Paige Rice of St. Mary's Academy & Hunter McGuirk of Jesuit won the Mount Hood/Three Rivers League Cross-Over on Wednesday.
Freshman Lukas Verzbicas pleads his case, but Oregon cross country coach Vin Lananna won’t rush him | Lukas Verzbicas is “dying to race,” but Lananna will be careful with the nation’s No. 1 recruit
Oregon freshman Lukas Verzbicas would love to race this week. The nation’s most heralded prep distance runner was pleading his case to UO coach Vin Lananna on Monday as the Ducks prepared for the Bill Dellinger Invitational at Springfield Country Club on Saturday. It’s the only home meet of the season for the UO cross country teams. Verzbicas, the reigning world junior triathlon champion who was born in Lithuania, went to high school in Orland Park, Ill., and arrived in Eugene as the marquee name in what could be an historic recruiting class, is eager to get rolling. “He’s dying to race this weekend,” Lananna said. “I just don’t know if it makes sense or not. We have to be very careful and conscientious on when we open up our guys. “Lukas is very motivated to do really well at the highest level. (via www.registerguard.com)
Amy-Eloise Neale, Dallin Farnsworth, Maddie Meyres, Jacob Smith led the way for the Northwest as they all scored agaist national class talent.
Jacob Smith of Wenathchee Jacob Smith set a blistering pace for a hot day challenging anyone to stay with him & won convincingly. Dylan Blankenback from California & Korey Krotzer of Auburn Riverside took second & third.
Maddie Meyers led the way with yet another 18 minute clocking but she had an impressive & young cast of supporters.
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Maddie Meyers of The Northwest School & Jacob Smith of Wenatchee head the girls' & boys' field at the Jim Danner elite races.
They may go to track meets & pay no attention to the race, as they swill their mixed drinks, but the old boys at the IAAF are willing to poniticicate on what makes are ceord in women's distance races. Nice work guys!
Nathan Weitz & Anthony Armstrong ( from archive) Much to choose from this week with Kendra Weitz & Maddie Meyers going 1 -2 at Sundodger & Nathan Weitz & Jacob Smith did the same in the boys' race. Amy-Eloise Neale blew away the course record at South Whidbey & Anthony Armstrong launched a successful invasion of Oregon by running away with the New Balance title. Korey Krotzer & Jordan McPhee led the way at Fort Steilacoom.
Paige Rice and her St. Mary's team mates tuned up for their date in California in Saturday's Stanford Invitational with a Mt. Hood/Three Rivers League Cross-Over victory. Nathan Meeker of Oregon City led the boys' runners.
Erin Clark of South Region got her season off to a fine start with a victory in the pre-SWC Meet, while Jack Wilson, also from South Eugen, won the boys' title. Zorg Loustalet won again - this time in the pre-Skyline Meet, as Alisha Luna easily won the girls' crown.
Katie Markwick & Maggie Coleman of Hermiston Jackson Baker and Maggie Coleman won individual victoriesc, and the Hermiston girls won the team title. Franklin closed the gap in this race on Hermiston but the Bull Dogs won 39 to 45.
Paige Rice & Kyle Thompson both ran impressive early season times to secure victory against a reasonably large field.
Zach Holloway became only the fifth known runner to break twenty minutes on the course & Morgan Anderson joined a select list of runners, who have been able to break twenty-four minutes on the course known for it "Monster" hill.
Union girls at Hermiston Katie Knight & Anthony Armstrong are but two of the Northwest stars making national-level noises on the courses.
Atalie Frank led the girls & Ramon villa led the guys in the Central Valley Conference Preview.
Jordan McPhee won the individual honors but to-ranked Bellarmine, led by Daryl Phill in sixth claimed team honors over Eisenhower, while Aloha of Oregon placed third. Santos Vargas led Eisenhower to the boys' team title, as he garnered individual honors with 9:53.88.
The Hermiston guys made an early statement by defeating Franklin but Jackson Baker proved that he will be a formidable individual force. Katriel O' Reilly was impressive on a hot day, as she prevailed over Katie Markwick.
Lukas Verzbicas won the 2011 Junior Triathlon World Championship keeping a promis to a friend. The freshman will soon represent the University of Oregon, as he begins his freshman year.
Henley's Zorg LLoustalet won the Yreka Invitational & the North Medford boys won the team championship. Megan James of Sshasta in California won the girls' title, as Carmen Mejjia of St. Mary's placed second & was the top Oregon finisher. The South Medford girls took the team title.
Hudson Eustace of Cascade Christian won the MArist Invitational and Sarah Eastbrook of Triad claimed the girls' title. Medford Tribune
Claire DeVoe won her second invitational of the season & Justin Rocereto of Southridge claimed the boys' title.
Karen Qu of Sunset won her first invitational by running 20:17 on a ninety degree day. Nathan Brown led the guys with his time of 17:13.
Nick Obletz of Oregon Episcopal defeated Mohammed Hussein & Dan Oekerman of Beaverton to claim the boys' individual title, while Alexandria Cross won the girls' crown topping Emily Weber of South Salem.
The South Salem girls are previewed as they attempt their third sixth straight District title.
Karen Qu & Sarah Fahmy Week Four action in the Northwest saw Allie Ostrander win once again - this time at Colony. Jackson Baker & Claire DeVoe won their divisions at Wilsonville with the best times of the day & Paige Rice was impressive as well.
Jackson Baker of Franklin set a course record as he won the Wilsonville Night Meet in a time of 8:58. Claire DeVoe of Lincoln tied the CR of 10:33, when she claimed the main girl's title. Paige Rice won the sophomore race with the second best time of the day.