Edmonds cross country runners participate in Hole in Wall invite

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BTMS cross country girls squad members, from left: Breanna Hopkins, Ivah Kaushanky, Ellie Gard, Elsie Johnson, Kally Sperry, Sofie Gard, Sasha Gilster. (Photos courtesy Ryan Treadway)

Several Edmonds middle school students who attend Brier Terrace  Middle School were among those who competed last weekend in the Hole in the Wall Invitational, the largest cross country invitational meet in Washington state, held last weekend at Lakewood High School.

Ryan Treadway, one of the cross country coaches for Brier Terrace MS, noted that several of his runners are from Edmonds as they are enrolled in the school’s Highly Capable program.

Boys squad, left to right: Bottom row – Marty Hansen, Lukas Malins, Connor Bryan, Sequoyah Morrison Mid Row – Kyle Richards, Andrew Grennan, Luke Morris, Kai Hinch Back Row – Coach Treadway, Robbie Baringer, Adam Schroth, Logan Schnitzius, Noah Jorgensen, Mason Welch, Mitchell Givens, Sam Thompson, Preston Thrush, Riley Jackson, Jai Lasker, Ernesto Torres, Coach Burton
Boys squad, left to right: Bottom row – Marty Hansen, Lukas Malins, Connor Bryan, Sequoyah Morrison
Mid Row – Kyle Richards, Andrew Grennan, Luke Morris, Kai Hinch
Back Row – Coach Treadway, Robbie Baringer, Adam Schroth, Logan Schnitzius, Noah Jorgensen, Mason Welch, Mitchell Givens, Sam Thompson, Preston Thrush, Riley Jackson, Jai Lasker, Ernesto Torres, Coach Burton

“Brier Terrace faced off against 16 other middle schools, with 100 girls and 142 boys competing in the race,” Treadway said. “With the clouds threatening to bring rain to the course, Brier Terrace ran with great confidence and excitement against the swarm of other runners on the 1.7-mile course. The coaches are very appreciative of our school ASB for funding our racing fees and transportation, as well as the parents who woke up extra early on a Saturday to support our team!”

Upon returning from the meet, the students celebrated their accomplishments with a visit to the Edmonds Dick’s Drive-In.

Overall, BTMS girls finished 5th out of the eight teams who had enough athletes to count for scoring, while the boys came in 7th out of the nine teams that were able to score, Treadway added.

Edmonds girls participating included Sofie Gard, who finished 31st overall in the girls competition with a time of 12:42.6; Breanna Hopkins, who finished 48th with a time of 13:36.3 and Ellie Gard. Connor Bryan of Edmonds was the top BTMS boys finisher, coming in 22nd overall with a time of 11:02.0.

You can see complete meet results here.

Celebrating at Dick's in Edmonds.
Celebrating at Dick’s in Edmonds.

 

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