Corvallis held off Hood River Valley by four points to win the Oregon Class 5A girls’ state championship at Lane Community College in Eugene, denying HRV’s bid for back-to-back championships. Madeline Nason led Corvallis by winning the race, as the Spartans had three runners in the top ten. HRV’s Josephine Dickinson was fifth and Frances Dickinson sixth to lead the Eagles, as Hood River held off Wilsonville by two points for third, while North Salem was another point back in fourth. The Dalles took ninth, paced by Hanna Ziegenhagen in 28th place.
In the Oregon Class 5A boys’ race, The Dalles finished fifth. Juan Diego Contreras was the top Riverhawk finisher in tenth, while Sam Alvarez was 21st and Friedrich Stelzer 24th. Evan Holland of team titlist Ashland won the individual championship in 14:30.04, the fastest time ever on the state course.
Goldendale’s Ellie Rising finished ninth in the girls’ competition at the Washington Class 1A state championships at Sun Willows in Pasco. Rising’s effort led the Timberwolf girls to a tenth place finish. Columbia was 14th, topped by a 27th place finish by Joules Hope. Stevenson’s Isabella Spencer was 22nd. In the boys’ race, Columbia finished 12th and Goldendale 16th. Dylan Beneventi of CHS was the top area runner in 48th, while Abiy LaCombe of Stevenson was 51st and Goldendale’s Corbin Riley was 60th.
Trout Lake’s boys finished third and the girls seventh at the Washington Class B state championships at Sun Willows in Pasco. The Mustangs’ Justin Peck finished second in the boys’ race, four seconds behind Daniel Quintana of Ilwaco. Eighth-grader Myana Stock finished tenth in the girls’ run for Trout Lake.