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4A CROSS COUNTRY: Rangers land three racers in the top 40 on McIver Park course

PMG PHOTO: DEREK WILEY - Estacadas Jed Shaver (left) and Zach Blackwell navigate the McIver Park course last week. Nine of 10 Ranger runners finished the day with personal-best times.

The Estacada boys cross country team finished sixth out of 12 teams at its host Invitational last Wednesday at McIver Park.

Senior Dakota Glover led the Rangers' crew by placing 19th overall in 18:03.24 — his best time of the season.

The rest of Estacada's scoring five came through the finish line less than a minute apart, led by sophomore Mason Bouck in 32nd place in 18:53.8.

In what often serves as a preview for the district championships, run on the same course at the end of the month, the Rangers came in 61 points behind Tri-Valley foe Molalla and defeated Corbett by more than 100 points. Gladstone also competed at the race, but was one runner short of posting a team score.

Estacada rookie Lliam Baird beat Corbett's pace-setter to the line by five spots, coming in 38th overall in 19:08.2.

Trout Lake won the team meet with 56 points, packing four finishers into the top 10, including Justin Peck with a winning time of 16:07.5.

On the girls side, Estacada rookie Heather Shaver finished eighth overall in 21:24.77 and was the first Tri-Valley runner across the line. Shaver came in two spots and 14 seconds ahead of Madras freshman Hannah MacDuffee.

The Rangers' Faith Grainger also placed in the top-25 in 23:17.04.

Corbett was the only Tri-Valley school to bring a full team to the race, coming in last out of six teams with 149 points.

Stayton won the team title with 32 points, powered by a 1-2 finish from Hailey Notman (19:39.64) and Hope Bridge.


This story is slated for our Oct. 17, print edition.


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