Borchers represents Braves at state cross-country meet
Banks' Jamie Borchers runs to a 26th-place finish among 4A girls
EUGENE Making her first career trip to Lane Community College for the Class 4A cross-country state championships, Banks senior Jamie Borchers seemed unfazed by the scale or magnitude of the prep seasons highest profile meet.
Despite on-again, off-again rain and somewhat less than ideal conditions, Borchers acquitted herself well against the states best last Saturday, running the 5-kilometer course in 21 minutes, 13 seconds to finish in 26th place out of 108 runners.
She went out a little fast, but I thought she ran really well, said longtime Banks head coach Rob Frank. Its easy to get carried away at the beginning. You get so excited, you get stretched and you feel good and then you take off too quick.
But I thought she came back strong in the third mile and did a great job.
Borchers finish was good enough to earn honorable mention all-state status, and Frank said it ranks up there among the best peformances ever by a Banks female distance runner.
Im not positive, but I think shes the highest placer weve ever had at the state meet, he said.
The individual crown went to Siuslaw junior Celie Mans, who finished in 18:45 to lead the Viking girls to their seventh straight Class 4A team title.
On the boys side, Bradley Rzewnicki was the individual winner in 16:13 and he led Seaside to the boys team championship.JW_DISQUS_ADD_A_COMMENT