Prep highlights: Columbia River girls cross country wins on tiebreaker

Ridgefied’s Kuebrich takes top spot in close race




Jane Kuebrich of Ridgefield won the race, but Hanna Dyer of Columbia River won the meet.

Kuebrich, a sophomore, edged Woodland’s McKenna Flanagan by a second to win the top individual spot in a time of 21 minutes, 35 seconds over the 5,000-meter course at Vancouver Lake.

The one spot proved important as it allowed the Spudders to tie Columbia River in the team score 33-33 in the three-team meet. The tiebreaker goes to the team with the higher finishing sixth runner. That was River junior Hanna Dyer.

The Spudder boys swept to a team victory as Ciarnin McNeil (16:56) edged teammate Kyle Radosevich. Ridgefield’s varsity runners claimed seven of the top eight spots.

Stars of the day

• Calvin DuBois, La Center boys cross country, won the Trico League meet hosted by Seton Catholic at Vancouver Lake in 17:09, leading the Wildcats to the team win.

• Sydnee Dyer, Seton Catholic girls cross country, won the Trico League meet at Vancouver Lake in 20:15.

• Amelia Pullen, Washougal girls cross country, breezed to a win over more than two minutes to lead the Panthers to a 2A Greater St. Helens League dual win over R.A. Long at Lake Sacajawea in Longview.

• Gabriel Dinnel, Washougal boys cross country, led the Panthers to a win over R.A. Long with a runner-up finish in 16:35.

• Owen Huntington, Camas boys golf, shot a 2-under 34 at Camas Meadows to lead Camas to a 162-172 win over Columbia River.

• Garhet Ballard, Battle Ground boys golf, was the medalist in a win over R.A. Long with a 3-over 38 at Mint Valley.