PHOTO GALLERY: Enterprise girls cross-country team top in the state

Enterprise girls cross-country team top in the state

By Steve Tool

Wallowa County Chieftain

Published on November 8, 2017 10:03AM

Last changed on November 8, 2017 12:44PM

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Enterprise Cross Country competitor Hero Peters crosses the finish line during Saturday’s state competition in Eugene.

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Enterprise Cross Country competitor Hero Peters crosses the finish line during Saturday’s state competition in Eugene.

Ella Couglin was part of the state title-winning Enterprise Cross Country team Saturday in Eugene.

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Ella Couglin was part of the state title-winning Enterprise Cross Country team Saturday in Eugene.

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Enterprise’s Ashley Wilson shortly after crossing the finish line in Saturday’s State Cross Country Competition at Eugene’s Lane Community College.

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Enterprise’s Ashley Wilson shortly after crossing the finish line in Saturday’s State Cross Country Competition at Eugene’s Lane Community College.

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Kyla Hook was the top finisher for the Enterprise Cross Country team during competition Saturday at Eugene’s Lane Community College.

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Kyla Hook was the top finisher for the Enterprise Cross Country team during competition Saturday at Eugene’s Lane Community College.

Karli Bedard takes a deep breath after crossing the finish line Saturday during the state cross country competition in Eugene.

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Karli Bedard takes a deep breath after crossing the finish line Saturday during the state cross country competition in Eugene.

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Elyse Tingelstad finished second for the Enterprise girls in Saturday’s state competition in Eugene.

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Elyse Tingelstad finished second for the Enterprise girls in Saturday’s state competition in Eugene.

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Photo courtesy Tillamook Headlight Herald / Brad Mosher

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Enterprise Cross Country competitor Hero Peters crosses the finish line during Saturday’s state competition in Eugene.

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Enterprise Cross Country competitor Hero Peters crosses the finish line during Saturday’s state competition in Eugene.

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Elyse Tingelstad finished second for the Enterprise girls in Saturday’s state competition in Eugene.

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Elyse Tingelstad finished second for the Enterprise girls in Saturday’s state competition in Eugene.

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Photo courtesy Tillamook Headlight Herald / Brad Mosher

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Photo courtesy Tillamook Headlight Herald / Brad Mosher

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The Enterprise cross-country girls team fared the best of all the county’s teams vying for state supremacy over the weekend. The lady Outlaws combined team took on all comers and returned with the gold from the 1A 2A 3A state meet at Lane Community College in Eugene. It was the first girls cross-country championship in the school’s history.

Coach Dan Moody was ecstatic with the team’s 63-point performance, blowing by Union’s 88-point effort. The ladies competed against 11 other schools, including some with much larger enrollment, to win the gold.

“It’s pretty special for me,” Moody said. “They all work hard. It’s a tremendous group of kids, and it was a great team effort on all their parts.”

Moody said he was panicked in the first half of the race with several key runners behind Union’s key runners, who were the Outlaws’ main competition. On the second loop of the race he noted that the girls had significantly picked up the pace and later left the Union runners in their wake. He also noted that several friends and EHS graduates stationed themselves along the route to encourage the ladies.

At the end of the race, Moody wasn’t even sure the Outlaws had won as he didn’t see the finish

“During the race, I’m out on the course yelling for the kids,” he said. “I might have felt a little easier, otherwise.”

Friends convinced him that the lady Outlaws handily won the championship.

Kyla Hook was the top Outlaws runner, finishing in seventh place, followed by Ellyse Tingelstad in the 10th slot, Ella Coughlan with a personal record at 18th, Ashley Wilson at 19th, Eliza Irish at 24th and Hero Peters in the 54 position, also with a personal record.

Moody said two of his girls, Ashley Wilson and Ella Coughlan, stepped up their performances during the last three to four weeks of the season –– not just in meets but in practices, which helped push the team to the top.

The team didn’t have much time to celebrate as it had a long journey home.

“I didn’t even get to see the final results,” Moody said with a laugh. “This is the one thing that was on my bucket list before I left coaching: To have one of my girls teams be state champions. It’s pretty neat.”





























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