McKenzie Sports Report - May 11
May 11, 2023 | View PDF
McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week
The McKenzie Varsity Track and Field teams will participate in the 1A-SD2 Northwest Sub-District meet, held at the Aaron and Marie Jones Community Track, this Friday, Friday, May 12. Field events will commence at 12 a.m. and track events will start at 1 p.m.
Lakers Take Two Topping Three
At AMJ Invitational
Triangle Lake rolled into the Upper McKenzie Valley last Thursday, May 4, to participate in the McKenzie Community Track and Field Committee's annual Aaron and Marie Jones Invitational. At the end of the day, the Lakers departed with but one disappointing performance. That downer would be the Triangle Lake van, which gave up in the parking lot, forcing the team to find alternative rides home.
Up until that moment, the Lakers were flying high and simply dominating the other two teams in the field, Mohawk and McKenzie. The Laker girls have been doing just that all season long in competition with their Mt. West League colleagues and staying true to form, the talented team scored 101 points while Mohawk finished second with 19, and McKenzie third with 15 points. The Triangle Lake boys doubled second place McKenzie 80 to 40 points and Mohawk finished third with 35 pts.
Levi Lockard took first place in the shot put with a throw of 37 ft. 8.5 in and teammate Jacob Peek finished seventh at 24 ft. 10.75 in. Lockard threw the discus 96 ft. 0 in., good for second place behind Ivan Surcamp of Triangle Lake, who set a Personal Record with a throw of 102 ft. 6 in. Peek finished fifth in the discus with a toss of 70 ft. 6 in. Dakota McConnell of Triangle Lake won the javelin throw with a good mark of 141 ft. 1.5 in. and Lockard followed in second place, throwing the javelin 101 ft. 10 in. Peek took sixth at 68 ft. 6.5 in.
Other boys field event winners were Mitch Dumford of Triangle Lake in the high jump: 5 ft. 5 in., McKenzie's Jovial Jordan in the pole vault: a Personal Record 7 ft. 0 in., Yosiah Baker of Triangle Lake in the long jump: 16 ft. 6.75 in., and Tyler Wallace of Mohawk in the triple jump: 35 ft. 2.75 in.
In the boy’s track events, Eagle Trent Peek Van Sickle won the 110 m. hurdles in a PR time of 57.68 sec., holding off teammate Jordan, who finished second in 22.74 sec., also a PR time. Jordan established another PR time in the 300 m. hurdles running the event in 57.68 sec., which earned the Eagle third place behind winner Ewan O'Dea of Mohawk, who finished in 48.98 sec.
McKenzie sprinter Salomon Acevedo finished second in the 100 m. in a time of 12.41 seconds, which was won by Mohawk's Brody Robinson in 12.33 sec. Van Sickle finished the 100 m. in fourth place at 12.66 seconds and Allen Acevedo took fifth in 12.73 sec. Robinson won his second sprint event, the 200 m. in a time of 25.52 sec., and Salomon Acevedo nearly beat his Mustang rival, finishing in 25.53 sec. Allen Acevedo took third with a time of 26.47 sec. McKenzie freshman Will Meister ran a third-place 12:53.56 minutes time in the 3000 m. and that race was won by Oliver Gonzales of Triangle Lake in 11:12.94 min. Meister also earned fifth place in the 1500 m. with a time of 5:41.04 min. and Triangle Lake's Viggo Beck took top honors with a time of 4:35.54 min. Beck finished first in the 800 m. at 2:21.63 min. Mitch Dumford won the 400 m. for Triangle Lake, turning in a time of 57.97 sec. McKenzie's Devon Lawson finished his 400 m. performance in 1:06.61 min., which earned him sixth place.
McKenzie's 4x100 m. relay team of Allen Acevedo, Salomon Acevedo, Lawson, and Van Sickle finished second with a time of 49.51 seconds to the Mohawk foursome of O'Dea, Konor Robinson, Wallace, and Brody Robinson, who finished the relay in 48.13 sec. Triangle Lake won the 4x400 m. relay race with a time of 3:58.60 min. with the foursome of Baker, Beck, Dumford, and Porter Overvaugh.
McKenzie senior Hailey Prater had a fine day at the Track as she earned first place, Personal Record, toss in the shot put marked at 24 ft. 1.5 in. Prater's PR distance of 65 ft. 1.5 in the discus earned her third place behind winner Feirrin McConnell of Triangle Lake, who threw the discus 74 ft. 2 in. McConnell took first in the javelin as well, tossing the implement 92 ft. 0 in. and Prater followed in second place at 71 ft. 1.5 in. Eagle sophomore Beckah Short jumped 22 ft. 9 in. in the triple jump, which was a third-place effort behind the winning jump of 28 ft. 10.75 in., by Kiele Riggs of Triangle Lake. Riggs won the high jump at 4 ft. 4 in. and she also took home top honors in the long jump with a leap of 13 ft. 11.25 in. Mohawk's Lucy Barrowcliff won the pole vault with a top clearance of 6 ft. 6 in.
Short's PR time of 1:02.21 min. earned the Eagle second place in the 300 m. hurdles. Triangle Lake's Samara Baker won that hurdle event in 49.98 sec., and the Laker also won the 100 m. hurdles with a top time of 17.10 sec. Baker won her third event the 100 m., with a time of 13.83 seconds and Short followed in seventh place at 16.59 sec. McKenzie's Jane Dillinger ran the 100 m. in 17.26 sec., good for eighth place. Dillinger ran her 200 m. race in 36.94 seconds, which was a fifth-place time and a Personal Record. Jessica Bottensek of Triangle Lake won the event in 30.89 sec.
Other girl’s track event winners were Lyvia Shortt of Triangle Lake in both the 1500 and 3000 m. races, the first with a time of 6:19.55 min. and the latter at 14:11.04 min. The Lakers Ella Mathers won the 400 m. in 1:07.85 min. and Madeline Brewster took home first place in the 800 m. with a finish time of 2:48.69 min. Triangle Lake won both relay races. The Laker foursome of Mathers, Baker, Brewster, and Riggs ran the 4x100 m. relay in 53.41 sec., and Kiera Alvarez-Wilson, Brewster, Bottensek, and Isabel Brewster ran the 4x400 m. relay in 5:20.30 min.