Canby harriers battle in league four-way
The Canby High cross-country team got back into league action Oct. 6 with a four-way meet featuring Oregon City, Tigard and Lake Oswego; all meeting at Tigard High.
The Canby boys ended up third after losing a tiebreaker to Tigard. Both teams had 44 points, which trailed Oregon City at 42 in what turned out to be a tight one. On the girls side, Canby ended up fourth with 117. Lake Oswego led the way with 29 points.
For the boys, Maddox Oliver led the way individual with a third-place finish over the 5,000-meter course in a time of 16:42.85. He was followed close behind by Tommy O'Neil in fifth place with a time of 17:02.43.
Joel Ibarra was ninth (17:22.77), Jake Joyce 10th in 17:27.82, and Andrew Dewar finished 17th (18:08.02) to round out the team scorers.
Also competing were Rhett Smith, who finished in 18th place (18:08.59), Ryan Petterson finished 22nd (18:33.97), Jacob Tilden came in 26th in 18:54.19, and Leland Blair was 29th in 19:19.74.
For the girls, Kali Lucas led the way with a 19th place finish in 22:07.79. She was followed across the line by Rashlee Bael (30th, 24:23.12), Lexy Paez (31st, 24:24.27), Melia Stoddart (32nd, 24:28.24), Laela Wood (36th, 26:21.78), and Cristina Chilcoat (39th, 27:21.17).
After competing in the Champoeg Invitational on Oct. 8, the Cougars will have nearly three weeks to train before the Three Rivers League District Championship on Oct. 27 at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City.
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