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Competitors from several schools begin the first Lake Roosevelt Invitational cross country meet since 2012 last Saturday, including LR's own boys' team, at right. - Nora Jenn photo

by John R. McNeil II

At the first home invite in two years, the Raiders took third place in the boys' varsity race.

The new Lake Roosevelt Schools complex lies at the top of what used to be the big, beginning hill of the traditional race, which couldn't be run because of the construction in 2013 and 2014 and has now been rerouted.

"Both boys and girls ran up to or beyond our expectation," Head Coach Gary Darnold said. "This was our first time racing at our home course; and with it being a tough course, times are difficult to compare with earlier races this season."

Mary Walker of Springdale took home first place, and Okanogan finished second.

In the girls' varsity race, the Pomeroy girls were the only team to score, and took first.

Loryn Moore finished first for the Raider girls, taking third place with a time of 23 minutes, 54 seconds. Kayla St. Pierre was the other Raider girl running at the home race; St. Pierre took sixth place in 25:30.

Robert George led the Raider boys, finishing eighth in 19:47. Jerry Palmer was next across the line at 11th place, with a time of 20:56. Cole Trotter took 16th in 21:35.

Three Raiders came across at 21:39: Will Friedlander, Bradley Wilder, and Cameron Tillman. Kaden Trotter and Corban Wilder each finished in 22:49.

On Saturday, the Raiders will head north to Oroville for the Oroville Invitational. The race is at Lake Osoyoos State Park, with high school races starting at 10:40 a.m. All the schools of the Central Washington B North will be attending, along with Chelan, Omak, and Republic.

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