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Photos by Robert W. Smith

Combining stiff competition over two river crossings, a mile of wood-chip trails, a half-mile of packed gravel and a sloppy mud puddle that resembled quicksand, hundreds of cross country runners got down and dirty Saturday in the annual Ultimook Challenge at Hydrangea Ranch in Tillamook.

Senior Micah McLeish led Taft’s boys in the annual 5,000-meter Class 4A-1A race that in by placing 27th in 18:43.64.

The Taft boys placed 20th behind team champion Washougal, Wash.

Senior Gabriel Dinnel of Washougal won the boys race in 16:20.49.

Taft boys results:

PlaceYearNameTime
 27.Sr.Micah McLeish18:43.64
 83.Jr.Eli Demello20:52.63
 91.Sr.Clayton Helfrich21:02.40
171.Jr.Jordan Hall23:54.96
193.Jr.Trenton Fisher25:12.03

Meanwhile, junior Emma Coulter paced the Taft girls by placing 32nd in 24:02.58.

Tillamook’s Sarah Pullen won the girls race in 19:41.31.

The Taft girls placed 10th behind team champion Tillamook.

Taft girls results:

PlaceYearNameTime
 32.Jr.Emma Coulter24:02.58
 72.Sr.Lydia Prins26:41.43
108.Fr.Kaydince Beach30:04.09
109.Fr.Charlotte Lunstedt30:19.54
114.So.Claira Tolan31:18.67

Nearly 100 schools of all levels participated in the annual event.

Class 4A-1A Team Results

5,000 meters

Boys

1.Washougal36
2.Newport130
3.Tillamook137
4.Stayton191
5.Heppner203
6.R A Long225
7.Kingston228
8.Peninsula240
9.Astoria256
10.Quincy329
11.Sweet Home337
12.Columbia River358
13.Crow362
14.Cottage Grove362
15.Catlin Gabel390
16.Riverdale394
17.Nestucca424
18.Banks442
19.Molalla454
20.Taft479
21.Gladstone498
22.Warrenton545
23.Culver556
24.Santiam594
25.Creswell703
26.Mossyrock717

Girls

1.Tillamook55
2.Astoria102
3.Catlin Gabel104
4.Washougal118
5.Stayton121
6.Cottage Grove134
7.Neah-Kah-Nie148
8.Heppner167
9.Kingston172
10.Taft277
11.Warrenton291
12.Santiam Christian314
13.Culver349

 INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

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