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Lake Stevens’ Roe takes second at Hole in the Wall Invitational

Whatever rivalry Jordan Oakes and Taylor Roe have is of the friendly variety. Oakes, the defending Class 3A state champion and Holy Names Academy senior, edged Lake Stevens sophomore Roe, the defending Class 4A state champion, by four seconds Saturday to claim the girls’ varsity Division 1 race at the 33rd Hole in the Wall Invite at Lakewood High School.
--By Jesse Geleynse, Herald Writer

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Wet weather hampers varsity boys races at Hole in the Wall

Not even a driving rain could dampen the excitement and festivities as the 33rd Hole in the Wall Invite concluded Saturday afternoon at Lakewood High School. More than 3,400 athletes from 98 schools competed at this year’s event, including one team from Hawaii. The course was altered this year due to the construction of the new Lakewood High School and it appeared to be a faster course than previous races.
--By Jesse Geleynse, Herald Writer

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Arlington's Beamer Wins Hole In The Wall Invitational

Nathan Beamer spent Tuesday and Wednesday sitting around and battling the flu while wishing he could get back to practice to train for the weekend's big meet.
--By David Krueger, Herald Writer

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Weather delay is part of memorable Hole in the Wall

There was a first for everyone at the 31st running of the annual Hole in the Wall cross country invitational.A streak of lightning, along with heavy rain, caused a 45-minute delay at the meet at Lakewood High School on Saturday for the first time in the event's history.Once the inclement weather moved out, the runners picked up right where they left off, with some of the fastest runners in the state in attendance as the sun even came out in the afternoon.
--By David Krueger, Herald Writer

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Popular Hole in the Wall race point of pride for Lakewood

In the early years, the Hole in the Wall Cross Country Invitational was a fun little race with a quirky name.These days the name is still quirky and the race is still fun, but it is far from little.On Saturday, upwards of 3,000 runners will gather at Lakewood High School for the 31st annual Hole in the Wall race. It is the largest high school cross country race in Washington and the second largest in the Pacific Northwest, topped only by the Nike Pre-Nationals race in Portland, Ore.
--By Rich Myhre, Herald Writer

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Hole In The Wall Attracts the Best

More than 3,100 runners expected at today's 30th annual Hole in the Wall Cross Country Invitational.
The best -- and fastest -- runners in the area are making their way to Lakewood High School. Today marks the annual Hole in the Wall Cross Country Invitational at Lakewood, the largest invitational in the state of Washington. In its 30th year, the Hole in the Wall brings the top competition from all over the state -- and beyond, with some runners from Terry Fox Secondary School in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia.
--By David Krueger, Herald Writer

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Lakewood hosts Hole in the Wall Invite

Lakewood High School hosted the 30th edition of its hugely popular Hole in the Wall Invitational, Oct. 12.
When Lakewood High School first hosted the cross country event in 1984, 12 teams competed. This year, 85 teams competed in 12 different races, according to Lakewood cross country head coach Jeff Sowards. When asked why the event has become so popular, Sowards said, "I think part of it is our community is so gracious in thier support, and when athletes and coaches go to an event, and the meet is put on well, they want to come back." Sowards added, "Don't get me wrong, the coaches do work hard, but the event's success is a testament to all the volunteers who are willing to do work to serve other people, and have this great event." Sowards estimated that more than 100 volunteers took part in making this year's event so successful.
-- Scott Frank, Marysville Globe

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Weekend Rundown - Oct 13 2013 - DyeStat

At one of the largest meets in the Northwest, the Hole In The Wall Invitational in Lakewood, the Bellarmine Prep swept the team titles. And the girls, in particular, were impressive by scoring 84 points to beat Sehome (105) for the team title.
-- Doug Binder, DyeStat Editor

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Glacier Peak's Neale cruises at Hole in the Wall

Grizzlie's runner takes first place for 4th consecutive year.
MARYSVILLE-- History, has a way of repeating itself, especially at the Hole in the Wall Invitational. Just like last year, Glacier Peak's Amy-Eloise Neale made running look easy, taking first place honors for the fourth consecutive year. And like last year, Neale broke the course record, finishing with a time of 17 minutes and 10 seconds -- a 35 second improvement over last year's meet.
--By Eric Benner, Herald Writer

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Lakewood High School student's senior project a 'Hole In The Wall'

LAKEWOOD-- Mitchel Gogert took an idea and ran with it.
Now future members of the Lakewood High School cross country team can run through it. For his senior project, Gogert constructed a "Hole in the Wall" to honor retired high school cross country coach Mike Evans' naming of the school's annual meet, which began in 1984.
--Arlington Times Writer

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