4 Meets To Watch With National Implications

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Photo via Peter Haley phaley@thenewstribune.com.

WhenSaturday, September 29th
10:40 am (PST) Danner Championships Varsity Girls 5K
11:05 am (PST) Danner Championships Varsity Boys

Team: Jesuit (OR), Camas (WA)Sunset (OR)

Why: This is one of the biggest and best meets in the Northwest every year with some of the best teams in Washington and Oregon in attendance. 

In the boys' race, Daniel Maton will be one of the guys to keep an eye on. Maton had a strong track season in 2018 and has run well in his first few meets of the XC season. He's won the Prairie, Camas, Evergreen @ Heritage quad meet, and placed 10th at the Fort Steilacoom Invitational in 15:51.20. We will also get to see Gig Harbor's Bradley Peloquin who currently has the second-fastest time in the state of Washington with his 15:22.50 from the Fort Steilacoom Invitational.  

According to the startlist, it looks like we will not see MileSplit50 ranked No. 23 Ashland's (OR) Evan Holland but we will see the second fastest guy in the state of Oregon Ahmed Ibrahim. The Parkrose junior ran 15:24.30 to win the Meriwether Classic.

The girls' race will also feature some of the top athletes in the country. The biggest names on the girls' side will be Summit's (OR) Fiona MaxSunset's (OR) Lucy Huelskamp, and Lincoln's (OR) Kyla Becker. Max and Becker have the fastest and second fastest times in the state of Oregon. Max is ranked MileSplit50 No. 25, both Becker and Huelskamp are on the MileSplit50 bubble.