Reilly Bloomer from South Eugene takes the 6A Boys title. Photo by: Klotz Images
Rare sunny weather graced the field Saturday as the usual suspects shined. Central Catholic men won their third 6a title in a row scoring an impressive 54 points to runner-up Sunset’s 117. Reilly Bloomer won the individual contest by running a time of 15:33. South Eugene and Sunset each scored 66 points but Delaney Bloomer (South’s #6) broke the tie breaker, giving South the blue trophy. Ella Donaghu continued to show why she is one of the nations best as she beat a loaded field running a time of 17:51.
The 5a races were a familiar scene as Summit of Bend swept both the team and individual titles. Olivia Brooks (Summit) kicked away from Olivia Powell (Marist) to win in a time of 18:10. Matthew Maton put on a performance for the ages. The crowd knew they were in for a special treat. Maton crossed the line in 14:45 crushing Galen Rupp’s state record of 14:55.
Valley Catholic put on a clinic in the 4a boys race led by Wilder Boyden (2nd) and Ben Davidson (3rd), who acted as two low sticks for the Valiants. Phoenix’s girls, who were runner-up last fall moved up a spot to bring home the 4a championship. Danielle Jantzer kept up the family tradition by leading Phoenix. The sophomore was second to Henley’s Lexi Healy.
Catlin Gabel won the 3a/2a/1a state championship which was their first title since 2006. Union/Cove won their 4th state title in dramatic fashion edging St. Mary’s by a point.
Titles were won and records were broken, as the hallowed ground that Lane CC is continues to produce legendary efforts.