Monument runners put best foot forward

Maya Thomas

PORTLAND – Monument’s cross country team was small among the contingency of runners at last Saturday’s Nike Portland XC Meet but had a good showing.

Maya Thomas and Dinorha Vidrio Landin ran one of the junior varsity races with Maya finishing eighth out of 178 girls.

Middle school runner Mark Thomas finished 26th out of 322 boys.

Head coach Chuck Thomas said Mark was close to his goal of finishing 25th.

“They had a good meet, an they had a lot of fun,” the coach said.

Grant Union’s team stayed home for a time trial on their home course.

“It is a flat, fast course and should make for good times at our home meet,” said Grant Union head coach Sonna Smith.

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