Leader Sports Writer
Tanner Anderson set a Bear River school record Wednesday afternoon running the fastest individual time in school history at the Region 11 cross country meet at Cottonwood Complex.
Anderson finished first for Bear River with a time of 15:41.2 minutes and sixth overall at the meet, helping the Bears to a second place finish. He finished just 46 seconds behind the first place finisher from Ogden. All of Bear River’s boys finished in the top 20.
“We couldn’t be more pleased with the boys. They all ran great races and the team as a whole ran the fastest overall times in school history,” coach Dan Line said.
This was the third time in a row Anderson has medaled in region. Senior Spencer Stamps also medaled for the third time taking ninth overall in the race and second for Bear River at 15:59.1.
Brackon Rawlinson became the only runner in Bear River history to medal all four years. He took third for the Bears and 10th place overall at 15:59.5. Camren Chadwick took 13th overall at 16:07.8, Tanner Christensen took 17th at 16:26.7, Bryce Tueller took 18th at 16:30.8 and Lane Bitner took 19th at 16:38.1. Bitner ran the fastest time of his career.
“We finished second but the boys are upbeat and we are building momentum going into state,” Line said. “We still weren’t 100 percent fresh at region. Running so well is a huge credit to the boys’ work and fitness that they have achieved, but we have no other goal than to be 100 percent at state.”
This week the Bears will be competing at the 3A state tournament today at Sugarhouse Park in Salt Lake City. The race will begin at 11 a.m.
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