Eagle runners celebrate at Nike event. From left, Brinna Weiseth, Mieka McKnight, Frances Dickinson, Chloe Bullock, Josephine Dickinson, Lottie Bromham and Evelyn Nunez.
As of Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Fresh off their OSAA Class 5A championship Nov. 3, Hood River Valley High School’s top seven runners competed in Boise Nov. 10 in the Nike Northwest Regional.
The race is one of seven regional cross-country races in the country. The northwest region consists of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Alaska and Hawaii.
The Eagles girls team was invited to the 20 team championship race, comprised of the best teams in the region.
HRV XC girls finished seventh overall, “with a great performance that rivaled the state championship effort last week,” said head coach Brandon Bertram. The Eagles were the third Oregon team, behind only Summit and Jesuit.
Frances Dickinson led the way for HRV with a 29th place finish, and Hood River saw quality performances from the trio Brinna Weiseth, Josephine Dickinson and Evelyn Nunez (53, 57, 58), he said. Lottie Bromham ran a strong performance as the fifth Eagle scorer. Chloe Bullock and freshman Mieka McKnight came in as the six and seven runners.
“This was an ideal way to complete a fantastic season. The girls took advantage of a great opportunity to race the best in the Northwest and represent Hood River at a high level on a big stage,” Bertram said. “The girls improved 10 places from last year’s team.
The season will continue one more week for Frances and Josephine Dickinson, Weiseth and Nunez as they compete at the Nike Borderclash in Beaverton on the Nike campus. The top 30 racers from both Oregon and Washington compete in a dual meet for state bragging rights.