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Madras High School Lady Buffalo freshman cross country runner Hannah MacDuffee finishes in top 10 at meet.

STEELE HAUGEN - Left to right, Madras freshman Hannah MacDuffee (23:59.57), Kiana Webb (27:12.95), of Culver, and Eryn McCourtney (26:29.71), of Madras, all finish in the top 20 racers at a cross country meet at Juniper Hills in Madras Sept. 28.
The Madras cross country team hosted a meet at Juniper Hills Park in Madras with seven other schools competing, including Culver, Sept. 28.

For the girls, Summit (23), Trout Lake (52), Riverdale (79), and Mountain View (87) finished at the top.

Freshman Hannah MacDuffee finished in ninth place for Madras, with a time of 23 minutes, 59.67 seconds. The next White Buffalo to cross the finish line was senior Eryn McCourtney (26:29.71), who finished in 18th place.

For the Lady Dawgs, Kiana Webb had a time of 27:12.95, finishing in 20th place. Sophomore Jasmine Doughtery placed 25th with a time of 29:21.24.

For the boys, Summit (37), Trout Lake (39), Riverdale (89), Mountain View (95), Trinity Lutheran (131), Culver (140) and Madras (not available) all competed.

The first Jefferson County athlete to cross the finish line was sophomore Evan Powell, of Culver, who finished in 19th place, with a time of 20 minutes 32.19 seconds. His Culver teammate Jacob Horat was literally right behind Powell, finishing in 20th place, with a time of 20:32.59.

STEELE HAUGEN - Culver's Evan Powell and Jake Horat run hard at the finish line."The race was hard because the hills were killer, but it was a good race." Powell said. "Being at a local meet was nice. I think all the teams are getting better and better and stronger. We need to keep working hard and support the team."

Madras saw its first athlete cross the finish line in 20:35.81. Grayson Symons was right behind Powell and Horat, finishing in 21st place.

"Today's race was pretty good," Symons said. "The hills were pretty tough. The rest of the course was tough, but still a little easier. Being at a home meet was great. We need to work on some more endurance, agility and speed."

Isaiah Wapsheli (20:50.91) finished in 24th place and Robert Warner (21:04.58) in 27th place for the White Buffalos.

The White Buffalos travel to Estacada for their next meet Monday, Oct. 9. Culver heads to La Pine Oct. 9.

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