Category: Bend Cross Country

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.


Bend High girls, boys cruise at Juniper meet

REDMOND — With two weeks remaining until the Intermountain Conference cross-country championships, Bend High has continued making its case as challengers to the thrones.

With four top-10 finishers in both the boys and girls races, the Lava Bears won both team titles at the Juniper Golf Course XC Invitational on Saturday.

Bend’s Trevor Wilbert took first in the 5,000-meter boys race in 16 minutes, 6.1 seconds and was followed across the finish line 9.4 seconds later by teammate Bennet Jackson. Jakob Knox and Kailash Moore finished fifth and sixth, respectively, for the Lava Bears, whose 27 points defeated runner-up Crook County by 30 points.

Mountain View was fourth with 58 points, and Ridgeview finished sixth in the seven-team standings with 177.

The Bend girls, whose 38 points edged Mountain View by seven, were paced by Allie Wilber’s third-place finish. Dagny Donohue was fifth, Annie McColgan was ninth, and Emma Beaver took 10th for the Lava Bears. After Mountain View was Ridgeview in third with 76 points, followed by Crook County with 91 points in the six-team standings.

Miles Chaney and Zachary Mauras went 8-9 for the Crook County boys, while Wyatt Goff took third to pace Mountain View. Ridgeview’s top finisher was Kian Bangerter, who was 25th overall.

Mountain View’s Kelsey Swenson won the girls race in a personal-best 18:00.3, and teammates Brooke Cummings and Emily Moore finished sixth and seventh, respectively. Averi Hartford finished fourth to lead Ridgeview, and Crook County’s Jan Carne was second. Emma Knepp placed 12th for Culver, which did not record a team score.

Bend boys, girls cruise at Kah-Nee-Ta

WARM SPRINGS — Allie Wilber paced six top-10 finishers for Bend High on Saturday, winning the girls 5,000-meter race at the Kah-Nee-Ta Invitational at Kah-Nee-Ta resort while leading the Lava Bears to a first-place finish with 15 points.

Summit was second with 59 points, followed by Gladstone with 80 and Madras with 94.

Wilber completed the course in 20 minutes, 59 seconds to win, 8 seconds ahead of Bend teammate Carrington Fastelin. Dagny Donohue was fourth for the Lava Bears. Culver’s Emma Knepp finished third in a season-best time of 21:19, and Redmond’s Kim Roberts was fifth.

For the boys, Bennett Jackson led a 1-2-3 Bend finish as the Lava Bears cruised to a first-place win with 22 points. Redmond was second with 75 points, and Madras was third with 100 points.

Jackson was followed by runner-up Trevor Wilber, and Jakob Knox finished third for Bend. The White Buffaloes’ Tyler Anderson took fourth, followed by Redmond’s Treyson Conley.

Bend High girls win on hard course on the Oregon Coast

WARRENTON — A strong showing in the 5,000-meter girls hard-course division helped Bend High post 37 points for a runaway victory at the Three Course Challenge cross-country meet Saturday.

Carrington Fastelin placed eighth to lead four Lava Bears who finished in the top 20 on the hard course, propelling Bend to a 69-point victory over Clackamas. Mountain View took sixth in the 13-team standings with 152 points.

Allie Wilber placed 11th for Bend, Dagny Donohue was 13th and Caroline Sherwood took 19th for the Bears. Kelsey Swenson finished in 23 minutes, 12 seconds to place second overall, while Kaylin Cantu, of Kennedy, claimed the overall win in 22:59. Sisters, which did not post a team score, was highlighted by Tate Ricker and Ella Cole, who finished 38th and 41st, respectively, and Crook County’s Maggie Ramos was 89th.

In the boys hard division, Bend’s Kailash Moore finished 56th to lead the Lava Bears to 233 points and a third-place finish. Eastlake (Washington) topped the 37-team standings with 182 points. Alec Carne placed 33rd for Crook County, which was seventh as a team with 312 points, and Quinn Olarrea was 19th to lead 10th-place Mountain View, which totaled 336 points. Madras, which was 30th with 647 points, was led by Tyler Anderson’s 16th-place finish, while La Pine’s Max Miller took 160th.

In the boys easy-course division, Trevor Wilber led three Bend High runners in the top 10, helping the Lava Bears post 137 points to top the 34-team field. Wilber was fifth, followed by Bennet Jackson in sixth and Jakob Knox in eighth. Nolan Edgerton took 18th for Mountain View, which was sixth as a team with 286 points, and Tyler Lawson was 19th for ninth-place Crook County, which totaled 317 points. Sisters, which was seventh with 298 points, was highlighted by John Peckham’s 22nd-place finish, and Mathew Smith took 153rd to lead 33rd-place La Pine, which had 766 points. Austin Charley finished 115th for Madras.

In the girls easy division, Jan Carne won in 18:20 to lead Crook County to 11th place with 264 points. Sisters was second with 147 points, finishing behind Eastlake with 121 points. Pacing the Outlaws were Anna Bartlett (sixth) and Engracia Diez (18th). Mountain View, which was seventh with 218 points, was led by Laryn McBride’s 38th-place finish, and Kira Gilbert took 53rd to highlight ninth-place Bend, which recorded 233 points. Vanessa Culps placed 19th for Madras.

In the girls moderate division, Michaela Lorenz was 11th and Anne Marie Covlin took 22nd to help Bend place third with 125 points. Top-30 finishes by Fiona Henry (27th), Elida Ramsey (29th) and Emily Moore (30th) led Mountain View to sixth place with 173 points. Sisters’ Amy Hills was 31st, Madras’ Jayden Davis took 77th and Crook County’s Mckinzee Mode was 99th. West Point Grey (British Columbia) won with 71 points.

In the boys moderate division, Clackamas won with 173 points, and Miles Chaney (27th) and Noah Chaney (32nd) helped Crook County place sixth with 282 points. Thelonious Luzell (49th place) led Bend to 355 points and a 13th-place finish, and 14th-place Mountain View (387 points) was highlighted by Wyatt Goff’s 16th-place showing. Genesis Lucei was 47th for Madras, which was 23rd with 581 points, and Ethan Hosang, who placed third, helped Sisters finish 30th with 676 points. La Pine’s Brandon Wensel finished 116th.