Tualatin girls run to victory at TRL preview meet
The Tualatin High School girls cross country team has its sights set on the Three Rivers League championship this season.
Well, if the Three Rivers League preview meet is any indication, then the Timberwolves just may have a good chance at reaching their goal.
The Tualatin girls finished in first place in the team standings at the TRL preview meet, held Sept. 11 at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City. The Wolves had a team score of 52 points, putting them six points ahead of second-place West Linn. St. Mary's finished in third place with a score of 96.
Tualatin senior Kaitlyn Gearin also ran to victory at the meet, as she finished in first place in the varsity girls race with a time of 19 minutes, 4.04 seconds for the 5,000-meter course.
Timberwolf sophomore Mahathi Sridhar also had a top-10 finish, as she ran to ninth place in a time of 20:49.41. Tualatin junior Olivia Seits was close behind in 11th, with a mark of 20:56.43.
Also for the Wolves, junior Lily Hughes was 15th at 21:13.23, sophomore Naiya Gates was 16th at 21:14.98, senior Taylor Cockrell was 23rd at 21:41.07 and junior Sierra Kurth was 24th at 21:41.49.
The Tualatin boys finished in second place in the team standings at the event with 57 points. That put the Wolves behind only Lakeridge, which had a score of 46. Oregon City was third with a total of 72.
Tualatin senior Andrew Payton was victorious in the varsity boys race. He took first place with a tme of 16:36.96.
Sophomore Caleb Lakeman also ran strong for Tualatin, as he ran to fifth place with a mark of 17:09.17.
Also for the Wolves, sophomore Cole Noretto finished in 14th at 17:27.23, senior Sam Smith was 17th at 17:32.20, sophomore Dean Horton was 20th at 17:41.76, junior Aidan Putnam was 23rd at 17:44.51 and freshman Aaron Lakeman was 24th at 17:46.44
The Tualatin teams will next be in action on Friday, when they run at the Meriwether Cross Country Classic, which will be held at Meriwether National Golf Club in Hillsboro. The varsity girls race is set to start at 5 p.m., with the varsity boys race to follow at 5:30 p.m.
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