Baker runners do well at Hermiston

By GERRY STEELE, Baker City Herald September 08, 2008 01:52 pm

Baker’s cross country runners had a solid first outing Friday at the annual Hermiston Invitational. Both the boys and girls teams placed third in the meet.

“I’m very excited about where our boys are,” said Baker coach Suzy Cole.

“Trevor Freese, our No. 1 runner, ran a very competitive race. He ran a great time compared to last year’s meet.”

Cole said Jake Sandefur and Kristian Krohn also ran well.

“Jake ran right with Trevor the majority of the race,” Cole said. “And Kristian had a great first 1.5 to two miles.

“It’s nice to see we’re already mixing it up. I was not only pleased with my returning runners, but also many of the new kids,” Cole said.

On the girls side, Cole said Melissa Clarke ran well.

“We were pleased with her time,” the Baker coach said.

“I though the heat took its toll on some of our other kids, but I was pleased with the girls’ competitive nature. I still don’t think our times are as good as we’ll see Friday at Union.”

Baker travels to Union at 2:30 p.m. Friday for the annual Catherine Creek Scamper.


Hermiston Invitational

Boys varsity

Team scores — Hermiston 18, La Grande 66, Baker 76, Umatilla 82.

Baker individual — 14. Trevor Freese, 19:02.30. 17. Jake Sandefur, 19:18.70. 21. Kristian Krohn, 20:04.30. 24. Jacob Payton, 20:11.30. 26. Brandon Lowry, 20:44.10. 27. Skyler Young, 20:52.90. 29. Joe Anderson, 21:08.30.


Girls varsity

Team scores — Hermiston 19, Umatilla 50, Baker 70.

Baker individual — 12. Melissa Clarke, 23:04.90. 20. Haley Adams, 25:26.92. 22. Kori Rayborn, 25:59.72. 26. Annika Yates, 28:14.52. 27. Felicia Schneider, 28:41.76. 29. Tori Wirth, 29:12.78.


Boys JV

Baker individual — 11. Jon Whitlow, 21:34.0. 13. Kevin Clark, 21:48.0. 14. Mitch Sandefur, 21:49.0. 23. Erik Robertson, 23:30.0. 25. Eliott Averett, 23:49.0. 32. Cameron McAlister, 24:45.0. 37. Lucas Ferguson, 25:46.0. 38. Jesse Rayborn, 25:52.0. 43. B.J. Savage, 29:36.0.


Girls JV

Baker individual — 11. Charlotte Bowers, 28:31.1. 14. Shelby Williams, 33:10.43. 15. Sarah Tognoli, 34:08.40. 16. Amanda Lang, 36:12.66. 17. Emily Miller, 38:30.0. 18. Anna Clarke, 39:40.0.