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Steilacoom Invite

Girls Team Invite Champions and Boys Team 6th

Full results on

This was the first time Issaquah attended this invitational in it’s 19 year history. With a great course and good weather (minus the smoke), our athletes had an outstanding day. With over 3100 athletes entered in the meet, it was a cross country extravaganza.

The varsity boys team had a strong showing with their 6th place finish (out of 15) in the Gold Race. Luke George was the top finisher in 14th followed by Sam Griffith (26th), Barry Diedericks (47th), Jared Putney (50th), Jordan Crist (52nd), Dil Thiagarajan (63rd), Allen Aby (72nd) and Jenner Sapienza (77th).

The varsity girls team ended the day as CHAMPIONS in the Gold Race beating Camas by 31 points. Julia David-Smith won the meet, followed by Sami Corman (2nd), Kenna Clawson (4th), Lauren Haas (15th), Emma Jordan (29th), Ella McKillop (30th) and Jenna Heesacker (49th).

Congratulations to all of the Issaquah Eagles for a very good day!

Lawrie Robertson photos from this meet are here.

David Streams photos from this meet are here.



September 12th Meet

Eagles Cross Country Boys and Girls Double Winners

Boys Scores: Issaquah 33    Inglemoor 38    Eastlake 59

Girls Scores: Issaquah 17    Eastlake 55    Inglemoor 66

Freshman, Julia David-Smith, sets a new course record for the girls team. Her time of 18:26 broke Kenna Clawson’s 2016 record time of 19:21.

For full meet results on

Photos courtesy of Lawrie Robertson

Inglemoor Eastlake Meet Photos

Photos from David Streams for Inglemoor Eastlake Meet

Tuesday, September 12th Meet

Eastlake, Inglemoor at Issaquah

Tuesday, September 12th

Race Schedule

4:15 Varsity Boys

4:45 All Girls

5:30 All remaining JV Boys

All athletes are to report to the stadium as soon as you are dressed after school. Everyone should be in the stands by 3:15, dressed and ready to go.

Nametags should be picked up from Trevor Jordan and Mara Nowlan as soon as you arrive at the stadium. Immediately pin the nametag to your singlet.

The following athletes will not be running in the meet. (We are asking you to help after you do the workout we ask you to do).

Boys: Alec Barran, Lucas Dolliver, Preston Hunter, Mason McCann, Kobi Sunday, Ryan Chang, Michael McCaffrey

Girls: Lauren Martinez, Melodie Tellagas, Dani Madan

The following boys are running in the Varsity Boys race at 4:15:

Allen Aby, Davis Carmichael, Torin Carmichael, Nick Chin, Dan Constantinescu, Jordan Crist, Alex Darragh, Barry Diedericks, Jasper Fuhs, Luke George, Sam Griffith, David Jackson, Caleb Kim, Caleb Losey, Ellis Losey, Aidan Miller, Jared Putney, Nick Rodgers, Sam Rosenkranz, Jenner Sapienza, Ian Streams, Nathan Streams, Dil Thiagarajan, Mike Violette

All remaining boys will run in the 5:30 race unless you are listed as “not running”

At the conclusion of the meet we ask the athletes to help pick up all the cones and caution tape.

UPDATED: 2017 Issaquah Cross Country Information

First Week (August 21-25) Meet in the Auxiliary Gym at 9am. Practice ends at 11am.

Second Week (August 28-September 1) Practice is from 3-5pm.

There is no required practice on Monday, September 4th (Labor Day)

NEW: Tuesday, Sept. 5th Practice is from 3-5pm

Once school starts practice is in the afternoon. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday we meet in the Auxiliary Gym at 3:30. Practice ends at 5:30. Wednesday practice is from 4:15-5:45pm unless we have a meet.


In order to turn out you must have all forms (also see doctor for physical evaluation requirement), fees and online registration completed and turned in to the Activities Office before August 21st. Forms will not be accepted on Monday, August 21st.  Please see the complete registration information on the high school website.  July 17th the online registration begins. From August 9-18 the bookkeeper and athletic secretary will accept all forms and payment that are required for the in-person part of the registration process.

Once you have completed this process, you will be given a receipt that should be turned in to the coaches on the first day of practice. This shows us that you are eligible to practice.

Ten practices are required by the state before you are eligible to compete in a race.

We cannot give you permission to miss our practice because you have another practice. You are expected to attend and participate every day unless you are ill or injured.

Please come to practice on time every day and ready to run in good quality running shoes and comfortable running clothes.

We are looking forward to a fun and exciting year that lies ahead.  Be ready to work hard, get to know your teammates, make new friends, improve your running times and be a part of a great sport!

September 6 Class Race

Important update:

Issaquah High School XC team will not participate in the event today per the Issaquah School District Air Quality Concerns Announcement. Athletes, please show up at Aux Gym at 4:15 for an indoor practice and wear your uniforms for a team photo.

Kingco 2 mile Class Race

September 6, 2017

Lake Sammamish State Park

Fans: Discover Pass needed to enter park or $10 fee 

Athletes who have met the eligibility requirements will be entered and will attend this meet. If your your name says you need 1 or 2, that means you need that number of practices before you are eligible for Wednesday’s Classs Race (please refer to updated practice information). If you do not get those practices in before Wednesday, you will not be able to compete in the meet. There will not be practice for those who are not entered in the meet.

For those athletes entered in the meet, early dismissal is 2:35pm after 5th period (you will miss the assembly and 6th period) and the buses leave promptly at 2:50 from the back parking lot by the auxiliary gym. Please do not be late. Come dressed in your uniform. If you do not have time to change, you can do so at the park.

Bring water or prerace and post race liquids along with a snack to eat before and/or after your race. You must wear your school issued uniform.

Below is the race schedule and our entries. If you are not listed you do not go to the meet.

4:30                  9th grade boys: Landon Aho, Jacob Aliabadi, Josh Brueckman, Joshua Geisser, Spencer Haas, Ethan Madeiros, Nick Lydum, Rykley Braun (needs 1), Mike Ma (needs 1), Sid Thiagarajan (needs 2), Jack Welsh (needs 1)

4:50                  9th grade girls: Julia David-Smith, Kathryn McIntyre, Meara Norris, Brielle Arnold (needs 1), Danielle Kohorn (needs 1)

5:10                  10th grade boys: Trent Angell, Jasper Fuhs, Aedan Henry, Kyle Huard, Caleb Kim, Jason Liu, Aidan Miller, Arie Prout, Sam Rosenkranz, Max Saviello, Ian Streams, Conner Tobey, Tanner Wilhite, Torin Carmichael (needs 1), Nic Chin, Glen McInerney, Alex Takeuchi, Mike Violette, Kobi Sunday (needs 1)

5:30                  10th grade girls: Kaliela Benson, Izzy Grudin, Jasmine Nie, Annika Nielsen, Swathi, Aditi, Megan Spataro

5:50                  11th grade boys: Josh Bates, Alex Darragh, Barry Diedericks, Sam Griffith, Cameron Salter, Allen Aby, Ellis Losey

6:10                  11th grade girls: Jenna Heesacker, Emma Jordan, Jordan Lai, Ella McKillop, Katie Riley, Siena Gaston, Mara Nowlan, Peyton Rogers, Haley Dang (needs 2)

6:30                  12th grade boys: Davis Carmichael, Dan C., Jordan Crist, Luke George, David Jackson, Caleb Losey, Jared Putney, Nick Rodgers, Jenner Sapienza, Nathan Streams, Dil, Alex Hutchinson, Alex Schmidt

6:50                  12th grade girls: Kenna Clawson, Sami Corman (needs 1), Lauren Haas, Izzy Gruby, Victoria Lasch, Cecilia Bailey

The bus will return to Issaquah High School between 8:00 and 8:30pm.

Brueckman, Schrag and Seligman enter the IHS Distance Runner Hall of Fame

It has been some time since we updated the Distance Runner Hall of Fame. But over the past few years of XC we have had some stand out distance runners. So it seemed like NOW was an appropriate time to select some new inductees into the prestigious Issaquah High School Distance Runner Hall of Fame.

The three inductees are:

Cayla Seligman, Class of 2015

Cayla began her freshman year of cross-country as a member of the first Issaquah girls team to qualify to the Cross Country State Championship meet in 13 years, placing 100th; she placed 62nd the year after. On the track, Cayla specialized in the 1600m and 3200m. She was a 4-time KingCo qualifier in the 1600m, finishing no worse than 7th at the championships; her best place was 2nd, her junior year. Read Caylas’ full bio…

Jacob Brueckman, Class of 2016

In cross-country, Jacob Brueckman was an athlete who showed steady improvement as he PR’d from his freshman to his senior year. He went from an 18:12 mark as a freshman to a 15:51 mark as a senior, which stands as his personal best for 5000m on grass. Jacob’s true strength was on the track in the middle-distance events. He qualified for the KingCo Championships three years in a row in the 800m, from his sophomore to his senior year; he placed 3rd during his junior and senior years, subsequently qualifying for the District Championships for two years in a row. Jacob left Issaquah with a PR of 1:56.45, which is currently # 6 all-time. Read Jacob’s full bio…

Kennan Schrag, Class of 2016

As an Issaquah freshman, Kennan Schrag qualified for the varsity XC squad in the team time trial, dropped his first 5,000-meter time of 18:45.0 to a season record 16:38.0, and qualified as an individual to the Bi-District 4A XC Championships. Ongoing improvement throughout his years at Issaquah resulted in a 5,000-meter personal best of 15:21.0 in his senior year. In track, Kennan focused his efforts on the 1600m and the 3200m. Freshman season bests of 4:32.4 and 9:47.4 dropped year-over-year to 4:17.47 and 9:13.98, earning the #7 and #1 positions on the Issaquah All-Time Best lists. Read Kennan’s full bio…

Congratulations to Cayla, Jacob and Kennan.