The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era 

New runners mean cross-country starts with questions


September 7, 2011

Cross-country team members are, in front, from left, Trevor Melson, Nicole Rasmussen, Sierrah Owen and Tashina Mithen. In second row, from left, are Laura Hoy, Kimber Swanson, Paige Sanders, AnneMarie Miller, Candalyn Johnson, David Johnson, Trysta Lewelling and Elise Holden. In rear, from left, are Assistant Coach Lela Danforth, Nick Hall, Daniel Danforth, Ryan Blackwell, Jakob Hiett, Ian Wingo, Steven Fox, Saul Jones and Coach Billy Snow.

Coming off one of its most successful seasons in school history, the Sweet Home cross-country team is looking to reload with a roster full of runners new to the program.

The Husky girls ran away from the rest of the league to win the district title last season, then won their first-ever state trophy, finishing fourth. The boys nipped Cottage Grove by one place, in a gutsy performance, at the district meet to qualify for state as well.

But that was then and this is now.

Gone is three-time district girls champion Olivia Johnson, who is now running at Corban University in Salem, and fellowg...

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