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McKenzie Sports Report - April 28

McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week

The McKenzie Varsity Track and Field teams travel to Mapleton on Tuesday, April 26, to participate in the 1A-SD2 League Meet, held at Mapleton High School. Field events start at 4:00 pm and the Track events begin at 4:30 pm. Ten teams are entered: Alsea, Crow, Eddyville, Mapleton, McKenzie, Mohawk, North Douglas, Riddle, Triangle Lake, and Yoncalla.

Sunny Skies Shine Saturday On MWL Middle School Track Meet

Sun and smiles, both, were in abundance last Saturday, April 23, at Aaron and Marie Jones Track. McKenzie Community Track and Field and McKenzie High School volunteers worked together to host the MWL (Mt. West League) Middle School Meet, which featured fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students representing Alsea, Crow, Mapleton, McKenzie, Mohawk, and Siletz Valley schools.

For the fourth time this Spring, the weather cooperated beautifully, but, shhh! Don't let the news slip out! Two meets remain on schedule and here's hoping the string of excellent weather continues. Saturday, May 7, the MCTF will host the MWL Middle School District Meet. The last meet this season at the Aaron and Marie Jones Track will be the 1A-SD2 Special District 2 Championships and that is scheduled for Friday, May 13.

Last Saturday, McKenzie Middle School athletes performed well. The Eagle's fifth/sixth-grade team Boys and Girls teams both placed first in the competition. The McKenzie seventh/eighth-grade girls likewise placed first and the Eagle's seventh/eighth-grade boys took second.

In the 7/8 grade Girls competition, Myra Dion won both the 1500 m and the 3000 m races. Mya Triplett won the 100 m hurdles, the long jump and placed second in the 100 m. Nelli Sullivan finished second in the long jump and fifth in the 100 m hurdles. Ema Sewell took third in the shot put, fourth in the high jump, and ninth in the long jump.

The McKenzie 4x100 relay team consisting of Sophia Joy, Triplett, Clair Weiss, and Sullivan also finished first. Clair Weiss, who finished first in the 100 m and 800 m races, led the 5/6 Eagle Girls team. Nellie Sullivan finished second in the 100 m race. Sophia Joy won the high jump and placed fourth in the long jump and took sixth in the shot put. Aly Peek won her javelin event, placed third in the high jump, and fifth in the shot put. Azzy McDermott earned fourth place in the discus, fifth place in the javelin, and sixth in the long jump. Eagle Gracie `Mackenzie took home fourth in the shot put and fifth in the long jump.

William Meister, who placed second in the 1500 m and third in the 3000 m races, led the McKenzie 7/8-grade boy’s team. Rhys Hamlow was a fourth place finisher in the 100 m hurdles and fifth in the 100 m. Cylus Sughrone took a third-place finish in the 1500 m and finished fourth in the 800 m. Fen Willis earned fourth place in the 100 m and Avery Thoms finished fifth in the 800 m and seventh in the 100 m. Noah O'Doal finished second in the 100 m. The Eagle boys 4x100m relay team consisting of Noah O'Doal, Fen Willis, Avery Thoms, and Skyler Lethcoe were the fastest team on the day, but a second Eagle team comprised of William Meister, Rhys Hamlow, Liam Acevedo, and Jacob Norlund finished a close second.

In the boys 7/8 grade field events, Rhys Hamlow took second in the long jump and Noah O’Doal followed him in sixth and Cylas Sughrone finished seventh. Jacob Peek took third in the shot put, fourth in the discus, and sixth in the javelin and Andrew Simmons was seventh in the javelin. T.J. Doolin, who won the shot put and discus events and placed second in the javelin, led the 5/6 grade boys. Eagle Jacob Norlund won the javelin and he also took home high honors in the high jump and placed second in the long jump. Liam Acevedo won the long jump and he added a third place finish in the high jump. Noah O’Doal in the javelin, Andrew Simmons in the shot put, and Skyler Lethcoe in the long jump earned third place finishes.


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