• Local runners fare well in Bend

  • BEND — South Medford senior Carmen Mejia placed fifth out of 73 runners in the 5,000-meter Invite race during the 25-school Oxford Classic at Drake Park on Friday.

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  • BEND — South Medford senior Carmen Mejia placed fifth out of 73 runners in the 5,000-meter Invite race during the 25-school Oxford Classic at Drake Park on Friday.
    The varsity races consisted of invitational and elite divisions.
    Mejia's time was 19 minutes, 58.2 seconds.
    For Phoenix, Nevina De Luca was ninth overall in the 5,000 elite run with a time of 19:32.3, while Cascade Christian's Stephanie Croy came in 10th (19:36.1).
    On the boys side, Cascade Christian's Alex Cummings was 12th in the elite race (17:08.7), while teammate Tristan Akery came in 17th (17:49.8). Phoenix's Philip Todak finished 18th (17:51.2).
    South Medford's Cody Larson was 18th in the invite (17:42.9).
    Klamath Union's Alisha Luna won the elite girls race with a time of 18:40.
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