Cross country teams take first place at district meet
Gresham—In the Northwest Oregon cross country district meet, Wilsonville's boys and girls teams took the top spot. The boys team scored 52 points, edging out second place Sandy by 15 points, and the girls team blew away the competition with a score of 27 points.
Wilsonville sophomore Samantha Prusse ran a time of 19 minutes 15.9 seconds (19:15.9), just four seconds off of her personal record, narrowly defeating Putnam freshman Kayla Ingraham by two seconds. The next top finishers for the Wildcats claimed the fifth through eighth spots. Coming in fifth was junior Angel Bohn with a personal record time of 19:41.95, followed thereafter by junior Kate Stewart who had a time of 19:52.82, also a personal best. In seventh was junior Kaitlyn Dougall with her own personal record time of 20:07.63. Rounding out the Wilsonville top five was freshman Ava Stenstrom with a time of 20:15.81, also a personal best.
On the boys side of things, Wilsonville senior hung tough with Parkrose senior Hassan Ibrahim and Parkrose sophomore Ahmed Ibrahim before falling behind on the final stretch of the course. Still, he claimed third with a time of 16:15.97, and led his team to first place. Fellow Wildcats senior Jonathan Palmer took sixth place with a time of 16:46.98, and junior Jack Burns took eighth place with a personal best time of 16:52. In the 17th spot was Wilsonville junior Joseph Wilde who had a record time of 17:14.84, and rounding out the boys team top five was junior Jack Roche took 18th place with a time of 17:37.99.