Oak Harbor runners help Washington win BorderClash

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Oak Harbor's JonaLynn Horn, left, and Alex Laiblin, second from left, hold the BorderClash banner at Saturday's race.
— image credit: Pnoto courtesy of Pat Horn

Three Oak Harbor High School athletes joined forces with the best cross country runners in the state of Washington to defeat the Oregon all-star teams in the 15th annual BorderClash Saturday, Nov. 23.

The 4,387-meter race under lights is hosted each year by Nike at its world headquarters in Beaverton, Ore.

The Washington boys topped Oregon 20-37 as Oak Harbor junior John Rodeheffer placed 32nd (14:29) out of 78 runners.

Matthew Maton of Oregon's Summit High School won in 13:28.

Washington took the girls race 23-36 with Oak Harbor junior Jonalynn Horn finishing 46th (17:20) and senior Alex Laiblin placing 54th (17:29) out of 79.

Washington's Alexa Efraimson from Camus won in 15:43.

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