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Pacer runners cruise over Sherwood, Canby

Lakeridge's girls and boys teams win as they get ready to host Sandelie meet

DAN BROOD - Lakeridge freshman Sarah Lyell won last week's dual meet convincingly in 19:26.8. The Lakeridge cross-country teams rolled in their dual meet with Sherwood and Canby last week. Both the boys and girls teams won handily as only a pair of meets remain before districts.

For the boys, it was the epitome of a team effort for Lakeridge. While the top Canby and Sherwood runner finished in first and second place respectively, the Pacers helped each other through the race, running as a pack and finishing that way in third through seventh place.

The group of Alex Harbert, Jack Chapman, Daniel Ragsdale, Matt Lautze and Justin Miller all finished within six seconds of each other and all finished ahead of the No. 2 runner from either Canby or Sherwood to earn a convincing victory.

The Lakeridge girls also scored a lopsided win with four runners finishing in the top-five individually.

Sarah Lyell won the event in 19:26.8, more than 20 seconds ahead of her closest competitor.

Lilly Bar was next in third place, finishing in just under 20 minutes.

Eva Svoboda took fourth in 20:21.7 and Elli Newman was just 13 seconds behind in fifth place.

Abbi Outcalt, Maj Wehrmeister and Erin Johnson all finished close together as well in 10th through 12th for the Pacers.

Lakeridge will host a meet at Sandelie Golf Course this Friday and will wrap up the regular season next week against West Linn and St. Mary's.

Lake Oswego's cross-country teams took on Tigard and St. Mary's last week. The Laker girls took second place, led by Grace David's third place finish individually in 19:41.

Dulcie Jones took sixth in 19:58 while Katy Howells also finished in the top-10, taking ninth in 20:28.

For the boys, Linn Rising was the Lakers' top finisher in second place with a time of 17:07. Just seven seconds behind him was teammate Colin Hennessey.

Timmy Hanson finished seventh in 17:49 while Austin Wiens and Nick Gadinas rounded out the top-10. Lake Oswego will also participate in Friday's race at Sandelie.