(The following reprinted by permission from the Corvallis Gazette-Times.)


Coach: Joe Fulton (13th season)

Last year’s results: The boys won districts and were third at state. The girls were second at districts

Key returners (boys): Tyler Thomas, Jeff Schreiner-McGraw.

Key returners (girls): Natalie Esterberg, Jenny Swanson

Key newcomers (boys): Dallas Hanthorn, Conor McCoy, Andrew Skaar, Josh Seekatz, Ian Pierce, Boone McCoy-Crisp

Key newcomers (girls): Olivia Anderson-Gregg, Melissa McGee, Chelsea George, Audrey Hellesto

Team outlook: Fulton said he thinks his boys squad is as good as last season’s, which ran to a surprising third-place finish at the state meet. While they graduated five runners from last year, they have enough young talent to stay strong. Central and Sweet Home will be the Warriors’ top league competition. Things will be tougher for the girls as they are in a rebuilding mood. Fulton said the focus will be on getting the girls to learn how to be effective cross country runners. At the same time, they will be trying to qualify for the state meet for the 28th straight season.

- Raju Woodward, Gazette-Times

2008 Schedule

Thu, Sep 4 Cobra Invitational Wed, Sep 10 Silver Falls Invitational Tue, Sep 16 Sweet Home Invitational Tue, Sep 23 Amity Invitational Sat, Sep 27 Woahink Lake Invitational Sat, Oct 4 Paul Mariman Invitational Fri, Oct 10 Philomath Forest Run Wed, Oct 15 Elmira Country Fair Classic Sat, Oct 25 Valco District Championships Sat, Nov 1 4A Oregon State Championships