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Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Nov. 28, 2023

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Prep highlights: Menendez, Bailey lead Columbia River cross country


Neftali Menendez and Hanna Bailey were individual winners as Columbia River cross country swept a three-team meet at Vancouver Lake Park on Monday.

Menendez cruised to victory, covering the flat-but-soft 5,000 meter course in 16 minutes, 35.47 seconds. That was well ahead of runner-up Jacob McManus, also from River, who finished in 17:18.81.

Other Rapids runners Kohl Ripplinger, Eli Wenger and Preston Graham rounded out the top six as River finished with 15 points.

Hockinson was second with 50 points.

Fort Vancouver, led by fourth place Brody Will, had just four runners and did not qualify for a team score.

Bailey won the girls race in 20:14, pulling away from Hockinson freshman Lyla Taylor.

Hanna Tran finished third to help the Rapids win the team race with 30 points.

Sarah Gardner and Dani Buttrell finished fourth and fifth as Fort Vancouver placed second with 51 points.

Hockinson was third with 50 points.

Stars of the day

  • Eli Huntington, Camas boys golf, made five birdies and finished with a 5-under-par 31 at Camas Meadows to lead the Papermakers over Skyview 149-179.
  • Parker Daniels, Ridgefield boys golf, had 1-over-par 37 at Tri-Mountain for medalist honors as the Spudders edged Washougal 171-174.
  • Madison Wick, Mountain View girls swimming, won the 100 yard butterfly, 500 freestyle and was one two winning relay teams at a seven-school meet.
  • Aubrey Horner, Mountain View girls swimming, won the 200 yard freestyle, the 100 backstroke and was on two winning relay teams.

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