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McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week

The McKenzie Varsity Track and Field teams travel to Bend on Saturday, May 20, to participate at the Mt. Skyline 1A Special District 2 Track and Field Championships. The meet will be held at the Summit Track Complex, on the campus of Summit High School. Gates will open at 8:00 am and events will start at 10:00 am.

McKenzie Boys Sixth/Girls Ninth At 1A-SD2 NW Sub-District Meet

The North Douglas girls and the Triangle Lake boys teams took home first-place honors at the 1A-SD2 NW Sub-District meet held last Friday, May 12, at the Aaron and Marie Jones Community Track. The Sub-District meet featured 10 girls teams and 9 boys teams, competing to qualify for the 1A Special District 2 Track and Field Championships to be held next Saturday, May 20, at Summit High School in Bend.

The North Douglas girls won the meet last Friday, earning 162 points, while holding off second place Triangle Lake, which finished with 143 points. Crow was a distant third with 56 points followed by Cascades Academy of Central Oregon in fourth with 45 points. The bottom half of the field finished with Yoncalla at fifth with 31 points, and Mohawk sixth with 29 pts. Mapleton seventh with 26 pts., Elkton eighth with 18 pts., McKenzie ninth with 11 pts., and Mannahouse Academy (Eugene) tenth with 5 pts.

The Triangle Lake boys easily won the team race finishing with 142.5 points on the day. Yoncalla finished in second, earning 97.5 pts. followed by North Douglas at third with 82 pts. Mohawk took home fourth with 69.5 pts. Crow is right behind in fifth with 62 pts., and McKenzie in sixth with 61 pts. Elkton earned 44.5 pts. good for seventh place, Cascades Academy of Central Oregon finished eighth with 36 points and Mapleton was ninth with 22 pts.

Eagle Qualifiers For District Championships

The McKenzie boys Track and Field team qualified five individuals and two relays to the 1A Special District 2 Track and Field Championships. The girl’s team qualified one, Beckah Short, who will represent the Eagles in the 300 m. hurdles and the triple jump. Short is the 14th seed in the 300 m. hurdle event and the 10th seed in the triple jump. Salomon Acevedo qualified in the 100 m. race (10th seed), and the 200 m. race (7th seed). Teammate and brother Allen Acevedo also qualified for the 200 m. (13th seed). Jovial Jordan will represent McKenzie in the 110 m. hurdles (9th seed), the 300 m. hurdles (16th seed), and the pole vault (7th seed). Levi Lockard qualified for the shot put (7th seed) and the discus ((10th seed). Will Meister will run in the 3000 m. race for McKenzie as a 12th seed.

The Eagles 4x100 m. relay team (Jordan, A. Acevedo, S. Acevedo, and Trent Peek Van Sickle) will compete as a 10th seed, and the McKenzie 4x400 m. relay team (Meister, A. Acevedo, S. Acevedo, and Van Sickle) will enter the competition as a 5th seed.

Jovial Jordan Wins 1A-SD2 NW Sub-District Pole Vault

Eagle sophomore Jovial Jordan, in his inaugural season competing in the pole vault event, won the Sub District meet, clearing the bar at 7 ft. 6 in. Jordan was the lone McKenzie athlete to win an event at the meet. Jordan also finished 5th in the 110 m. hurdles with a time of 22.05 seconds, a Personal Record, and he finished 8th in the 300 m. hurdles with a time of 56.66 seconds, also a new Personal Record. Logan Gant of North Douglas won both hurdle events, the first in 17.56 seconds and the latter in 43.99 seconds, a PR for him. McKenzie's Levi Lockard took 3rd in the discus with a throw of 98 ft. 10 in., a Season Record, and earned another 3rd in the shot put with a toss of 37 ft. 4 in. Teammate Jacob Peek earned 10th place in the discus with a throw measured at 70 ft. 5.5 in. and a 14th place in the shot put with a toss of 27 ft. 4.5 in., which was a PR. Ray Gerrard out of North Douglas won both events, the discus at 144 ft. 10 in. and the shot put at 40 ft. 2.5 in. Dakota McConnell of Triangle Lake left the meet with a 1st place throw in the javelin, 148 ft. 4.5 in., which established a new PR. Lockard finished that event in 10th place with a throw of 96 ft. 1 in. and Peek followed in 10th place at 61 ft. 3 in.

Salomon Acevedo ran a 4th place time in the 100 m. race, 12.30 sec., and he was followed across the finish line by Trent Peek Van Sickle in a 6th place time of 12.61 sec., and Allen Acevedo at 8th place in 12.63 sec. Cannon Smithers of Cascade Academy of Central Oregon won the 100 m. in 12.06 sec., a new PR. Salomon Acevedo ran 25.32 seconds in the 200 m. race, earning the Eagle 3rd place. Allen Acevedo ran a new PR time in the 200 m., 25.75 seconds and he finished 4th. That race was won by Brody Robinson of Mohawk in 24.98 sec. McKenzie's Will Meister turned in a 9th place PR time of 5:37.60 min. in the 1500 m. race, and a 7th place time of 13:02.97 min. in the 3000 m. race. The 1500 m. race was won by Triangle Lake's Viggo Beck in 4:39.18 min. and the 3000 m race honors went to Wyatt Humphrey of North Douglas, who ran the distance in 10:38.47 min.

McKenzie's 4x400 m. relay team comprised of Meister, A. Acevedo, S. Acevedo, and Van Sickle, finished 3rd with a time of 4:09.63 min. and that race was won in 3:49.21 min. by Triangle Lake's Mitch Dumford, Porter Overvaugh, Yosiah Baker, and Beck. The Eagle's 4x100 relay team of Jordan, the two Acevedos, and Van Sickle finished 5th in a time of 50.19 seconds and the top time went to Mohawk's foursome of Ewan O'Dea, Konor Robinson, Tyler Wallace, and B. Robinson, which finished in 47.54 sec.

Other boys event winners were Jay Brust of Cascade Academy of Central Oregon in 400 m., 54.67 seconds, a PR, Beck of Triangle Lake in the 800 m., 2:19.17 min., Ashton Hardy of Yoncalla in the high jump, 5 ft. 10 in., Noah Leary of Yoncalla in the long jump, 18 ft. 9.75 in., a Season Record, and Leary in the triple jump, 40 ft. 05 in.

Beckah Short Jumps 4th In The Triple Jump

McKenzie sophomore Beckah Short finished the triple jump in 4th place last Friday at the 1A Sub District meet. Short's leap was measured at 23 ft. 11.75 in. and Brooke McHaffie of North Douglas won the event with a hop, skip, and a jump of 32 ft. 6.5 in., which established a new PR. McHaffie doubled up with a win in the long jump, leaping 14 ft. 7 in. Short jumped a new Personal Record in the long jump, 12 ft. 4 in., and that earned her a 10th placemark. Running in the 100 m. race, Short finished with another 10th place with a time of 15.90 sec.

Teammate Jane Dillinger took home 13th with a time of 17.40 seconds and North Douglas Warrior Audri Ward won the event in 13.71 sec. Eagle Dillinger established her own new PR in the 200 m. race with a time of 36.70 sec, a 13th place finish, and that race was won by Shahailey Rogers of Crow in a PR time of 29.06 sec.

McKenzie senior Hailey Prater finished out her day at the track with a 6th placemark of 70 ft. 4 in. in the javelin (won by Feirin McConnell of Triangle Lake: 98 ft. 4 in.), a 7th place finish in the shot put at 22 ft. 4 in. (won by Natalie Hescock of North Douglas with a PR distance of 25 ft. 2.5 in.) and an 8th place finish in the discus at 58 ft. 11 in. (won by McConnell of T. Lake at 77 ft. 11 in.).

Other event winners were Lucy Barrowcliff, Mohawk, in the pole vault, 7 ft. 0 in., Kiele Riggs of Triangle Lake, in the high jump, 4 ft. 10 in. PR, Mia Piscopo of North Douglas in both the 400 m., 1:03.04 min. PR and the 800 m., 2:35.16 min., and Zuzana Szymanska of Crow in both the 1500 m., 5:28.39 min. PR, and the 3000 m., 12:42.36 min. Triangle Lake's Samara Baker also finished the meet as a double event winner, running the 100 m. hurdles in a PR time of 16.68 sec., and the 300 m hurdles in a PR time of 48.32 sec. The Triangle Lake 4x100 relay team of Ella Mather, Baker, Madeline Brewster, and Riggs ran the fastest time of 52.82 seconds, and the Laker 4x400 m. the relay team of Mather, Brewster, Jessica Bottensek, and Baker topped all other competitors with a time of 4:36.11 min.

A Huge Shout Out Of Thanks To All McKenzie Track Volunteers 2023!!!!

McKenzie Track and Field would like to recognize all the following dedicated volunteers who made this 2023 high school track season a success. There were many challenges to overcome this season and the remarkable and dedicated volunteers listed below were graciously willing to give up their time, energy, and resources, to ensure this 2023 track and field season was a winner.

As always, the Spring athletic season can present itself as a challenge alone, and this Spring certainly did just that. Scattered snowstorms, cold rain, wind and finally, Old Mother Nature responded to the many calls for dry and sunny. So we jumped right out of our rain gear and into the frying pan. Or so it felt for the last two meets. Nonetheless, we collectively, as a Community, pulled it off and can now look forward to more and better events at our wonderful Aaron and Marie Jones Community Track venue. Thanks again, McKenzie, you are indeed, special!!

Wade Scofield, Steve Schaefers, Gerry Aster, Jamee Savidge, Connie Richardson, Bob Wilson, Neil Barrett, Elaine Bryson, Steve Birskovich, Silvia Dion, Bill Schaefers, Brent Weiss, Dave Hunter, Melanie Brite, Sharon Zook, Joe Zook, Leslie Zook, Veronique Loggins, Shelly Pruitt, Marilyn Cross, John Carlisle, Pete Petty, Monte Wilson, Brent Caulley, Sarah Hunter, Doug Fairrington, Heidi Dyson, Vinnie Fulton, Alex Jones, Megan Weiss, Dan Willis, Mandy Jones, Tom Nash, Jay Selvester, Brenda Hamlow, Seth O'Hare, Spencer Wallace, George Winters, Jacqueline Drake, Devin Thompson, Rollin Cummins, Ira Munkvolde, Brent Meister, Laurel Pfeifer Meister, Kiger Plews, Tim Hooten, Michael Bergmann, Molly Jackson, Jack Devereaux, Fred Heins, Lorinda Marcy, Kami Hayes, Melissa Norlund, Cliff Richardson, Anna Reidmann, Myra Dion, Salomon Acevedo, Allen Acevedo, Trent Peek Van Sickle, Will Meister, Jacob Peek, Devon Lawson, Levi Lockard, Beckah Short, Jane Dillinger, Jovial Jordan, Hailey Prater, Owen Acevedo, Noah O'Doal, Fen Willis, Liam Acevedo, TJ Doolin, Nelli Sullivan, Mira Willis, Zyla Drake, Ally Peek, Jacob Norlund, and all the other student helpers. My apologies if I missed naming anyone, you are as important and appreciated.


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