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Thursday, August 5, 2021

Tigers slosh way to finish line in Ultimook human mud bog

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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:

Place Year Name Time
27. Sr. Micah McLeish 18:43.64
83. Jr. Eli Demello 20:52.63
91. Sr. Clayton Helfrich 21:02.40
171. Jr. Jordan Hall 23:54.96
193. Jr. Trenton Fisher 25:12.03

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:

Place Year Name Time
32. Jr. Emma Coulter 24:02.58
72. Sr. Lydia Prins 26:41.43
108. Fr. Kaydince Beach 30:04.09
109. Fr. Charlotte Lunstedt 30:19.54
114. So. Claira Tolan 31:18.67

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

Class 4A-1A Team Results

5,000 meters

Boys

1. Washougal 36
2. Newport 130
3. Tillamook 137
4. Stayton 191
5. Heppner 203
6. R A Long 225
7. Kingston 228
8. Peninsula 240
9. Astoria 256
10. Quincy 329
11. Sweet Home 337
12. Columbia River 358
13. Crow 362
14. Cottage Grove 362
15. Catlin Gabel 390
16. Riverdale 394
17. Nestucca 424
18. Banks 442
19. Molalla 454
20. Taft 479
21. Gladstone 498
22. Warrenton 545
23. Culver 556
24. Santiam 594
25. Creswell 703
26. Mossyrock 717

Girls

1. Tillamook 55
2. Astoria 102
3. Catlin Gabel 104
4. Washougal 118
5. Stayton 121
6. Cottage Grove 134
7. Neah-Kah-Nie 148
8. Heppner 167
9. Kingston 172
10. Taft 277
11. Warrenton 291
12. Santiam Christian 314
13. Culver 349

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

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Jim Fossumhttp://SilverandBlackToday.com
Homepage Executive Editor and former longtime Sports Editor of the near-200,000 circulation Las Vegas Review-Journal, Fossum brings 40 years of award-winning experience covering virtually every facet of print and digital journalism to Lincoln City Homepage. The former longtime reporter for the Newport News-Times and Lincoln City News Guard is also Editor-in-Chief and Senior Columnist for SilverandBlackToday.com, which covers the NFL's Oakland (Las Vegas) Raiders.

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