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McKenzie Sport Report - April 20

McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week

The McKenzie Track and Field teams participate in the Cascade at Sweet Home track meet on Tuesday, April 18, to be held at Husky Stadium on the campus of Sweet Home High School. Field events begin at 4:00 pm and track events start at 4:30 pm.

The Eagle teams return home to co-host the McKenzie HS track meet, held at Aaron and Marie Jones Community Track, on Thursday, April 20. In that meet, field events begin at 3:00 pm and track events will start at 4:00 pm.

The McKenzie teams will travel to Mapleton on Tuesday, April 25, to participate in the Mapleton II meet. Field events will begin at 4:00 pm and track events will start at 4:30 pm.

McKenzie Boys Finish Fourth At Mapleton

Eagle Lockart Wins Shot and Discus

The McKenzie Boys Track and Field team finished fourth last Tuesday, April 11, at the Mapleton I meet. The Eagles scored 66 points and were led by junior Levi Lockart, who won both the shot put and the discus events, and the Eagle athlete added a sixth-place finish in the javelin.

Harrisburg crushed the competition with 171 points amassed, easily beating the rest of the field. Elkton earned 74 points for second and Crow eased past McKenzie with 68 points. Mohawk took home fifth with 62 points and was followed by Glendale in sixth with 54 points, Riddle at seventh with 43 points, and host Mapleton, eighth with 32 points.

Lockart's winning throw in the discus, 92 ft. 9 in., was a season record. Teammate Cody Morales finished fifth with a 77 ft. 5 in. season record toss and freshman Jacob Peek established a personal record, ninth place throw, at 68 ft. 10.5 in. Lockart's first-place shot put toss was measured at 36 ft. 11 in. Morales finished fifth in that event as well with a 28 ft. 6 in. throw and Peek finished ninth, establishing a second PR measured at 23 ft. 5 in.

The sixth place mark in the javelin, thrown by Lockart, was measured at 111 ft. 2 in. Eagle Trent Peek Van Sickle topped his teammate with a third-place throw of 117 ft. 2 in. Morales threw the javelin 80 ft. 1 in., good for a season record and ninth place, Jovial Jordan finished twelfth at 72 ft. 8.5 in. and Peek followed with a PR thirteenth place mark at 71 ft. 6 in. Terren Crabb of Harrisburg threw the implement 127 ft. 3 in won the javelin.

McKenzie's Allen Acevedo placed eighth in the long jump with a PR mark of 14 ft. 10 in. Robert Brill of Riddle, who jumped a PR distance of 17 ft. 9 in, won the long jump. Peek Van Sickle took home seventh place in the triple jump, leaping 33 ft. 4 in. and that event's top finisher was Ryder Milam of Harrisburg, who won with a 36 ft. 10.25 in the jump. Elkton’s Tristan Zinda with a PR 5 ft. 2in cleared mark won the high jump.

McKenzie junior Salomon Acevedo earned the highest Eagle finish in the track events, taking fourth in the 100 m. with a personal record time of 11.99 sec. Peek Van Sickle finished right behind in fifth with his own PR of 12.02 sec time and Allen Acevedo was a ninth-place finisher timed at 13.58 sec. Harrisburg's Malachi Larson won the 100 m. in a PR time of 11.85 sec. Allen Aceveco finished the 200 m. in a tenth place time of 27.16 sec which was a PR. Eagle teammate Devin Lawson ran to a thirteenth-place PR time of 30.81 sec. Crow athlete Foster Otley won the 200 m. race in another PR time of 24.84 sec. Salomon Acevedo posted a time of 1:01.69 min., which earned him fifth place in the 400 m. race, which was won by Brill of Riddle in a PR time of 55.58 sec. Glendale’s Levi Cullett won the 800 m. race in a PR time of 2:22.85 min.

In the 1500 m. race, Eagle freshman Will Meister ran a PR time of 5:44.50 min., which earned him ninth place. Sean Hastings, out of Elkton finished first with a time of 4:34.12 min. Meister also earned the Eagle team a fifth-place finish in the 3000 m., posting a PR time of 12:20.95 min. Teammate Jordan followed in seventh place with his own PR time of 12:37.28 min. The 3000 m. race was also won by Elkton's Hastings with a time of 11:28.04 min. Curtis Tomadge, Harrisburg, won the 110 m. hurdles in 19.66 sec. And Gage Barba took home the top time in the 300 m. hurdles, timed at 48.41 sec.

The McKenzie quartet of Peek Van Sickle, Allen Acevedo, Salomon Acevedo, and Jordan ran 50.00 sec in the 4x100 m. relay and that was good for third place. The event was won by Harrisburg (Malachi Larson, Jordan Baker, Shawn Hall, and Jack Lidbeck) and their time was 47.99 sec. Harrisburg also won the 4x400 m. relay and that foursome of Larson, Ayden Stewart, Ryland Bickley, and Moses Cain finished the race in a time of 4:03.53 min.

Eagle Girls Seventh At Mapleton

The Eagle trio of Bekah Short, Hailey Prater, and Taylor Wickizer earned 22.5 points at the Mapleton I meet last Tuesday, April 11. That was good for a seventh-place finish in the meet, which was won by the Riddle girl’s team, which earned 77.5 points. Elkton placed second in the team race with 57 points, edging out Harrisburg, which finished third with 52 points. Host Mapleton took fourth place at 35 points, followed by Crow with 27 pts. Mohawk with 24 pts., the Eagles, Glendale with 20 pts., and Mannahouse Academy (Eugene) in last place with 20 pts.

McKenzie's Short, a sophomore, finished third in the triple jump event, leaping 22 ft. 4.5 in. Piper Mitchell of Riddle won the triple jump with a jump mark at 25 ft. 3.25 in. Short, the Eagle's jump specialist, also placed tied for fifth in the long jump, leaping to a season record 10 ft. 4.5 in. The long jump winner was Naroa Obregon-Riquera of Crow, who jumped 12 ft. 3.25 in. Harrisburg’s Cadence Smith, who cleared the bar at 4 ft. 2 in, won the high jump.

McKenzie's Hailey Prater finished third in the javelin with a throw of 66 ft. 11 in. and her teammate Taylor Wickizer took home a fourteenth-place finish with a toss of 33 ft. 0.5 in. The javelin was won by Riddle's Sammy Linton, who threw the spear for a PR mark of 77 ft. 1 in.

In the discus event, Prater tossed a mark of 53 ft. 9 in., which was seventh place. Wickizer placed tenth at 48 ft. 9 in., a PR for the Eagle senior. Emmalee Smathers of Harrisburg won the discus with a toss of 82 ft. 9 in. Linton of Riddle, who established a new PR mark of 29 ft. 5 in, won the shot put. Prater followed in eighth place with a 20 ft. 0 in. toss and Wickizer finished tenth with an 18 ft. 11.5 in the mark.

In the running events, Eagle Short ran a fifth-place time of 17.43 sec in the 100 m. race. Mohawk's Lucy Barrowcliff finished first in a season-record time of 14.71 sec. Elkton's Meah Saddler won both the 200 m. and the 400 m. races, the first in 31.46 sec and the latter in a PR time of 3:02.91 min. The 1500 m. winner was Cadence Smith of Harrisburg with a time of 5:41.74 min. and the 4x100 m. The relay team from Mannahouse Academy (Eugene) won with a time of 1:19.81 min. That foursome was Kiara Adama, Andrea Jones, Ariana Adams, and Natalie Stutesman.

McKenzie Track And Field Committee


The McKenzie Track and Field Committee is extending an invitation to all folks to volunteer at this season's up-and-coming track events. No experience is required, just a smile, a bit of patience, and a desire to help put on a track meet at one of the best track facilities around. This week, the MTFC is co-hosting McKenzie School’s two track and field events.

First, on Wednesday, April 19, seven Middle School teams from the Mt. West League will converge on the iconic Aaron and Marie Jones Community Track venue east of McKenzie High School. The following day, seven high school teams arrive and battle it out. Please consider coming out and helping with measuring and timing events. Again, no experience is required and there's a guarantee the athletes will be appreciative of your efforts. With seven field events and ten running events, both for the boys and girls, we could use your help. Please contact either Kiger Plews, 541-914-4394 or Cliff Richardson, 541-822-6051 and we'd be glad to sign you up!


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