Charlie Davidson, Tia Carnahan, Lucy Davidson pace way for Scappoose
The Scappoose Lady Indians won the 4A state cross country title last year and, with most of their team back, is one of the favorites this season.
Friday at the 10-team Ultimook 5K Invitational at the Hydrangea Ranch near Tillamook, the girls took second behind powerful South Eugene, last years 6A team champion. There were additional teams on hand, but running in other classifications or incomplete in the varsity race.
The Lady Indians had Charlie Davidson, and her sister Lucy, a freshman, at the meet. Davidson had the top time for Scappoose, finishing seventh, with Tia Carnahan right behind her in eighth. Lucy was third for the Tribe with a 13th place finish. Sarah Carrier, and Sadie Krahn finished 24th and 41st for the Tribe, respectively.
Davidson and Carnahan were only eclipsed by four South Eugene runners, one from Beaverton and one from Wilsonville.
Coach David Harley noted about the race, Very challenging coursemost really liked the diversity and the craziness of the different parts, some were a little overwhelmed with the sheer physical challenge of it. It was easily the most difficult course any of them have ever run, and a very different course than they will see the remainder of the year.
He was pleased with the girls progress.
The girls are ready to defend their state title, Harley said. A very solid effort for them (the jayvee girls were fourth against the same schools which says something about where the girls program is as a whole) and while times were essentially unimportant, we saw some real determination and positive things, including the team performance.
The boys team wasnt as near the top of the finishers as the girls. Top effort for the Tribe boys came from sophomore Dan Carrier with a 22nd place finish in 19:36. Freshman Mason Reardon finished 31st overall.
Harley added, Our boys did well and are going to work hard, race hard and compete every time out. They really enjoyed themselves and of all the runners, probably enjoyed the course more than anyone. They have the attitude and the desire to get better and better, and as young as they arethey dont seem intimidated by other older and more experienced teams in the least.
Scappoose is currently ranked first in the 4A cross country poll, just ahead of Klamath Union, the team they nipped by a point last season to win state.
Scappoose will next run at the Molalla High New Balance Festival this Saturday at Clackamas Community College. They are at Seaside on Sept. 22.
Team scores: South Eugene 23, Scappoose 86, Southridge 94, Beaverton 110, Wilsonville 126, Lebanon 143, Southwest Christian 158, Estacada 209, Astoria 224, Junction City 293.
Scappoose Varsity: 7) Charlie Davidson, 2:36; 8) Tia Carnahan 22:43; 13) Lucy Davidson, 23:37; Sarah Carrier, 24:41; 41) Sadie Krahn 26:11; 48) Anna Hernandez, 26:31; Lindsey Marquardt, 28:07.
Jayvees: 16) Lucy Morud, 26:28; 20) Sarah Davison, 26:59; 33) Macy Gray, 28:22; 35) Ashleigh Lovell, 28:52; 51) Clare Kessi, 30:23; 67) Ingrid Melgar, 31:45; 72) Chrissy Martens, 32:21; 89) Miranda Raw.
Team scores: South Eugene 50, Wilsonville 80, Astoria 135, Tillamook 170, Newberg 177, Beaverton 187, Southwest Christian 196, Liberty 232, Scappoose 251, Lebanon 253.
Scappoose varsity: 22) Dan Carrier, 19:36; 31) Mason Reardon, 20:03; 67) Colby Wedgworth, 21:42; 69) Jacob Harley, 21:47; 70) Steven Gift, 21:48; 97) Jim Cutrona, 23:09.
Jayvees: 43) Damion Hanson, 23:07; 88) Julian Ribera, 24:54; 101) Richard Fritz, 25:24; 143) Johnny Kang, 27:36; 149) Sam Herscovitz, 27:46; 192) Chase Pixley, 33:56.