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Cross Country: Kavulich makes Nike BorderClash

Linnaea Kavulich takes 53rd with a time of 17:17

Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Scappoose freshman Linnaea Kavulich and head cross country coach David Harley pose at the 2014 Nike BorderClash in Beaverton.For Linnaea Kavulich, this weekend was a culmination of an incredible start to her high school distance career. She came into high school as a middle-distance runner and jumper, according to head coach David Harley, and ended her first fall season as one of the best freshman runners in the state.

And on Sunday, she got the chance to represent the state of Oregon in the Nike BorderClash in Beaverton, taking 53rd out of 80 qualifying runners with a time of 17:17.

“I loved it,” Kavulich told runnerspace.com. “It was so exciting and got off to a cool start 'cause there was the cannon, and I actually fell right in the first 100 meters, so it kind of woke me up and I was like, 'okay, let's go.'”

Only 11 freshman made the race, which was a goal for Kavulich after finishing seventh at the 4A state championships earlier this month.

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