The Bruins win the dual, although Reynolds rests its No. 2 runner

by: THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Barlows Jackson Haselnus makes the turn into the final loop ahead of Reynolds Ian Stevens on Wednesday. Haselnus finished second about 25 seconds behind Central Catholics Kyle Thompson.

The Barlow boys cross country team made its case for state Wednesday with an eight-point win over Reynolds on the Raiders’ home course, but the final bids to Eugene won’t be awarded until next week’s district showdown.

The Bruins put three runners ahead of Reynolds’ No. 2 racer to win the dual by a comfortable margin. Jackson Haselnus led Barlow in second place overall, covering the 5K course in 16:13, pulling away from the Raiders’ top runner over the third mile.

“I got into the forest loop late in the race and could feel myself pulling away,” Haselnus said.

Central Catholic dominated the race, packing six runners into the top 10 overall. Kyle Thompson won the race with a time of 15:49, pulling away from the pack at the first mile marker and running most of the event alone well ahead of the pack.

On the girls side, Reynolds won the four-team meet with 41 points. Emily Trosino was the first across the finish line, completing the 3.1 miles in 20:17.

The MHC district championships are Wednesday at Centennial High.

Look for extended race coverage in the Friday, Oct. 19, edition of The Outlook.

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