Pioneers, TigerScots run in Oregon Friday

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UNION, Ore. - Mac-Hi and Weston-McEwen cross country runners competed at the Catherine Creek Scamper here Friday.

The Mac-Hi boys finished fifth overall of nine teams. Lucas Simpson took ninth overall in an individual time of 20:54.

Mac-Hi's Emily Childers was second overall in the girls race, with a time of 25:04. Kathleen Hopkins finished 20th with a time of 28:56.

W-M didn't have enough runners in boys or girls to field a full team. W-M runners Jacob Christopher and Daniel Winn competed in the 3.2 mile race.

Christopher finished 6th in 20:32 and Winn finished at 23:06.

On the girls' side, Danielle Henchcliffe, Melissa Husky and Lizzy Husky "all had good showings," said Weston-McEwen coach Paul Scott. The course included a 50-foot mudhole, he said.

"It was a tough course, lots of curves and ups and downs," Mac-Hi coach John Milleson said.

Weston-McEwen's Christopher will compete in the Nike Pre-Nationals at Portland Meadows Sept. 25.

"He will do very well," Scott said. "He has trained hard and will make an impressive showing."

Mac-Hi next races Friday at the Hells Canyon Invitational in Lewiston.

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