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CCHS tunes up for district meet - Central Oregonian

May 14, 2012
Crook County High School

“You know, it was a good meet,” said Crook County track and field coach Ernie Brooks. “We did some good stuff.”

Brooks made the comments despite Crook County struggling to score points at the Intermountain Track Championships which were held last Thursday at Bend Senior High.

Crook County finished last in the five-team meet in both the boys and girls competition. The Summit Storm won the boys meet with 110 points followed by Bend (101), Mountain View (71), Redmond (40), and Crook County (31). The Storm took the girls meet by even a bigger margin scoring 149.5 points. They were followed by Mountain View with 81 points, Bend (64), Redmond (49.5), and Crook County (11).

Brooks was unconcerned that neither Crook County team was in contention to win the meets.

“A lot of our big hitters were out at sixth grade camp so it was hard to score a lot of points,” he said.

The Cowboys were led by Hunter Bourland, who finished second in both the 100-and 200-meter races with times of 11.43 and 23.19 respectively. Bourland also placed seventh in the long jump with a leap of 18-10 as well as anchoring the Cowboys 4x100 relay team. The team of Alex Greaves, Tyler Rockwood, Alonzo Lopez, and Bourland finished second with a time of 44.61.   

 In addition to running the relay, Lopez also placed fourth in the 200 in a time of 23.34 and fifth in the 400 with a time of 53.72. Rockwood also placed in two individual events. The senior finished third in the 110 hurdles with a time of 16.41, then came back to finish sixth in the 300 hurdles with a time of 43.69.

The Cowboys also scored points in the middle distances with Luis Rivera taking eighth in the 800 (2:07.70), and Grayson Munn finishing third in the 1,500 (4:27.06).

Tevin Cooper earned a fourth-place finish in the shot put with a heave of 42-09 while Daniel Keiffer took sixth in the discus with a throw of 111-07.

Cody Thurman came away with a seventh-place finish in the pole vault after clearing 10-06. Marcus Greaves finished eighth in the high jump with a clearance of 5-08, and Alex Greaves came away with eighth place in the long jump with a leap of 18-08.

Marci Johnston was the highest-placing Cowgirl in the meet, taking second place in the shot put with a throw of 33-01.50. Johnston also came away with an eighth-place finish in the javelin with a throw of 89-01.

Molly Viles also scored points in the throws for Crook County, earning a third place finish in the discus with a throw of 97-09.

The Cowgirls also scored points in the jumping events. Joey Hehn finished fifth in the triple jump with a leap of 30-04.25. She was followed closely by Hannah Troutman, who finished sixth with a leap of 29-10.50. Troutman also placed seventh in the high jump after clearing 4-08. Danielle Michael and Lake Berlin each earned eighth-place finishes in the pole vault and long jump respectively.

The lone Cowgirl to earn points on the track was Hehn, who finished eighth in the 100 hurdles with a time of 19.00.

The meet was the final tune up for Crook County prior to the Greater Oregon League District meet, which will be held on Friday and Saturday at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande.

With the district meet rapidly approaching Brooks was careful to not run people in too many races. Instead he used the meet to fine tune technique and get people ready for the district meet.

“It was a good meet for us,” Brooks said. “We’re just trying to get ready for next weekend in La Grande.”

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