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Cottage Grove boys win Sky-Em Championships

EUGENE – The Cottage Grove Lions’ boys cross country team won the Sky-Em league championships on Thursday at Lane CC thanks to four top-10 finishers. Senior Jaden Owens, the Lions best runner all season, took second place with a time of 16:28.50, while sophomores Carter Bengtson (16:41.15) and Kobi Prenevost (18:04.70) took third and seventh, respectively.

Senior Brennen Murphy took 10th with a time of 18:16.49, and the Lions won the title with a team total of 38 points. Marshfield came in second with 43 points thanks to Alexander Garcia-Silver winning the meet with a time of 15:11.40. 

Cottage Grove’s girls team had stellar results as well, taking second place thanks to two sophomores – Allison Palluck (22:12.93) in seventh and Bella Keating (22:24.20) in eighth.

The Lions’ Allison Palluck, above, and  Bella Keating finished 7th and 8th, respectively in the Sky-Em League championships at Lane Community College this past weekend. 

In other Thursday results, Pleasant Hill girls took third place in the 3A/2A/1A Special District 4 championships. The Billies were led by two freshmen – Ellie Epperson (21:41.50) in 11th and Soleis Jones (22:10.31) in 15th. The Pleasant Hill boys took fifth as sophomore Vedder Anderson finished eighth with a time of 18:29.94.

Creswell also competed in the Special District 4 championships. The Bulldogs’ boys were led by Carson Williamson (19:18.85) in 14th and Jaden Peek (19:25.17) in 16th. The girls top three finished in places 24-26 as Kylie Leonard (22:47.53), Kaylee Gardner (22:47.86) and Brooke Moehlmann (22:51.40) led the team.

Wednesday, Oct. 26

Springfield boys took third place in the Midwestern League Championships. The Millers were

led by junior Owen Fuller in 9th with a time of 16:37.8, junior Conner Lamb in 13th with a time of 17:18.0 and senior Ryan Hass in 17th with a time of 17:39.0. The Springfield girls took fifth place, led by junior Carrie Babcock in 10th with a time of 21:24.3 and freshman Halle Wing in 21st with a time of 22:17.4.

Thurston also competed in the Midwestern League Championships Wednesday. The boys and girls teams took sixth place. The boys were led by freshman Carson Buergey in 15th with a time of 17:29.3, while the girls were led by senior Breanna Raven in 6th with a time of 20:27.5 and senior Stephanie White in 15th with a time of 21:39.1.



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