Rylee Colton finishes third at Nike Portland


Siuslaw junior Rylee Colton. (Becky Wilson Holbrook photo)

Siuslaw senior Rylee Colton ran a personal-record 19 minutes, 15.8 seconds Saturday to lead the Lady Vikings to a 10th-place finish in the Girls Division 2 Varsity 5K in the Nike Portland cross country race at Blue Lake Regional Park in Fairview.

Lincoln of Portland dominated with 36 points, with sophomore Keira Saavedra first in a PR 19:01.5 and junior Eva Novy-Hildesley second in a PR 19:14.9, less than a second ahead of Colton.

South Salem was second with 92 and Walla Walla (Wash.) third with 146.

Colton lopped 17 seconds off her previous best of 19:32.8 which she set as a sophomore at the 2019 Sky-Em League championships.

Siuslaw sophomore Jane Lacouture was second for the Lady Vikings, finishing 42nd (47th overall) in 21:44.6.

Freshman Maya Wells was third for Siuslaw in a PR 22:00.4, finishing 49th (56th overall).

Siuslaw sophomore Corduroy Holbrook was 70th (81st) in 22:45.3 and freshman Macy McNeill 76th (89th) in 23:17.9.

Freshman Addison McNeill raced, but did not finish, dropping out after the two-mile split.

Some 122 runners finished the 5,000-meter course.

Colton was 13th at the 1-mile mark, fifth at 2 miles, fourth at the 4K split, edging Southridge junior Erin Cosgrove by less than a second to take third.

Next up for the Vikings is their legendary home meet, the Woahink Lake Invitational at Honeyman State Park.

More results of the Nike Portland are online at https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/meet/191855/info/126110.




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