Siuslaw seniors Brendon Jensen, Kiger Johnson and Jared Northrop bowed out as sixth-place finishers Saturday at the Oregon School Activities Association Class 4A boys cross country championships at Lane Community College in Eugene.
Philomath/Kings Valley Charter was first with 65 points, Sisters second with 70 and Klamath Union third with 82.
Defending champion Marist Catholic was fourth with 98, Baker/Powder Valley fifth with 99 and Siuslaw — eighth overall in 2018 — was sixth with 129.
Sisters junior John Peckman won the individual title in a personal-record 15 minutes, 48.7 seconds, with Baker/Powder Valley senior Kale Cassidy second in a PR 15:57.2 and Sisters junior Will Thorsett third in a PR 16:00.1.
Jensen was fifth overall and the top Viking with a PR 16:14.7.
"Brendon Jensen ran a great race," Siuslaw coach Chris Johnson said. "He kept moving up the whole race and didn't settle in.
"To PR by that much and place fifth is a testimony to how hard he has worked over the past year."
Other times for the Vikings included Samuel Ulrich in 16:47.3, Kyle Hughes in a PR 17:01.8, Northrop in a PR 17:18.8, Johnson in 17:20.1, Jaxson Jensen in 17:32.5 and Chad Hughes in 17:56.4.
Marist Catholic won last season with 54 points, with Newport second with 81 and Tillamook third with 84.
Vikings boys' season bests (as well as personal records) entering state meet:
IN OTHER FINALS
Enterprise/Joseph/Wallowa won the boys 3A title, edging Burns 35-38. Westide Christian was third with 107.
Sophomore Henry Coughlan of Enterprise/Joseph/Wallowa won the individual title in 15:58.9 and teammate Zach Knapp, a sophomore, was third in a PR 16:07.1. Burns senior JP Friedrichsen was runner-up in a PR 16:02.4.
St. Stephen's Academy dominated the 2A/1A boys with 42 points. Union/Cove was second with 89 and Bandon third with 95.
St. Stephen's junior Seth Bergeron ran a PR 15:50.5 for the individual title, followed by Knappa senior Robert Pina-Morton in a PR 16:00.3 and Veritas senior Cam McChesney in a PR 16:05.8.
Finals for the 5A and 6A boys were later in the day.
2020 Siuslaw graduate will run cross country and track and field for the Beavers.
Roster of 10 student-athletes includes six who were eighth at state last school year.
Four teams play 18 games each over nine Wednesdays at Miller Park.
Strength and conditioning workouts scheduled from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. starting July 1.