Liberty girls run past Bellevue, Lake Washington

October 6, 2011

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 11:45 a.m. Oct. 6, 2011

The Liberty High School girls cross country team ran as a pack Wednesday and raced by Bellevue and Lake Washington in a KingCo Conference 3A/2A meet at Liberty.

Liberty finished with 21 points. Bellevue was second with 47 and Lake Washington took third with 64.

Although Liberty did not have the first-place runner, the Patriots took the next four places, and had six runners in all in the top 10. Sophomore Amy Broska was Liberty’s top runner, finishing second in 21 minutes, 10 seconds on the 3-mile course.

Megan Chucka, Sarah Bliesner and Allie Wood were third, fourth and fifth, respectively. Rachel Shaw took seventh and Megan Larson was 10th.

In the boys meet, Liberty finished third behind Bellevue and Lake Washington. Bellevue was first with 18 points and Lake Washington was second with 56. Liberty was third with 63 points. The Patriots ran without two of their top runners, Tyler Westenbroek and Nick Knoblich.

Hiron Redman was Liberty’s top placer, taking eighth in 18:49.

Issaquah swimmers fall short to Bothell

Bothell spoiled the Issaquah High School girls swimming team’s final home meet of the season Wednesday when the Cougars prevailed 96-90 at Julius Boehm Pool.

Issaquah’s Stacy Maier had two first places. Maier, a junior, won the 50 freestyle in 25.85 minutes, just falling short of the standard for the state meet of 25.30. She also won the 100 freestyle in 1:00.09.

In addition, Maier swam on two winning relays. Maier, Kayla Foremski, Gabrielle Gevers and Kayla Flaten composed Issaquah’s winning 200 freestyle relay, which finished first in 1:45.75. The same foursome composed the Eagles’ winning 400 freestyle relay, which was clocked in 3:57.99.

Senior Kylie Lynch, swimming in her final home meet, won the 500 freestyle for the Eagles.

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