Rachel Newhard won the Division 2 girls race at Nike Portland. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Rachel Newhard won the Division 2 girls race at Nike Portland. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Klahowya XC places in Top 10 in Portland

PORTLAND (Ore.) — The Klahowya boys and girls took ninth and tenth respectively in Division 2 at the Nike Portland 5,000 meter meet this past weekend.

Rachel Newhard won the Division 2 girls race with a time of 19:08.50. Fellow sophomores Alyssa Becker (21:05.90) and Alex Watson (21:11.40) took 39th and 46th respectively out of a field of 155 runners. Hannah Meehan (22:28.60), Olivia Wildes (22:50.30), Katherine Callender (23:42.90) and Aleah Schultz (24:01.60) rounded out the top seven for the Eagles.

The boys were led by the 12th place finish of Jaeden Ellis, who ran the course in 16:33.90. Alex Oathout (17:14.20), Wyatt Vertefeuille (17:23.30), Lucas Becker (17:44.20) and Samuel Cook (18:00.50) all finished in the top 100. Mason Haws (18:30) and Evan Hagle (18:37.20) were also in the top seven.

Other notable finishes include Kelton Gagnon’s second place in the boys freshman race (17:46.60), and Hannah Nelson’s fourth (21:19.60) in the girls freshman/sophomore race.

In Division 1, the Central Kitsap girls finished 15th and the boys finished 17th.

The top seven runners for the girls were Rissa Eilmes (20:17.20), Taylor Nichols (20:47.40), Kara Shepard (20:54.90), Aaliya Chandler, (21:04.80), Madeline Shetler (21:10.40) and Hailey Hall (21:24).

Louis Gannon was the top runner for the boys, taking 25th in 16:43.70. Daniel Lizon (17:06.60), Jamal Chandler (17:30.70), Samuel Christensen (17:38.90), Seth Tower (18:00.30), Dallin Lizon (18:15.80) and Teichert Fischer (18:16.70) made up the rest of the top seven.

— Mark Krulish is a reporter for Kitsap News Group. He can be reached at mkrulish@soundpublishing.com.

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