Ian Stevens paces the Raiders pack that finishes just two minutes apart

by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: PATRICK FREEMAN - Reynolds Grant Turner heads for the finish line during Wednesdays race on a golf course in Wilsonville.

The Reynolds boys cross country team packed three runners into the top-10 overall Wednesday to beat Centennial by 23 points.

Ian Stevens led the team in second place overall, covering the 5K course in 16:11.4. He was followed closely by teammate Brandon Raleigh (third, 16:30.8), while Keenan Follett rounded out the top 10 in 17:11.3.

“It was a good day for us,” Reynolds coach Tadd Reaney said. “It’s the part of the season where you don’t have everyone at 100 percent, but Ian and Brandon continue to be consistent for us up front.”

Reynolds’ Grant Turner came in 15th overall in 17:29.3, putting four Raider finishers ahead of Centennial’s lead runner.

“You don’t want to have too big of a gap behind your superstars, and Keenan and Grant have worked hard to close that down for us,” Reaney said.

Taylor Hybl led the Eagles in 20th place with a time of 17:51.4 with teammate Josh Dempsey running alongside officially finishing 21st.

The Raiders tallied 65 total points and were third at the 10-team meet that also included schools from the Three Rivers League, the PIL and the 5A Northwest Conference. Wilsonville won the meet on its home course with 36 points. The Wildcats had their five scoring runners separated by less than 30 seconds.

Lakeridge finished second with 48 points, led by race winner Julian Heninger in 16:01.7.

On the girls side, St. Mary’s swept its way to a pair of perfect scores in league duals over Centennial and Reynolds. The Blues put all seven of their varsity racers in the top 11 overall. St. Mary’s won the team crown with 25 points. Kelly O’Neill of Lakeridge won the individual race in 18:56.3.

Reynolds earned a perfect score in its dual win over Centennial when its No. 5 racers Sami Cooper beat the Eagles lead runner to the finish line by four seconds.

Emily Trosino paced Reynolds in 12th overall with a time of 20:58.2, while Alejandra Bates came in 21st in 21:41.7.

See recaps from Barlow and Gresham meets in the Sideline of Friday's print edition.

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