Sherwood teams get sweep in double dual
The Sherwood High School cross country squads just keep right on rolling.
The Bowmen boys and girls teams both swept McMinnville and Liberty in a Pacific Conference double dual meet held Sept. 25 at Sherwood High School.
The Sherwood boys defeated Liberty 15-49, and they got a 15-47 victory over McMinnville to improve to 3-0 in conference meets.
Sherwood senior Nate Ficken ran to victory in the boys race with his time of 16 minutes, 0.1 seconds for the 5,000-meter course. He was followed by a bunch of his Bowmen teammates.
Sherwood sophomore Jeffery Rogers finished in second place with a mark of 16:19.5. Also for the Bowmen, senior Jaron Homer was third in 16:20.6, sophomore James Crabtree was fourth at 16:21.2, junior Ismael Alvares was fifth at 16:43.1, sophomore Ethan Sturdivant was sixth at 16:57.9 and senior George Westover was 11th at 17:27.0.
The Sherwood girls bested McMinnville 21-39 and they got a 19-39 over Liberty to move to 3-0 in conference competition.
Lady Bowmen junior Kari Eddington took first place in the varsity girls race with a time of 20:28.9. Sherwood junior Mckenzie Abiley was a close second with her mark of 20:30.9.
Also for the Lady Bowmen, junior Brooke Smith was fifth at 20:56.1, senior Vanessa Van Winkle was seventh at 21:08.1, freshman Kaylyn Murphy was 10th at 21:20.0, junior Maia Oliver was 11th at 21:21.3 and freshman Rilyn Blanchard was 14th at 21:57.6.
The Sherwood teams will be back in action on Friday, when they run at the Flat & Fast Invitational, which will be held at Joe Dancer Park in McMinnville. On Tuesday, the Bowmen squads will host Newberg and Forest Grove in a Pacific Conference double duel meet. The varsity boys race will start at 5:15 p.m., with the varsity girls race to follow at 5:45 p.m.
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