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Bowmen squads run to a cross country sweep against in meet with Forest Grove and Newberg

PMG PHOTO: DAN BROOD - Sherwood High School senior Nate Hicken, shown here in a meet earlier this season, triumphed in the Oct. 8 meet at Sherwood with a school-record time of 15 minutes, 41.3 seconds.Their seasons are far from over, but the Sherwood High School boys and girls cross country teams have already won championships.

Both Bowmen squads clinched Pacific Conference dual meet titles by sweeping Newberg and Forest Grove in a conference double dual meet held Oct. 8 at Sherwood High School.

The Sherwood boys beat Newberg and Forest Grove by identical perfect 15-50 scores to move to 5-0 in conference meets.

Senior Nate Hicken led the way for the Bowmen at the meet, which also included runners from Tualatin, as he ran to first place with a school-record time of 15 minutes, 41.3 seconds for the 5,000-meter course.

Sherwood sophomore Jeffery Rogers was third overall in the race with a mark of 16:00.1. Sherwood senior Jaron Homer finished fourth at 16:08.0.

Also for the Bowmen, sophomore James Crabtree was fifth at 16:09.1, sophomore Ethan Sturdivant was sixth at 16:13.1, junior Ismael Alvares was seventh at 16:21.60 and senior Thomas Osborne was ninth at 16:29.7.

The Sherwood girls got a 21-40 win over Newberg and they bested Forest Grove 15-50 to improve to 5-0 in league meets.

Junior Kari Eddington led the way for the Lady Bowmen, as she took second place in a time of 20:17.8. Sherwood junior Mckenzie Abiley was right behind her in third place at 20:20.5.

Also for the Lady Bowmen, junior Brooke Smith was fifth at 20:23.9, senior Vanessa Van Winkle was sixth at 20:28.8, freshman Kaylyn Murphy was eighth at 20:34.3, sophomore Taylor Card was 11th at 20:44.2 and junior Maia Oliver was 12th at 20:44.9.

Newberg senior Kendall McKibbon was the individual winner of the varsity girls race in a time of 19:57.0.

The Sherwood teams will be back in action on Saturday, when they run at the Warner Pacific XC Classic, which will be held at Lents Park. The Bowmen squads will finish their Pacific Conference dual meet schedule on Oct. 23, when they run at Glencoe.

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