Taft Cross Country Middle School
Photo by Mitch Parsons

Sixth-graders Trenton Battle and Ryan Best led the Taft middle school cross country team with the top boys performances Thursday, pacing the Tigers to the team title in the Darrel Deedon Invitational in Turner.

Battle finished eighth in the 2,000-meter race at Cascade High School to lead Taft to first place over Central Linn, while Best was 10th. Both attend Taft Elementary School.

From left, Aliviah Mode and Julia Towers

Seventh-grader Aliviah Mode led the girls, who didn’t compete as a team, by placing 13th at 2,000 meters, while another sixth-grader, Julia Towers, was 14th.

The Taft varsity team did not compete Thursday due to bees along the course route.

Boys Team Scores

1.Taft51
2.Central Linn61
3.Harrisburg64
4.Salem Academy Christian73
5.Crosshill Christian89

Taft Boys Results

PlaceGradeNameTime
  8.6Trenton Battle9:31.7
10.6Ryan Best10:14.8
13.8Mugen Evenson10:26.4
17.7Kristian Cabal10:50
21.6Joshua McCormick10:56
27.7Zayden Parsons11:26
38.6Ryuma Evenson13:32
39.5Tatsuma Evenson13:44
40.6Cameron Trowbridge14:37
41.6Brycen Storm14:39

Taft Girls Results

PlaceGradeNameTime
13.6Aliviah Mode11:45.9
14.6Julia Towers11:47.4
    24.7Hanna VandenEnden14:06

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