TUALATIN - The Knappa Loggers' cross country team got a good look at the rest of the district Monday afternoon, and vice versa in the annual District 1/2A preview meet at Tualatin Hills.

And the rest of the district may be a little intimidated by what it saw from the Loggers.

While the Knappa girls edged past Catlin Gabel for a team title, the Logger boys dominated their race, scoring 18 points to second-place Neah-Kah-Nie's 65.

Knappa runners placed second, third, fifth, sixth, seventh, ninth and 10th.

"I was very pleased," said Knappa coach Gary Jacobson. "It was just a great effort, from both the boys and the girls."

Knappa's Tonya Olds finished second in the girls race, running the course in 22 minutes, 31 seconds. The Loggers finished with 40 points in the team standings, followed by Catlin with 43.

Not far behind Olds were teammates Rene'e Evans (fifth, 24:10) and Tracie Nygaard (seventh, 25:27).

"Tonya ran a real smart race," Jacobson said. "And Rene'e and Tracie both ran fantastic races. This is Tracie's first year of cross country, and to finish seventh out of 50-some girls is pretty impressive."

The Logger boys, meanwhile, are good and getting better.

Junior Nick Jacobson took second place overall, covering the 5,000-meter course in 18:48. He was followed by Mike Allen in third at 18:53, with a group of three Knappa runners - Toivo Fransen (19:29), Blake Gerttula (19:33) and Kevin Maki (19:38) - taking fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively.

"Nick ran a tremendous race - it was good to see him come around," coach Jacobson said. "They all competed well. That's one thing that my assistant coach (Terry Hardy) commented on. He said they were all yelling encouragement to each other. They're all very competitive."

Other Knappa girls competing included Ali Gerttula (19th, 28:13) and Eliza Heavenrich (21st, 28:41).

Posting top 10 finishes for the Logger boys were David Pearson (9th, 20:01) and freshman Curtis Olds (10th, 20:05).

Junior varsity runners competing included Brad Salisbury (29th, 22:07), Derek Jacobson (40th, 23:24), Steven Maki (42nd, 23:29), Brentin Salisbury (43rd, 23:31), Matt Acuna (51st, 23:55), Jordan Shear (64th, 25:18), Kevin Bartlett (66th, 26:10), Tony Tischer (68th, 27:14) and Ian Dukes (75th, 29:33).

Following Neah-Kah-Nie in third place was Wahtonka (66), Portland Adventist (114), OES (135), Portland Lutheran (151) and Clatskanie (207). Vernonia and Catlin Gabel fielded incomplete boys' teams.

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