Spokesman

Ridgeview edged out Redmond in both boys and girls district cross country competition Oct. 24, as both teams wrapped up their seasons.

With 115 points, Ridgeview finished fourth in the six-team Intermountain Conference meet at Barnes Butte in Prineville, while Redmond was fifth with 118 points.

Crook County was first in boys competition, with 28 points, ahead of Hood River Valley (50) and The Dalles (51). Pendleton (156) finished sixth.

Kian Bangerter was Ridgeview’s top finisher in 12th place with a time of 17 minutes, 21.75 seconds, which edged out 13th-place teammate Nathan Turpen (17:22.28). Both made honorable-mention all-conference. Connor Agnew led Redmond with a 17:34.47 time in 17th place.

Ridgeview was also fourth in girls competition, with 98 points, five points ahead of fifth-place Pendleton. Redmond finished sixth with 139 points. Hood River (18) won the competition, ahead of The Dalles (58) and Crook County (87).

Tenth-place Ruby Gates (20:46.1) led Ridgeview, while twins Jane (21:10.62) and Jessica (21:10.71) Whitticar were 14th and 15th. Redmond’s top finisher was 18th-place Genna Taylor (21:16.87).

Since only the top two teams and top five individuals (unless they are on a top-two team) qualify for state, no Redmond runners will compete at the Nov. 3 Class 5A state championships in Eugene.

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