TILLAMOOK — Runners gathered Thursday, Oct. 26, at Alderbrook Golf Course in Tillamook, where the Cheesemakers hosted the Cowapa League cross country championships.
Seaside senior Rafi Sibony placed third. Sibony covered the 5,000-meter course in 16 minutes, 53 seconds to finish behind Scappoose senior John Kavulich and Valley Catholic senior Nate Schmidlin.
Beau Johnson was the next highest finisher for the Gulls, placing 23rd in 18:40.
While qualifying for the state championship, Sibony opted to join teammates in the Gulls’ soccer playoff game.