Busy week for La Pine runners

The La Pine cross country team spent the better part of the latter part of the week in a bus.

The Hawks team was in Stayton on Wednesday, running over the course of the nature trails adjacent to the middle school taking part in the Stayton Invite.

The boys finished seventh in the team scores, led by Max Miller. Although the girls failed to post a team score, the best finish of the day for La Pine went to senior Olivia Flack. Flack crossed the line of the 5,000 meter race in seventh place, posting a time of 22 minutes, 21 seconds.

Returning home for only two days, the Hawks were back on the bus on Saturday to participate in the Three Course Challenge at Camp Rilea.

La Pine took part in the 4,500-meter race with the boys placing ninth in the team standings. The Hawks were led by sophomore Jonah Martinez and his finish of 53rd in a field of 316 runners. 

Stayton Invite

Boys

Team scores: 1. Crescent Valley, 31. 2. Iolani, 87. 3. Corvallis, 100. 4. North Marion, 110. 5. Santiam, 131. 6. Harrisburg, 148. 7. La Pine, 172. 8. Gladstone, 174. 9. Stayton, 178. 10. Central, 190.

Individual results: 19. Max Miller (La Pine), 19:24. 30. Kaden Lorimor (La Pine), 20:12.5. 33. Jesse Ordonez (La Pine), 20:18. 42. Wyatt Montgomery (La Pine), 20:47. 54. Jonah Martinez (La Pine), 21:46. 55. Aiden McDonald (La Pine), 21:49. 56. Kyle Newton (La Pine), 21:54. 61. Aidan Crowley (La Pine), 22:20. 62. Tracy Turnsplenty (La Pine), 22:27. 63. Nathaniel Everly (La Pine), 22:29. 65. Brandon Wensel (La Pine), 22:31. 66. Brad Palmer (La Pine), 22:32.

Girls

Individual results: 7. Olivia Flack (La Pine), 22:21. 38. Ashley Jentzsch (La Pine), 27:16.

Three Course Challenge

Boys

Team results: 1. Columbia, 121. 2. Bend, 130. 3. Baker, 148. 4. Eastlake, 163. 5. Sacred Heart Cathedral, 164. 6. Barlow, 172. 7. Sisters, 231. 8. Dallas, 234. 9. La Pine, 322. 10. Seattle Christian, 335. 11. St. Helens, 355. 12. Clackamas, 360. 13. La Center, 364. 14. Aberdeen, 367. 15. Stayton, 369. 16. Timberline, 397. 17. Black Hills, 397. 18. Franklin, 413. 19. Meadowdale, 435. 20. Ilwaco, 447. 21. Decatur, 482. 22. Auburn, 492. 23. Ridgefield, 496. 24. Kentlake, 665. 25. Sweet Home, 720.

Individual results: 53. Jonah Martinez (La Pine), 17:47. 73. Aiden McDonald (La Pine), 18:16. 86. Aidan Crowley (La Pine), 18:41. 122. Christian McClellan (La Pine), 19:31. 150. Paul Meeuwsen (La Pine), 20:21. 294. Owen Rhode (La Pine), 25:26.