By Gerry Steele

gsteele@bakercityherald.com

Led by senior Kale Cassidy’s first-place finish in the individual standings, the Baker boys ran away with the team title at the Baker Invitational cross-country meet Friday at Quail Ridge Golf Course.

Baker won the team crown with 39 points, 19 better than second-place Burns.

Cassidy earned the individual title with a time of 16:53.24, almost four seconds faster than Burns’ JP Friedrichsen.

Three other Bulldogs — John Niehaus, Lucas Stearns and Jake Cuzick — finished in the top 10.

Stearns placed 9th with a time of 17:43.40, one place ahead of Cuzick at 17:47.40.

The Baker girls tied Pendleton for second in the team standings with 78 points. Burns won the girls team crown with 28 points.

Baker’s top individual finisher was Sydney Keller, placing third in a time of 21:01.72.

Corah Downing finished seventh in a time of 21:36.43.

Baker travels to Ontario Thursday to compete in the Crosby Invitational.

Baker Invitational

(Baker results)

Boys varsity

Team scores —Baker 39, Burns 58, Union 70, La Grande 121, Pendleton 153, College Place 167, Ontario 182, Homedale 210, Mac-Hi 262, Grant Union 292, Vale 297, Four Rivers 339.

Individual — 1. Kale Cassidy, 16:53.24. 6. John Niehaus, 17:30.26. 9. Lucas Stearns, 17:43.40. 10. Jake Cuzick, 17:47.40. 13. Gavin Stone, 17:57.59. 21. Hayden Younger, 18:44.68. 24. Shane Cunningham, 18:53.04. 31. Seth Rushton, 18:59.93. 43. Justin Ash, 19:35.34. 55. Kyler Hester, 20:02.06. 56. Jordan Mills, 20:02.42. 67. Gabriel Bott, 20:30.18. 78. Seth Mastrude, 20:50.43. 88. Eithen Hatfeld, 21:18.28. 91. Thaddeus Pepera, 21:30.72. 124. Joseph Couch, 23:49.30. 137. Ryan Hansen, 25:33.62. 146. Dan Wachtel, 28:29.01.

Girls varsity

Team scores —Burns 28, Baker 78, Pendleton 78, Union 85, La Grande 110, Vale 204, Grant Union 206, Homedale 212, Mac-Hi 212.

Individual —2. Sydney Keller, 21:01.72. 7. Corah Downing, 21:36.43. 14. Sydney Lamb, 22:50.48. 24. Sarena Bott, 23:40.26. 34. Lacey Jones, 24:36.17. 35. Jayden Rice, 24:38.87. 36. Rebekah Shaw, 24:39.43. 37. Filippa Krarup, 24:42.52. 38. Natalia Turner, 24:47.63. 71. Kaitlyn Waters, 28:19.40. 73. Payton Jones, 29:14.37. 79. Zoe Carlson-Morrow, 30:12.63. 92. Hollie Mays, 38:03.06.

Middle School boys

Individual — 30. Peyton Waters, 12:27.26. 31. Daniel Brown, 12:35.59. 43. Jayson Arenas, 13:04.48. 90. Cole Hester, 16:08.67. 98. Jacob Staehle, 17:15.00.

Middle School girls

Individual — 63. Jersey Alexander, 16:23.38. 82. Delainey Kemry, 17:57.92. 97. Lilly Collins, 19:48.90. 100. Bostyn Carradine, 20:11.24.

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