BROOKINGS — North Medford’s boys cross country team was detoured to the coast, and the Black Tornado pulled out a victory in the seven-team Brookings-Harbor Invitational Saturday.
North was scheduled to compete in San Francisco, but smoke-related issues altered its plan.
Meanwhile, Phoenix placed second in the girls meet, getting a two-three finish from Lupita Alegria and Sophia Stubblefield.
North’s Jacob Almaras won the boys race over the 5,000-meter course in 16 minutes, 56 seconds. Teammates Brodie Dick and Trey Driskell were fourth and sixth, respectively.
Phoenix placed fourth. Noah Marshall led the way in fifth in 17:27.
The Tornado scored 28 points to 49 for runner-up Fortuna, California.
In the girls meet, Alegria ran a personal best 21:05, and Stubblefield, a freshman, clocked 21:17.
Arcata, California, won the girls team title by one point over the Pirates.
Cascade Christian’s Katelyn Willard was fifth in the girls race in 22:15 while Jake Saroni led the Challenger boys by placing 12th in 19:09.
TEAM RESULTS: North Medford 28, Fortuna 49, Brookings-Harbor 82, Phoenix 102, Arcata 125, Cascade Christian 127, Pacific 180.
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (TOP 10): 1, Jacob Almaras, NM, 16:56; 2, Collin Stockwell, For, 16:57; 3, Augustin Garcinuno, For, 17:06; 4, Brodie Dick, NM, 17:15; 5, Noah Marshall, Pho, 17:27; 6, Trey Driskell, NM, 17:47; 7, Kaleb Carmesin, BH, 18:04; 8, Grant Lulich, NM, 18:23; 9, Joshua Scull, NM, 18:49; 10, Bo Cox, For, 18:56.
TEAM RESULTS: Arcata 27, Phoenix 28, Brookings-Harbor 74.
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (TOP 10): 1, Allie Storts, Coq, 21:04; 2, Lupita Alegria, Pho, 21:05; 3, Sophia Stubblefield, Pho, 21:17; 4, Vivian Gerstein, Arc, 21:44; 5, Katelyn Willard, CC, 22:15; 6, Claire Monge, Arc, 22:24; 7, Maddie Goley, Arc, 11:55; 8, Maggie Stacy, For, 23:05; 9, Camrin Dolcini, For, 23:35; 10, Ada Ebert, NM, 24:14.
GRANTS PASS 48, SUMMIT 41: At Bend, Grants Pass senior running back Jaren Emptage scored two of his five touchdowns in the final eight minutes to help the Cavemen rally for the nonleague victory.
Emptage rushed for 163 yards and four TDs on 19 carries and returned a kickoff 94 yards for a score in the second quarter for Grants Pass (1-1).
Chase Coyle completed 13 of 18 passes for 127 yards with an interception, with Blain Hobbs leading the receivers with five catches for 43 yards.
Summit QB Henry Bledsoe competed 18 of 36 passes for 234 yards and two scores, with Magnus Schmidt running 29 times for 150 yards and three TDs for the Storm (0-2).
GP — Emptage 48 run (Pendleton kick)
GP — Coyle 1 run (Pendleton kick)
S — Smith 3 pass from H. Bledsoe (McKee kick)
S — Ruhl 9 pass from H. Bledsoe (McKee kick)
GP — Emptage 94 kickoff return (Pendleton kick)
GP — Weagel blocked punt recovery in end zone (Pendleton kick)
S — Schmidt 5 run (McKee kick)
S — Schmidt 3 run (kick failed)
GP — Emptage 63 run (Pendleton kick)
S — Martin 3 run (Ruhl pass from H. Bledsoe)
S — Schmidt 1 run (pass failed)
GP — Emptage 2 run (Pendleton kick)
GP — Emptage 1 run (kick failed)
LOST RIVER 33, ST. MARY’S 24: At Merrill, Aliiloa Kaeo-Wailehua passed for three touchdowns for St. Mary’s but Lost River scored the final 14 points of the game to pull out the nonleague victory.
Kaeo-Wailehua connected with Trevahn Foster for a 14-yard score in the second quarter and Jake Reynolds for a 20-yard touchdown in the third for St. Mary’s (0-2).
The junior quarterback’s 80-yard TD strike to Jake Sieg pulled the Crusaders within one point at 19-18, then Gavin Rajagopal, who ran for about 100 yards, tacked on a 4-yard scoring run to give St. Mary’s its first lead at 24-19.
Lost River (2-0) answered midway through the fourth quarter to regain the lead, then tacked on a late TD to seal the victory.
LR — 15 pass (conversion kick)
LR — 20 run (kick failed)
SM — Foster 14 pass from Kaeo-Wailehua (run failed)
SM — J. Reynolds 20 pass from Kaeo-Wailehua (run failed)
LR — 45 run (kick failed)
SM — Sieg 80 pass from Kaeo-Wailehua (run failed)
SM — Rajagopal 4 run (pass failed)
LR — 46 run (kick failed)
LR — 5 run (conversion run)