JACKSONVILLE — Cascade Christian junior Jared Nichols looks primed for a breakout cross country season following his district track titles in the 1,500- and 3,000-meter races.

JACKSONVILLE — Cascade Christian junior Jared Nichols looks primed for a breakout cross country season following his district track titles in the 1,500- and 3,000-meter races.

Nichols was impressive again Tuesday, winning the Cascade Christian Invitational on a hilly, 5,000-meter course near the Britt grounds with a time of 18 minutes, 13 seconds.

"That really jump-started his confidence," Cascade Christian coach Steve Williston said of Nichols' track victories. "He's definitely my number one guy, and he's really stepped up. On a flat course, he could probably do a sub 17 (minutes)."

The Crater JV teams won the boys and girls team titles. The Comets' Jasmyn Andrews won the girls race in 23:12, and Crater had the top six girl finishers. Crater's Jonathan Obeso finished one second behind Nichols in the boys race.

"They bring a bus of 40 kids for the JV," Williston said of Crater. "They are a pretty incredible program. It was good to connect with them."

Cascade Christian Invitational

TEAM SCORES

BOYS — Crater JV 26, Cascade Christian 34, Eagle Point 90, Glendale 114, St. Mary's 140, Canyonville Christian 151.

GIRLS — Crater JV 15, St. Mary's 48, Cascade Christian inc., Canyonville Christian inc., Eagle Point inc., St. Mary's inc., Glendale did not compete.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (TOP 10)

BOYS — 1, Jared Nichols, CC, 18:13; 2, Jonathan Obeso, Crater, 18:14; 3, Greyson Dixon, Crater, 18:53; 4, Patrick Staten, Crater, 19:39; 5, Brad Arkens, CC, 19:47; 6, Peter Bilden, EP, 20:00; 7, Marty Stiles, CC, 20:09; 8, Mark Holloway, Crater, 20:26; 9, Neil Seibert, Crater, 20:35; 10, Vladimer Jensen, CC, 20:37.

OTHER LOCAL FINISHERS (BOYS) — 11, Jon Marcu, CC, 20:39; 12, Matthew Morley, CC, 20:41; 13, Joey Logan, EP, 20:59; 14, Tim Stieglitz, CC, 21:10; 16, Piers Rasmussen, Crater, 21:27; 17, Nik Walker, Crater, 21:28; 18, Cody Warren, EP, 21:45; 19, Hunter Sanders, Crater, 22:01; 20, Matthew Eyman, CC, 22:04; 21, Garron Pobuda, CC, 22:33; 22, Keifer Pehowic, EP, 22:58; 24, Jon Baumgarten, CC; 25, Nick Brooks, St. Mary's, 23:10.

GIRLS — 1, Jasmyn Andrews, Crater, 23:12; 2, Lucero Castenada, Crater, 24:19; 3, Teal Rice-Naruch, Crater, 24:40; 4, Jordan Kyzer, Crater, 25:13; 5, Esther Olsen, Crater, 25:43; 6, Shyanna Ashworth, Crater, 25:52; 7, Brianna Case, CC, 26:26; 8, Jasmine McDonald, CC, 27:12; 9, Ashley Sankey, EP, 24:49; 10, Cashel Cain, St. Mary's, 28:08.

OTHER LOCAL FINISHERS (GIRLS) — 11, Cecilia Kerwin, St. Mary's, 28:09; 12, Hannah Morley, CC, 28:16; 13, Lauren Croy, CC, 28:17; 14, Stephanie Colson, Crater, 28:52; 15, Chloe Hanks, EP, 29:12; 16, Holland Foley, St. Mary's, 29:29; 17, Jessica Clement, St. Mary's, 29:31; 18, Jenna Keith, Crater, 29:40; 19, Elysha Elliott, Crater, 29:55; 20, Kiara Taylor, Crater, 30:46; 21, Taylor Nelson, Crater, 30:52; 22, Shannon Paine, Crater, 32:06; 23, Katie Wayman, St. Mary's, 32:28; 24, Marla De Mello, EP, 32:40; 25, Peri Parsons, St. Mary's, 33:16.