Wilsonville High School hosts an early season meet where athletes compete by grade over a fast 3000 meter course. The freshman athletes kicked off the graded races and this a chance to find out how are the new athletes coming into high school racing in Oregon. Madi Zemper-Prill of South Eugene led from the starting gun and never relinquished her lead and won in 10:37.7. West Salem's Avery Meier finished second 10:57.3. Tejas Sanghvi of completed the South Eugene sweep of the freshman races with the win in 9:58.9. Tejas looked comfortable in the lead and Ryan Fisher of Mountainside stayed close with a 10:02.1 time.
Sophomore race started on the track with athletes staying together in a pack. Ana Peters of Lake Oswego and Ansley Johnston of South Eugene left the sophomore pack in the field turf portion of the course. When they arrived back on the track for the finish, Ana was able to edge Ansley with a time of 10:26.3 to 10:27.0. Brennan McEwen of Franklin was being pushed by Garrett Fenske of West Salem and Dylan Weniger of Sherwood. Ultimately Brennan pulled away with a convincing win in 9:10.2.
The first half of the girls race had a pack of five runners pushing the pace. By then end of the race, Ella McGillis of Central Catholic took the win at 10:29.3 with Sabine Kim of Tigard finishing second in 10:34.0. Much like the girl's junior race, five boys paced each other through the mile mark and Jack Meier of West Salem leaving the pack with a convincing win in 9:02.4. Not a bad day for the Meier family as Jack's sister finished second in the freshman race. Asher Danielson of Ida B. Wells took second in 9:08.3.
For seniors, the Night Meet marks the first of the many last meets in their high school career. Just like the junior races, five girls came by the mile mark together. Eva Novy-Hildesley of Lincoln opened her senior campaign with a victory in a time of 10:40.0 Lillian Herman of Tigard finished second in 10:45.3. In the boy's senior race, sixteen boys came by the mile mark near the 4:52 mark. The pack thinned out on the track with Wes Shipsey of Central Catholic, Carter Cutting of Wilsonville and Brady Bliven of West Salem raced on the track. When the athletes turned to the field turf finish, Wes and Carter sprinted for the line. Carter Cutting ran last year at Corner Canyon in Utah and won the invitational 800 at Arcadia Invitational in April. Wes took the win in 8:46.0 and Carter Cutting second in 8:47.1.
The photo gallery for the Night Meet is separated by grade. Click HERE to view and download the photos.