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Parr and Husky runners place sixth

North Marion, Woodburn and Kennedy cross country recaps from last week's meets


Christian Parr led the North Marion boys cross country team to sixth place out of 17 teams Saturday at the Ash Creek XC Invitational at Western Oregon University in Monmouth.

The senior placed eighth in a field of more than 160 runners, clocking a career-best 16 minutes, 47 seconds on the 5,000-meter course. His previous personal best was 17:05.17.

The Huskies ended up with 207 points, finishing behind Corvallis (60), Marist (85), Valley Catholic (97), Liberty (130) and Newport (157).

Other scorers for North Marion included sophomore Colin Barrow (35th, 17:51), senior Ben Hanberg (40th, 18:00), junior Elbert Giron (42nd, 18:02) and senior Grant Barrow (102nd, 19:34).

The Huskies’ only representative in the 3,000-meter varsity girls race was senior Hannah Surcamp, who clocked a 12:52 to place 45th out of more than 150 competitors.

North Marion’s season continues Sept. 25 at a 16-team invitational at Willamette Mission State Park, about 20 miles southwest of Aurora. Varsity running begins at 5:30 p.m.

Woodburn

Senior Placido Salvador led all Woodburn runners at Saturday’s Ash Creek Invitational at Monmouth.

Salvador placed 14th out of 162 runners in the 5K field with a time of 17:10. It was a personal-best for Placido, who knocked seven seconds off his previous best at Dallas last season.

Teammate Eddie Bravo was the next Bulldog across the finish line with a 52nd-place time of 18:21.

For the girls team, Annie Lopez had the top finish in 14:51 to finish 104th.

The Bulldogs next compete at the Oregon City Invitational Saturday.

Kennedy

The Trojan boys finished sixth at Wednesday’s Oktoberfest Invitational at Silver Falls State Park.

Dalton Sussee led the team with an 11th-place finish in 21:48. Freshman teammate Noe Jines was next at 22:52 to finish 21st.

The girls team was led by Lauren Stokely who was the eighth person across the finish line in 26:30.

The Trojans travel to Warrenton this Saturday to take part in the Three Course Challenge at Camp Rilea.