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Watkins clocks big PR at Black Butte


October 20, 2021

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Kyle Watkins, left, and Aiden Shamek run at the Springfield Invite earlier this season.

Sweet Home's cross-country runners got a high-altitude race in last week at the Clash in the Cascades, held Thursday, Oct. 14, at Big Meadow Golf Course in Black Butte.

Nate Coleman was the top finisher for the Huskies, finishing 31st in a field of 71 runners, in 19:01.

Aiden Shamek finished in 22:18, and Kyle Watkins, running his second cross-country race, clocked 23:39, which was an improvement of more than two minutes over his initial race, the Springfield Invite held in Eugene five days previously in Eugene.

The top finisher from the Oregon West Conference was junior Mateo Candanoza...

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