Community Sports in Brief


• Area youngsters perform well in cyclocross: A number of Bend youths posted top finishes at two cyclocross races over the weekend. At an Oregon Youth Cyclocross Series race staged Saturday in Dayton, Cameron Beard and Ivy Taylor won the junior men and junior women 13-14 divisions, respectively, and Henry Jones (junior men 10-12), Lance Haidet (junior men 15-16) and Jenelle Holmes (junior women 10-12) all posted second-place finishes. Jonathan Wimberly was third in the junior men 10-12 race, as was Katie Ryan in the junior women 15-16 race.

On Sunday, at the first Cross Crusade event of the season in Portland, Beard won the junior men’s race (which was not further broken down into age divisions) and Javier Colton and Haidet — who also won the Category B race in open competition — were fifth and sixth, respectively. Taylor and Holmes added fourth- and fifth-place finishes in the junior women’s contest.

In the adult divisions, Bend’s Chris Sheppard and Barry Wicks went 1-2 in the men’s Category A race, as did Erica Wescott and Amber Clark in the masters women 35+ B division. Another Bend resident, Tim Jones, won the masters men 35+ A division.

Top-three finishers in their respective races, all from Bend, were Robert DeClerk (second, men’s masters 35+ B), Gina Miller (second, masters women 45+), Serena Bishop Gordon (women Category A), Leslie Griffith (third, beginner women) Jay Palubeski (third, masters men 50+), Amory Cheney (third, masters men 60+) and Sarah Max (third, masters women 35+ A).

Results for the Central Oregon junior riders are available in Community Sports Scoreboard, see below left. Complete results from both weekend events can be found at


• Central Oregon race earns nod from national magazine: Staged for the first time just last month, the LeadmanTri Life Time Epic 250/125 Bend triathlon has been named one of the top 20 triathlons in America by Men’s Health.

This year’s event offered race distances of 250 and 125 kilometers, starting with a swim at Cultus Lake, followed by a bike ride circling Mount Bachelor, and concluding with a run through west Bend that finished in the Old Mill District.

LeadmanTri Bend was one of two Oregon triathlons to make the list, along with the Portland Triathlon. For the complete list of races, go to For more information about LeadmanTri Bend, go to .


• Youth club fielding registration: In-person registration for the 2012-13 season of the Deschutes Mat Club is scheduled for this week.

The season kickoff for the club, open to boys and girls in grades one through eight, is scheduled for today at Bend High School and on Thursday at Mountain View High School. In-person registration will be taken from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on both days, in the gym lobby at Bend High and in the west gym/auditorium lobby at Mountain View. Cost for the season, which begins Oct. 22 and concludes Feb. 2, is $115 for DMC Juniors (grades one through three) and $165 for DMC seniors (grades four through eight).

Registration will also be accepted throughout the season and is available online at .

—Bulletin staff reports

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