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McKenzie Sports Report - May 2

McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week

The McKenzie Varsity Track and Field Teams return home this week, Thursday, May 2, to participate in the McKenzie End of the Season meet. The meet will be held at Aaron and Marie Jones Community Track with field events starting at 4:30 pm and track events beginning at 5:00 pm.

The Eagle Varsity teams travel to Gilchrist on Saturday, May 4, with field events beginning at 11:00 am and track events starting at 1:00 pm.

Eagle Boys Seventh, Girls Eighth At MVC Track Meet

The McKenzie Varsity Track and Field teams traveled down the Valley to Creswell, last Wednesday, April 24, to compete with eight other high school track and field teams in the MVC meet. The Eagle Boys team finished seventh in the team scores and the McKenzie Girls team finished eighth. Elmira easily won the Boy's team competition, scoring 160 points and Pleasant Hill finished a distant second with 86.5 points. Siuslaw was third at 66 pts. Sutherlin fourth with 62.5 pts., and host Creswell fifth with 57 points scored. Triangle Lake slipped by McKenzie, finishing sixth with 44 points to the Eagles seventh place finish with 43 pts. and Glendale and North Douglas finished eighth and ninth with 33 points and 25 points scored respectively.

The Falcons of Elmira also took home a first-place team win in the Girls standings, earning 121.5 points to nudge past second-place Creswell, which finished with 115 points. The Pleasant Hill Billies finished in third with 99 points, North Douglas took fourth at 55 points and Sutherlin was fifth with 41 points earned. Triangle Lake again finished in sixth with 34 points, Siuslaw seventh with 19 points, McKenzie earned 11 points for eighth and Glendale followed in ninth with 10.5 points earned.

Griffin Withalm Out-sprints MVC 100 m. Field - Eagle Senior Leads Relays To Two Seconds

McKenzie senior Griffin Withalm out-sprinted the entire field of 43 entrants in the MVC 100 meters last Wednesday in Creswell. Withalm's finish time of 11.53 seconds defeated second place Kainoa Harwood of Elmira, who was timed out in 11.94 seconds. Withalm also helped pace his Eagle teammates to a pair of second-place finishes in the 4x100 m. relay and the 4x400 m. relay races. Elmira won the 4x100 m. relay with a time of 45.53 seconds and the Eagle team of Allen Acevedo, Withalm, Rhys Hamlow, and Salomon Acevedo took second honors in a time of 47.61 seconds. Pleasant Hill was the fastest team in the 4x400 m. relay, posting a 3:45.00 minute time. McKenzie's quartet of S. Acevedo, A. Acevedo, Will Meister, and Withalm followed in second place with a time of 3:50.43 min. Other Eagle finishers in the 100 m. race included Salomon Acevedo, who ran a sixth-place time of 12.34 sec., Allen Acevedo finished eleventh at 12.59 sec., Rhys Hamlow thirty-first at 13.48 sec., William Valtinson fortieth at 14.17 sec., and Auden Vailes forty-second at 14.42 seconds. Salomon Acevedo had another sixth-place finish, in the 200 m. race, posting a time of 25.17 sec. Teammates A. Acevedo finished fourteenth at 26.56 sec., Hayden Harbick twenty-third at 27.74 sec., and Valtinson twenty-eighth at 28.78 sec. Austyn Woolcott of Elmira had the fastest 200 m. time, finishing in 23.79 seconds, and setting a new Personal Record. McKenzie's Will Meister finished his 800 m. race in sixteenth place and 2:29.00 minutes, behind Derrick Vanduch of Siuslaw, who set a Personal Record time of 2:04.4 min.

Hamlow jumped 17 ft. 6 in. in the long jump event to place fifth and he was followed by Harbick in thirteenth place at 14 ft. 8.5 in. and Vailes in twentieth place at 13 ft. 9.5 in. Elmira's Marvin Hambrick won the long jump at 18 ft. 3 in. Hamlow did set a Personal Record in the triple jump with a 31 ft. 7 in. eighth place finish. Harbick followed in ninth place at 30 ft. 4 in. and Wyatt Humphrey of North Douglas took first with a Personal Record leap of 37 ft. 11 in.

McKenzie's Levi Lockard placed fifth in the shot put, seventh in the discus, and twelfth in the javelin to lead his Eagle teammates in those events. Lockard's mark in the shot put was 35 ft. 3.75 in. Teammates Jacob Peek finished nineteenth with a throw of 29 ft. 5 in. and Noah Borden was thirty-eighth at 23 ft. 8 in. Sutherlin's Rylan Bryant won the shot put at 43 ft. 10.75 in. Lockard threw the discus 94 ft. 10 in., Peek finished in fifteenth place at 79 ft. 8 in., and Borden was twenty-third at 70 ft. 6 in., a new Personal Record for the Eagle freshman. Zane Clemmer out of Elmira earned a Personal Record of his own with his winning discus throw measured at 120 ft. 7 in. Lockard's twelfth place javelin throw was measured at 107 ft. 5 in., Peek's 81 ft. 0 in throw earned him thirtieth place, and Borden finished forty-fourth at 56 ft. 3 in. Lance Risdal out of Creswell won the javelin with a PR mark of 157 ft. 2 in.

McKenzie's Myra Dion had the highest individual finish of the day, posting a fourth-place time of 14:31.41 minutes in the 3000 m. run. Ellie Epperson of Pleasant Hill won the event in a PR time of 12:17.29 min. Dion helped her Eagle 4x100 m. relay teammates run to a third-place finish, posting a time of 1:02.86 min. Running with Dion were Liliana Jones, Beckah Short, and Grace Weiss. Elmira won the relay in 51.71 sec. Eagle freshman Jones finished her 100 m. race in sixteenth place with a time of 15.32 sec. Short finished thirtieth at 16.83 seconds and Sapana Mitchell-Chavez was thirty-first at 16.86 sec., a new Personal Record for the freshman. Jordyn Lee of Creswell took home first place in the 100 m. with a PR time of 12.8 sec.

Jones also jumped a Personal Record distance in the long jump event, leaping 13 ft. 2 in. Short tied for seventeenth with an 11 ft. 2 in. jump, Paiten Clevenger was twenty-fourth at 9 ft. 9 in., and Mitchell-Chavez was twenty-sixth with a PR 8 ft. 10 in. jump. Creswell's Vika Gabriol won the long jump with a Personal Record of her own, 15 ft. 8 in. Gariol also won the triple jump with her second PR mark, this one measured at 34 ft. 4 in. Short finished eleventh in the triple jump at 21 ft. 3 in., Clevenger was twelfth at 18 ft. 6 in., and Mitchell-Chavez finished thirteenth at 17 ft. 5 in.

Dion threw the javelin 63 ft. 3 in., which earned her twelfth place. Triangle Lake's Feirin McConnell won the event with a 113 ft. 0 in effort. Eagles Lila Boydston finished twenty-eighth at 43 ft. 0 in. and Riley Morales finished twenty-ninth at 39 ft. 8 in. Boydston was the top McKenzie finisher in both the shot put and the discus. In the shot, Boydston took home twentieth place with a toss of 19 ft. 3.5 in. Morales finished the event with a twenty-eighth place toss of 16 ft. 6.5 in. Penelope Cordon of Elmira won the shot put with a throw of 28 ft. 0 in. Boydston's discus throw was measured at 42 ft. 2 in. and Brooke McHaffie of North Douglas won the event with a PR throw of 98 ft. 4 in.

Track Teams Travel To Twilight

McKenzie's Varsity Track and Field teams traveled up the I-5 to Harrisburg to participate with eight other teams in the Harrisburg Twilight meet. Host Harrisburg won the boy's team competition, scoring 148 points to hold off Riverside in second with 121 pts. and Central Linn, which finished third with 118 pts. Oakland scored 80 pts for a fourth-place finish and McKenzie followed in fifth at 49 pts. Siletz Valley finished sixth at 38 pts. Mapleton was seventh at 29 pts., La Pine finished twenty-fifth at 25 pts., and Toledo was ninth at 22 pts. Central Linn easily took home the team trophy in the girl’s competition, amassing 140 points while second-place Toledo finished with 81 pts. Riverside took third at 78 pts. La Pine was fourth with 74 pts., Oakland finished fifth with 50 pts., and Mapleton wrapped up the evening in sixth place at 34 pts earned. Host Harrisburg finished seventh with 24 pts. Siletz Valley right behind in eighth place with 23 points and McKenzie completed the field in ninth place with 20 pts.

Rhys Hamlow Pole Vaults To Second Place Finish

McKenzie freshman Rhys Hamlow cleared the Pole Vault bar set at 8 ft. 6 in. at the recent Harrisburg Twilight meet, and earned a second-place finish. Senior Moses Cain of Harrisburg won the pole vault with a cleared height of 12 ft. 6 in. Hamlow also set a new Personal Record with a tenth-place mark in the long jump, measured at 17 ft. 6.75 in. Eagle sophomore teammate Hayden Harbick placed nineteenth with a jump of 14 ft. 11.5 in. and freshman Auden Vailes was twenty-third at 13 ft. 8.5 in. Jayden Holmes of Central Linn won the long jump at 19 ft. 3.75 in. Levi Lockard finished the shot put in fourth place with a 36 ft. 7 in. effort. which was won by Colton May of La Pine at 42 ft. 3.25 in. Lockard also took home a sixth-place finish in the discus, tossing the plate 94 ft. 10 in. Cooper Clark of Harrisburg won the discus with a PR effort of 115 ft. 7 in. And Lockard's highest finish of the day came in the javelin, the Eagle senior throwing for third place with a mark of 119 ft. 1 in. Juan Medina of Riverside won the javelin with a 135 ft. 1.5 in. stick.

McKenzie's 4x100 m. relay team consisting of Allen Acevedo, Salomon Acevedo, Hamlow, and Griffin Withalm had the highest team running event finish at the meet, the quartet finishing the race in a second-place time of 46.98 sec. Central Linn won with a time of 46.74 sec. The Eagles B team in the 4x100 m relay, consisting of Harbick, Will Meister, Vailes, and William Valtinson finished the event in 54.45 sec., which placed the team seventh. Meister took home third in the 3000 m. run, running the long distance in 10:51.22 minutes, a new Personal Record for the Eagle sophomore. Ethany Beaty of Riverside won the event in 10:26.96 minutes. Salomon Acevedo posted the highest Eagle individual place at Harrisburg, running a second-place time of 54.97 seconds in the 400 m. event. That was a new PR for the McKenzie senior. Allen Acevedo followed in a PR sixth place finish time out at 56.41 seconds and the 400 m. was won by Steven Miller of La Pine in a PR time of 54.25 sec.

McKenzie was represented by Vailes in the 100 m. race and he set a PR time of 14.11 sec., good for twentieth. Siletz Valley's Zion Fantroy won with an 11.59-second finish time. Harbick and Valtinson placed twentieth and twenty-first in the 200 m. race respectively. Harbick's time was 27.70 sec., a Personal Record, and Valtinson finished in 28.24 sec. Fantroy of Siletz Valley won this race as well in a time of 23.51 sec. McKenzie freshman Liliana Jones had the highest individual finish for the Eagles at the Twilight, finishing sixth in the 100 m. race. Jones's time was 15.24 seconds and La Pine senior Kira Dennison won that event in 13.32 seconds.

McKenzie teammate Lyla Boydston set a PR in the 100 m. with a sixteenth-place time of 18.58 seconds and Sapana Mitchell-Chavez followed in seventeenth place at 18.61 sec. McKenzie's 4x100 m. relay team of Mitchell-Chavez, Jones, Beckah Short, and Grace Weiss finished fifth in the event with a time of 1:03.56 min. La Pine won the 4x100 m relay in 53.79 sec. Short's shot put toss measured at 18 ft.7 in. placed her fourteenth and Boydston followed in fifteenth place at 18 ft. 3 in. Riley Morales finished twenty-first at 15 ft. 1 in. Deveny Baze of Central Linn won the shot put with a toss of 26 ft. 7 in. Boydston led her Eagles with a seventeenth place, 44 ft. 1 in. effort in the javelin. Morales finished in twentieth with a toss of 37 ft. 3 in. and La Pine’s Kira Dennison at 85 ft. 6 in won that event. Jones long jumped 12 ft. 5.5 in., which placed her fifth. Sydney Schreiber of La Pine won the event with a 15 ft. 3 in. leap. Eagle Paiten Clevenger finished eleventh at 10 ft. 10 in. Weiss finished the triple jump in fifth place, her jump marked at 22 ft. 7.5 in. Short in sixth place at 22 ft. 5.5 in. and Clevenger in seventh place at 19 ft. 11 in followed her.


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