Nike Portland XC Invitational
Thursday to Saturday – September 27 to September 29, 2018
Determined by Top-7 boys and girls at First 2 Races. Up to 10 boys and girls will race varsity at the Saddleback Cup Challenge. Top 7 from Dana Hills Invitational will receive an auto invite. The coach may invite 1-2 additional runners based on their work ethic and future potential to contribute to the team and availability of an airline ticket.
Spectator Fee/T-Shirts: Cash Only $5 spectator fee. $20 for short sleeve and $30 for long sleeve.
Other Info from the Race Director: No Dogs!! The main building will be closed for all teams and parents!
Team Flight – Alaska 9/27 at 5:55 pm (#AS0437), 9/29 at 5:20 pm (#AS0540) – New Departure Times
Team Hotel – Embassy Suites, 7900 NE 82nd St, Portland ($145, Sleeps 6)
Hotel – Best Western, 1215 N Hayden Meadows, Portland ($89, Sleeps 2)
Parents – The Team will be staying at the Embassy Suites. We have additional rooms reserved at both hotels… first come first!!
10:40 am Danner Championships Varsity Girls
11:05 am Danner Championships Varsity Boys
11:40 am JV Championships Girls
12:05 pm JV Championships Boys
Runner of the Meet
Varsity Boys – Jonas Hartline
Varsity Girls – Alexis Neuville
Congrats to BG Cross Country teams for their performances at the Nike Portland XC Invite.
The team traveled to Portland, OR to compete in one of the largest XC invites in the North West with over 225 schools and 6,000+ runners. With a few of the #1 state-ranked teams from the North West (8 states represented) including several nationally ranked teams, the Chargers held their own by finishing 6th for the boys (missed the podium by 3 points) and 4th for our girls in the Danner Championship races. The boys’ team was once again led by Mitch Groff who finished in 16th place. Jonas Hartline (28th), Juan Torres (42nd), Khaled Ajaj (60th), Jason Leland (72nd), Brandon Tressler (80th) and Daniel Guzman (86th) made up our varsity squad. On the girls’ side, it was Alexis Neuville (22nd) at her familiar spot leading our Chargers. Kasey Lynd, our freshman showed she can run with the veterans by finishing in 29th. Grace Griffin (33rd), Taylor Slouka (39th), Jessica Martinez (41st), Zoey Lynd (69th) and Alicia Vondran (74th) were our varsity squad. Anthony Kennen, Branden Callender, Sarah Murray, and Alexa Mascola competed in the JV Championship races.