Camas cross country teams leave rivals in the dust

Girls place second, boys take third at Ash Creek Festival

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The Camas girls cross country team gets off to a fast start against Union Tuesday, at Round Lake.

The Camas High School cross country teams left Union in the dust Tuesday, at Round Lake.

Yacine Guermali won the boys race for the Papermakers in 17 minutes, 15.47 seconds. He was followed by teammates Jackson Lyne (18:39), David Connell (19:03), Nick Carter (19:22), Nick Duffy (19:35), Cade Greseth (19:43), Spencer Twyman (19:49), Connor Flolo (20:26), Luc Utheza (20:47) and Luke Albert (21:20).

Emma Jenkins clinched first place in the girls race for Camas with a time of 21:26. She was followed by teammates Ellie Postma (21:54), Halle Jenkins (22:16), Rachel Blair (22:27), Madison Child (22:42), Hailee Parman (23:26), Kaylee Merritt (23:44) and Ashlin O’Neill (24:20).

The Camas girls claimed second place at the Ash Creek Festival Saturday, in Monmouth, Oregon. Edmonds-Woodway defeated the Papermakers for the team title by 14 points.

Emma Jenkins earned fifth place in 19:10, Postma took 14th place in 19:45, Halle Jenkins secured 22nd place in 20:12, Child notched 23rd place in 20:13 and Blair grabbed 24th place in 20:20.

The Camas boys finished in third place at the Ash Creek meet. Lyne earned 13th place in 16:48, Connell claimed 21st place in 17:13, Duffy notched 29th place in 17:25, Carter took 30th place in 17:25 and Greseth grabbed 34th place in 17:29.