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From 8th to 3rd place: Boys XC defies preseason ranking

Kelly Jinguji, Staff Writer
March 27, 2017
Filed under Cross Country, Sports

After losing five seniors from last year’s varsity cross country team, the presumption surrounding this year’s team was set: the young team would not perform as successfully as it had within the past years. However, the boys team proved everyone wrong. Following a second place finish at state the...

Girls cross country takes second at State

Katherine Sergeeva, Staff Writer
March 27, 2017
Filed under Cross Country, Sports

After a successful season last year, the girls cross country team returned to the state championships and took second place. Despite losing two of the senior state runners from last year, the Patriots ran a 5,000 meter race with an average time of 19 minutes and 48 seconds, on the Sun Willows Golf Course...

Big leadership guides cross country into postseason

Jake Hopkins, Staff Writer
November 4, 2016
Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Liberty’s cross country team has been a strong competitor in the state of Washington in recent years with the boys finishing 2nd in state last year and the girls taking the top spot. Liberty’s cross country team has recently made state for the 4th year in a row. While the two teams are similar in...

Cross country dashes into two top finishes at state

Cross country dashes into two top finishes at state

Abby Russell, Staff Writer
December 1, 2015
Filed under Cross Country, Sports

The cross country teams, both boys and girls, placed well at state. The girl team won the state meet and received the Academic State Champion Award while the boys placed second overall. Sophomore varsity runner Sophia Lindstrom is particularly happy with the teams’ accomplishment. “My team did...

Cross country runs with high hopes for the season

Nathan Christopher, Senior Writer
October 19, 2015
Filed under Cross Country, Sports

The cross country team feels they have a great chance to win state this year with seven senior boys and eight returning girls who have been training for the opportunity to bring the team to state for the third straight year, which has never been done before in school history. “Our varsity team is...

Cross country teams clinch third place finishes at State

Cross country teams clinch third place finishes at State

Signe Stroming, Editor-In-Chief
November 26, 2014
Filed under Cross Country, Sports

For 86 years, the Curse of the Bambino vexed the Boston Red Sox in its pursuit of a World Series title. Luckily, the Curse of the Podium Picture plagued Liberty cross country for only four. In past State appearances, the team posed for a picture on the winners’ podium the day before the race. Senior...

Cross country team eager to take on State competition

Cross country team eager to take on State competition

Brittany Toombs, Staff Writer
October 22, 2014
Filed under Cross Country, Sports

The Liberty cross country team has been having a strong season and is hopeful heading to the State meet on November 8 in Pasco to take home the first place trophy. Diligent training over the summer at camps and practices has led to early victories this season. Runners are breaking their personal records...

Cross-country races into school history

Taylor Jackson
December 10, 2013
Filed under Cross Country, Sports

After having their most successful season in school history, the Liberty Patriot Cross-Country team capped it all off with an eventful State meet. Earlier in the season, a few new freshmen and returning varsity runners upped the tempo for the Patriots, pulling improved times from last year. With wins...

Women’s cross country sprints to state

Jacob Johnston
November 1, 2013
Filed under Cross Country, Sports

The women’s cross country team has high hopes of succeeding at state this year. A strong freshman turnout and a team of sturdy veterans are highlights of the varsity team. The women’s team is still undefeated this season, even after competing in four dual meets and against rivals Mercer Island and...

Men’s cross country exceeds expectations

Jacob Johnston
November 1, 2013
Filed under Cross Country, Sports

The 2013 men’s cross country team hopes to be the first in Patriot history to make state, and a strong group of returning veterans make that goal a distinct possibility. "We need to make it to state this year, it is going to be really hard for us, since the number of positions available for teams hav...

A race to gold

Jacob Johnston
November 1, 2013
Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Freshman Brigette Takeuchi dreams of making it to the Olympics in long distance running. Ranked number one on the women’s team and citing her personal best as 18 minutes and 40 seconds in the 5 kilometer race. Takeuchi "is the fastest early season runner the team has ever had," cross country Coach Mik...

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