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History Made: Bush Boys Cross Country Team Wins First State Title

It was a storybook ending to a special season for the Bush Cross Country program. Saturday at the 1A Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Cross Country State Championships in Pasco, the Bush Boys team won the state title for the first time in school history. The Blazers scored 95 points to edge out Northwest (100 points).

“We are so proud of the Blazer Cross Country program for creating history today,” Bush Associate Athletic Director Mel White said. “For the first time in school history the Bush Blazers Boys Cross Country team won a state championship! The entire program has been working hard since August, setting PR’s throughout the season and it is exciting to see everything come to fruition. Congratulations to the coaches and student athletes for an incredible end to a great season.”
Amaré F. '23 led the way for the Blazers with a ninth place finish overall, clocking 17 minutes, 13.3 seconds. Teammate Duncan F-S. '25 was right behind in tenth place (17:13.7). In total, Bush had six runners finish in the top fifty. 

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The state title for the boys team capped a season filled with many highlights including winning the Varsity Division II title at the prestigious Bob Firman Invitational in Eagle, Idaho, and claiming the 1A District 2 Championship. 
The Varsity Girls team also ended the season on a high note placing fifth overall as a team with 183 points. Kathryn F.  '23 was the top finisher for Bush, placing tenth overall in 19:59. Caroline H. '26 And Elise F. '25 were the next top runners for the team, placing fifty-second and fifty-fourth overall. 

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