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Cross Country: Linnaea Kavulich gets podium finish at state

Linnaea Kavulich, Scappoose's freshman running sensation, took 7th place overall at the state finals


A new career best mark came when it counted most for Scappoose freshman Linnaea Kavulich, who placed seventh overall at the OSAA Class 4A cross country championships on Nov. 1 at Lane Community College in Eugene.

Kavulich ran just behind the leaders for much of the race, managing to stick with the pack until they pulled away down the final stretch. The mark of 19:26 is a full three seconds faster than her previous best, set at McCormick park on Oct. 8.

The Scappoose girls took 8th place overall with 208 points, finishing just behind Tillamook and ahead of McLoughlin.

Tribe senior Dan Carrier, the lone member of the Scappoose boys' squad to qualify, had his best race of the season to take 15th overall and make second-team all-state for the second year in a row. Carrier, who had neared the 17-minute mark on a pair of occasions this season, ran the challenging Lane course in 16:56, just two seconds off his time from a year ago.

The Cowapa League's own Valley Catholic won the 2014 boys' title.

Check back next week for photos and comments from head coach David Harley and Kavulich, who in her own words, plans on winning a state title next season.

SUMMARY

OSAA State Championships

Lane Community College, Eugene

Boys

1 Valley Catholic 58

2 Phoenix 95

3 Marshfield 114

4 Philomath 129

5 La Grande 130

6 Siuslaw 144

7 Tillamook 155

8 Sisters 185

9 Ontario 229

10 Elmira 270

11 Hidden Valley 272

12 Crook County 283

13 Molalla 324

Scappoose: 15 Dan Carrier 16:56*

Girls

1 Phoenix 57

2 Molalla 106

3 Siuslaw 112

4 North Bend 115

5 Philomath 141

6 Sisters 167

7 Tillamook 175

8 Scappoose 208

9 McLoughlin 217

10 Henley 232

11 Estacada 253

12 Cascade 285

13 Sutherlin 296

14 Ontario 405

Scappoose: 7 Linnaea Kavulich 19:26**, 25 Georgia Benner 20:48**, 44 Rachel Bode 21:40**, 78 Caley Ricker 23.26, 82 Baylee Maloney 23:40**, (92) Emily Marquardt 24:21, (98) Kelsy Heller 25:17

* Season record

** Career record

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