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With a pair of invitationals completed, the Indians will have some time to get ready for the conference meet

The Molalla boys cross country team continues to improve and run well at invitationals. The latest proof of that was a fourth place finish in the Estacada Invite on Oct. 13.

The Indians scored 98 points to place them behind Ridgefield (24), North Marion (77), and Corbett (94).

Leading the way for Molalla was Riley Reynolds who ran to an individual fourth place finish over the 5,000 meter course, clocking a time of 18 minutes, 20.70 seconds.

COURTESY PHOTO: MOLALLA XC - The Molalla cross country team is now preparing for its conference championships on Oct. 27 at McIver Park.

He was backed up by a 22nd place finish from Colten Strohmeyer (20:22.40), Osten Terry in 25th place (20:35.00), Clayton Huitt in 29th (20:57.20), and Lucas Berreth in 33rd (21:30.70). Also running for the Indians was Jecel Cortes (39th, 23:04.30) and Levi Wood (43rd, 23:39.80).

On the girls side, there were only two complete teams in the race – Estacada and Riverdale.

Individually, Kylie Benim led the way with an 13th place finish in the race, clocking a time of 23:55.60. Crista Bauer was 25th in a time of 26:44.20.

The Indians will now have two weeks to hone their training as they prepare for the Tri-Valley Conference Championships on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at McIver Park. Racing begins at 3 p.m. with the varsity girls, then 3:30 for varsity boys with JV races to follow.

Paul Mariman Invitational

The Indians competed in the Paul Mariman Invitational on Oct. 9 at Philomath High School

The boys team finished 14th with 401 points and were led individually by Reynolds, who finished 35th in a time of 18:29.20.

Colten Strohmeyer finished in 91st place (20:45.60), Osten Terry was 92nd (20:47.60), Clayton Huitt finished in 96th (20:58.20), Jecel Cortes was 127th (23:15.60) and Levi Wood was 129th (23:46.70).

For the girls, Kylie Benim led the way with a 70th place finish in 25:08.40. Crista Baurer finished 81st in a time of 25:57.30.

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