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   Coupeville’s Danny Conlisk (front) and Sam Wynn get ready to launch from the chutes Saturday in Montana. (Jennifer Wynn photos)

   Prior to the race, Wynn gets a few pointers from South Whidbey High School coach Doug Fulton.

Conlisk doubles as a shoe model.

Fulton, Conlisk and Henry Wynn (right) map out strategy.

It was the longest road trip of the year, by a lot.

While Coupeville High School’s trio of cross country runners heads off the Island for almost every meet, Saturday’s jaunt to the wilds of Montana was a little further than normal.

Super Wolf mom Jennifer Wynn (and her camera) were along for the trip, and the photos above are courtesy her.

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   You had one job! At least three school names are misspelled on the shirt given out Saturday at the Bellevue Cross Country Invitational. Of course, Coupeville is one… (Dawnelle Conlisk photos)

   Together, in uniform and in action, for the first time — Danny Conlisk (469), Henry Wynn (470) and Sam Wynn.

Team work!

For the first time this season all three Coupeville High School cross country runners were in uniform and on the course on the same day.

The Wolves, who travel and train with South Whidbey while they wait for CHS to revive its own storied program, ran Saturday at the 56-team Bellevue Cross Country Invitational at Lake Sammamish State Park.

Danny Conlisk, back in action after missing a meet due to illness, tore up the course, cruising through 5,000 meters in 17 minutes, 48.3 seconds, to finish 40th out of 74 runners in his flight.

That’s not only a PR for the Wolf junior, but a huge time drop, as he shaved 48 seconds off his previous best performance.

Running in the same race, CHS senior Henry Wynn finished 63rd in 19:00.

Rounding out the Wolf competitors was freshman Sam Wynn, who made his high school cross country debut.

The lil’ brother rambled home in 21:14.

The Invitational featured 13 different races, seven for boys and six for girls.

Coupeville’s trio really hit the road for their next event, traveling to Missoula, Montana for the 80-team Mountain West Classic Saturday, Sept. 30.

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   Coupeville track coach Randy King surveys the scene Saturday at the 39th Carl Westling Invitational in Langley. (Jennifer Wynn photos)

CHS runners/brothers Sam (left) and Henry Wynn hang out.

Henry Wynn is a closer.

Running in muggy weather down in Langley Saturday, the Coupeville High School senior harrier went deep and found a little something extra at the end of his race.

Wynn went to sprint mode in the final 100 meters of a 5,000 meter cross country race at the 39th annual Carl Westling Invitational, passing several runners down the backstretch.

He finished in 19 minutes, 23 seconds, with the strong surge pushing him to a 47th place finish out of 114 runners.

Running by himself — one teammate, Danny Conlisk, was out sick, while another, Sam Wynn, needs another practice to be eligible — Henry Wynn carried Coupeville’s colors in a race which attracted runners from 1B, 2B, 1A and 2A schools.

As the Wolves wait for their school to restart its own cross country program, they train and travel with South Whidbey High School runners and coaches.

Up next for the CHS trio is a trip to Lake Sammamish State Park Saturday, Sept. 23 for the Bellevue Cross Country Invitational.

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   Wolf harriers Henry Wynn (left) and Danny Conlisk braved the rain at Saturday’s Sehome Invitational. (Dawnelle Conlisk photo)

The return of rain didn’t scare away the runners.

Bellingham’s Civic Stadium was flooded with nearly a thousand harriers Saturday, as the Sehome Invitational played out across nine races.

Somewhere there, in the mass of humanity, were two Wolves, as Danny Conlisk and Henry Wynn continued to pursue their sport as a small, but resilient team.

The meet was broken down by grades, with competitors running against athletes their own age.

Conlisk covered the 3,200 meter course in 11 minutes, 27 seconds, claiming 27th out of 112 runners in the boys juniors race.

Wynn, running as a senior, clocked in at 11:52, finishing 39th in a field of 83 runners in his heat.

The duo train and travel with South Whidbey, since Coupeville High School doesn’t have an active cross country program.

They’ll be back in action next Saturday, Sept. 16, when they should be joined by freshman Sam Wynn, who is catching up on practices.

Their destination? A short jaunt down South to Langley, their home away from home, for the 39th annual Carl Westling South Whidbey Invitational.

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   CHS junior Danny Conlisk is one of three Wolf cross country runners who will train and travel with South Whidbey this fall. (Dawnelle Conlisk photo)

The trail is long and winding, and they have many miles to go.

For a second straight season, Coupeville High School will be back in the cross country game — but without a team based out of its own campus.

The Wolves will send senior Henry Wynn, junior Danny Conlisk and freshman Sam Wynn down the Island to train and travel with South Whidbey.

The trio will wear CHS uniforms during meets and split from the Falcons for postseason events.

It’s a compromise for now, but there is a substantial push to revive Coupeville’s own cross country program, which has a rich history, including state champions Natasha Bamberger (1985) and Tyler King (2010).

While nothing is set in stone, there have been  indications CHS could restart its own harrier program in 2018, in time for Conlisk’s senior season.

He and Henry Wynn are back for a second season of competing as mercenaries, while Sam Wynn will make his high school debut this season.

Henry Wynn competed in six events last season, topping off his campaign with a PR in the Olympic League Championships and a 26th place finish at districts.

Conlisk, who was bothered by injuries, ran in four events during the 2016 season, and his time of 18 minutes and 36 seconds at the 5,000 meter Nike Twilight Invitational was the best by a Wolf runner.

If the CHS trio compete at every event South Whidbey is scheduled to be at, including a late September trip to a meet in Montana, they would be on target to run in as many as 11 meets this season.

The cross country schedule: 

Wed-Sept. 6 @ River Meadows Run (Arlington)
Sat-Sept. 9 @ Sehome Invitational
Sat-Sept. 16 @ Carl Westling Invitational (South Whidbey)
Sat-Sept. 23 @ Bellevue Cross Country Invitational
Sat-Sept. 30 @ Mountain West Classic (Montana)
Thur-Oct. 5 @ Cascade Conference meet (South Whidbey)
Sat-Oct. 7 @ Nike Hole in the Wall XC Invitational (Lakewood)
Thur-Oct. 12 @ Cascade Conference Meet (Shoreline)
Thur-Oct. 19 @ Olympic League Championships (Sequim)
Sat-Oct. 28 @ Districts (University Place)
Sat-Nov. 4 @ 1A State Meet (Pasco)

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