BANKS - The Astoria cross country teams swept a pair of double-duals at Banks Monday.

The Astoria boys topped both Banks (15-50) and Rainier (15-48); while the girls edged Banks (23-33) and Rainier (21-36).

Astoria runners also nailed down the top three spots in both races, with Ian MacDougall (18:21), Johnny Wilson (18:41) and Jonnie Dunne (19:18) finishing first, second and third in the boys race; and Abbey Chesimet (22:25), Katie Choate (23:00) and Bridget Nurding (23:12) taking the top three places for the girls. It was Chesimet's first career win.

Astoria competed in the Molalla Invitational over the weekend. Running without their top three runners, the Astoria boys placed third with 112 points, behind Marist (38) and Scappoose (75).

Siuslaw's Kyle Kotaich took first in a course record 16:19, while MacDougall was eighth in 17:25. Wilson (16th, 17:43) and Mike Pounders (18:34) also ran for the Fishermen.

Siuslaw (36) won the girls' team title, followed by Marist (47) and Scappoose (103). Astoria did not field a complete team.

Choate was eighth (20:31) and Chesimet 12th (20:44). Nurding (21:15) also ran for the Fishermen.

Gulls compete at TillamookTILLAMOOK - Seaside squared off against Tillamook in a cross country dual Monday, with the Cheesemakers winning the boys title (15-50), and the Gulls taking the girls win because of an incomplete Tillamook team.

Scappoose also took part in the meet, but did not figure into the scoring.

The Seaside boys will be missing top runner Joe Gardner (broken foot) for the remainder of the season.

Running Monday for the Gulls were Dono Allen (18th, 20:38), Scott Crader (19th, 21:09), Mark Thysell (26th, 22:41), Skyler Wells (27th, 22:41), Steve LaMontagne (28th, 22:42), Nick Stephens (31st, 23:26), Eric Bodell (34th, 24:37), Adam Beckman (37th, 22:51), Josiah Pfund (38th, 26:29) and Fernando Maldonado (40th, 26:55).

Freshman Ashley Mayfield placed fourth for the Seaside girls in 22:02, followed by teammates Rachel Mendick (7th, 26:18), Elaine Kloss (13th, 29:11), Paloma Newcomb (14th, 29:21), Sydney Morrisson (16th, 30:00), Bridget Robinson (17th, 31:53), Laura Ciffeli (18th, 31:54), Stephanie Melendez (19th, 32:13), Audrey Lewis (22nd, 37:01) and Mina Beckman (23rd, 37:02).

The Gulls serve as the host Saturday for the annual 3-Course Challenge at Camp Rilea.

Knappa sweepsROCKAWAY BEACH - The Knappa cross country teams took part in the Neah-Kah-Nie Friends Camp meet Monday, with both the boys and girls returning with team titles.

Knappa (16 points) and Neah-Kah-Nie (63) were the only complete boys teams, while the Loggers had the only complete girls squad.

Knappa's Brentin Salisbury won the boys race in 18:20, with teammate Curtis Olds second (19:24). Loggers Gretchen George (21:54) and Kirsty Coghill (25:05) finished 1-2 for the girls.

The Loggers were coming off a meet Saturday at La Salle, in which the Knappa boys and girls both took second behind host La Salle.

Olds took third (17:27) and George was fourth (22:03) for the girls.


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