Oroville’s Speiker sets record at Lake Roosevelt Invite

COULEE DAM – The Hornet Cross Country team competed in the Lake Roosevelt Invitational Cross Country meet on Saturday, Oct. 10 and Sierra Speiker set a new course record.

Speiker won the middle school girls’ race setting a new course record of 8:21 in the 1.4 mile race. Oroville’s lone middle school boy, Colton Iverson, placed ninth in his race with a time of 10:26.

Callie Barker finished in 24th with a time of 25:18 in the 2.8 mile varsity girls’ race.

In the varsity boys’ race Connor Hughes led the Oroville runners, placing 34th running the 2.8 miles in 19:07.

The remainder of the Oroville contingent was: in 40th Michael Garrett, 21:41; 41st Ronel Kee, 21:53; 44th Connor Thompson, 24:26 and 46th Eric Herrera, 25:53.

About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He is single with a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

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