UNION'S SHARRATT, LA GRANDE'S JOHNSON WILL RUN IN NIKE RACE

November 16, 2002 12:00 am

Union's Ashley Sharratt and La Grande's Dane Johnson are running Sunday in "Border Clash IV," a Nike-sponsored race pitting the best runners of Washington and Oregon against each other.

Sharratt, a junior, just finished seventh in the girls' 1A/2A state cross country meet, helping to lead Union to a state championship.

Johnson, also a junior, just finished fifth in the boys' 3A state cross country meet, and helped the Tigers finish ninth in the state.

The top 40 girls and top 40 boys from Washington and Oregon will compete in the event, held at Nike Headquarters in Beaverton.

Runners compete for their home state on the 4.4-kilometer course through Nike's campus.

Washington currently leads the series 2-to-1.