McKenzie Sports Report
May 4, 2023 | View PDF
McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week
The McKenzie Varsity Track and Field teams will participate in the AMJ Invitational meet this Thursday, May 4, to be held at the Aaron and Marie Jones Community Track and sponsored by McKenzie Community Track and Field. Field events start at 3 and track events start at 3:30 p.m.
Eagle Girls Sixth, Boys Seventh In Sweet Home
The McKenzie Varsity Track and Field teams traveled down the McKenzie and up the Santiam on Tuesday, April 18, to participate in the Cascade at Sweet Home meet.
The Eagle girls placed sixth out of eight teams, earning 11 points on the day. Cascade, a Class 4A team, earned the highest points in the girls meet, scoring 179 points and held off host Sweet Home, the other Class 4A team in the meet, which scored 153 points. Triangle Lake finished a strong third with 129 points, followed by Crosshill Christian in at fourth with 62 pts. Harrisburg at fifth with 31 pts., the Eagles in sixth, Mohawk seventh with 9 pts., and Alsea eighth with 2 pts.
The Eagle Boys of Harrisburg took home top honors with 156 points scored, but it was a close second by Cascade, which kept the day interesting, finishing with 150 points. And just for grins, host Sweet Home didn't throw in the towel, finishing a strong third at 147 pts. Fourth went to Triangle Lake with 62 pts. fifth to Crosshill Christian at 49 pts., Mohawk in sixth with 39 points and McKenzie seventh with 17 points earned.
McKenzie junior Levi Lockard had the highest finish for his team, placing 3rd in the shot put with a 37 ft. 10.5 in. effort. Nathan Aker of Sweet Home who threw the shot 42 ft. 1.5 in won the event. Eagle teammates Jacob Peek finished 27th at 25 ft. 4 in. and Cody Morales, 28th at 24 ft. 11 in. Lockard took home 10th in the javelin with a 109 ft. 10 in. throw, Eagle senior Trent Peek Van Sickle finished 11th at 109 ft. 9 in., Morales 19th at 86 ft. 10 in., which was a Personal Record, and Jacob Peek, 24th at 75 ft. 1 in., also a PR. Mason Lopez of Sweet Home won the javelin throw with a good mark of 156 ft. 5 in. The discus event found Lockard finishing 15th with a toss of 76 ft. 11 in. Morales followed in 18th place at 72 ft. 5 in. and Jacob Peek finished 20th at 67 ft. 10 in. Sweet Home's Thomas Stafford won the discus with a mark of 115 ft. 8 in. McKenzie's Jovial Jordan placed 5th in the 300 m. hurdles, posting a time of 1:04.12 minutes. Ryan Smith of Harrisburg won this event in 45.62 sec.
Jordan also took 6th place in the 110 m. hurdles with a time of 25.40 sec. Cascade's AJ Xiong took 1st at 17.94 sec. Eagle freshman Will Meister finished 13th in the 800 m. race with a recorded time of 2:41.46 min. and that event was won by Jacques Armstrong of Crosshill Christian, who ran the distance in 2:09.96 min. Meister also took home 14th place in the 1500 m. race with a time of 5:39.79 min. Triangle Lake's Viggo Beck won the 1500 m. race in 4:39.98 min. Fellow McKenzie freshman, Allen Acevedo ran a 26.96 second time in the 200 m., which was won by Sweet Home's Taevon James in 24.36 sec. James doubled with a win in the 100 m. sprint timed in 12.32 sec. McKenzie's Van Sickle finished 14th in the 100 m. with a time of 13.18 sec., Allen Acevedo followed in 15th at 13.23 sec., and Devon Lawson ran a PR time of 14.08 sec., good for 29th place. The Eagle boy’s 4x100 team of Salomon Acevedo, Allen Acevedo, Van Sickle, and Jordan finished in 5th place with a finish time of 52.69 sec. Sweet Home won the event in 45.64 sec.
In the girl’s competition, McKenzie sophomore Beckah Short had the highest Eagle finish with a 3rd place mark of 21 ft. 11.5 in the triple jump. Kiele Riggs of Triangle Lake won the triple jump at 28 ft. 3 in. Senior Hailey Prater finish the javelin with a 4th place mark of 73 ft. 0 in. Triangle Lake's Feirin McConnell took top honors with a 97 ft. 3 in. toss. Short jumped 10 ft. 10 in and placed 14th in the long jump and that event was won by Crosshill Christian's Claire Fish, who leaped 14 ft. 8 in. Prater finished 13th in the discus with a throw of 56 ft. 4 in. and teammate Taylor Wickizer threw the implement 39 ft. 10 in. and claimed 23rd place. The discus was won by Cascade's Madelieine La Crosse, who tossed the plate 90 ft. 9 in. Kalina Saecho of Cascade tossed a Personal Record 37 ft. 2.5 in. mark in the shot put to win the event. Prater threw 21 ft. 6.5 in for 14th place and Wickizer threw 18 ft. 5 in. for 22nd. Lastly, Short finished the 100 m. race in 18th place with a time of 16.66 sec. Julia Duncan out of Cascade won the 100 m. race in 13.44 sec.
McKenzie Girls And Boys Second At Home Meet
The McKenzie Girls and Boys both finished second in the McKenzie HS meet held at Aaron and Marie Jones Community Track on April 20. Yoncalla won the girls competition with a 101-point effort and McKenzie followed in second with 85 points. Oakridge finished the day in third place with 74 pts. Mapleton in at 4th with 8 pts., and Alsea at 5th with 6 pts. Yoncalla also topped the boys team scores with 64 points scored, followed by McKenzie with 43 pts. Mapleton with 32 pts., Oakridge with 22 pts., and Alsea with 17 pts.
Hailey Prater took top honors in the shot put with a Personal Record toss of 22 ft. 10.75 in. Teammate Taylor Wickizer finished 3rd at 19 ft. 9.5 in. Prater was a dual winner by finishing 1st in the javelin with a throw of 64 ft. 3 in. and the Eagle senior took 2nd in the discus with a second PR mark on the day with a 62 ft. 7 in. toss. Braylee Ketch of Oakridge, who threw the discus 71 ft. 5 in, won wickizer followed in 7th place at 44 ft. 3 in. and the event.
McKenzie's Beckah Short won the triple jump with a 20 ft. 9.5 in mark. Short's jump of 10 ft. 9.5 in took home 5th place in the long jump. Delila Peralta from Yoncalla set a PR and won the long jump, leaping 12 ft. 2.5 in. McKenzie's Levi Lockard was a dual event winner, throwing the shot put 38 ft. 9.75 in., a Season Record, and tossing the best discus mark of 87 ft. 0 in. Jacob Peek followed his Eagle teammate with a 3rd place throw at 73 ft. 1 in. Peek's PR fourth place throw in the shot put was measured at 26 ft. 9.25 in. Eagle teammate Trent Peek Van Sickle upended Lockard's quest for a third event win by outdistancing the latter in the javelin with a winning throw of 112 ft. 0 in. Lockard threw 107 ft. 6.5 in for second and Jacob Peek finished 11th at 60 ft. 5 in. Noah Leary of Yoncalla won two events, the long jump measured at 17 ft. 2.5 in and the triple jump at 37 ft. 5.5 in. Leary's teammate, freshman Jayden Churchwell finished 1st in the high jump with a PR 5 ft. 11 in. clear jump and he added a second win in the 800 m. run with a PR time of 2:42.20 min.
Eagle Salomon Acevedo placed 2nd in the 100 m. with a time of 12.49 sec. Isaac Schroeder of Oakridge slipped past Acevedo for 1st place and he was timed at 12.28 sec. Van Sickle took 3rd with 12.78 seconds and Allen Acevedo finished 5th in 12.98 sec. Salomon Acevedo followed Schroeder home in the 200 m. race, the former timed at 25.84 seconds and the Oakridge athlete timed in 25.42 sec. Allen Acevedo finished that race in 26.99 seconds and third place. Yoncalla's Leary sprinted the 400 m. race to a 1st place time of 1:01.73 min. and McKenzie's Devon Lawson finished in 4th place in a time of 1:07.45 min. The distance races featured McKenzie's Will Meister finishing his 1500 m. race in 3rd place, posting a time of 6:52.19 min. Ian Holmes of Yoncalla won the race in 6:41.16 min., a Personal Record. Meister followed with a 2nd place, Owen Pope of Oakridge won 12.30.45 min. finish in the 3000 m. and that race with a finish time of 12.22.90 min. Dylan Stanton of Oakridge won the 300 m. hurdle race in 53.34 sec. The Eagle 4x100 m. relay team consisting of Allen Acevedo, Salomon Acevedo, Devon Lawson, and Trent Peek Van Sickle won the event in 50.01 seconds and McKenzie made a sweep of the relays by posting the fastest time in the 4x400 m. relay, 4:12.28 min. The Eagle foursome in that race was Jovial Jordan, Van Sickle, and the two Acevedo brothers.
Eagle Boys Edged At Mapleton, 106-105
The Sailors of Mapleton, host of the Mapleton II meet held down in Siuslaw country last Tuesday, April 25, neatly clipped the wings of the Eagle boy’s track and field team, defeating the upland visitors 106-105 for a local victory.
Levi of the McKenzie had a fine day at the office as Mr. Lockard won both the shot put and the discus events. In the shot put, Lockard threw the shot 35 ft. 3 in. and teammate Jacob Peek took 6th place with a throw of 24 ft. 1 in. Lockard's throw of 96 ft. 11 in. was a Season Record and again Peek followed the leader with a 4th place finish throw of 74 ft. 2 in. Eagle Trent Peek Van Sickle rolled to a 1st place finish in the javelin throw with a good mark of 120 ft. 1 in. Lockard finished the event with a 3rd place throw of 95 ft. 2 in. and Peek was in at 7th with his throw of 71 ft. 6 in. McKenzie's Jovial Jordan picked up valuable team points with a 2nd place finish in the triple jump measured at 27 ft.4 in. which is a PR.
Tyler Wallace of Mohawk took top honors in the triple jump with a leap of 34 ft. 5 in. In the track events, Eagle Salomon Acevedo set a Personal Record 2nd place mark in the 400 m. race. Acevedo's time was 55.73 seconds and he was beaten in a photo finish PR time of 55.70 seconds run by Cameron Jensen of Eddyville. Van Sickle brought home 3rd place in the 100 m, setting a new PR for the Eagle senior, 11.84 sec. Allen Acevedo followed in 4th place with his own PR time of 12.00 sec. Anthony Guenther of Eddyville won the 100 m. in 11.40 sec. Allen Acevedo placed 5th in the 200 m with a time of 26.25 seconds and that race was also won by Eddyville's Guenther in 24.38 seconds. Eagle Will Meister ran a PR 2nd place time in the 1500 m., posting a time of 5:39.15 min. The 1500 m. winner was Hasstin Nelson of Crow, who ran the distance in 5:19.71 min. Meister finished his 800 m run in 5th place with a time of 2:45.17 min. and Drake Dougherty of Eddyville won the race in 2:02.63 min.
Jovial Jordan placed 3rd for the Eagles in the 110 m. hurdles with a time of 24.06 sec., which followed Ewan O'Dea of Mohawk, whose winning time was clocked at 20.08 sec. Jordan also took 5th place in the 300 m. hurdles, finishing the race in 59.29 seconds. Mohawk's O'Dea also won this hurdle race in 48.98 sec. The McKenzie foursome of Allen Acevedo, Salomon Aceveda, Devon Lawson, and Trent Peek Van Sickle finished the 4x100 m. relay in 2nd place with a time of 50.91 sec. Crow won the race in 50.39 sec. McKenzie won the 4x400 m. relay in 4:16.97 min. and the four Eagles in the race were the Acevedo brothers, Van Sickle and Lawson.
Eagle Tracks Lead To Oakland Home
McKenzie Boys Finish 6, Girls 9
McKenzie's Varsity Track and Field teams hit the I-5 South to Oakland, home of the Oakers, to compete in the Oakland Home meet. That trip happened last Thursday, April 27. Oakland, obviously comfortable at their home digs, dominated both the boys and the girls team competitions. The Oakers amassed 138 points in the boy’s competition; easily distancing second place Monroe, which finished the day at 89 points. McKenzie fell in at sixth place with 54 points earned. The Oakland girls showed no mercy as they defeated the crowd even more easily, earning 286.5 points to second place New Hope Christian's showing of 60 points. The McKenzie Eagle girls finished ninth with 5 points.
Levi Lockard continued to exhibit his consistency in his preferred events, placing 3rd in the shot put with a toss of 34 ft. 8.5 in. Jacob Peek took 15th place with a throw of 25 ft. 1.5 in. and Monroe’s Diego Garcia, who put the shot 37 ft even, won the shot put. Jacob Ocumpaugh of Oakland won the discus event with a PR throw of 111 ft. 1 in. Lockard finished 4th in the event with his throw marked at 93 ft. 4 in. Peek set a PR 13th place throw measured at 74 ft. 5 in. In the javelin, Trent Peek Van Sickle led his Eagle teammates with a 3rd place throw of 121 ft. 0 in. which established a new PR for the McKenzie senior. Lockard was 8th with a throw of 107 ft. 4 in. and Peek finished 28th at 64 ft. 2 in. Cade Olds of Oakland set a Season Record in the javelin with a winning throw of 149 ft. 10.5 in.
McKenzie's Jovial Jordan jumped a PR 12 ft. 11 in. in the long jump, good for 20th place. Keith Gaskell of Days Creek won the long jump at 20 ft. 1.5 in. Jordan finished the 110 m. hurdles in a PR time of 23.85 seconds and that earned him 3rd place. Oakland's Carter Lawrence won the event in 20.08 sec. Jordan also placed 9th in the 300 m. hurdles with a time of 57.95 seconds, also a new PR. Gage Barba of Glendale won the event in 47.22 seconds, a PR for him. Will Meiser set a new Personal Record in his 3000 m. race, running the distance in 11:54.35 min. and that race was won by Eli Dilworth of Monroe in 10:43.75 min. Salomon Acevedo picked up points for his Eagle team in the 100 m., and he set a PR for himself with a 11.72 second 4th place time. Allen Acevedo ran a 7th place time of 12.27 seconds and Van Sickle followed in 17th place with a finish time of 13.05 seconds. Oakridge's Isaac Schroeder won the 100 m. in a PR time of 11.14 sec. Salomon Acevedo also finished with a 5th place mark in the 200 m. race, his sprint timed at a PR 24.78 sec. Allen Acevedo likewise established a new PR in the 200 m., finishing up at 25.98 sec. The event winner went again to Oakridge's Schroeder who set a new PR time of 23.84 sec.
Speaking of Personal Records, Eagle Devon Lawson elected to get in on the party with one of his own, setting a new PR in the 400 m. race with a time of 1:01.03 min. That race was won by Gaskell of Days Creek in a PR time of 53.53 sec. McKenzie's 4x100 m. relay team of Allen Acevedo, Salomon Acevedo, Devon Lawson, and Trent Peek Van Sickle took home 3rd place with a time of 50.42 seconds and Oakland won the event in 47.65 seconds. The same Eagle foursome finished the 4x400 m. relay in 4:09.70 min., which was good for 5th place behind the winning Oakland team's time of 3:53.95 min.
McKenzie's Beckah Short had the highest Eagle girl finish on the day with a 4th place mark in the triple jump, 22 ft. 11.0 in. Kendyl-Rae Bartz of Oakland won that event at 26 ft. 8.25 in. Short notched a 9th place finish in the 100 m. with a Season Record time of 15.52 seconds. Teammate Jane Dillinger finished the race in 13th place with a time of 16.52 seconds, a PR. Short also finished her long jump event in 14th place, leaping a PR 11ft. 0 in. Ava Barnett of New Hope Christian jumped 15 ft. 10.75 in. to place 1st. Eagle Hailey Prater finished 9th in the javelin with a toss of 67 ft. 1 in. Oakland's Kalyn Busciglio won the javelin at 86 ft. 11 in. Prater took 10th place in the discus at 62 ft. 0 in. and she followed winner Tia Picknell of Oakland who had a toss of 89 ft. 7 in. And Prater finished 13th in the shot put where she had a mark of 21 ft. 6.5 in. Busciglio of Oakland won the shot put with a 29 ft 9 in throw.