The crowd cheers as Alex Stevens, from left, Caleb Hoffmann and Brandon Pollard compete in the boys 1600-meter run during the Hershey’s Track & Field Games on Thursday at Bend High School. The sports program was created more than 30 years ago to promote physical fitness and provide fun learning experiences for kids 9 to 14 years old throughout the United States and Canada. The top finishers in each event will be invited to the state meet July 12 in Eugene. For event results, see Sports. Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin