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The Crook County Cowboys and Cowgirls beat all but Bend teams at Escape The Rock meet on October 8

The Crook County High School boys and girls cross country teams both placed second to Bend at the Escape The Rock cross country meet, which was held at Fort Rock State Park on Saturday, Oct. 8.

Bend finished with 25 points in the boys competition, while the Cowboys totaled 44, La Pine 80 and Redmond 99. Several other teams also competed, but did not field complete teams.

In the girls competition, Bend finished with 31 points, followed by Crook County 34, Glide 82 and Redmond 94. As with the boys race, several other schools competed, but did not field complete teams.

La Pine's Ashley Jentzsch won the girls race with a time of 22:22.3. Crook County's Ruby Snider finished in third place in 23:18.6. Close behind were Pati Carne and Natalia Crass in fourth and fifth place, respectively, in times of 23:28.3 and 24:13.6. Five other Cowgirls ran in the varsity meet, with Chalis Buekert taking 11th in 25:50.4, Raelynn Weaver 18th with a time of 28:15.8, Emily Rice 19th in 28:18.4, Jane Rice 20th in 28:42.9 and Jazlin Howe 29th with a time of 31:19.7.

La Pine's Wyatt Montgomery finished first in the boys race with a time of 17:55.8. Crook County was led by Gavin Humphreys, who finished fifth overall with a time of 19:26.6. Humphreys was followed closely by Adam Radabaugh who took sixth with a time of 19:43.8. Next in for the Cowboys was Kernan Teasdale, who finished in eighth place with a time of 20:23.3. He was followed by Taylor Harper, 13th in 20:54.3, Jacob McKinnon, 14th in 20:55.9, Hunter Davis, 15th with a time of 21:00.5 and Riddley Barker, who finished in 18th place with a time of 21:37.8.

The Cowboys showed their team depth in the JV competition taking first in the team competition with 26 points to Bend's 29. Russell Rodgers took first in the boys JV meet with a time of 20:21.3. He was followed by Aidan Bonner, 2nd in 21:25.8, Justin Mitchell, 7th with a time of 22:44.6, Wyatt Otnes, 10th in 24:39.5, Sawyer Woolsey, 11th with a time of 25:17.7, Ethan Glenn, 15th in 25:58.7, Josh Betz, 21st in 27:20.6 and Vernan Pifer, 22nd with a time of 27:52.0.

The Cowgirls did not have any competitors in the girls JV race, which was won by Bend with a perfect score of 15.

Next up for Crook County is The Clash in the Cascades, which will be hosted by Sisters High School on Thursday, October 13, with races beginning at 3:45 p.m.

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