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Pirates capture Skyline Conference crown

KLAMATH FALLS — The Phoenix boys team placed three runners in the top six and captured the Skyline Conference cross country team championship Saturday at Moore Park.

In girls, favored Rogue River took the top two individual places and won its sixth straight district team crown. The Chieftains are the four-time defending state champion.

Henley senior Patrick McLain won the boys 5K race with a time of 16 minutes, 42.3 seconds, followed by Phoenix sophomore Nathan May.

The Phoenix boys low team total was 38 points, with Henley finishing second with 61.

The top two teams and seven fastest individuals at district qualify for the Class 3A state meet at Lane Community College in Eugene Saturday.

Teams enter seven runners in the state meet, with the fastest five counting in the team score.

The Pirates finished second at last year's district meet and took ninth at state.

It was a hilly course and we didn't know what to expect, Phoenix coach Bruce Timmerman said. I was surprised by the difference in the score. We thought it would be closer.

May challenged McLain for the district title, but the Henley runner eventually won by more than six seconds.

Nathan (May) said every time he caught up to McLain, McLain would surge ahead, said Timmerman. McLain ran a smart race.

Phoenix received a fifth-place finish from freshman Kyle Gillette (17:10) and sixth from sophomore Lalo Flores.

The Pirates fourth and fifth runners were seniors Jake Mahon (12th, 18:28.5) and Chad Kane (13th, 18:31.0). Also, Pirate freshman Adam Chizek finished 14th (18:32.4).

Rogue River's Bobbi Wright and Lauren Fety finished 1-2 to help Rogue River score 34 points. Lakeview was runner-up with 44.

Wright posted a winning time of 19:44.2 on the 5K layout. She finished almost 50 seconds ahead of her sophomore teammate.

Phoenix freshman Amanda Phillips qualified for the state meet with a sixth-place finish (21:38.4).

She's (Phillips) a real strong runner and I thought she would do well on the hilly course, said Timmerman. She's our first girl to qualify for state in about eight years.

— BOYS

— TEAM SCORES- Phoenix 38, Henley 61, Lakeview 69, Rogue River 94, Mazama 130, Hidden Valley 139. Incomplete: Illinois Valley and North Valley.

— INdivIDUAL RESULTS- 1. Patrick McLain, H, 16:42.3; 2. Nathan May, P, 16:48.7; 3. Nathan Love, RR, 16:59.3; 4. Josh Harlan, L, 17:03.0; 5. Kyle Gillette, P, 17:10.5; 6. Lalo Flores, P, 17:12.9; 7. Robbie Warnick, H, 17:26.2; 8. Jacob White, HV, 17:29.6; 9. Andrew Barela, RR, 17:39.4; 10. Cody Martins, M, 18:02.0; 11. Corey Potter, L, 18:16.2; 12. Jake Mahon, P, 18:28.5; 13. Chad Kane, P, 18:31.0; 14. Adam Chizek, P, 18:32.4; 15. Neal Richards, L, 18:39.6; 16. Brad Mortenson, H, 18:54.9; 17. Ryan Tague, L, 19:05.9; 18. Josh Barleen, H, 19:15.3; 19. Brian Powell, H, 19:26.8; 20. Jon Oelkers, H, 19:30.7.

21. Bryson Williams, H, 19:33.9; 22. Micheal Cooler, L, 19:36.7; 23. Roman Newell, RR, 19:43.2; 24. Danny Vigus, HV, 19:45.7; 25. Daniel Patla, L, 19:46.1; 26. Jacob Seck, M, 20:17.2; 27. Nick Minard, RR, 20:26.2; 28. Ryan Kiely, L, 20:26.5; 29. Royse Haney, M, 20:40.1; 30. Jonathan Hawthorne, M, 20:40.5; 31. Mike White, Illinois Valley, 20:46.0; 32. Justin Stephens, HV, 20:53.5; 33. Nathan Fieguth, RR, 20:54.4; 34. Steven Alspach, NV, 21:01.0.

35. Richie Carpenter, RR, 21:13.0; 36. Zak Supan, P, 21:24.6; 37. Jerry Shearer, M, 21:39.2; 38. Donald Stafford, IV, 22:03.7; 39. Nick Coulter, RR, 22:08.3; 40. Tristan Calvert, HV, 22:14.1; 41. William Lehrman, NV, 22:19.3; 42. Joshua Cutino, NV, 22:27.4; 43. Jed Campbell, 22:30.4; 44. Jimmy Wood, HV, 22:38.8; 45. Chris Whittemore, M, 22:48.8; 46. Zack Hinkle, NV, 26:17.9

— GIRLS

TEAM SCORES

? Rogue River 34, Lakeview 44, Henley 76, Mazama 76. (Henley finishes third based on finish of sixth runner). Incomplete: Phoenix, Hidden Valley, North Valley.

— INdivIDUAL RESULTS

? 1. Bobbi Wright, RR, 19:44.2; Lauren Fety, RR, 20:33.0; 3. Stephanie DuBois, M, 20:51.1; 4. Kelcy Garner, M, 21:15.1; 5. Elise Sabin, L, 21:31.9; 6. Amanda Phillips, P, 21:38.4; 7. Erin Gilkison, RR, 22:00.1; 8. Beth Otto, L, 22:04.3; 9. Lacey Spark, RR, 22:15.3; 10. Megan McDonald, L, 22:55.8; 11. Christine Glass, H, 23:08.9; 12. Heather Hanus, L, 23:15.6; 13. Jessica Ellis, L, 23:17.9; 14. Kayla Picard, H, 23:28.8; 15. Amelia Jacobson, 23:25.9; 16. Samantha Granberg, L, 23:26.3; 17. Hadley Otto, L, 23:38.8; 18. Jennifer Bain, HV, 23:43.8; 19. Tami Caldwell, H, 23:55.8; 20. Allison Bailey, RR, 24:02.7.

21. Kendra Kohler, P, 24:06.9; 22. Madeleine Hottman, H, 24:13.4; 23. Jenna Mortenson, H, 24:33.4; 24. Marci Hanson, H, 24:56.5; 25. Amanda Graham, H, 25:01.7; 26. Carly Blank, M, 25:02.0; 27. Emily Davis, M, 25:06.9; 28. Sheena Powell, M, 25:18.5; 29. Lindsay Haines, HV, 25:42.7; 30. Kim Wagner, RR, 26:38.7; 31. Toni Fusco, NV, 26:46.2; 32. Tina Scotton, M, 28:28.4.