The Harbor Lights girls cross country team captured the Far West League middle school district title on Tuesday while the boys finished second to North Bend.
Holly Hutton led the Harbor Lights girls to a four-point win over North Bend, finishing third in the race with a time of 12 minutes and 39 seconds for 3,000 meters. Harbor Lights finished with 37 points and North Bend 41.
Aunika Miller was sixth (13:08), Analise Miller seventh (13:15) and Danielle McLain eighth (13:43) for Harbor Lights, all finishing ahead of North Bend’s second runner. Rachel Eikhoff finished 19th in 14:45 to round out the Harbor Lights scoring. Alyssa Duenas was 30th (15:13), Kylie Barker 34th (15:30) and Kylie Dornath 72nd (21:26).
North Bend had three of the top four finishers and 27 points to win the boys title, with Harbor Lights finishing with 44 points.
Trevor Angove finished fifth for Harbor lights, covering the 3,000-meter course in 11:34. Teammates Patton Clark (11:42) and Carter Brown (11:48) were the next two across the line.
Chase Barker was 11th (12:04) and Daniel Cabrera 15th (12:16) to round out the scoring runners for Harbor Lights. Owen Brown was 24th (12:33), William Panagakis 27th (12:48), Caiden Looney 34th (13:15), James Curran 42nd (13:37), Andrew Robertson 69th (15:03), Logan France 72nd (15:20), Zack Robertson 74th (15:30), Elijah Hester 89th (17:14), Sean Ells 92nd (18:11) and Colton Siewell 95th (19:34).
Harbor Lights also ran at the Myrtle Point Invitational on Saturday, with both teams finishing second to North Bend.
Clark was second (11:45) and Carter Brown third (11:51) in the boys race, but North Bend had five of the top seven vanishes to win the team title.
Harbor Lights also got an eighth-place finish by Cabrera (12:31). Owen Brown was 12th (12:44), Charlie Ells 13th (12:47), Panagakis 16th (12:55) and Looney 17th (12:56).
North Bend also edged the Harbor Lights girls 33-36 in the team race.
Hutton finished second to Coquille’s Allison Storts with a time of 12:55. Aunika Miller was sixth (13:36) and Analise Miller seventh (13:41). But all five North Bend scoring runners were in before the other two Harbor Lights scoring runners.
Eickhoff was 16th for Harbor Lights (14:59) and Duenas 19th (15:01). Dornath was 67th (22:33).
In the high school meet, Bandon’s Sailor Hutton was the girls champion, covering the 5,000 meters in 19:30 to win by nearly a minute over North Bend’s Makenna Anderson (20:28). Shelby Waterman was 24th (24:38), Isabella Bean 33rd (26:00), Sina Napier 37th (26:27), Emily Moore 47th (28:17) and Kayla LaPlante 50th (29:33).
Bandon’s top boys did not race, but instead ran with other team members, trying to pull them along to better times.
Marino Santoro led the Tigers, placing 11th in 19:15, one spot ahead of Josh Snyder (19:16). Sam Cutler was 25th and Hunter Hutton 26th, both in 19:52. David Fodrea and Isaac Cutler were 32nd and 33rd, both in 20:15. Josh Minkler and Aero Franklin were 38th and 39th, in 20:29, and Luke Brown and Jared Duvall were 44th and 45th, in 20:54.
The Tigers competed in the tough Country Fair Classic on Wednesday (results were not available by press time). That was their final tuneup for next week’s district meet, scheduled for Thursday at Valley of the Rogue State Park in Rogue River.