McKenzie Sports Report - April 14
April 14, 2022 | View PDF
Siuslaw Boys And Girls
Eagle Teams Finish Seventh
It has been postulated that either you’re a fool or from out of State to predict the Spring weather in Oregon. Roseburg tried to get around that for years by watching their local “weather goats‚” on a nearby Mt. Nebo. The goats most likely were more accurate. Thus, when all the experts were calling for rain, wind and even snow last Saturday, the ten teams, their fans and the dedicated volunteers from the McKenzie Community Track and Field, were pleasantly grateful for none of the above. To be accurate, although dry, the air temperature at the Aaron and Marie Jones Invitational Track Meet was chilly and right at the end of the meet; Old Mother Nature threw a bit of hail down just to prove she was watching.
The competition on the track, however, was hot to trot and the day finished out as another tremendous success, the third this season thus far at the iconic Track facility. Ten teams traveled up the McKenzie River Valley early Saturday morning, representing Class 4A Siuslaw, Class 2A Jefferson and Lowell, and Class 1A Triangle Lake, Mohawk, Mapleton, Crow, C.S. Lewis Academy, Yoncalla, and McKenzie.
Siuslaw ran away with the Boys Competition scoring 258 points in the meet, easily outdistancing second place Jefferson, which finished with 76 points. Triangle Lake Boys finished third with 53.5 pts. narrowly ahead of fourth place Yoncalla, which earned 52.5 pts. Mohawk took home fifth place at 35.5 pts. followed by Crow in sixth with 34 pts., McKenzie seventh with 30 pts., Lowell eighth at 27 pts., C.S. Lewis Academy ninth with 25.5 pts, and Mapleton tenth finishing tenth with 16 pts.
The Siuslaw girls also won their team competition, amassing 121 points, but the Vikings had to hold off the Lakers of Triangle Lake, who finished second close behind with 115 pts. Jefferson tallied 90 team points for a third place finish and Mohawk took fourth with 51 pts. The Crow girls finished fifth with 41 pts, followed by Lowell in sixth with 32 pts. McKenzie at seventh with 22 pts., C.S. Lewis Academy in eighth with 17 pts., Mapleton ninth with 12 points scored, and Yoncalla tenth with 10 points.
The McKenzie Track and Field Committee will be hosting three more High School and Middle School meets at the Aaron and Marie Jones Track this Spring. Saturday, April 23, the MWL (Mt. West League) Middle School Meet will take place, followed by the MWL MS (Middle School) District Meet on Saturday, May 7.
The final meet of the High School season at AMJ Track will be held on Friday, May 13, the 1A-SD2 Special District 2 Meet, featuring eighteen Class 1A teams competing for a berth to the OSAA 2022 Track and Field Championship Meet scheduled for May 19, 20 to be held at Hayward Field in Eugene.
Lockart and Caulley Lead Their Eagle Teammates At AMJ Invitational
McKenzie sophomore Levi Lockart threw the shot put 36 ft. 2.5 in. last Saturday at the Aaron and Marie Jones Invitational Track and Field meet and walked away with fourth place. Eagle teammate, junior Cody Moralas, threw the shot 25 ft. 3 in. for a sixteenth place finish. Siuslaw’s Jonathon Rose, who finished with a 39 ft. 4.75 in effort, won the shot put event. Lockart’s walk away from the shot wasn’t too far, just down the infield to the discus cage, where he proceeded to finish that event with fifth place toss, 98 ft. 3 in. Moralas also competed in the discus and he threw for 72 ft. 2 in. mark, good for twelfth place. Rose of Siuslaw again took home first place honors with a good throw of 124 ft. 7 in.
Lockart next arrived at the javelin where he threw the implement 104 ft. 8 in. and a sixth place finish. Eagle teammates, junior Trent Peek and sophomore Thomas Hayes, finished seventh (104 ft. 2 in.) and fifteenth (91 ft. 10 in.) respectively. Winning the Javelin event was Rowan Files of Lowell who launched a fine throw measured at 134 ft. 2 in. The Javelin event featured a unique twist in that Lane County Deputy Sheriff Dodd, who volunteered his time and expertise to the event, measured the distances with radar.
The McKenzie 4x100 m. Relay team finished its race in fifth place, posting a time of 54.17 sec. The team included Solomon Acevedo, Hayes, Jamie LeClair, and Peek. The Siuslaw quartet of Hunter Petterson, Wesley Nicholls, James Smith, and Noel Hernandez won the 4x100 m. relay in 45.93 sec. McKenzie’s Acevedo ran his 100 m. race in a tenth place time of 12.86 seconds and he was followed by Peek in twelfth place with a time of 12.87 sec. Mohawk’s Aiden O’Dea won the event in 11.45 sec. Hayes finished the 400 m. race in a fifth place time of 1:03.48 minutes and Eagle teammate LeClair followed in seventh place at 1:06.80 min. Petterson of Siuslaw won the 400 m. in a time of 53.21 sec. Acevedo also claimed a fifth place finish, in the 800 m. race, running twice around the oval in a time of 2:33.39 min. Chad Hughes of Siuslaw crossed the finish line first in 2:09.20 min. The 200 m. race saw McKenzie’s LeClair finish in twelfth in a time of 28.38 seconds and Siuslaw’s Petterson in 22.9 sec won that event.
McKenzie’s Moralas finished seventh in the Triple Jump, leaping 21 ft. 6 in. and Joseph Shepard of Mapleton won with a jump of 37 ft. 6.75 in. McKenzie had three finishers in the Long Jump, Peek at tenth place with a 16 ft. 1 in. jump, LeClair at sixteenth place 13 ft. 11.5 in, and Hayes at seventeenth place and 13 ft. 10 in. Jefferson’s Elijah Stelly won the Long Jump with a mark of 18 ft. 11 in.
Other boys winners included Siuslaw’s Samuel Ulrich, who took home first place honors in both the 1500 m. (4:16.17 min.) and the 3000 m. (9:02.90 min.) and Siuslaw’s Camp Lacouture who was a double winner in the 300 m. Hurdles (47.01 sec.) and the Pole Vault (13 ft. 6 in.). The 110 m. Hurdles first place medal was earned by Siuslaw Viking Lucian Murphy, who ran the event in 19.44 seconds and the High Jump was won by Yoncalla’s Ashton Hardy, who cleared the bar at 5 ft. 10 in. And the Siuslaw foursome of Nicholls, Petterson, Hughes, and Jacob Blankenship won the 4x400 m. Relay in 3:49.53 minutes.
In the girls competition, McKenzie freshman Adrian Caulley led her Eagle teammates with a third place finish in the Long Jump, landing with an 11 ft. 5 in. mark. Freshman teammate Rebekah Short followed with an eighth place finish at 10 ft. 8 in. Mohawk’s Lucy Barrowcliff won the Long Jump with a 13 ft. 5.5 in leap. Caulley stepped over to the Triple Jump lane and took home a fourth place finish, hop, skipping and jumping 22 ft. 2 in. Triangle Lake’s Kiele Riggs won the TJ event at 27 ft. 6 in. Caulley and Short teamed up at the 100 m. race, where Caulley ran a sixth place time of 15.82 seconds and Short finished in eleventh place at 16.84 sec. Baylie Campau of Jefferson won the 100 m. in 14.08 sec. McKenzie’s Short also finished seventh in the 200 m. race with a time of 37.08 sec and that event was won by Flor Ruiz-Jimenez of Jefferson in 30.83 sec.
Over in the field events, McKenzie junior Hailey Prater threw the Javelin 74 ft. 6 in. for fifth place and senior sister teammate Hannah Prater finished in sixteenth place with a throw of 37 ft. 9 in. Hayden Muller of Siuslaw, who had a legal stick of 89 ft. 8 in, won the Javelin. Hailey Prater finished eighth in the Shot Put at 20 ft. 4.5 in. and Hannah finished ninth with a toss of 19 ft. 4.5 in. Mapleton’s Emily Neece won the Shot Put with a throw of 27 ft. 3.25 in. In the Discus, Hailey Prater took the tenth place finish with a throw of 49 ft. 6 in. and Hannah finished eleventh at 45 ft. 10 in. Clara Simonsen of Crow won the Discus with a 72 ft. 5 in. mark. Campau of Jefferson won the High Jump, clearing the bar at 5 ft. 0 in. and Macali Lade of Siuslaw won the Pole Vault, over the bar at 7 ft. 0 in.
Ruiz-Jimenez of Jefferson won the 400 m. race in 1:13.20 min. and the 800 m. race won by Rylee Colton of Siuslaw in 2:28.81 min. Corduroy Holbrook of Siuslaw earned the 1500 m. run first place with a winning time of 5:28.79 min. and the 3000 m. race first place honors claimed by Lyvia Shortt of Triangle Lake, who ran the distance in 14:01.6 min. Mohawk’s Abrianna Roberts, who posted top times of 19.48 seconds and 1:00.81 min. respectively, the 100 m. and the 300 m., won both the two Hurdles races. The Jefferson foursome of Ruiz-Jimenez, Holly Gay, Guyn Orton, and Campau won the 4x100 m. Relay, with a time of 58.11 sec. Siuslaw’s Colton, Maya Wells, Holbrook, and Makayla Bender, who were timed at 4:43.75 minutes, won the 4x400 m. Relay.