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LO, LHS runners continue to post fast times

Photo Credit: DAN BROOD - Linn Rising sprints down the backstretch en route to a second-place finish during last week's dual meet with Tigard and Sherwood.The Lakeridge boys and girls cross-country teams each finished sixth at the Northwest Classic in Eugene last week. For the boys, Noah Belcik led the way in a time of 16:39, easily his best time of the year by nearly 30 seconds.

Daniel Ragsdale and Tim Jordan finished back to back for the Pacers in 39th and 40th while Justin Miller and Alex Harbert were close behind, all cracking the top 50.

In the girls race, Elli Newman was the Pacers' top runner, finishing in 22nd overall against the strong field. Sophie French was next in 36th, just seven seconds off of her best time of the year. Dorothy Wang also finished in the top 50 with a strong time of 22:17.

The results followed a strong dual meet against Canby and St. Mary's. The Pacer boys won the meet led by Ragsdale, Belcik and Jordan finishing 2, 3 and 4.

In the girls meet, St. Mary's was dominant, claiming the top seven spots but Newman finished in eight while French and Maj Wehrmeister finished back to back in 12th and 13th.

For Lake Oswego, the girls won their meet against Tigard and Sherwood last week. Dulcie Jones finished second in the race, just 12 seconds behind the winner and she was followed closely by Grace David in third.

Emily Van Orman took fifth and Katy Howells was sixth and June Pauley took seventh.

The boys team finished third led by Linn Rising in second place in his best time of the season.

Doug Heymann finished in seventh for the Lakers.

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