Snow, A. Lovik, Westvik PR at Elmira’s Orchard Point race

Hard work every morning on the cross country team’s doubles is paying off for Megan Snow who “ran the race of the day” last week.

Snow ran 23:51 at Orchard Point, hosted by Elmira, finished 20th to lead the Husky girls and improved her PR there by 20 seconds.

Her hard work “is showing in her race now,” Coach Wayne Spinney said.

The girls ran an incomplete team. Kim Lovik was next to the finish line at 25:35 and 39th place. Sonia Arroyo finished 27:44 and 48th. Diane Kennelly finished 28:06.

On the boys team John Lovik went off course and was unable to finish. He said he was pointed the wrong direction.

He would have finished sixth, Coach Spinney said. That would have given the team a fifth-place finish overall and 34 fewer points.

The Huskies finished with 151 points and were led by Chris Burford at 18:31 and 19th place.

Aaron Lovik finished 18:49 at 23rd setting a PR there by 1:09. Kyle Temple finished 19:26 at 30th. Robert McGarry finished 19:41 and 38th. Chris Lovely finished 19:46 and 40th. Tyler Kistner finished 20:06 and 47th.

Kistner, Lovely and Temple were all running sick.

On the junior varsity race, Richard Westvik, racing for the first time this year, won at 19:37, setting a PR there by one second.

Mike Lummus ran his first race on the junior varsity. He finished 20:07 at sixth place.

He and Westvik were both at the front of the race at the mile mark.

“As soon as Mike begins to develop the legs for running, he could do really well,” Coach Spinney said.

This week, a coach’s poll listed Astoria at number five statewide, Coach Spinney noted. The Huskies topped Astoria at the Seaside meet two weeks ago.

Coming up today (Wednesday), the Huskies will face some of the best 4A teams at Lebanon’s Waterloo meet. Saturday, they will travel to Philomath and get a look at the district favorite Molalla, along with Philomath and Wilsonville. Marist also will be at the meet.