Sherwood teams triumph at district meet
The Sherwood High School boys and girls cross country teams stormed to the Pacific Conference dual meet titles.
The Sherwood squads then stormed to the Pacific Conference district meet championships.
And, because of that, the Bowmen teams are storming off to the Class 6A state meet.
The Sherwood teams earned their bids to the state event by each running to first place at the Pacific Conference district championships, held Oct. 30 at Joe Dancer Park in McMinnville.
The top three teams at the district meet, as well as the top seven individuals, if they're not a part of the top three teams, advance to compete at the state meet, which will be held Saturday at Lane Community College in Eugene.
The Sherwood boys turned in a dominating performance on their way to winning the Pacific Conference district meet title. The Bowmen took first place with a score of 20 points. Newberg was a distant second with a score of 69.
Forest Grove senior Quincy Norman was the individual winner of the varsity boys district race, with a time of 15 minutes, 24.2 seconds for the 5,000-meter course. But the next seven finishers in the race were all from Sherwood.
Senior Thomas Osborne led the way for the Bowmen, running to second place in a time of 15:57.7. Sherwood sophomore Jeffery Rogers was third with a mark of 16:00.7.
Also for the Bowmen, senior Jaron Homer was fourth at 16:05.3, junior Ismael Alvares was fifth at 16:11.1, sophomore Ethan Sturdivant was sixth at 16:13.0, sophomore James Crabtree was seventh at 16:16.5 and senior Nate Hicken was eighth at 16:20.4.
The Sherwood girls took first place in the district meet team standings with a score of 23 points. McMinnville was second with a score of 70.
The Lady Bowmen took the top three spots in the individual results for the race.
Sherwood sophomore Taylor Card ran to victory in a time of 19:50.6, edging junior teammate Kari Eddington, who was second with a mark of 19:51.7. Sherwood sophomore Kaylyn Murphy was third at 19:55.9.
Also for the Lady Bowmen, junior Mckenzie Abiley was eighth at 20:32.2, junior Maia Oliver was ninth at 20:33.5, junior Brooke Smith was 10th at 20:45.9 and senior Vanessa Van Winkle was 11th at 20:49.9.
The girls race at the Class 6A state championships is set to start at 2:55 p.m. on Nov. 9, with the boys race to follow at 3:30 p.m.
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