Varsity Extra

5A District Three cross country championship Friday

Boise sophomore Eve Jensen.
Boise sophomore Eve Jensen.

For the first time this season, Mountain View freshman Lexy Halladay and Boise sophomore Eve Jensen will face each other in a high school cross country race.

The 5,000-meter 5A District Three varsity girls championship race begins at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Eagle Island State Park, followed by the boys race at 4 p.m.

Both runners have multiple individual wins this season, highlighted by first-place finishes in the Rob Griak Invitational in Minnesota (Halladay) and Stanford Invitational in California (Jensen).

Jensen’s time of 17 minutes, 15.9 seconds at the Stanford race ranks No. 1 in the state this season, and Halladay ranks second at 17:39.8 from her victory in the Bob Conley Invitational in Pocatello.

The state meet is Oct. 29 in Pocatello.