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Sweet Home cross-country ends with big PR, but without state qualifiers

 

November 3, 2021

Scott Swanson

Nate Coleman, center, leads teammates Aiden Shamek and Kyle Watkins in the boys race.

Nate Coleman ran the second-fastest 5K ever to finish off his high school career at the Oregon West district cross-country championships, held Thursday, Oct. 28, at Lane Community College.

Coleman, a senior, ran 18:24 to finish 13th in the 42-runner field. He needed to be in the top five to earn a trip to the state championships, which will be held this Saturday, also at LCC.

"Nate did good," said Coach Nichole Wingo, who took over the team for the final two weeks. "We were kind of hoping for top 10, but he ended up doing a lot better (than previous races this season), especially consider...



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