Cross country: Murray leads Wolves to fourth place at Salt Creek Invite

Sequim’s boys felt right at home as the squad took fourth place in the varsity race and sixth in the junior varsity competition at the 40th Salt Creek Invitational Saturday, Sept. 16, in Port Angeles.

Murray Bingham led the charge for the Wolves, placing eighth overall after finishing the three-mile course in 15:58.

Teammate Liam Byrne was 17th (16:36) while Jazen Bartee took 36th (17:34), Alec Shingleton was 38th (17:36) and Riley Martin was 43rd (17:47). A pair of freshmen rounded out Sequim’s varsity crew, with Eli Gish taking 52nd (17:58) and Erik Christiansen placing 71st (18:36) in the 92-competitor field.

Interlake, a 3A powerhouse, took five of the top seven individual spots to win the boys’ varsity race to score 22 team points, followed by a pair of 3A schools, Bainbridge (48) and Nathan Hale (68). Sequim had 141 points, followed by Granite Falls (150), another 2A school.

Sequim out-paced several Olympic League schools, including Klahowya (sixth), Port Angeles (seventh), North Kitsap (eighth), Olympic (11th), North Mason (12th) and Bremerton (13th).

On the girls’ side, Vita Olson was Sequim’s top finisher after taking 61st (24:07) in the varsity race; Emily Silva was 65th (24:57). The Wolves’ girls placed 11th out of 11 teams, with Interlake first and Port Angeles in second.

Sequim’s JV boys placed sixth out of 10 teams, led by Jakob Pyeatt (21st, 18:21).

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