NYSSA — The Wallowa Valley boys cross-country team took four of the top five spots in easily winning the 3 p.m. portion of the Nyssa Invitational Monday, March 8, in Nyssa. Five teams, including the Outlaws, ran in the early session, and five more ran in a later race.

Zac Knapp beat out Baker’s Justin Ash by less than 4 seconds to win with a time of 17:11.77. Ash followed in 17:15.04.

The next three runners across the finish line were all Outlaws.

Bayden Menton placed third in 18:06.33. Teammate Ian Goodrich took fourth in 19:43.27. And Brendan Moore finished in 20:08.94.

The fifth runner across the finish line for Wallowa Valley was Weston Wolfe in 10th at 20:54.09.

The five paced the Outlaws to 23 points to easily top Baker (41 points).

Also finishing for the Outlaws was Roan Flynn in 23rd (23:43.78), Spencer Decker in 28th (24:39.66) and Will Ogden in 29th (26:58.26).

On the girls side, two runners finished for Wallowa Valley — Iona McDonald in 10th in 25:45.14, and Michalia Caine in 12th in 26:11.04.

Wallowa Valley returns to the course Saturday, March 13, at the Pioneer Run in Milton-Freewater.

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