Running standouts: Area cross country alums shine in college

January 2020 Posted in School, Sports

James DayIt was a banner year for former Silverton-Mount Angel cross country runners. Here is a look at how four standouts from the running scene fared in college:

Kaylin Cantu, Kennedy: The Western Oregon sophomore finished 51st overall and second among WOU runners at the NCAA Division II regionals on the Wolves’ home course at the Ash Creek Preserve in Monmouth. Cantu ran 22:02.2, a personal best and 29 seconds faster than at last year’s regionals. The Wolves finished 17th as a team.

Haile Stutzman, Silverton: The freshman at Huntington (Indiana) University helped lead the Foresters to 17th place in the NAIA nationals in Vancouver, Washington. Stutzman ran 25:56.7 to finish 46th overall.

Jori Paradis, Silverton: The freshman at Concordia of Irvine also competed at the Division II meet in Monmouth, finishing 136th in 23:18.5, to help the Eagles finish 15th as a team.

Maddie Fuhrman, Silverton: The redshirt junior at Oregon State turned in a top time in the 6K of 22:40.3. Her best finish of the year was 11th at the Charls Bowles Invitational where she ran 5K in 18:24.2. She also turned in a 14:57.7 for 4K.

In other performers by college athletes with area ties:

Max Linn, Silverton: The freshman forward for the Corban men’s soccer team saw action in one match. The Warriors won the Cascade Collegiate Conference title and advanced to the NAIA tournament before falling to UC
Merced on penalty kicks.

Kobe Garcia, Silverton: The sophomore defensive back saw action in five games for George Fox, registering one tackle.

Baylie Cameron, Silverton: The senior defender for the Linfield women’s soccer team started 11 matches for the Wildcats, scoring one goal and adding an assist.

Ethan Crofts, Silverton: The junior forward at Northwest Christian in Eugene played nine matches for the Beacons. He started five times and recorded one assist.

William Wright, Silverton: The sophomore at Westmont College finished 54th in the Golden State Athletic Conference cross country championships, running the 8K in 31:16.2. His best at the distance was 28:53.2.

Football: Kennedy’s Bruce Beyer earned three first-team all-state spots for Class 2A after helping lead the Trojans to a runner-up finish this season. Beyer was a first-teamer at running back, defensive back and place-kicker for 10-2 Kennedy.

Kennedy earned seven other slots on the team. Cole Boen was named twice, as a first-team linebacker and third-team offensive lineman. Also honored were Isaiah Basargin (first-team WR), Camryn Biegel (first-team OL), Dylan Kleinschmit (third-team QB), Brady Traeger (first-team DL) and David Reyes (second-team, RB).

Silverton, which advanced to the Class 5A semifinals, placed senior WR Grant Buchheit and senior OL Tashaun Treat on the first team.

Senior OL Spencer Von Flue and senior DE Hayden Roth received second-team slots. Roth also received honorable mention at running back. He was joined on the HM list by junior LB Owen Magill and junior DB Tyler Pfeifer.

On the mend: Former Foxes hoops star Cade Roth is back in the lineup at Westmont College in Santa Barbara after undergoing an appendectomy.

”That was a little crazy and a lot stressful,” Cade’s father Doug said. “Surgery was on Nov. 25, the Monday before Thanksgiving. He was actually on the operating table as his team was playing (a game vs. Carroll of Montana). The way the schedule worked out, he only missed three total games.”

Roth, a 6-5 sophomore guard, has been a key contributor at Westmont, averaging 12.0 points per game and a team-leading 7.7 rebounds. He is shooting 52.6% on 3-pointers. Most important, the Warriors were 12-0 at Our Town’s presstime.

Baseball: Former Foxes left-hander Colton Meyer, who plays college ball at Linfield College, has signed to pitch again next summer with the Corvallis Knights of the West Coast League. Meyer appeared 12 times for the Knights in 2019, striking out 15 batters in 20 innings. He recorded the final out in the Knights’ title-winning game vs. Victoria.

Boys soccer: High-scoring forward Britton Ullan of the Foxes has been named first team all-state for Class 5A after scoring 21 goals for the 9-3-3- squad. Playmaking midfielder Cory Garlinghouse, meanwhile, was named to the second team.

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