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Newport High School senior Aliya Larsen, bib No. 334, photographed during the girls 3,000 meters at the 4A state Track and Field Championships in May in Florence, was the top Oregon finisher Saturday at the 4A-1A varsity girls event at the Ultimook cross-country race at Hydrangea Ranch in Tillamook. Harriers from Washington high schools finished in the top-3 places. (News-Times file photo)

TILLAMOOK — Newport High School senior Aliya Larsen was the top Oregon finisher during the 5,000-meter 4A-1A varsity girls event at the Ultimook cross-country race Saturday at Hydrangea Ranch. A pair of top-10 performances from seniors Sam Laurel and James Lackey lifted the Cubs boys to a fourth-place team finish.

Larsen, who placed sixth in April at last school year’s Oregon 4A State Cross-Country Championships in Eugene, completed the 5,000-meter course in 20 minutes, 51.65 seconds to finish fourth overall, and post the best time for an Oregon harrier. The Newport girls finished sixth in the team standings.

Senior Alauna Carstens, from Shelton (Wash.) High School, took home individual medalist honors in breaking the tape in 19:48.01. She was followed by fellow Washingtonians Elle Thomas and Sydnee Boothby from Washougal before Larsen crossed the finish.

Philomath, bolstered by top-10 finishes from Adele Beckstead and Kaeleigh Houchin, claimed the girls team championship with 45 points. Washougal took second with 100, followed by Shelton. Stayton, with 124 points, edged Tillamook (127) for fourth place.

The Newport boys team collected 157 points in earning its fourth-place team finish. Philomath claimed the boys top finish with 69 points, followed by Shelton with 107 and Astoria with 148.

Laurel, who did not compete at last season’s state cross-country meet, clocked a time of 17:26.31 Saturday in placing fifth overall. He was followed by classmate Lackey in sixth with a time of 17:31.60.

Philomath junior Brody Bushnell won the boys race in a time of 16:43.26.

The Cubs are scheduled to return to action Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Stayton Invitational.

Ultimook cross-country race

Saturday at Hydrangea ranch, Tillamook

Girls 4A-1A varsity, 5,000 meters

Team results — Philomath 45, Washougal, Wash. 100, Shelton, Wash., 114, Stayton 124, Tillamook 127, Newport 146, Longview, Wash.-R.A. Long 165, Heppner 172, Seaside 197, Blanchet Catholic, 219, Culver 248.

Top-25 individuals — 1, Alauna Carstens, Shelton, 19:48.01; 2, Elle Thomas, Washougal, 20:22.27; 3, Sydnee Boothby, Washoogal, 20:41.45; 4, Aliya Larsen, Newport, 20:51.66; 5, Adele Beckstead, Philomath, 21:05.82; 6, Athena Lau, Scio, 21:20.25; 7, Ali Clifton, Shelton, 21:51.54; 8, Ella Zilli, Astoria, 21:59.26; 9, Mikenzy Rosen, Horizon Christian, 22:06.19; 10, Kaeleigh Houchin, Philomath, 22:10.90; 11, Ingrid Hellesto, Philomath, 22:19.92; 12, Hailey Heideman, Heppner, 22:21.14; 13, Lily Prince, Tillamook, 22:31.03; 14, Miranda Lomax, R.A. Long, 22:49.08; 15, Audrey Gerding, Philomath, 22:52.24; 16, Hanna McDaniel, Philomath, 22:55.00; 17, Emma Lutz, Blanchet Catholic, 22:56.07; 18, Hope Bridge, Stayton, 23:06.73; 19, Sadie Gump, Vernonia, 23:11.88; 20, Kailey Beaudoin, R.A. Long, 23;17.23; 21, Elizabeth Young, Stayton, 23:18.62; 22, Shayla Hillstrom, Tillamook, 23:28.65; 23, Layla Varozza, Seaside, 23:37.84; 25, Brooke McDaniel, Philomath, 24:06.95.

Other Newport finishers — 26, Charlotte Gardner, 24:08.20; 34, Victoria Smith, 24:29.98; 56, Caitlyn Kaliher, 27:05.33; 61, Emma Schaffner, 27:32.54; 73, Taylor Schaffner, 29:58.32.

Boys 4A-1A varsity, 5,000 meters

Team results — Philomath 69, Shelton 107, Astoria 148, Newport 157, Heppner 167, Tillamook 177, Washougal 181, Stayton 209, Knappa 211, Western Christian 218, Gig Harbor, Wash.-Peninsula 228, Culver 260, Gladstone 272, Molalla 309, R.A. Long 375, Quincy, Wash. 404, Riverdale 430, Santiam Christian 510, Corbett 570.

Top-25 individuals — 1, Brody Bushnell, Philomath, 16:43.26; 2, Trevor Nichols, Heppner, 16:43.46; 3, Isaiah Rodriguez, Knappa, 16:50.72; 4, Samuel Grice, Washougal, 17:12.94; 5, Sam Laurel, Newport, 17:26.31; 6, James Lackey, Newport, 17:31.60; 7, Mateo Candanoza, Philomath, 17:32.10; 8, Zander Moha, Warrenton, 18:01.71; 9, Carson Bursch, Shelton, 18:04.71; 10, Jonathan Ginyrich, Tillamook, 18:05.20; 11, Trevor Stewart, Vale, 18:05.75; 12, Devon Franske, Tillamook, 18:06.67; 13, Jaydon Blackburn, Shelton, 18:17.27; 14, Jacob Miller, Shelton, 18:20.73; 15, John Clement, Astoria, !8:21.81; 16, James Roehr, Seaside, 18:31.52; 17, Jesse Erickson, Philomath, 18:33.09; 18, Tanner Manning, Regis, 18:34.94; 19, Micah Miner, R.A. Long, 18:45.62; 20, Brenden Del Grande, Stayton, 18:47.45; 21, Jacob Sieminski, Sweet Home, 18:49.30; 22, Luke Ellis, Western Christian, 18:56.30; 23, Declan Wark, Western Christian, 18:56.77; 24, Joseph Sherman, Heppner, 18:59.12; 25, Ed Elsworth, Heppner, 19:03.83.

Other Newport finishers — 36, Noah Larsen, 19:42.86; Finn Collson, 19:57.69; 109, Matthew Rash, 24:34.16.

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