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Mary S Young State Park was the sight of most interesting mid-week contest. The meet included traditional league opponents West Linn, Lakeridge & Oregon City along with teams from Canby & Forest Grove. The day was as benign as a day could be with partial clouding & temperatures in the mid 60'’ s. The course., although possessing some long but slight grades mostly on trails is but moderate in challenge & offers a fair challenge to a true runner of cross country.

That said there were some races of consequence. The girl’s varsity got the main competition rolling & did not disappoint in the least. It was especially interesting, as due to a freak in the schedule both Forest Grove & West Linn competed in & near Salem the previous Saturday. Laura Matzke of FG placed 2nd in the Varsity I race at New Balance, while Elliott Prince of West Linn finished 6th in the South Salem Invitational. The race began with three West Linn runners taking a slight lead after 100 meters. It did not take log for Laura Matzke of Forest Grove took charge in the next half mile & forged the lead. Her move strung out the potential challengers with Elliott Prince of WL taking 2nd , Rachel Signeur of WL taking 3rd & Sharon Rooker of FG following her.

Matzke continued to draw away during the race although Prince continued to loom in the distance. In the end the Forest Grove gazelle won in a time of 19:48, which is the 4th best time on this course. Claire Michel of Clackamas holds the record. Prince, not at full strength this week ran a strong 2nd to cross the line in 20:12 while Signeur & Rooker took the next two spots Sarah Groshong of Oregon City ran alone to place fifth. The team race saw West Linn Linn easily , as its depth padded the scoring by the front runners, 28 - 60.

The boy’s race saw two of the State favorites go head to head: David Marks of Lakeridge & Jacob Goertz of Oregon City. The initial break saw the aforementioned runners joined by Canby’s Austin Fricker & Nick Petshow along with West Linn’s Mike Bernert. They drew away from would-be challengers but remained together until they began the 2nd half of the race. Shortly afterwards Marks & Goertz seemingly working together, although such was not the case, pulled away from the group. In the next half mile the race was between those two runners, while Canby’s duo opened a gap upon Bernert.

With but 200 meters to go the race appeared to still be anyone’s but Marks is extremely confident in his kick. Noting afterwards that, he ‘has one of the best kicks in the state &, if any one is near me at the end, He’s mine’ and today he lived up to that expectation pulling away from Goertz at the end for a 1 second victory. It appears this also was a record but it is also yet to be confirmed. The time for both Marks & Goertz bettered the existing course record held by Ben Frisbee of Lake Oswego. (Note this course has only been run since 2000).

The boys’ team race saw West Linn’s depth again account for a solid victory over Canby. The final score of 51 to 64 was hard to argue while Forest Grove & Lakeridge loomed close behind Canby with scores of 69 & 71.

Thanks as usual to Mark Weber for his expeditious results. He makes things a good deal easier for everybody.

Varsity Men Results 5 Kilometers:

Pl

LastName

FirstName

School

Time

Avg Mile

Avg K

1

Marks

Dave

Lakeridge

16:16.07

05:14.18

03:15.21

2

Goertz

Jacob

Oregon City

16:17.72

05:14.71

03:15.54

3

Fricker

Austin 12

Canby

16:50.38

05:25.23

03:22.08

4

Petshow

Nick 12

Canby

16:52.10

05:25.78

03:22.42

5

Bernert

Michael

West Linn

16:58.14

05:27.72

03:23.63

6

Anderson

Alex

Lakeridge

17:01.51

05:28.81

03:24.30

7

Klein

Dusty

Forest Grove

17:05.12

05:29.97

03:25.02

8

Seigal

Alex

Oregon City

17:05.47

05:30.08

03:25.09

9

West

Taylor

West Linn

17:05.91

05:30.22

03:25.18

10

Henden

Nolan 11

Canby

17:07.39

05:30.70

03:25.48

11

Kolasinski

Taylor

West Linn

17:25.16

05:36.42

03:29.03

12

Wannarka

Cullen

West Linn

17:27.81

05:37.27

03:29.56

13

Rooker

Daniel

Forest Grove

17:34.91

05:39.56

03:30.98

14

Rajput

Neil

West Linn

17:35.94

05:39.89

03:31.19

15

Weinbender

Eric

Forest Grove

17:43.95

05:42.47

03:32.79

16

Wallace

Nick

Forest Grove

17:45.16

05:42.86

03:33.03

17

Rikhi

Rishi

Lakeridge

17:45.37

05:42.93

03:33.07

18

Robbins

Nick

Forest Grove

17:56.04

05:46.36

03:35.21

19

Jerrett

Andy

Forest Grove

18:01.72

05:48.19

03:36.34

20

Zebede

Chris 12

Canby

18:02.48

05:48.43

03:36.50

21

Daniels

Chris

West Linn

18:09.49

05:50.69

03:37.90

22

Boe

Steven

West Linn

18:13.20

05:51.88

03:38.64

23

Pearson

Kevin

Lakeridge

18:23.39

05:55.16

03:40.68

24

Donnelly

Tim

West Linn

18:24.04

05:55.37

03:40.81

25

Troisi

Seth

Lakeridge

18:25.20

05:55.75

03:41.04

26

Flora

Cole

Lakeridge

18:26.15

05:56.05

03:41.23

27

Johnston

Quinn

Forest Grove

18:26.58

05:56.19

03:41.32

28

Peters

Damian

Forest Grove

18:40.87

06:00.79

03:44.17

29

Park

Phillip 12

Canby

18:45.88

06:02.40

03:45.18

30

Escalona-Flores

Steve

Forest Grove

18:50.10

06:03.76

03:46.02

Boys Varsity Team Scores

Team

Score

Places

Tot Time

Avg Time

1

West Linn

51

-5-9-11-12-14---21-22-

01:26:32.96

17:18.59

2

Canby

64

-3-4-10-20-27---28-31-

01:27:38.23

17:31.65

3

Forest Grove

69

-7-13-15-16-18---19-26-

01:28:05.18

17:37.04

4

Lakeridge

71

-1-6-17-23-24---25-29-

01:27:51.54

17:34.31

5

Oregon City

105

-2-8-30-32-33---34-

01:33:25.62

18:41.12

Boys Varsity Dual-Dual Scores

Team

Score

Places

1

Forest Grove

29

-3-5-6-7-8---9-11-

2

Canby

29

-1-2-4-10-12---13-14-

Team

Score

Places

1

West Linn

24

-2-4-5-6-7---9-10-

2

Lakeridge

35

-1-3-8-11-12---13-14-

Team

Score

Places

1

West Linn

24

-2-4-5-6-7---8-9-

2

Oregon City

37

-1-3-10-11-12---13-

Team

Score

Places

1

Lakeridge

22

-1-3-5-6-7---8-9-

2

Oregon City

39

-2-4-10-11-12---13-

Varsity Women 5 Kilometers:

Pl

LastName

FirstName

School

Time

Avg Mile

Avg K

1

Matzke

Laura

Forest Grove

19:48.53

06:22.57

03:57.71

2

Prince

Elliot

West Linn

20:12.42

06:30.26

04:02.48

3

Seigneur

Rachel

West Linn

20:33.92

06:37.18

04:06.78

4

Rooker

Sharon

Forest Grove

20:59.53

06:45.42

04:11.91

5

Groshong

Hanna

Oregon City

21:19.25

06:51.77

04:15.85

6

Flyte

Kathryn

West Linn

21:24.81

06:53.56

04:16.96

7

Pittenger

Natalie

West Linn

21:25.26

06:53.71

04:17.05

8

Fricker

McKayla 10

Canby

21:30.62

06:55.43

04:18.12

9

Bartz

Kelly

Lakeridge

21:35.03

06:56.85

04:19.01

10

Ollar

Chelsea

West Linn

21:35.40

06:56.97

04:19.08

11

Jackson

Danielle

Forest Grove

21:50.17

07:01.72

04:22.03

12

Blunck

Lynette 12

Canby

21:52.00

07:02.31

04:22.40

13

Ruwitch

Maggie 9

Canby

21:55.97

07:03.59

04:23.19

14

Newman

Zoe

Lakeridge

21:58.83

07:04.51

04:23.77

15

Pace

Kristi

West Linn

22:09.94

07:08.09

04:25.99

16

Baglien

Adrienne 12

Canby

22:13.10

07:09.10

04:26.62

17

Baker

Sydney

Lakeridge

22:15.43

07:09.85

04:27.09

18

Pugsley

Allison 9

Canby

22:41.65

07:18.29

04:32.33

19

Buckiewicz

Molly

Forest Grove

22:45.25

07:19.45

04:33.05

20

Crane

Diana

West Linn

22:47.88

07:20.30

04:33.58

21

Morrow

Erin

West Linn

23:14.15

07:28.76

04:38.83

22

Ross

Samantha

Oregon City

23:15.83

07:29.30

04:39.17

23

Conan

Jenna

Lakeridge

23:19.11

07:30.35

04:39.82

24

Block

Chloe

Lakeridge

23:41.83

07:37.67

04:44.37

25

Poindexter

Abby

Lakeridge

23:44.91

07:38.66

04:44.98

26

Evers

Becky

Forest Grove

23:49.75

07:40.22

04:45.95

27

Combs

Seinna

West Linn

24:04.50

07:44.96

04:48.90

28

VanAcker

Lindsay 11

Canby

24:12.29

07:47.47

04:50.46

29

Brosig

Katy

Forest Grove

24:16.12

07:48.70

04:51.22

30

Neavill

Jamie

Oregon City

24:18.38

07:49.43

04:51.68

Girls Varsity Team Scores

Team

Score

Places

Tot Time

Avg Time

1

West Linn

28

-2-3-6-7-10---15-20-

01:45:11.81

21:02.36

2

Forest Grove

60

-1-4-11-19-25---27-

01:49:13.23

21:50.65

3

Canby

67

-8-12-13-16-18---26-29-

01:50:13.34

22:02.67

4

Lakeridge

85

-9-14-17-22-23---24-34-

01:52:50.23

22:34.05

5

Oregon City

115

-5-21-28-30-31---32-33-

01:57:58.51

23:35.70

Girls Varsity Dual-Dual

Team

Score

Places

1

Forest Grove

26

-1-2-4-9-10---12-

2

Canby

29

-3-5-6-7-8---11-13-

Team

Score

Places

1

West Linn

18

-1-2-4-5-6---7-8-

2

Oregon City

45

-3-9-10-11-12---13-14-

Team

Score

Places

1

West Linn

16

-1-2-3-4-6---8-10-

2

Lakeridge

44

-5-7-9-11-12---13-14-

Team

Score

Places

1

Lakeridge

22

-2-3-4-6-7---8-14-

2

Oregon City

36

-1-5-9-10-11---12-13-