fb pixel

Log In

Reset Password

Crater honored by SSC

The Crater cross country team had four boys make the seven-person first-team Southern Sky Conference team and five girls, including runner of the year Riley Swanson, make the seven-person first team.

Crater's Justin Loftus was also named the boys and girls coach of the year to cap a successful year for the Comets in which both teams captured Class 5A state titles.

At the state meet, the Crater girls scored the fewest points ever by any team of any gender with 16. The Comets had five of the top eight finishers at state including Kayleigh Tyerman (2nd, 19:11), Swanson (3rd, 19:12), Silver Seibert (4th, 19:13), Arianne Lafierre (6th, 19:20), Laurie Stoutenburgh (8th, 19:26). All five were named to the SSC first team.

Aria Hemphill from Ashland also made the first team. She finished 20th at the state meet with a time of 19:58.

The Crater boys edged Hermiston by two points to win the state title. Top finishers were: Zach Elliott (6th, 16:16), Wyatt Rice-Narusch (10th, 16:26). Those two were named to the first team as were Curtis Yungen and Josh Elliott.

Ashland's Matt Miner was the male runner of the year. He joined teammate Ryland Karlovich on the first team. Miner finished second at the state meet, behind Marshfield's Jared Bassett (15:51), with a time of 16:00.

Klamath Union's Alex Peterson was the only runner not from Ashland or Crater on the first team. He finished fourth at the state meet with a time of 16:04.

All-SSC Cross Country


First Team

Matt Miner Ashland

Ryland Karlovich Ashland

Zach Elliott Crater

Wyatt Rice-Narusch Crater

Josh Elliott Crater

Curtis Yungen Crater

Alex Peterson Klamath Union

Runner of the Year — Matt Miner, Ashland

Coach of the Year — Justin Loftus, Crater

Second Team

Wilder Schaaf Ashland

Cord Walsh Ashland

Derek Tarnawa Ashland

Jerrod Puckett Crater

Ryan Santana Crater

Kirby Garlitz Mazama

Charles Warrington Klamath Union

Honorable Mention — Austin Goebel, Klamath Union; Steven Reed, Klamath Union.


First Team

Riley Swanson Crater

Kayleigh Tyerman Crater

Arianne Lafierre Crater

Silver Seibert Crater

Laurie Stoutenburgh Crater

Chelsa McDonnell Klamath Union

Aria Hemphill Ashland

Runner of the Year — Riley Swanson, Crater

Coach of the Year — Justin Loftus, Crater

Second Team

Anya Martinez Crater

Camelia Mayfield Ashland

Erika Hultz Ashland

Emily Olson Crater

Mya Kass Ashland

Haley Beal Ashland

Sara Nelson Mazama

Honorable Mention — Jaylin Bliss, Klamath Union.