Laker, Pacer runners put up PRs at Sandelie
The teams turn in fast times with one week remaining until the district meet
There were plenty of fast times at last week's popular cross-country meet at Sandelie Golf Course. The meet always features strong competition and plenty of PRs and that was the case again on Friday.
Both Lakeridge and Lake Oswego will now gear up for next Wednesday's district meet at Clackamas Community College.
It was a fun battle between the Pacer and Laker girls teams last week with Lake Oswego finishing 10th as a team, just six points in front of their crosstown rivals.
Grace David led the way for the Lakers, finishing in 20th place with a time of 18:46.3, shattering her previous PR by nearly a minute.
Lakeridge's Sarah Lyell was her team's top finisher in 30th place in a time of 19:06.3, also a PR by more than 20 seconds.
Dulcie Jones was just a second behind Lyell in 32nd with a significant PR. Lakeridge freshman Lilly Bar was next for the Pacers, taking 62nd place in a time of 19:45.7 and Lake Oswego's Katy Howells was just eight seconds behind her in 67th.
Another freshman finished in 70th for Lakeridge with Eva Svoboda's finish in 19:56.4. She was followed by teammate Maj Wehrmeister in 84th and Elli Newman in 103rd.
In the boys race, Lakerige had a solid finish, taking 11th place overall.
Noah Belcik was the top Pacer finisher in a time of 15:43.5, good enough for 16th place and a PR by 17 seconds.
Alex Harbert was next in 62nd place in a time of 16:23 while Daniel Ragsdale took 76th in 16:32.6.
Jack Chapman also cracked the top-100 for the Pacers, finishing 93rd in 16:40.4 while Justin Miller took 99th.
For Lake Oswego, Linn Rising was his team's top competitor, crossing the line in 85th place with a time of 16:37.5, a PR by seven seconds.
Timmy Hanson, Austin Weins and Nick Gadinas were the team's next three finishers.
The season now winds down as the teams wrapped up the regular season on Wednesday and will now vie for state berths at Clackamas Community College.