LEBANON — The top region groups did what they expected to in Saturday’s Mid-Willamette Conference crosscountry area meet, running alright to win in their last check up for the following week’s Class 5A state meet.
The Corvallis High young ladies and Crescent Valley young men, both genuine competitors for state titles, had sprinters at or close to the front, assisting keep with each joining score low.
CV cleared the singular races on the delicate Seven Oak Middle School course. First year recruit Emily Wisniewski proceeded with her champion season with a young ladies win shortly, 29 seconds over the 5,000-meter (3.1-mile) journey. Senior Cade Byer drove a 1-2-3 Raiders finish in the young men race in 16:18, only in front of colleagues Kanoa Blake and Henry Coughlan.
The best four groups and any people among the main five finishers and not on those in each race meet all requirements for state, which will be held next Saturday at Lane Community College in Eugene. Among region groups, the South Albany young men (second), Corvallis young men (third) and Crescent Valley young ladies (second) additionally made state.
Wisniewski, who dominated her 6th race of the period and recorded an individual best 17:29 recently, said she was hurrying to win Saturday and not really for time since state is only seven days away.
She said she as a rule feels the butterflies before enormous races, yet the area meet wasn’t one of those in light of the modest number of contenders.
“I certainly get exceptionally anxious. When I start my race every one of my nerves simply disappear,” she said.
One week from now may be unique, as Wisniewski takes on the most incredible in the 5A order.
West Albany’s Megumi Ludlow was one of two individual state qualifiers in the nine-school meet, requiring second in the young ladies race in 18:51. North Salem’s Isabel Swain, fourth in 19:10, was the other.