Bywater, Riek best cross-country record

EVERETT – You would have never guessed that on a soggy, rain-filled afternoon a cross country course record would be bested.

Not once, but twice.

That’s exactly what Lake Stevens’ Joey Bywater and Mariner’s Dak Riek did at the Wesco meet Wednesday afternoon at McCollum Park.

Bywater finished the 5,000-meter course in 16 minutes, 21 seconds, with Riek close behind at 16:25 – both times eclipsing the 16:26 mark set last year by Kamiak’s Jordan Foster.

“(Bywater and Riek) were neck and neck almost the entire race,” Marauder coach Dave McFadden said. “It wasn’t until the last half mile that Joey pulled ahead and gained that 4 seconds he’d need.”

The win by Bywater – who as a sophomore was last year’s 3200 winner at the state track meet – along with four more top-ten finishes from his teammates helped guide Lake Stevens to an overall victory in the boys meet.

Cascade was second, Snohomish finished third, Arlington was fourth, and Mariner placed fifth.

“The course was a lot slower than it seemed today,” added McFadden. “There were several stretches of mudholes to start the race so everyone ran with their shoes and socks soaked the entire race.”

In the girls meet, Snohomish’s Maria Ujifusa, Kristi Fairbanks and Ellie Bonner took the top three spots – all three with a time of 20:52 – to help the Panthers earn the overall victory.

“Snohomish ran really well today,” said McFadden. “They ran hard enough to win state today.”

Lake Stevens’ Bailey Granstrom finished a close fourth with a time of 20:56 to help lead the Vikings to a second-place finish. Arlington was third, Cascade fourth, and Mariner came in fifth.

At McCollum Park

5000 Meters


Team results-1. Lake Stevens 26; 2. Cascade 50; 3. Snohomish 58; Arlington 120; Mariner 121.

Lake Stevens-1. Bywater 16:21, 3. VanSatten 17:33, 5. Marti 17:41, 8. Cheslik 18:02, 9. Larson 18:04.

Cascade-4. Rickman 17:33, 6. Seal 17:56, 12. Chrisman 18:10, 13. Redding 18:13, 21. Wahlenmaier 18:31.

Snohomish-7. Goodman 18:01, 10. Week 18:05, 11. Knauss 18:06, 14. Babcock 18:14, 16. Wolfe 18:23.

Arlington-19. Passalagua 18:24, 20. Simbeck 18:24, 20. Murrey 19:27, 33. Goheen 19:36, 35. Dix 20:33.

Mariner- 2. Riek, 16:25, 28. Fikak 19:10, 36. Martinez 20:41, 39. Nichols 23:00, 40. Sessing-Hunter 23:01.


Team results-1. Snohomish 23; 2. Lake Stevens 55; 3. Arlington 70; 4. Cascade 95; 5. Mariner 138.

Snohomish-1. Ujifusa 20:52, 2. Fairbanks 20:52, 3. Bonner 20:52, 8. Bala 21:50, 9. Sheppley 21:51.

Lake Stevens-4. Granstrom 20:56, 6. Hedges 21:37, 13. Scully 22:35, 16. Ebner 22:56, 18. Miller 23:32.

Arlington-7. Boskett 21:38, 12. Rayner 22:34, 15. Pinkens 22:40, 19. Keihn 23:42, 20. Nicely 23:56.

Cascade-5. Huschka 21:32, 17. Raines 23:51, 24. Hall 24:18, 26. Clements 24:34, 53. Tull 28:38.

Mariner-28. Nichols 24:45, 40. Yaw 26:02, 46. Geyer 26:49, 51. Collins 27:28, 57. Shephard 28:53.

Boys soccer

North Sound Christian 3, Orcas Island 2 (OT): At Mountlake Terrace, Blake Mallory scored the game-winning goal less than three minutes into the five-minute overtime period to give North Sound Christian the non-league victory.

At Ballanger Field

Goals-Orcas Island: Clancy, Gincig. North Sound Christian: Kochendorfer, Johnson, Mallory. Assists-Orcas: name. North Sound Christian: Mallory. Goalkeepers-Orcas Island: Arebalo, Culp. North Sound: Doucet, Waller. Records-Orcas Island 1-1-0 in league, 1-2-0 overall. North Sound Christian, 0-0-0, 3-0-0.

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