Sisters sweeps Sky-Em cross country titles

Sisters sweeps Sky-Em cross country titles

Eugene, OR - The Sisters Outlaws won both the boys and girls Sky-Em cross country titles on Thursday at Lane Community College.

The Outlaw girls dominated, placing their first five runners in the top ten.  Sisters scored just 27 points to earn a trip to the state meet on November 3rd.

Junior Zoe Falk won the individual champion for the Outlaws in 19:59.  She was the runner-up in 2011.  Falk took the early lead and was never challenged.

"It was a little hard running by myself because I took the lead in the beginning," said Falk.  "I was kind of in no-mans land for the entire race, but I just had to keep strong and pretend like there was somebody right behind me."

Sweet Home's Nicole Rasumussen finished second in 20:28.  Cottage Grove freshman Breanna Wright was third in 21:05.

The Huskies will join Sisters at the state meet after placing second as a team.

In the boys' race, it turned into a two-man battle between Sweet Home's Jakob Hiett and Sisters' Brandon Pollard.  Just before the three-mile mark, Hiett pulled away from Pollard on a short downhill slope.

Hiett, a sophomore, won in 16:37 with Pollard second.

"(I wanted to) keep my pace the entire time," said Hiett.  "I felt like I kept my pace and gave it a little pop in the third mile there so I could really break away."

The Outlaws scored 30 point in winning the championship.  La Pine was second with 50 points.