Northwood junior Bethan Knights and El Toro senior Juan Gonzalez closed out their respective seasons by competing at the 2012 Nike Cross Country Nationals Saturday at Portland Meadows Race Track in Portland, Oregon.
Knights, who was the Division 3 runner-up at the state meet, was 43rd in Saturday’s race, clocking a time of 20:37 on the 5k (3.1 mile) course.
Simi Valley junior standout Sarah Baxter won her second straight individual title in a time of 19:17.
Fayetteville-Manlius High of New York won the team title for the seventh straight season. The Stotans (54 points) had five scoring runners place in the top 20 and easily out-distanced second place Carroll High of Corpus Christi, Texas who was second with 198.
Gonzalez, the Division 1 state champion, placed 98th in the race with a time of 18:42.
Sam Wharton of Tippecanoe High in Ohio won the race in a time of 17:06.
Arcadia won the team championship for the second time in three seasons. The Apaches (108 points) had all five scoring runners score in the top 50, including junior Estevan De La Rosa (17:09) and senior Mitchell Pratt (17:37), who were second and 14th respectively.
American Fork High of Utah (122) was second.
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