Photo by Erik Brooks
Icel Sukovaty, left, and Lucy Cole competed in the varsity girls’ 5,000-meter race.

The Liberty Bell High School girl’s cross-country team, ranked No. 1 among 2B schools in the state, took first place over 18 competitors in the 1B-2A division at the Nike Twilight Invitational on Saturday (Sept. 30).

The Lady Lions took six of the first 25 places among 141 runners to score 47 points, edging out Sehome in the 5,000-meter race on the Cedarcrest Golf Course in Marysville.

Sophomore Novie McCabe took second place to lead the Lady Lions, followed by sophomore Gretta Scholz in seventh, junior Ella Kuzyk in 11th, freshman Liv Aspholm in 12th, junior Athena Milani in 20th and junior Icel Sukovaty in 23rd.

The Liberty Bell boys’ team, ranked second in the state among 2B schools, also made an impressive showing in the 1B-2A division with a fifth-place finish among 28 schools.

Sophomore Walker Hall was first across the line for the Mountain Lions in 21st place, with senior Eli Nielsen close behind in 23rd. They were followed by junior Emerson Worrell in 38th, freshman Ian DeLong in 44th, junior Simon Studen in 85th and junior Nick Fitzmaurice in 88th among 197 runners.

According to coach Erik Brooks’ race report, several Liberty Bell runners set personal bests in the 5K or improved on their Nike Twilight times of last year.

The Liberty Bell teams will compete at the Leavenworth Invitational on Saturday (Oct. 7).

Nike Twilight Invitational results

Varsity girls 1B-2A, 5K

2. Novie McCabe

7. Gretta Scholz

11. Ella Kuzyk

12. Liv Aspholm

20. Athena Milani

23. Icel Sukovaty


Varsity boys 1B-2A, 5K

21. Walker Hall

23. Eli Nielsen

38. Emerson Worrell

44. Ian DeLong

85. Simon Studen

88. Nick Fitzmaurice


JV boys freshmen/sophomores, 5K

110. Bodhi Kuzyk

146. Logan Hall

203. Galen Fonda

252. Erick Lopez

JV boys juniors/seniors, 5K

44. Cade Quigley

69. Peter Aspholm

79. Lazo Gitchos

101. Tim Daley


JV girls freshmen/sophomores, 5K

30. Keeley Brooks

43. Eva Weymuller

70. Lindsay Worrell