmonds-Woodway junior Miller Haller (751) runs on his way to a quick second place finish in the boys varsity race.

Edmonds-Woodway junior Miller Haller (751) runs on his way to a quick second place finish in the boys varsity race. (Samuel Wilson / The Herald)

Arlington runner Caleb Smith shows off his haircut.

Arlington runner Caleb Smith shows off his haircut. (Samuel Wilson / The Herald)

The boys varsity race starting pack.

The boys varsity race starting pack. (Samuel Wilson / The Herald)

Glacier Peak freshman Heidi Smith (right) comes from behind to beat Roosevelt senior Hanna Swanson before the finish line.

Glacier Peak freshman Heidi Smith (right) comes from behind to beat Roosevelt senior Hanna Swanson before the finish line. (Samuel Wilson / The Herald)

Kamiak boys varsity cross country squad celebrate their team third place finish in the boys varsity race.

Kamiak boys varsity cross country squad celebrate their team third place finish in the boys varsity race. (Samuel Wilson / The Herald)

A Kelso runner cheers on a teammate during the freshman/ sophomore race.

A Kelso runner cheers on a teammate during the freshman/ sophomore race. (Samuel Wilson / The Herald)

A runner makes his way through the forest at Lakewood High School.

A runner makes his way through the forest at Lakewood High School. (Samuel Wilson / The Herald)

Runners blur past spectators.

Runners blur past spectators. (Samuel Wilson / The Herald)

A bridge prevents a runner from finding himself in a swamp.

A bridge prevents a runner from finding himself in a swamp. (Samuel Wilson / The Herald)

Varsity boys form a line after finishing.

Varsity boys form a line after finishing. (Samuel Wilson / The Herald)

Liberty freshman Brigette Takeuchi (left) and Sehome freshman Ellie Rowan-Arnett sprint to the finish of the girls varsity race.

Liberty freshman Brigette Takeuchi (left) and Sehome freshman Ellie Rowan-Arnett sprint to the finish of the girls varsity race. (Samuel Wilson / The Herald)

Northwest Christian-Lacey sophomore Luke Bredeson (right) beats Lynnwood junior Tyler McArthur by a hair in the varsity race.

Northwest Christian-Lacey sophomore Luke Bredeson (right) beats Lynnwood junior Tyler McArthur by a hair in the varsity race. (Samuel Wilson / The Herald)

Lake Stephens sophomore Dandelion Kinison falls to the track after crossing the finish line during the girls varsity race.

Lake Stephens sophomore Dandelion Kinison falls to the track after crossing the finish line during the girls varsity race. (Samuel Wilson / The Herald)

Lake Stevens senior David Castillo (left) and Bellarmine Prep freshman Max Hilger take a breather after finishing the boys varsity race.

Lake Stevens senior David Castillo (left) and Bellarmine Prep freshman Max Hilger take a breather after finishing the boys varsity race. (Samuel Wilson / The Herald)

A Glacier Peak runner leads of a small pack.

A Glacier Peak runner leads of a small pack. (Samuel Wilson / The Herald)

A chip timer is removed from a runner's shoe.

A chip timer is removed from a runner's shoe. (Samuel Wilson / The Herald)

A junior varsity runner speeds up the hill.

A junior varsity runner speeds up the hill. (Samuel Wilson / The Herald)

Edmonds-Woodway sophomore Jonah Cortezzo relaxes after finishing the boys varsity race.

Edmonds-Woodway sophomore Jonah Cortezzo relaxes after finishing the boys varsity race. (Samuel Wilson / The Herald)

A Glacier Peak runner finds himself separated from the pack during the freshman/ sophomore race.

A Glacier Peak runner finds himself separated from the pack during the freshman/ sophomore race. (Samuel Wilson / The Herald)

Junior varsity girls funnel into the forest.

Junior varsity girls funnel into the forest. (Samuel Wilson / The Herald)

A gull looks for food as spectators watch a race.

A gull looks for food as spectators watch a race. (Samuel Wilson / The Herald)

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Runners attempt to perform a spontaneous choreographed dance after the races.

Samuel Wilson / The Herald Runners attempt to perform a spontaneous choreographed dance after the races. (Samuel Wilson / The Herald)

A Kamiak runner on the second lap of the boys varsity race.

A Kamiak runner on the second lap of the boys varsity race. (Samuel Wilson / The Herald)

Mount Baker senior Kelsie Nern is pulled out of the way after collapsing at the finish line after the girls varsity race.

Mount Baker senior Kelsie Nern is pulled out of the way after collapsing at the finish line after the girls varsity race. (Samuel Wilson / The Herald)

Lakeside's Andrea Masterson (left) and Sophie Cantine kept together the whole girls varisty race. Cantine finished first, followed incredibly closely by Masterson.

Lakeside's Andrea Masterson (left) and Sophie Cantine kept together the whole girls varisty race. Cantine finished first, followed incredibly closely by Masterson. (Samuel Wilson / The Herald)

A runner passes the updated 'Hole in the Wall'.

A runner passes the updated 'Hole in the Wall'. (Samuel Wilson / The Herald)