Since the Oregon School Activities Association sanctioned the first girls state cross country meets in 1974, Douglas County has produced one team champion and four individual winners.
With 10 individual state championships in cross country and track at Glendale High School to her name, Rosa Gutierrez is right at the top as the best female distance runner Douglas County has ever produced.
Roseburg’s girls cross country team placed 17th in a field of 21 full teams, and Zachary Traul finished 42nd overall individually in the boys race Saturday afternoon at the OSAA Class 6A Cross Country Championships at Lane Community College in Eugene.
SUTHERLIN — Students at West Intermediate School lined up along the sidewalk Wednesday and anxiously waited for buses with high school athletes to arrive.
It was a good showing for Roseburg cross country at the Southwest Conference district meet on Wednesday afternoon at Lane Community College in Eugene.
EUGENE — The Glide High School boys cross country team accomplished something on Tuesday afternoon it hasn’t done in 20 years — qualify for the state meet.
The Roseburg High School cross country teams head to Eugene on Wednesday for the Southwest Conference district meet at Lane Community College.
PHILOMATH — Freshman Thomas Hatcher of Glide was the top Douglas County finisher in Saturday's Paul Mariman Invitational cross country meet.
With the Southwest Conference Championships three weeks away, Roseburg senior Zachary Traul looked fit and fast in the final home cross country meet of his high school career.
A free one-mile kids fun run will be held prior to the Umpqua Invitational cross country meet hosted by the Roseburg High team on Wednesday in Stewart Park.
FLORENCE — Senior Zachary Traul and sophomore Eliza Eckman of Roseburg each ran to top three finishes on Saturday in the Woahink Invitational cross country meet at Honeyman State Park.
OAKLAND — Wyatt Smith of Oakland and Ashley Schuttpelz of Reedsport ran to first-place finishes in Wednesday’s Oakland Acorn Gully Chase cross country meet.
EUGENE — Roseburg High School sophomore Eliza Eckman finished 11th in the girls’ Class 6A/5A race on Saturday in the Northwest Classic cross country meet at Lane Community College.
Most of the Douglas County schools participated in Roseburg’s first home cross country meet of the season — The Early Bird Gets The Worm — on Wednesday night at Stewart Park.
VALLEY OF THE ROGUE STATE PARK — Oakland's Wyatt Smith finished 22nd in the boys' race at the Rogue River Booster Invitational on Saturday.
COTTAGE GROVE — Haven Pickup of South Umpqua and Wyatt Smith of Oakland were the top Douglas County runners in Saturday's Cottage Grove 2-Mile Trial cross country race.
Senior Zachary Traul highlighted the performances of Roseburg High School runners in the Southwest Conference pre-district cross country meet on Friday at Lane Community College in Eugene.
Roseburg freshman Eliza Eckman finished 45th in the Class 6A girls state cross country championships Saturday at Lane Community College in Eugene.
GOLD HILL — South Umpqua's boys cross country team finished fourth in the 3A Special District 4 meet Thursday at Valley of the Rogue State Park.
GOLD HILL — South Umpqua sophomore Haven Pickup fell just short in her bid to make it to the Class 3A/2A/1A girls state cross country championships.
GOLD HILL — Wyatt Smith of Oakland was the top Douglas County finisher in Thursday's 2A/1A Special District 4 boys cross country meet at Valley of the Rogue State Park.
Eliza Eckman will be the lone Roseburg representative for the cross country teams after a seventh-place finish at the Southwest Conference district meet Wednesday at Stewart Park in Roseburg.
Hunter Agsten, Elijah Hansen and Zachary Traul are preparing for Wednesday’s Southwest Conference district cross country meet at Stewart Park.
If every school in Class 3A/2A/1A Special District 4 sent a team to the girls district cross country meet, the representation for the state meet would be less than 10 percent of the field.
Oakland runner Wyatt Smith is the fastest 2A/1A boys runner in Douglas County and likely to place in Thursday’s 2A/1A boys Special District 4 cross country meet at Valley of the Rogue State Park near Gold Hill.