• Central Oregon boy advances to national meet: Dawson Cockman, of Bend, has been selected to compete in the Hershey’s Track & Field Games North American Finals, scheduled for Aug. 4 in Hershey, Pa. He is one of seven Oregon participants to be selected to take part in the 2012 finals and the only one from Central Oregon.
Cockman won the boys ages 13-14 200-meter dash at the Hershey’s state meet on July 7 in Eugene. He was selected to the Region 3 team for the North American Finals after his time proved to be the fastest in his event for his age group and gender in the region. In addition to Oregon, Region 3 is made up of Washington, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, Alberta, Northwest Territories and the Yukon.
This will be Cockman’s second trip to the North American Finals. Last year, he won the 100 meters in the boys 11-12 division.
—Bulletin staff reports