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Cross Country: Knappa runner wins league title

The Daily Astorian

Published on October 11, 2017 12:18AM

Last changed on October 11, 2017 9:02AM


ROCKAWAY BEACH — Neah-Kah-Nie was the host school for the Bigfoot Classic cross country meet Tuesday, with teams from the Northwest League scoring their league championship race in the same meet.

And while the Knappa boys did not field a complete team to place in the team standings, Knappa’s Robert Pina-Morton won the individual title.

The sophomore ran the 5,000-meter course in 20 minutes, 29 seconds, to finish well ahead of Nestucca’s Joe Wilkinson (20:58).

Vernonia won the team title with 42 points, followed by Nestucca (56), Faith Bible and Neah-Kah-Nie (61 apiece), and Delphian (122). Neah-Kah-Nie won the girls’ team title, with no Knappa runners taking part.

In the Bigfoot Classic 5,000-meter girls’ race, Warrenton junior Adriana Dejesus was the individual winner in 26:59, ahead of teammate Kaisa Liljenwall (second, 27:44). Jewell’s Gabi Morales (29:27) was fourth.

On the boys’ side, Jewell’s Thomas Meehan placed fourth (21:45), just ahead of Warrenton’s Forest Bigelow (fifth, 21:51) and Kale Moss (seventh, 22:44).



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