Cherish Morrison, Blaine’s scintillating sprinter, was selected by The Bellingham Herald as the girls track and field athlete of the year. Only a sophomore, Morrison has already garnered eight state titles, two as a part of the 4x200 relay teams despite being hampered by two umbilical hernias.
She helped the Borderites finish second in the state this season. Joining her on the first team were sprint team companion, sophomore Kiersten Sigfusson and often overlooked, three time state champion pole vaulter, Robin Taylor.
In addition, Blaine had four girls receive honorable mention; Penina Laolagi in the shot put, Hope Wilkit, Rachel McKinstry and Taylor and Morrison’s relay sprint mate, Olivia Moore.
The Herald honored Caitlin Dudley, Samantha Wallace and Amanda Moore as part first team All-County team. Kailynn Aiken and Stefawn Perrin received honorable mention.
Hall, Bellingham Bulldogs, continue to roll
Birch Bay resident Brett Hall rushed for 44 yards and his fourth touchdown of the season as the Bellingham Bulldogs crushed the Seattle Extreme in an NAFL game.
Coming off the disappointment of a cancelled game the previous Saturday, the Bulldogs took their frustration out on the hosts. Backup quarterback Todd Shackleford was eight for 15 passing for 127 yards and a touchdown. The Bulldog defense has yet to be scored.