Cross country: New Balance Festival of Champions

By Teddi Faller, Staff Writer

The Tigard High Cross country team ran the New Balance Festival of Champions on Sept. 17 at Clackamas Community College.

Even though the weather wasn’t permitting, senior Scott Rice still managed to beat his personal record and ran his 5K race in 16:55.9 minutes. Right behind him, junior Matt Carlson came in at 17:14.1 minutes, also beating his personal record.

For the girls, Ellie Dean, freshman, came in first out of four girls with a time of 20:53.9 minutes. Senior Emily Walch came in right behind her at 20:58.0 minutes.

This was the team’s last big meet before starting their dual meet season. The first dual meet fot the cross country team is on Sept. 21 at Tualatin High School.