The Wilsonville girls cross country team wanted it all.
And that's exactly what the Wildcats got.
Wilsonville finished its 2021 season with a flourish, running to victory at the Northwest Oregon Conference district meet, held at Portland International Raceway on Thursday, April 8.
The Wildcats — coached by David Barkley — did it by following the lead of senior Aurora Barkley. She raced to victory in the 30-runner field with a winning time of 19 minutes, 16.20 seconds to beat Putnam senior runner-up Kayla Ingraham (20:47.20) by more than 1 1/2 minutes.
Aurora Barkley and Wilsonville's team strength — the Cats' other varsity runners finished eighth through 12th and 17th — added up to a team title with 39 points. The complete team scoring included: Wilsonville 39, Putnam 52, La Salle 53, Scappoose 84.
After Aurora Barkley, Wilsonville's varsity runners included: junior Esme' Krause (eighth at 22:57.90); junior Sarah Somerscales (ninth at 23:09.20); senior Katrina Brisbois (10th at 23:37.00); freshman Ella Milanovich (11th at 23:42.50); junior Gabriella Prusse (12th at 23:51.20); and freshman Sophia Gordon (17th at 24:50.10).
Highlights for other local teams included: Putnam saw senior Kayla Ingraham finish second at 20:47.20 and sophomore Kendra Heath take sixth at 21:34.20; and for La Salle, senior Charlotta Schreuder was third at 21:00.00 and junior Erin McGinnis placed fifth at 21:34.30.
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