Bend athletes shine at national meets

Matthew Maton, Miranda Brown fare well on big stages

Bend’s Matthew Maton has already proven to be among the elite high school distance runners in the Northwest. On Saturday, the Summit High rising senior showcased himself on a national stage.

Competing in the High School Boys Dream Mile at the Adidas Grand Prix track and field meet in Randall’s Island, N.Y., Maton completed the 1-mile run in 4 minutes, 3.23 seconds, to finish second in a field of 14. Maton was runner-up to Grant Fisher of Michigan, who won in 4:02.07.

Another Bend athlete finishing a national meet on Saturday was Summit rising senior Miranda Brown, who placed 13th among 21 contestants in the heptathlon at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor in Greensboro, N.C. Representing the Central Oregon Track Club, Brown finished fourth in the 800 run for her best finish of the two-day event and set a personal best in the javelin with a throw of 90 feet, 6 inches. She finished with 3,993 points. Shaina Burns of Minnesota won with 5,163 points.

—Bulletin staff report