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November 24, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Team Washington wins Nike BorderClash

The Washington team won the Nike BorderClash on Saturday in Oregon. The cross-country race is an annual competition featuring runners from Oregon and Washington. You can look at the results here.

Here is the official press release.

Beaverton, Oregon – November 23, 2013 – Team Washington won the 15th annual Nike BorderClash competition, held for the first time as a night event.

The cross-country meet featured races for male and female competitors.  Clocking in at 15:43, junior Alexa Afraimson of Camas high school in Camus, WA, won the girls race.

In the boys race, junior Matthew Maton of Summit High School in Bend, OR, was the leader with a time of 13:28.

Each team’s girls’ and boys’ scores were then combined to determine which state would be crowned “Champion of the Border,” and Washington took the prize.   The series now stands at 13-2 with Washington holding a commanding edge.

Nike elite athletes Galen Rupp and Jordan Hasay were in attendance to cheer on the talented runners and present the winning runners with trophies.

Nike BorderClash is a cross country showdown to determine the best running state in the Pacific Northwest. The annual event features the elite high school runners from Oregon and Washington in a dual meet format. Forty girls and forty boys from each state are selected each year based upon their finishes at their respective state cross country championships. Staunch competitors during the race season, athletes from each state join together to rally as one team under their state’s flag.

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