Cross country: Developing runners leave coach 'pleased' after warm day in Philomath


October 12, 2022

Scott Swanson

Sweet Home's girls, from left, in yellow, Rylee Markell, Natiyah Walters-Koenig, Amelia Sullens, Mckenzie Miller, Peyton Markell and Meeja Bitter, leave the starting line during the girls varsity race at Philomath.

It wasn't a record-shattering day for everybody, but some of Sweet Home's young cross-country runners came away with personal-bests despite unseasonably warm temperatures and a crowded field at the Paul Mariman Invitational at Philomath Saturday, Oct. 8.

In the girls varsity race, Sweet Home placed seventh in a field of 12 teams, beating Newport, which was 10th.

Freshman McKenzie Miller led the Huskies with a 29th-place finish in the field of 122 runners finishing in 22:40.0.

Behind her were junior Rylee Markell, 45th in 23:38.8; Amelia Sullens, 78th in 25:30.6, a personal best of more t...

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