Creswell, Sports Zone

Moehlmann paces XC Dawgs in Rock ‘n’ River 5k

Chance Hemenway of Creswell attacks the Elijah Bristow Park Course. TOM PAGE/THE CRESWELL CHRONICLE

Sophomore Brandon Moehlmann placed 33rd in a field of 83 runners – many from larger schools – to pace the Creswell Bulldogs cross country team during the annual Rock ‘n’ River race, held at Elijah Bristow State Park on Saturday Sept. 22.
Moehlmann finished the 5,000-meter run in 19:40.50. Teammate Josiah Lee, a sophomore, placed 42nd in 19:53.90; sophomore Seth Handman was 95th in 22.12.10; sophomore Jackson Velarde was 59th in 22:18.90; freshman Chance Hemenway was 67th in 22:46.80; and freshman Gonzalo Cardenas finished in 35:56.50.
The Bulldogs tied with Oak Hill for seventh in boys’ team standings, with 218 points. South Eugene topped team standings with 38 points. Philomath was second with 44 points and Springfield was third with 74.
In the girls’ 5,000-meter race, which featured 60 runners, Creswell was represented by a pair of seniors, McKenzie Traetow and Emily Garcia. Traetow finished in 28:04.60 while Garcia finished in 31:14.20.
As an incomplete team, Creswell did not place in girls’ team standings. South Eugene led with 36 points, Philomath was second with 64 and Springfield was third with 70.
”The team as a whole ran their race plans very well,” said Creswell Head Coach Jonathan Ferguson. ”Josiah Lee broke the 20-minute barrier for the first time in his running career, and McKenzie Traetow had a two-minute personal best.”
This Saturday, the Bulldogs compete at the Woahink Lake Cross Country Invitational, to be held at East Woahink Lake in Honeyman State Park in Florence.



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