Cowgirl runners fourth, boys take seventh
Thursday was the final race for the Crook County High School cross country team prior to the Intermountain Conference championships, which will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 27 in Pendleton.
The team traveled to Black Butte Ranch where they competed in the Clash in the Cascades.
The Cowgirls finished fourth in a seven-team field with 109 points, while the Cowboys were seventh in a 10-team meet with 182 points.
Philomath ran away with the girls meet with 29 points. They were followed by Bend, 58, Mountain View, 75, Crook County, Cottage Grove, 113, Redmond, 131, and Regis, 103.
Mountain View won the boys race with 34 points. They were followed by Bend, 92, Cottage Grove, 97, Sisters, 100, Philomath, 105, Stayton, 159, Crook County, Ridgeview, 196, Redmond, 241, and Regis, 291.
Philomath's Adele Beckstead won the girls race with a time of 20:11.70 over the 5,000 meter course. Hannah Tranby of Mountain View finished second in 20:18.65, while Morgan Shaw of Ridgeview was third in a time of 20:45.90.
McCall Woodward was the first Cowgirl across the finish line, taking 22nd overall with a time of 22:23.31. Elise Rice was close behind, finishing 23rd in a time of 22:25.86. Rounding out the scoring for Crook County were Patagonia Carne, 30th with a time of 23:37.84, Anne Carne, 34th in 23:59.69, Kattalin Urresti, 42nd in 25:24.33, Kloey McGawan, 51st with a time of 30:55.91, and Lindsey Mode, 54th in 33:04.33.
Ridgeview's Finn Anspach won the boys race with a time of 16:14.78. Chase Schermer of Mountain View took second with a time of 16:46.11, while Wyatt Montgomery of La Pine finished third with a time of 16:57.45.
Gavin Humphreys was the first Cowboy across the finish line, taking 17th overall, with a time of 18:09.27. He was followed by Kernan Teasdale, 37th with a time of 19:24.35, Duke Wentzel, 44th, in 19:56.11, Aidan Bonner, 48th, with a time of 20:14.28, Daniel Olson, 49th in 20:17.10, Tanner Joyce, 51st, with a time of 20:36.05, and Justin Mitchell, 55th, in 21:08.88.
Sawyer McDonald was the lone Cowgirl to run in the JV meet, finishing 20th with a time of 28:06.36.
Several Cowboys ran in the boys JV race, with Van Williams placing eighth with a time of 19:49.51, Taylor Harper 46th, with a time of 22:07.37, Joshua Belz, 67th, in 25:41.00, Ben McWilliams, 71st, in 26:54.87, Logan Brasher, 75th, in 27:46.55, and Jacob McKinnon, 79th, with a time of 48:27.78.
Crook County now has nearly two weeks to get ready for the district meet. The top two teams from district, and the top five individuals, will qualify for the state meet, which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6 at Lane Community College in Eugene.
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