• Bend man wins 100-mile race in Utah: Bend’s Jeff Browning, 41, won the Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run, staged Sept. 7-8 in Utah.
Browning crossed the finish line first among the 213 finishers with a time of 19 hours, 33 minutes, 30 seconds.
The race, a point-to-point course from Kaysville to Midway along trails in the Wasatch Mountains, featured 27,000 feet of climbing and 26,000 feet of downhill.
Browning’s time was the fourth fastest in the 33 years of the race.
George Grygar, of Salt Lake City, finished second in 20:51. Scott Wolfe, of Bend, finished ninth in 23:17:51. David Town, also of Bend, was 39th in 27:09:13.
• Young climbers earn awards: Three members of the Bend Endurance Academy climbing team were recently recognized for their achievements in rock climbing.
Five Ten, one of the largest climbing shoe manufacturers, awarded Bend climbers Olivia Brumwell, 13; Lukas Strauss-Wise, 12; and Abby Black, 16, with the Five Ten Youth Core Award.
According to the award committee, the Youth Core Award is designed to support aspiring young climbers who embrace adventure and push their personal limits. Award applicants were required to submit an essay outlining their athletic achievements from the past year. The essays were then reviewed by the awards committee.
“It’s always great to see our athletes recognized for their hard work on such a large stage," said Mike Rougeux, the Bend Endurance Academy climbing program director.
— Bulletin staff reports