He also touted the performance of freshman Omar Quintana who came out on a big stage and set a big PR in the race. But the debut of Connor Truax was one of the biggest causes to celebrate. The junior has been rehabbing a lower-leg injury throughout the summer and Bertram said his appearance at Nike Portland XC was worth the wait. Truax didnt PR, but still went sub-17 and placed 39th out of 151 runners. Hes only been running on the ground for a week and he jumps in and runs faster than he did last year you could tell he wanted this, Bertram said, adding that Truax gives us the extra boost to put us as a top contender in the state. As for the girls, it was the pair of frosh Lottie Bromham and senior Daisy Dolan who led the team, finishing in 12th and 20th places, respectively. It was the fastest race of the season for both. Daisy and Lottie went out pretty hard so they had to grind out that last mile, but they threw down a great race, Bertram noted. Get More InformationCelia Acosta also had a performance of note, said Bertram, with the freshman placing 58th and less than 25 seconds away from hitting a sub-20 milestone. foot pain vein swellingHe mentioned the JV girls team also had some fast times in Saturdays race so much so that some may be entered in future varsity races. Theres always room for improvement though, and Bertram said he thought both teams looked more tired than they should have in the latter half of the race.
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