CCHS runners handle short course in Gorge
The Crook County High School cross country team tuned up for the district meet with a 3,000-meter race at Hood River on Wednesday, March 31.
Hood River Valley won both the boys and the girls races, although Crook County's Alec Carne was the individual winner in the boys meet.
Carne finished in 9:33, nearly 30 seconds ahead of Hood River Valley's Elliot Hawley, who finished second in 10:01. Hood River finished the boys meet with 24 points to 37 for the Cowboys, while the Eagles won with 17 points in the girls race, with the Cowgirls finishing far behind with 43 points.
The 3,000-meter course was shorter than the standard 5,000 meters that both the boys and girls usually run.
Crook County's Alex Vail was third in the boys race in 10:25. Other Crook County finishers in the boys race included Wyatt Wood, 14th in 12:39, Tucker Bonner, 15th in 12:51, Daniel Olson, 17th with a time of 13:20, Joel Rice, 19th in 13:53, Gabe Rothenbucher, 23rd in 15:18, Aaron Ferhenbacher, 24th in 16:10, Ben McWilliams, 25th with a time of 16:33, and Logan Brasher, 26th in 17:56.
The girls race was won by Chloe Bullock in a time of 11:49. Teammate Lucy Hennessy was second in 12:53, while the Eagle's Phoebe Wood was third in 13:02.
Crook County's first finisher was Lindsey Mode, who was fourth overall, with a time of 13:10. Other Crook County finishers included Maggie Ramos, eighth in 13:44, Kelcie Ames, ninth in 14:35, Aubrey Love, 10th with a time of 14:44, McCall Woodward, 13th with a time of 18:26, and Sammy Thornton, 15th in 19:22.
Crook County is scheduled to have two meets this coming week. The district meet is planned for Wednesday, April 7 at Sorosis Park in The Dalles. The team is then scheduled to run in the Oxford Classic at Drake Park in Bend on Saturday, April 10. The boys race is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and the girls race at 2 p.m.
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