Bulldog senior finishes his cross country career with his econd consecutive top-10 finish

LON AUSTIN - Woodburn senior Giovanni Bravo (middle) made his third consecutive trip to the cross country state championship race in Eugene, where he placed on the top-10 podium for the second straight year.
Giovanni Bravo wrapped up his career with the Woodburn cross country team on Saturday with an eighth-place finish at the 2018 4A Boys Cross Country State Championships.

A senior, Bravo has been a regular representative for Woodburn at the state meet in Eugene since he joined the cross country program as a junior in 2016. Bravo finished 16:38 in his third consecutive race at the Lane Community College course, beating his sophomore time of 16:43, but falling short of the personal record of 15:53 he set at last year's race.

It was the second year in which Bravo has finished on the top-10 podium. He did so last year as a junior in the 5A race, where he placed seventh overall.

Bravo placed in the top 10 in every race in which he competed this year, including back-to-back first-place finishes in September and a season-best time of 16:13.50 in a fifth-place finish in the Oregon West Conference Championships.

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