Clark women win Southern Regional cross country title

Mueller finishes second overall

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The Clark College women’s cross country team won the Southern Region Championship meet on Saturday, scoring 23 points to beat Clackamas (41) and Mt. Hood (60).

Mountain View High grad Katrina Mueller placed second overall on the 5-kilometer course at Clackamas Community College with a time of 18 minutes, 21.56 seconds.

Columbia River grad Holly Meler was third overall in 18:39.23.

Lane’s Gylany Crossman won the race in 18:08.17.

Also for scoring Clark, Heritage grad Angela Gula was seventh overall, La Center grad Tamara Kulla was ninth, and Prairie grad Shelby Beaudoin was 10th. Also, Prairie grad Briel Cossette was 14th.

The Clark men were third out of five teams, scoring 58 points behind Lane (32) and Clackamas (35).

Clark’s top runner was R.A. Long grad Nathan Richards, who placed sixth on the 8K course in 26:36.37. Sterling Yates, also an R.A. Long grad, was ninth.

Jorge Gil-Juarez of Clackamas won the race in 26:05.37.

Next for the Clark runners is the NWAACC Championships, set for Nov. 12 at Everett.

Men’s soccer — David Casaras-Sanches scored three goals as the Penguins shutout visiting North Idaho College 5-0 in a nonleague match on Saturday.

Martin Reyes had a goal and an assist, and Taj Rockitt also scored for Clark (10-2-3).

Clark, ranked sixth in the NWAACC, next hosts Chemeketa at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

Volleyball — Clark went 3-3 at the Dorian Harris Classic at Mt. Hood CC.

Playing in the Silver Division on Saturday, Clark’s day began and ended with losses to Wenatchee Valley.

In the first match, Clark fell in five games, and then the final match was a 2-0 defeat. In between, Clark posted wins over Highline and Pierce to stay alive in the bracket.

Clark will travel to Pierce for an NWAACC West Division match on Wednesday.