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Cross country: Huskies' Jessy Hart fourth at district to qualify for state


October 31, 2018

HUSKIES, from left, Gavin Walberg, Tristan Saultz and Eddy Martinez-Mata run at the district cross-country championships Thursday, Oct. 25, at Lane Community College.

Jessy Hart became the first Sweet Home girl in five years to qualify for the state cross-country meet Thursday, Oct. 25, when she placed fourth in the 4A-3 Oregon West Conference Championships at Lane Community College.

Hart, a sophomore, went out with the leaders and stayed in the pack behind district champion Hannah Hernandez of Philomath, a junior, who finished in 18:22.46, running by herself the entire race. Behind Hernandez were junior Kate Bowen of Sisters (19:35.97) and sophomore Hailey Notman of Stayton (19:35.44).

Hart was ranked seventh in the league going into the race, with a...

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