The OSAA State Cross Country State Championship is this weekend at Lane Community College in Eugene. The Klamath Union girls are in the field hoping to get a point or two dropped off their score after losing the state title by one to Scappoose last season.
KU senior Christina Tyson says she likes her team’s chances if they keep their minds right.
Tyson finished third at last week’s Skyline Conference meet, finishing behind teammate and two-time defending 4A state champ Alisha Luna. Both followed district champ Sierra Brown of Hidden Valley.
If Klamath Union wins the team title, it will be the first for a big school Basin team since Henley won three straight from 1993-95.
Along with Klamath Union’s entire girls team making the field, Mazama boys runner Todd Delaney did also. He finished fourth at the district meet. If Delaney can win the event, he’d be the second straight Mazama individual winner after Paul Adams claimed the title last year.
The 4A girls run at 11:15 a.m. and the boys at 11:50 a.m.
At the 3A/2A/1A level, Triad’s Erin Estabrook and Sarah Estabrook will compete in the small school run at 10 a.m.