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Bend defeats CCHS
Lava Bears win girls meet 84-48, take boys 100-32
Daniel Keiffer throws the discus at a meet earlier this year. Keiffer finished third in the event at the Bend Relays with a toss of 105-02.
March 21, 2013
The Bend Lava Bears left no doubt that they are a very good track team as they dominated Crook County in Tuesday’s Bend Relays.
“It was a good meet,” Crook County head coach Ernie Brooks said. “Bend is a strong team, but we had some young kids come through with some good efforts and some PRs (personal records).”
The Lava Bears won the girls meet 84-48, and took the boys meet 100-32. Bend won 11 of 15 girls events, including every running event, and 12 of 15 boys events in the meet.
However, that doesn’t mean that there weren’t some bright spots for Crook County.
The Cowgirls put in several solid performances, especially in the field events.
Laken Berlin led the way for the Cowgirls with a first-place finish in the long jump. Berlin leaped 16-03 to beat the second-place jumper by nearly two feet.
Kathryn Kaonis also had a solid outing, winning the shot put with a heave of 31-03, while Sierra Fortado was second with a throw of 29-01. Ashton Morgan led a cowgirl sweep of the discus with a toss of 84-06. She was followed by Fortado, 82-00, and Victoria Augustine, 67-06.
The final Cowgirl winner was Hannah Troutman, who took first in the triple jump with a leap of 31-04. Troutman also had the longest javelin toss of the day with a throw of 95-10. However, the throw did not count in the team scoring because Troutman, who was throwing the javelin for the first time ever, was entered in the JV meet.
Other Cowgirls with solid performances included Baily Tarabochia, second in the 800, and Makayla Lindburg, second in the high jump.
The three Cowboy winners were Alonzo Lopez, 100 meters, Grayson Munn, 1,500 meters, and Chance Sutfin, shot put. Lopez ran a season-best time of 11.80 to edge Bend’s Dallas Fagen. Meanwhile Munn’s time of 4:32.55 was nearly seven seconds better than second-place Jacob Fillmore of Bend. Sutfin’s throw of 42-10 easily won the shot put. However, he strained a hamstring while competing in the 100 and was unable to complete his other events.
Cowboys that finished second in the meet were Cody Thurman in the 60-meter hurdles, A.J. Cooper in the javelin, and Michael Seyl in the long jump. Cowboys finishing third included Zach Smith in the shot put and Daniel Keiffer, in the discus
“We’re about to go on spring break and we will see when we get back what 212 (the boiling point of water and the team’s motto for this year) means to everyone,” Brooks said.
Crook County does not compete again until Friday, April 5, when they travel to Vale for the Vale Invitational. Meet time has not yet been announced.