TUALATIN - The Tualatin High School boys cross country team just may be peaking at the right time.
With the Pacific Conference district championships just around the corner, the Timberwolves turned in an impressive performance as they ran to a 22-34 win over Newberg in a league dual meet held Oct. 12 at Tualatin High School.
With the victory, the Tualatin boys improved to 3-2 in league dual meets. Newberg moved to 3-2 in league meets with the setback.
Senior Nathan Love led the way for the Timberwolves in the victory. He placed first in the varsity boys 5,000-meter race in a time of 16 minutes and 34 seconds.
Tualatin junior Scott Allred was third in the race with a mark of 17:11.
Also for Tualatin, sophomore Tyler Snyder was fourth at 17:11, freshman Matthew Lovos was fifth at 17:29, freshman Bryce Haskin was ninth at 18:05, sophomore Adam Mitchell was 10th at 18:07 and freshman William Calder was 13th at 18:42.
The Tualatin girls were edged 27-30 by the Tigers at last week's meet. The Wolves moved to 4-1 in league meets with the setback. The Newberg girls improved to 4-1.
Tualatin junior Alli Cross won the varsity girls race in a time of 19:07. Tualatin senior Kristin Coffman was second at 19:34.
Also for the Tualatin girls, junior Christine Ho was seventh at 21:02, sophomore Alyssa Fuji was eighth at 21:04, senior Aubrey Brown was 12th at 22:14, junior Emily Barry was 15th at 22:36 and junior Miranda Petrone was 16th at 22:44.
The Tualatin teams were slated to face Century and Forest Grove in a league double dual meet held Wednesday at Anderson Farms in Forest Grove. Results of that meet weren't available when the Times went to press.
The Wolves will next be in action at the Pacific Conference district championships, which will be held next Thursday at Clackamas Community College.