Camas runners excel at Seaside

The Camas High School cross country teams conquered the Seaside Three-Course Challenge Saturday, on the Oregon Coast.

Rachel Blair grabbed first place on the 4,500-meter easy course. She beat 372 runners to the finish line in 17 minutes, 24 seconds. Maddie Woodson earned sixth place in 18:24. Ellie Postma followed in seventh place with a time of 18:25.

Emma Jenkins won the 5,000-meter moderate course. She beat 281 runners to the finish line 21:31. Kaylee Merritt finished in fifth place (22:42), Madison Child claimed 10th place (23:11) and Brooke Roy took 16th place (23:33).

Yacine Guermali gained first place on the boys moderate course. He beat 435 runners to the finish line in 18:15. Nicholas Carter notched ninth place (19:23) and David Connell earned 19th place (19:50).

Emily Wilson clinched sixth place on the girls 5,000-meter hard course with a time of 23:56. Adam Ryan earned eighth place on the boys hard course in 19:58. Dustin Zimmerly took 10th place (20:03) and Nick Duffy finished in 33rd place (21:30). Cade Greseth gained 17th place on the boys easy course with a time of 16:03.

The Camas boys defeated Mountain View, Heritage and Evergreen Sept. 15, at Heritage High School. Guermali (16:30), Ryan (16:47), Daniel Maton (16:58), Zimmerly (17:05) and Greseth (17:18) secured the top six places for the Papermakers.

The Camas girls also won the four-team league meet. Jenkins won the race and Blair was a step behind in second place. They both crossed the finish line in 18:33, only separated by tenths of a second. Woodson (18:59), Wilson (19:27) and Postma (19:52) followed in fourth, fifth and sixth place.

The Papermakers host Columbia River and Skyview today. Races start at 3:30 p.m., at Round Lake.