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.
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