Sept. 6: 1 p.m. Marist XC Invite, Richardson Park Sept. 14: 9 a.m. Ash Creek Invitational, Western Oregon University Sept. 20: 8 p.m. Marist Halftime Mile, Marist stadium Sept. 28: 8 a.m. Nike Pre Nationals, Portland Meadows Oct. 2: 4 p.m. Star City Classic, West Salem High School Oct. 5: 10 a.m. Gresham Classic, Rooster Rock State Park Oct. 12: 9 a.m. Adidas CX Classic, Fernhill Park Oct. 16: 2 p.m. Country Fair Classic, Oregon Country Fair grounds
EUGENE — The top Catholic school finisher in last year’s 5A state title meet was JP Kiefer, then a Spartan junior. Kiefer’s time of 16:56 was good for 22nd place. Sam Harwood, then a junior, and Michael Baird, then a sophomore, were 74th and 75th respectively with times of 18:34 and 18:46.
Garret Stollar, then a junior, crossed 77th at 18:56. Jackson Bedbury was 82nd at 19:21. The Marist boys took 11th in the 2012 state team competition and expect to finish even higher this year.
The Marist girls, seventh at the state meet last year, lost two top runners to graduation.
But Anne Yates, a sophomore last year, ran a respectable 21:15, good for 48th in state. Danica Shepherd, then a junior, was 83rd at 23:41.