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Klus takes first at Outback Invitational

Top: Chris and Tom Boyd finish fifteenth and sixteenth. Bottom: Annabelle Johnson races to an eighth-place finish. (Submitted photos)

Emmett Klus of Burns won the individual title to lead the Hilanders to a first-place finish at the Outback Invitational held at North Lake High School Friday, Sept. 29.

Klus finished the 5K course in a time of 17:56.00 to outdistance all other competitors. JP Friedrichsen placed fourth (19:22.70), Ryan Robles fifth (19:24.20), Chris Boyd 15th (20:31.20), Tom Boyd 16th (20:36.60), Mitchell Wulff 19th (20:57.10), Alex Oberle 23rd (22:12.60), Sebastian Johnson 24th (22:13.50), David Wilson 28th (22:42.80), Mason Wulff 34th (24:12.90), and Ryan Haines 38th (26:32.00).

Burns took first with a team score of 27, followed by Lakeview with 36, and La Pine 60.


In the girls race, Sarah Letham was the top finisher for Burns, placing fourth in a time of 24:06.20. Annabelle Johnson finished eighth (26:47.10), Lucy Baron ninth (27:29.80), and Ashley White 14th (34:59.60).

No team totals were available, as there were no complete teams.


Randy Parks
Editor Randy was born in Iowa, and spent most of his life growing up in the Hawkeye State. After a few years in college, he settled in Idaho for a decade, skiing, golfing, and working at Sun Valley Resort. He married in 1985, completed broadcast school, and moved to Harney County in 1989 to work for KZZR. After 16 years of on-air work, he left the radio station and went to work for the Burns Times-Herald.

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