Category Archives: Meet Recap

Bellevue Invite Recap (9/28/19)

Through squishy sand, slippery, slidey surfaces in the sun, and Sweet Baby Ray’s sandwiches, the superb Issaquah XC squad ran stupendously at Lake Sammamish State Park on Saturday! After every race, it was so exciting to see so many of you smiling because of PRs and sub 21, sub 20, sub 19, sub whatever pesky barrier it was that you finally conquered. LOVED seeing the team support – especially those of you who came early or stayed until the end to cheer on your teammates. AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME.

Everyone’s favorite part of the course: Saviello, Wiederien, Murphy (pc Lawrie Robertson)

Team Results

**2 types of scoring for this meet**

  • Traditional: Scores based on varsity races combined. Top 5 runners from each team score, as usual.
  • Bellevue Invite scoring: Total of the places of each runner in their respective individual varsity race (all 8 runners contribute to the score).


  • Traditional: 7th
  • Invite scoring: 10th


  • Traditional: 11th
  • Invite scoring: 9th (this means the boys team runs deep!)

All results

Congrats to Julia David Smith who, surprise surprise, took first overall!

David Smith crushing it! (pc Lawrie Robertson)

Overall, a solid day for Issaquah. Thanks, kids, for always bringing such great energy and uplifting each other. As always, a huge thanks to all the fans for cheering our runners on! Hope everyone is having a relaxing Sunday 🙂 See ya at practice tomorrow!

Issaquah @ Bothell Meet Recap (9/25/19)

What a beautiful day for a meet! These eagles did some fantastic running (or sliding, if you’re Jonathan Liu). Saw many strong Issy packs and fierce finishes, especially Stuti, who is now the latest recruit for the sprint squad. Also, KUDOS to you all for getting off the bus, organizing yourselves, and learning the course right away. Makes all of our lives easier 🙂

Lost and confused or visualizing their races? Whichever it was, they did great! (pc Megan Haas)

Team Scores


  • Issaquah 17, Bothell 44
  • Scoring 5: Heninger (1), Imai-Takemura (2), Carmichael (3), Barran (5), Fuhs (6)
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Top 5 guys mid-way through – Fuhs, Henninger, Imai-Takemura, Barran, Carmichael (pc Lawrie Robertson)


  • Issaquah 30, Bothell 25
  • Scoring 5: David Smith (1), Hanson (5), Ryan (6), Anna Jensen (8), Padmanabhan (10)
Girls at start (pc Megan Haas)

All results (all of this season’s results are updated in the Cross Country 2019 Results section btw)


  • Boys earned a SOLID win with the scoring 5 in the top 6 (feat. a 1 thru 3 clean sweep! Dust em guys!)
  • Julia David Smith and Liam Heninger won their races
  • Julia David Smith also ran “definitely by far the fastest time by a girl on this course” according to Bothell Coach Shelby
  • Many season bests and PRs and all around! PROUD OF YOU KIDS.

As always, a big ol shout out to all the fans (the human and the furry kind…the doggo love is much appreciated).

It’s that time in the season when you should start to feel comfortable with your pre-race routine and know what gets you excited and ready to race. Josh Geisser would like to inform everyone that cantaloupe is a no-go right before a race…unless you’ve tested it and genuinely thrive off of cantaloupe. No surprises on race day is generally a good rule of thumb though. Take note of your thoughts on this race and the course, since we’ll be back at St. Edward in a few weeks!

Coming to a Lake Sammamish State Park near you is…the Bellevue Invite! This Saturday! So keep up that “power posing.” Refer to a quah girl if you do not know what that means.

Who?? HA! Issaquah! (pc Megan Haas)


Newport @ Issaquah Meet Recap (9/17/19)

Way to get after it yesterday Issy!! WINS ALL AROUND!!!! If anyone couldn’t tell from the hills, roots, rocks, slips, falls, falling over rocks, our new and exciting course is GRITTY. You all toughed it out, got up when you fell, and made the best of “Ellie’s Trail.” Running hard races like this is what ultimately will make you a stronger, faster, adaptable runner. No wimps allowed here.


2x winning: Both Girls and Boys Teams took the win over Newport

Senya ladies. They grow up so fast :’) (pc: @quahgirlsxc)


  • Issaquah: 26
    • Scoring 5: David Smith (1), Hanson (2), Ryan (4), Anna Jensen (8), Pederson (11)
  • Newport: 30
Boys from first race (pc: Megan Haas<3)


  • Issaquah: 27
    • Scoring 5: Heninger (3), Fuhs (4), Barran (5), Imai-Takemura (7), Rosenkranz (8)
  • Newport: 31

Also…Julia David Smith set the course record for the girls! 18:18.61

All results

HUGE SHOUT OUT to all the volunteers who helped out!! You all did your jobs flawlessly, and the meet went very smoothly because of that. Still not sure how those 2 Newport girls got lost, but sometimes you just can’t save them all.

Take advantage of your eeeeasy recovery run today. Very proud of everyone 🙂 GDTBAE!

KingCo Jamboree (Class Races) Meet Recap

Massive improvements from last year, stellar performances, excellent leadership, and even some finish line course marshalling (thanks Tak).

Huge congrats to everyone for a successful first meet, especially to freshmen and newbies for completing your first high school xc meet EVER! Woop woop! Much more fun to come 🙂 You best believe it.


Class CHAMPS! – Sophomore and Senior boys took the win in their races

Top Issy Finishers

Just to name a few of the speed-stars from the meet…

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Julia Ryan (frosh), 8th, 12:50
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Liam Heninger (frosh), 2nd, 10:19
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Darwin Hanson (soph), 2nd, 12:13
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Jerry Imai-Takemura (soph), 7th, 10:44
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Julia David Smith (jr), 1st, 10:47
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Alec Barran (jr), 11th, 10:19
Swathi Padmanabhan (sr), 5th, 13:25
Torin Carmichael (sr), 6th, 10:09

(Photo Credits: Lawrie Robertson Photography. More to be posted soon)

All results

TOO MANY IMPROVEMENTS from last year to count! We are all SO excited to see how you guys improve throughout the season. If you weren’t happy with how you raced, remember that there’s a whole season of training and racing and getting stronger to come…and you’ll always have teammates to be excited for who were happy with their races. Keep working hard, believing in yourselves, and having fun with each other!

Special thanks to upperclassmen for leading the young ones through warm-ups and showing them the ropes. We LOVE to see that. Keep up the great leadership.


today’s results (Kingco Jamboree)

AWESOME job today everyone!! All of the coaches were very impressed with how hard everyone raced and supported each other.

You can find the results from today here

More meet recap to come in the morning 🙂

Issaquah, Mt. Si @Newport

Results have just been posted on Please click on the link and you will find the final results.

Varsity Team Scores
Girls: Issaquah 26, Newport 30, Mt. Si 87
Boys: Newport 35, Issaquah 38, Mt. Si 48

Reminder that low score wins!

Class Race Results Posted

Today's Class Race results are posted on Click on the link on the left for Issaquah XC. Congratulations to all the athletes who participated today. For some, it was their first cross country race! Way to go Eagles! This was a great start to the season.

Thank you parent volunteers. A special "shout out" to Josh Geisser who helped pull tags at the finish line. There was a need and he immediately volunteered to help. Thanks, Josh!