McKenzie Sports Report - March 31
March 31, 2022 | View PDF
McKenzie Sports Schedule This Week
The McKenzie Varsity Track and Field teams will travel to Mapleton this Wednesday, March 30, to participate at the 1A-SD2 League Meet. Teams participating include Crow, Glendale, Mapleton, Riddle, Triangle Lake, and McKenzie. Field events start at 4:00 pm and Track events begin at 4:30 pm.
The Eagle teams will participate in the 1A-SD2 League Meet held at the Aaron and Marie Jones Community Track venue on Saturday, April 2. Field events start at 11:00 am and Track events will begin at 12:00 pm. Teams participating include Crow, Mapleton, Paisley, Mohawk, Triangle Lake, and the Eagles of McKenzie.
Eagle Track And Field Opens At Home
With the MCTF Icebreaker Meet
The McKenzie Varsity Track and Field teams opened their home stand at the MCTF Icebreaker meet held last Saturday, March 26, at the Aaron and Marie Jones Community Track venue. The meet sponsored by McKenzie Community Track and Field in cooperation with McKenzie High School featured boys and girls track teams representing Mapleton, Mohawk, North Douglas, Siletz, Oakridge, Veritas, Triangle Lake, Yoncalla, and McKenzie.
The meet was the first of the season for MCTF at the Aaron and Marie Jones Community Track and small opening season glitches aside; the weather was fantastic and the meet highly successful according to officials and participants alike. The great start kicks off a busy local track schedule that resumes this Saturday, April 2, with the 1A-SD2 League Meet.
The MCTF will host the AMJ Invitational meet on Saturday, April 9 and the 1A-SD2 District 2 Special District meet on Friday, May13. These above meets all feature Varsity teams. The MCTF will also host two Middle School Track and Field meets, the Mt. West League Middle School meet on Saturday, April 23, and the MWL MS District meet on Saturday, May 7. Plan to spend a day at the beautiful Aaron and Marie Jones Community Track encouraging our local Eagle teams and their opponents.
Eagle Girls Finish 5th, Eagle Boys Capture 6th
At MCTF Icebreaker Meet
The North Douglas and Yoncalla Boys Track and Field teams represent schools that are geographically neighbors in Douglas County and often times have combined their athletes to field teams. So it was interesting that last Saturday at the MCTF Icebreaker meet, the two teams finished up their day on the AMJ track tied for first place, each team earning 57 points. That should make for good conversation around morning coffee at the communities local cafes.
Triangle Lake finished a close third with 49 points, holding off a closing Mohawk, which earned 47 points for fourth. Siletz Valley took fifth at 40 points and McKenzie Head Coach Jack Devereaux’s team finished their home opener in sixth with 32 points. Rounding out the field, Oakridge finished seventh with 13 points and Veritas took eighth with 4 points.
The girl’s competition was every bit as exciting as North Douglas fought off Triangle Lake, the Warriors winning by a single point 92 to the Lakers 91 points. Oakridge finished third with 52 points, Mohawk took fourth at 31 points, the McKenzie girls finished their home opener in fifth place with 23 points, Yoncalla took sixth with 4 points and Siletz Valley was seventh with 1 point earned.
Individually, McKenzie junior Trent Peek had the highest Eagle finish on the day, earning a second place mark in the Javelin, throwing the implement 109ft. 2.5 in. Teammate Thomas Hayes took sixth with a 96 ft. 7 in. throw. Triangle Lake’s Dakota McConnell won the Javelin with a 115 ft. 1 in. stick. Peek also took home a fifth place finish in the 100-meter race, posting a time of 12.74 seconds. Eagle teammate Solomon Acevedo finished right behind in sixth with a 12.81 second time. Aiden O’Dea of Mohawk won the 100 m. in 11.69 sec.
McKenzie’s Cody Morales threw the Discus 57 ft. 5 in., good for fifth place and Ray Gerrard of North Douglas won that event with a 137 ft. 11 in. mark. Morales also finished ninth in the Shot Put with a 25 ft. 11 in. effort and Gerrard won that event with a throw of 38 ft. 5 in.
McKenzie junior Jamie LeClair ran the 400 m. race in 1 minute 8.21 sec., which qualified him for a fourteenth place finish. Zion Fantroy of Siletz Valley won the 400 m. in 57.17 sec. The McKenzie 4x100 m. team, consisting of Acevedo, Hayes, LeClair and Peek, ran the event unopposed in a time of 52.06 sec.
In the other two events on the day, Mitch Dumford of Triangle Lake won the 1500 m. in a time of 4 minutes 47.97 seconds and Cash Adams of Siletz Valley won the 110 m. hurdles, finishing in 24.61 sec.
In the girls competition, Hannah Prater had a fine day at the office, finishing fourth in the Discus, fifth in the Shot Put, and tenth in the Javelin. Prater’s mark in the Discus was 57 ft. 2 in. and sister Hailey Prater finished seventh at 50 ft. 8 in. Savannah Harkins of North Douglas won the Shot Put with a throw of 25 ft. 8.5 in. Hannah Prater’s fifth place mark of 22 ft. 1 in. again placed her just ahead of sister-teammate Hailey, who took sixth at 20 ft. 11.5 in. Grace Sjostrom of Triangle Lake won the event at 25 ft. 8.5 in.
Hailey Prater topped her sister in the Javelin; finishing fourth with a throw of 72 ft. 6.5 in. and Hannah’s tenth place throw was marked at 36 ft. 8 in. Winning the Javelin was North Douglas’ Harkins who threw for an 83 ft. 8 in. stick.
McKenzie’s Adrian Caulley took sixth in the Long Jump, scoring an 11ft. 1 in. mark and Audri Ward of North Douglas won that event with a leap of 13 ft. 5 in. Caulley also finished eighth in the 100 m. race in a time of 15.3 sec.
Mia Piscopo of North Douglas won the 100 m., finishing in 13.6 sec. Piscopo also won the 400 m. race in 1 min. 8.94 seconds and she was the final leg of the North Douglas quartet of Ward, Harkins, and Tabitha Baker that won the 4x100 relay in a time of 55.64 sec. Katherine Abbott of Oakridge finished the 1500 m. run in first place with a winning time of 5 min. 33.14 seconds.