At cross-country relays, Summit wins two, Bend High wins one

As a final tuneup before next week’s cross-country conference championships, more than 380 runners representing 13 schools, including 10 from Central Oregon, converged on Pine Nursery Community Park in northeast Bend for the Central Oregon Relays on Wednesday.

The Bend High foursome of Trevor Wilber, Bennet Jackson, Kailash Moore and Maitiu Millar-Sanchez teamed up for a time of 45 minutes, 47 seconds to win the boys division. Summit’s Fiona Max, Taylor Vandenborn, Isabel Max and Liv Downing won the girls title with a time of 52:52. And the Storm’s Chad Ford, Kelsey Washenberger, Cole Rene and Hannah Tobiason placed first in the coed division with a time of 50:02.

Teams composed of four runners ran three ¾-mile laps each to cover the 9-mile course.

The top three of the boys division rounded out with Summit’s Jett Ballantyne, Jackson Malace, Jaden McCabe and Sam Hatfield taking second place (in 46:59), and Mountain View’s Wyatt Goff, Nate Cannon, Nolan Edgerton and Quinn Olarrea placing third (in 49:17).

Bend’s Gina Anderson, Emma Beaver, Gemma Munck and Dagny Donohue took second in the girls division in a time of 48:31, and Summit’s Anna Hinz, Jasper Fievet, Zoe Villano and Ellie Skjersaa finished third in 58:50.

The Storm also placed second in the coed race with Azza Borovicka-Swanson, Sam Timms, Stella Skovborg and Jack Strang finished in 52:26. Burns was third with a time of 54:18.

The Intermountain Conference championships are scheduled for Oct. 28 at Central Oregon Community College, and the state meet for all classifications is the following week at Lane Community College in Eugene.