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McKenzie Sports Report - March 28

McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week

The McKenzie Varsity Track and Field teams will participate in the Aaron and Marie Jones Invitational track meet on Saturday, April 6. The AMJ Invite will be held at the Aaron and Marie Jones Community Track, with field events starting at 10:00 am and track events beginning at 11:00 am. McKenzie Community Track and Field host the AMJ Invite.

McKenzie Track Opens Season At Reedsport

McKenzie's Varsity Track and Field teams opened their 2024 season down South on the Oregon Coast last Thursday, March 14. Reedsport High hosted the Ice Breaker (season opener) at Ruppe Field, and eighteen Western Oregon teams signed up for the competition.

The Oakland Boys team finished first with 83.53 points scored, followed by Gold Beach in second with 68.03 points, and Oakridge in third with 67 points. McKenzie Boys finished fourteenth with 16 points scored.

Coquille Girls scored big on the day, taking first with 177 points. South Coast neighbor Bandon also showed up strong, with a second-place score of 149.5 points. The McKenzie Girls placed twelfth with 11.5 points scored.

Eagle Boys 4 X 100 Relay Sprints First At Ice Breaker

Becka Short and Liliana Jones Notch Third Place Marks

The McKenzie Boys 4x100 Relay team outran the Mapleton Ice Breaker field of 11 teams, posting the winning time of 47.6 seconds. Oakland placed 2nd with a finish time of 48.5 seconds.

The time posted by the Eagle quartet of Allen Acevedo, Salomon Acevedo, Atom Fetterhoff, and Griffin Withalm was the fastest time posted by an Eagle team in several seasons. Fetteroff, an Eagle freshman, placed tied for 11th in the 100-meter race with a time of 12.3 seconds. Rowan Files, a senior out of Lowell, won the event with a time of 11.6 seconds.

Other Eagles placing in the 100 meters were Allen Acevedo (soph.) in a tie for 35th with a time of 13.1 seconds, Hayden Harbick (soph.) tied for 42nd in a time of 13.4 seconds, Coulter Lyons (fresh.) tied for 67th in a time of 14.3 seconds, and Auden Vailes (fresh.) 77th in a time of 15.0 seconds. Eagle freshman William Valtinson finished 23rd in the 200 meters with a time of 27.6 seconds, and that event was also won by Files, who finished in 23.3 seconds. McKenzie sophomore Will Meister finished 15th in the 1500 meters, running the distance in 5:19.0 minutes. The 1500 m. The winner was Clayton Wilson of Reedsport, timed at 4:20.1 minutes.

In the boys' field events, Eagle senior Levi Lockard threw the shot put 36 ft. 1.25 in., good for a 5th-place finish. Mason Detzler of Myrtle Point won the shot with a toss of 48 ft. 8.25 in. McKenzie sophomore Jacob Peek finished 20th in the shot with a throw of 30 ft. 5.25 in. (a Personal Record). Eagle freshman Noah Borden threw the shot 20 ft. 4.5 in., good for a 45th-place finish.

Lockard took home a 7th place mark in the discus event with a throw of 108 ft. 8 in. Peek finished in 23rd place with a mark of 82 ft. 5 in. (Personal Record), and Borden finished in 55th place at 45 ft. 5 in. The discus winner was Detzler, who threw the plate 153 ft. 9.5 in.

Nelson Wilstead of Gold Beach won the javelin throw, sticking the implement at 161 ft. 6 in. Lockard got a stick at 102 ft. 9 in., which placed him in 16th place. Eagle freshman Rhys Hamlow placed 35th at 84 ft. 1 in., Peek finished 45th at 74 ft. 4 in., and Borden came in at 54th with a toss of 57 ft. 9 in.

Hamlow also finished 10th in the long jump with a leap of 15 ft. 7.25 in. Teammate Vailes finished 28th with an 11 ft. 8 in. jump. The event was won by Lowell's Jaden Julof, who leaped 19 ft. 8 in.

The McKenzie Girls team had some 3rd place finishes to pace the Eagles efforts. In the 100 meters, freshman Liliana Jones tied for 3rd with a posted time of 14.4 seconds. Eagle junior Beckah Short finished in 19th place with a time of 17.1 seconds and freshman teammate Sapana Mitchell-Chavez tied for 24th with a time of 18.6 sec. Coquille's Ada Millet won the 100 meters in 13.3 seconds. Short had the other Eagle 3rd place finish, in the triple jump, leaping 26 ft. 5 inches (Personal Record).

Coquille’s Emelia Wirebaugh, who cleared 32 ft. even, won the triple jump. McKenzie sophomore Paiten Clevenger jumped 15 ft. 6.5 in., good for 8th place and Mitchell-Chavez finished 9th with a leap of 13 ft. 0 in.

McKenzie's Myra Dion took home a 10th place finish in the 1500 meter run with a time of 6:39.6 minutes and that event was won by Bryleigh Mead of Coquille in 5:25.7 minutes.

The Eagle 4x100 meter relay quartet of Jane Dillenger, Dion, Jones, and Short ran the distance in 1:03.0 minutes, finishing 10th behind winner Myrtle Point, which posted a time of 54.2 seconds.

McKenzie freshman Rachel Karch had the highest Eagle finish in the shot put, throwing the iron ball 22 ft. 9.5 in., which was a tie for 14th. Freshman teammate Lyla Boydston finished with a toss of 22 ft. 5.75 in., good for 16th, and senior Riley Morales established a new Personal Record, with a 33rd place toss of 16 ft. 0 in. Reedsport's Hannah Hill won the shot at 28 ft. 4.5 in. Boydston finished the discus in 18th place with a mark of 56 ft. 10 in. and Karch took home 25th place at 50 ft. 1 inch.

The discus winner was from Coquille, Halli Vigue, who tossed 114 ft. 4 in. In the javelin, Dion threw the spear 51 ft. 3 in., a 20th place finish, Karch finished behind in 24th place at 48 ft. 7 in., Boydston came in at 28th place with a toss of 41 ft. 5 in., and Morales established a personal record toss of 28 ft. 0 in., a 37th place finish. Callie Millet of Coquille, who got a good stick at 116 ft. 10 in, won the event.

Eagle Short jumped 10 ft. 1 in. to grab a 10th place finish in the long jump and she was followed by teammates Clevenger in 28th place, 8 ft. 9.5 in., and Mitchell-Chavez in 34th place, 6 ft. 3.5 in. Brooke McHaffie of North Douglas won the long jump event with a leap of 14 ft. 5 in.

Eagle Boys Second At Sundstrom Invitational

McKenzie Girls Third

Sheridan High School won the Boy's competition at Mapleton's Johnny Sundstrom Invitational last Thursday, March 21. Sheridan, a Class 3A team, scored 176 points on the day and the Eagles of McKenzie finished in second with 83.5 points, defeating all other Class 1A teams and Class 5A Central in the competition. Host Mapleton Boys finished third with 76.5 points, Siletz Valley was fourth with 73 pts., Eddyville Charter was fifth at 28 pts., Mohawk finished sixth at 21 pts., and Central was seventh with 20 pts.

The Sheridan girls also won the Girl's competition, tallying 123 points in the victory. Mapleton gave the visitors a battle however, the Sailor girls scoring 107 points to finish second. The Eagles of McKenzie were third with 90 points, Eddyville Charter was fourth with 51 points, Siletz Valley finished fifth at 40 pts., Mohawk wrapped up their day at the office in a tie for 6th with Mannahouse Academy (Eugene), both teams finishing with 20 points.

Withalm, Lockard, Eagle 4x100 Relay Take Firsts

At Sundstrom Invitational

Eagle Girls Post Personal Records

McKenzie senior Griffin Withalm ran a Personal Record, 24.34 seconds 1st place time in the 200 meters, last Thursday, March 21, at Mapleton's Johnny Sundstrom Invitational. Eagle teammate, senior Salomon Acevedo, finished in 3rd place with a 25.23-second timing, and freshman Atom Fetterhoff placed 5th with a Personal Record time of 26.02 seconds.

McKenzie senior Levi Lockard established a new Personal Record of 120 ft. 6 in. to win the javelin competition. Noah Borden, an Eagle freshman, placed 10th with a Personal Record toss of 64 ft. 0 in. The McKenzie 4x100 meter relay team remained undefeated this early track season by winning that race in 46.55 seconds, shaving a second+ off their season's previous time.

The Eagle 4x100 m. relay team consisted of sophomore Allen Acevedo, S. Acevedo, Withalm, and Fetterhoff. Fetterhoff ran a Personal Record time of 12.15 seconds to lead his Eagle teammates in the 100 meters, and freshman Coulter Lyons finished 18th in 14.74 seconds.

Siletz Valley's Zion Fantroy won the 100 m. race in a Personal Record time of 12.15 seconds. Not to be outdone, McKenzie distance runner Will Meister finished his 1500-meter run with a Personal Record, 3rd place finish, at 5:16.00 minutes. Central's Ty Cirino took the blue ribbon 1st place finish with a Personal Record of 4:04.80 min. Cirino won the 3000 m. run in 8:42.87 minutes and Meister finished 2nd in 11:40.20 minutes, both times were Personal Records.

The McKenzie 4x400 m. relay team of A. Acevedo, S. Acevedo, Fetterhoff, and sophomore Hayden Harbick posted a 2nd place time of 4:09.12 minutes, behind winning Sheridan, which won with a time of 4:08.77 minutes.

Back to the field events, Lockard threw the shot put 35 ft. 5 inches for a 2nd place finish behind the winning throw of 37 ft. 0 in. by Brady Wofford of Sheridan (Personal Record). Eagle teammate Borden finished 12th with a Personal Record toss of 21 ft. 0 in. Lockard also took home a 2nd place finish in the discus throw, tossing the implement 97 ft. 1 in. Hayden Nailley of Sheridan won the event with a Personal Record mark of 102 ft. 3 in. Borden threw another PR, 50 ft. 4 in., to place 8th. And in the high jump, Harbick jumped a Personal Record mark of 4 ft. 10 in., a tie for 5th place and Dom Stewart of Mapleton won that event with a clear of 5 ft. 6 in.

In the Girls Competition at the Johnny Sundstrom Invitational, freshman Liliana Jones set a new Personal Record in the 100 m. race, finishing 2nd in a time of 14.22 seconds. Teammate, freshman Sapana Mitchell-Chavez also set a Personal Record, finishing the race in 17.37 seconds, a 7th place finish. Sheridan’s Chloe Ayala won the 100 m. race in 13.34 seconds.

McKenzie's Beckah Short finished 3rd in the 200 m. race with a time of 37.42 seconds and Ayala produced her second win of the day with a fastest time of 29.26 sec. Myra Dion set a new Personal Record in the 1500 m. run, the Eagle sophomore finishing the race in 6:37.02 minutes and 4th place. Natalie Stevens of Mapleton won the 1500 m. in a Personal Record time of 6:11.96 minutes.

The McKenzie 4x100 m. relay quarter of Paiten Clevenger, Dion, Jones, and Short took 2nd place honors in the race with a finish time of 1:01.68 min. Sheridan's team won the race in 59.13 seconds.

In the field events, McKenzie swept the top four places in the triple jump, Short winning the event with a leap of 21 ft. 9 in. Grace Weiss, an Eagle freshman, took 2nd with 21 ft. 05 in., Clevenger, a sophomore, finished 3rd at 20 ft. 6 in. and Mitchell-Chavez earned 4th with a leap of 15 ft. 5 in. Weiss, Clevenger, and Mitchell-Chavez all set new Personal Records in the event. Dion placed 2nd in the javelin with a Personal Record throw of 59 ft. 1 in. and she was followed by freshman teammate Lyla Boydston in 7th place, who threw her own Personal Record mark of 44 ft. 9 in. Siletz Valley's Safiya Reed won the javelin with a throw of 73 ft. 8 in. Boydston tied for second place in the shot put with a PR mark of 23 ft. 0 in, and Maddie Goodell of Siletz Valley won that event with a toss of 25 ft. 8 in.

Goodell also won the discus with a 66 ft. 9 in. throw and Boydston finished 11th at 42 ft. 4 in. Beckah Short took third in the long jump at 10 ft. 10 in. and Angelica Houck of Eddyville Charter won with a leap of 12 ft. 1 in. Weiss, Clevinger, and Mitchell-Chavez finished 5th, 6th, and 7th, all three Eagle athletes establishing Personal Records with jumps of 9 ft. 8 in., 9 ft. 4 in., and 6 ft. 7.75 in., respectively.

McKenzie Middle School's Jacob Norlund

Unleashes Javelin For 2024 Oregon Second Best Mark

McKenzie Eighth-grade student/athlete Jacob Norlund has found the javelin event much to his liking. In the Eagle middle school student's initial track meet this season at Mapleton, Norlund unleashed a monster throw, 158 ft. 0 in., which ranks second this season in the State of Oregon, thus far behind leader Aaron Hart of North Middle School out of Grants Pass, who has thrown the implement an astonishing 182 ft. 0 in.

Teammate Liam Acevedo has run the 7th best middle school 100 m. time this season, 12.62 seconds, and the Eagles MS 4x100 m. the relay team also holds the 7th best time, 50.13 seconds. That 4x100 m. relay team consists of Owen Acevedo, Fen Willis, L. Acevedo, and Norlund. Norlund also is sitting on the 5th best high jump mark in the State this season, 5 ft. 2 in.


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