LANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, EUGENE – The Enterprise boys figured out the method to a state 3A cross country team title. Place five runners in the top 20 of the race and the team total cruises to an easy victory.
Running the course at Lane Community College in Eugene, it was Outlaws uniforms continuing to cross the finish line early led by race winner Zac Knapp. In addition to a team title, Knapp also took the individual medal, winning in a time of 15 minutes, 52.30 seconds. Knapp wrapped up his high school career and senior year with not only a state team and individual title, but a perfect season garnering eight straight first place finishes.
The senior laden Outlaw team included Bayden Mentor placing eighth, Ian Goodrich in 12th, Levi Ortswam in 15th and junior Weston Wolfe in 18th. Senior Chase Homan finished just outside the top 20 in 22nd and the future of Outlaw running, freshman Andrew Nordvedt, placed 40th.
The favorite for an individual title next season will be La Pine junior Wyatt Montgomery. Montgomery placed second behind Knapp with a time of 16:28.30.
Burns was led by senior Masson Shaw in ninth, recording a time of 17:15.80. Senior Spencer Johnson was 17th and freshman Carsen Volle picked up a top 20 finish in 20th. Sophomore Tim Banks placed 28th with junior Carter Lardy just seconds behind in 29th. Freshman Talon Morris was 60th.
Team scores: 1. Enterprise, 50. 2. Westside Christian, 86. 3. Burns, 92. 4. Oregon Episcopal, 98. 5. Santiam Christian, 100. 6. Willamina, 166. 7. Warrenton, 166. 8. St Mary’s, 172. 9. Cascade Christian, 200.
Individual results: 1. Zac Knapp (Enterprise), 15:52.30. 2. Wyatt Montgomery (La Pine), 16:28.30. 8. Bayden Menton (Enterprise), 16:51.30. 9. Masson Shaw (Burns), 17:15.80. 12. Ian Goodrich (Enterprise), 17:47.40. 15. Levi Ortswam (Enterprise), 18:05.70. 17. Spencer Johnson (Burns), 18:19.30. 18. Weston Wolfe (Enterprise), 18:21.00. 20. Carsen Volle (Burns), 18:23.50. 22. Chase Homan (Enterprise), 18:25.30. 28. Tim Banks (Burns), 18:54.20. 29. Carter Lardy (Burns), 19:02.60. 40. Andrew Nordtvedt (Enterprise), 19:23.20. 60. Talon Morris (Burns), 23:13.40.