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Cross-country boys kick off season with fifth place at Ultimook


September 11, 2019

Scott Swanson

SWEET HOME'S Tristan Saultz negotiates a river crossing during the Ultimook Race in Tillamook Saturday.

Sweet Home's cross-country runners got their feet wet – very literally – Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Ultimook Race at Hydrangea Ranch in Tillamook.

The competition, held on a hydrangea flower farm, included a mud pit that veteran cross-country watchers agreed was one of the muckiest they'd ever seen, along with a pair of river crossings.

It was not a course that lent itself to personal bests, but it gave the many newcomers to the Huskies program a taste of what the sport could be like.

"I think it went very well, considering it's not a typical cross-country course," Coach Kambria Schuma...

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