Prep cross country: Hawks leave their mark in Oregon

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MTHSHawks logoThe Mountlake Terrace Hawks cross country teams took a cue from the strong winds that were blowing through the Salem area on Saturday. Like those winds, Terrace left their mark on the 2016 George Fox Wes Cook Cross Country Classic run at Willamette Mission State Park in Brooks, Oregon.

The Hawk boys squad blew away the 29-team field in the Boys Varsity Silver Division, capturing first place with a team score of 69 points, 53 points better than second place Washougal.

The Terrace girls grabbed third place in the Girls Varsity Silver Division that included 21 scoring teams from Oregon and southwest Washington.

Senior Braeden Sims led the Hawk boys with a time of 16:51.5 over the 5,000 meter course and a seventh place finish in the division that attracted 198 runners. Senior Nick Leidig placed 11th with a time of 17:10.5 while Terrace teammate Jaden Lofrese followed in 12th place with a time of 17:11.6, a personal-best for the sophomore.

Freshman Josh Beam also turned in a personal-best time on Saturday of 17:26.6 and finished in 21st place. Cody Nickell rounded out the Terrace scoring runners in 23rd place and a time of 17:29.1

On the girls’ side, Hawk senior Jessica Ong placed eighth with her best time of the 2016 season at 19:52.4. Sophia Nelson finished 11th in a time of 20:00.7 and Katherine Gustafson, running after sitting out the Oct. 13 Edmonds School District meet due to injury, took 23rd in a time of 20:47.1

Hawks Meagan Williams, Marika Jamtaas, Sandra Hart and Joan Park placed 40th, 42nd, 45th and 50th in the field of 173 runners on Saturday.

In addition to the strong varsity team finishes, the Terrace junior varsity teams were outstanding. The Hawk JV boys finished first among 22 scoring teams in the JV Silver Division; Kendall Yackley placed second among the 224 runners with a personal-best time of 18:00.8. The Terrace JV girls ran to a third place team finish in their JV Silver Division; Kari Tran, Lindee Cutler and Mazie Castagnetta were 11th, 12th and 13rd in the 105-runner field.

Top view all the individual results of the 2016 George Fox Wes Cook Cross Country Classic, click http://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Results/Meet.aspx?Meet=114563#/483.

The Hawks now will get prepared for postseason action beginning with the Wesco League Divisional Meets set for Saturday, Oct. 22 at Lakewood High School in Arlington. Races are scheduled to get underway at 10 a.m.

Prep Cross Country: Mountlake Terrace at the George Fox Wes Cook Cross Country Classic, Oct. 15 (Willamette Mission State Park, 5,000 meters)

Boys Varsity Silver Division team scores
  1. Mountlake Terrace          69
2. Washougal                     122
3. Sheldon                          143
4. Tokay                               185
5. Newberg                          187
6. Stayton                            206
7. Glencoe                           238
8. South Salem                  259
9. Estacade                         302
10. Pacifica Christian          310
11. Madison                          346
12. Century                           348
13. Hockinson                      365
14. Molalla                             388
15. Riverdale                                    427
16. Catlin Gabel                   438
17. North Salem                   456
18. Kalama                            489
19. Adna                                496
20. Palmer                             499
21. Klamath Union              502
22. Ridgeview                       536
23. Kennedy                         564
24. Sprague                          571
25. Elmira                              704
26. Salem Academy                        719
27. Corbett                             732
28. Santiam                           775
29. Harrisburg                       793

Girls Varsity Silver Division team scores
  1. Sheldon                            24
2. Newberg                            98
3. Mountlake Terrace        110
4. Pacifica Christian          113
5. North Salem                   181
6. Washougal                     198
7. Century                           203
8. Klamath Union               221
9. Churchill                         235
10. Glencoe                          285
11. Tokay                               310
12. Ridgeview                       320
13. Yamhill-Carlton             349
14. South Salem                  376
15. Molalla                             423
16. Riverdale                                    481
17. Central Linn                   486
18. Kalama                            501
19. Salem Academy                        530
20. Corbett                             532
21. Stayton                            558

Mountlake Terrace next meet: at Wesco League Divisional Meet, Saturday, Oct. 22, 10:00 a.m. at Lakewood High School in Arlington

–By Doug Petrowski

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