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COTTAGE GROVE — Crater's girls and boys cross country teams took home championships, and the Comets' Gracie Tostenson set the girls course record at the Harrier's Challenge.
Team scores were not available.
Tostenson, a senior, ran the 5,000-meter course at Schwartz Park in 19 minutes, 39 seconds, bettering the 2005 record of 20:52 set by Elmira's Lauren Zaludek.
Megan Hastings was the second Crater runner to finish, coming in in 20:57. She was followed by Britney Wimberly (21:20) and Jordan Monroe (21:25).
In the boys race, Crater's Austin Sanders was second in 17:11. Winner Jakob Heitt of Sweet Home set the course record in 16:45.
Hidden Valley's Shane Crofott was third.
Crater's Devin Rodman placed seventh in 17:40, and teammate Darien Andrews was eighth in 17:45.
PHOENIX 3, EAGLE POINT 0 — At Talent, Amanda Skaff played a part in all three Phoenix goals and fellow senior captain Jordan Stevens provided the defense at sweeper to keep Eagle Point (2-4-1) at bay at Hagler-James Field.
Skaff scored from 20 yards out in the 33rd minute and connected again at the 48-minute mark from 18 yards on a well-timed cross from Facie Graham.
Skaff also set up Andreina Flores' goal in the 70th minute.
The Pirates (3-2) outshot the Eagles 11-4 with Pirates goalkeeper Madi Landis stopping all four shots.