South Whidbey runners compete in major meet

The 26th South Whidbey Invite brought together cross country runners from 34 schools to Whidbey Island Saturday, including powerhouses Jesuit and Westview from Oregon. It was the biggest athletic event ever held at the school, according to Falcon coach Doug Fulton.

In the 5,000 meter varsity run through the woods behind South Whidbey High School, Falcon Blake Koszarek finished in ninth place with a time of 17 minutes, 56.52 seconds.

South Whidbey's Dean Freundlich ran in 18:09.50 20; Scott Stallman had 18:24.13; Ben Saari finished with 19:32.71 and Jasper Tyler finished with 20:00.27.

South Whidbey's Emily Martin was 39th for the varsity girls team with 20:21.89 followed by Chantal White in 20:49.33; Cassie Bosman in 21:27.91; Caroline Habel in 21:30.66; Jessica Cary in 22:11.52 and Courtney Bosman with 22:56.91.

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