Sherwood boys run to victory at invitational
The Sherwood High School boys cross country team just keeps on winning.
The Bowmen's latest victory came at the Flat & Fast Invitational, held Friday at Joe Dancer Park in McMinnville.
Sherwood took first place in the team standings at the nine-school event with a score of 22 points. The put the Bowmen safely ahead of second-place Oregon City, which had a score of 68.
Senior Nate Hicken helped lead Sherwood to the victory, as he was the individual winner of the boys varsity race at the invitational. Hicken took first place with a time of 16 minutes, 21.2 seconds for the 5,000-meter course.
Hicken was followed closely by his Bowmen teammate, sophomore James Crabtree, who finished second in a time of 16:25.1. Sherwood senior Jaron Homer was fourth with a mark of 16:29.3.
Also for the Bowmen, sophomore Jeffery Rogers was seventh at 16:40.1, senior Thomas Osborne was eighth at 16:42.3, junior Ismael Alvares was 10th at 16:44.3 and sophomore Ethan Sturdivant was 11th at 16:50.0.
The Sherwood girls finished in third place, out of 10 schools, with a score of 91 points. Tualatin took first place with a score of 51, and West Linn was second with a total of 57.
Junior Kari Eddington paced the Lady Bowmen at the invitational, running to 12th place in a time of 20:50.0. Sherwood junior Mckenzie Abiley as close behind in 14th, with a mark of 20:53.4.
Also for the Lady Bowmen, senior Madi Ramos was 21st at 21:08.6, junior Brooke Smith was 28th at 21:12.9, senior Vanessa Van Winkle was 29th at 21:14.7, freshman Kaylyn Murphy was 35th at 21:25.8 and junior Maia Oliver was 36th at 21:28.1.
Catlin Gabel senior Lila Fenner was the winner of the girls race with a mark of 19:20.7.
The Sherwood teams will be back in action on Tuesday, when they host Newberg and Forest Grove in a Pacific Conference double dual meet. The varsity boys race is set to start at 5:15 p.m., with the varsity girls to follow at 5:45 p.m. Both Sherwood teams have 3-0 conference records going into the meet.
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