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McKenzie Sports Report - May 16

McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week

The Class 1A State Track and Field Championships are this Thursday, May 16, and Friday, May 17 at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon. This meet will conclude the 2024 McKenzie Varsity Track and Field season.

Griffin Withalm Sprints To State McKenzie 4x100 m. Relay Qualifies

McKenzie Track and Field student/athlete Griffin Withalm qualified for the 2024 Class 1A State Track and Field meet at Hayward Field next Thursday and Friday, May 16, and 17. Withalm qualified for both the 100-meter and the 200-meter races. The Eagle senior has been one of the State's fastest Class 1A sprinters this Spring and he held to form at the recent 1A ‚SD2 District Championships. Withalm earned second in the 100 m. finals with a finish time of 11.37 seconds. Myrtle Point's Thomas Ferren ran a Personal Record 11.16-second race to stave off the Eagle speedster and win the District Championship. Withalm still owns the second-fastest 1A 100 m. time in the State this season, 11.07 seconds, established back on April 11 at Mapleton. Siletz Valley's Zion Fantroy is currently the leader with a time of 11.05 seconds, earned on March 21, also at Mapleton. Withalm took home another second-place finish, this one in the 200 m. race, posting a time of 23.09 seconds, which earned the Eagle senior a Personal Record. Ferren won his second District Championship, running the 200 m. in 22.56 sec., a Personal Record. Withalm's 200 m. time is third best in the State this season and Ferren has the fastest 2024 recorded time. The McKenzie 4x100 m. relay team also qualified for the State Championship meet at Hayward this next week. Team members Allen Acevedo, Atom Fetterhoff, Withalm, and Salomon Acevedo finished the District 4x100 in fourth place with a time of 45.56 sec. Camas Valley won the relay in 45.42 seconds. No other McKenzie athletes qualified at District for the OSAA State Championships.

Other Eagle 1A-SD2 District Finishes

Senior McKenzie student/athlete Salomon Acevedo finished his 400 m. race with a Personal Record time of 53.79 seconds, which earned him a third-place finish, but just one place short of qualifying for the State meet. Jay Brust of Cascades Academy of Central Oregon won in a PR time of 51.26 seconds and Emmett O'Brien of Lost River took second in a PR time of 53.79 sec. Both latter athletes advance to State. Allen Acevedo finished the 400 m. in seventh at 56.15 sec., a PR, and William Valtinson ran a PR time of 1:01.19 min., which placed the freshman at eleventh. Will Meister ran a seventh-place PR time of 4:53.40 minutes in the 1500 meters and an eighth-place time of 11:21.25 min. in the 3000 m., neither of which qualified him for the State meet. Levi Cullett of Glendale won the 1500 m. in a PR time of 4:24.78 min. and also won the 3000 m. in a PR time of 9:35.88 min. Levi Lockard threw the shot 34 ft. 4.25 in for a sixteenth-place finish. Mason Detzler of Myrtle Point won the District Shot Championship with a 52 ft. 1.5 in effort. Jacob Peek finished the shot in thirty-fourth place at 30 ft. 1.25 in and Noah Borden took forty-ninth at 26 ft. 5.75 in. Lockard finished seventeenth in the discus with a mark of 83 ft. 2 in, Peek finished twenty-fourth at 78 ft. 5 in., and Borden was thirty-fourth at 72 ft. 1 in., a new PR for the Eagle freshman. Detzler also won this event with a throw of 151 ft. 5 in. In the javelin event, Lockard took home twenty-sixth with a throw of 103 ft. 6 in. Jayce Shorb of Powers won with a new PR mark of 162 ft. 9 in. Peek finished forty-ninth at 74 ft. 0 in. and Borden was fifty-eighth at 67 ft. 1 in. Rhys Hamlow placed eighth in the pole vault with a mark of 2.86 meters and Logen Grassman of North Lake, who cleared the bar at 3.96 meters, won that event. Hamlow also finished fifteenth in the long jump with a leap of 17 ft. 4.5 in. Teammates Hayden Harbick followed in twenty-ninth at 15 ft. 5.5 in. and Auden Vailes set a PR with a leap of 14 ft. 8.5 in, good for thirty-third. In the Girls District Championships, no Eagle student/athlete qualified for the State Championships at Hayward. McKenzie sophomore Myra Dion finished ninth in the 1500 meters with a new Personal Record time of 6:28.73 min. That event was won by Louisa Lamarre of Cascades Academy of Central Oregon in a PR time of 5:12.55 min. Dion ran a time of 14:52.04 minutes in the 3000 m. race, which placed her eighth, and that race was won by New Hope Christian's Jordan Zumhofe in 11:55.04 minutes. Dion finished in twenty-ninth in the javelin with a throw of 66 ft. 11 in. Teammate Riley Morales finished forty-seventh at 45 ft. 5 in., a new PR. Feirin McConnell of Triangle Lake, who threw a winning mark of 113 ft. 0 in, won the javelin. Freshman Liliana Jones was the top Eagle finisher in the long jump, finishing in seventeenth place with a jump of 12 ft. 10.25 in. Beckah Short jumped 11 ft. 3.5 in, for twenty-first. Ava Barnett of New Hope Christian won with a PR mark of 17 ft. 8 in.

Myrtle Point Wins 1A-SD2 Boys District, North Lake Takes Girls Championship

Myrtle Point topped all teams at the 1A-SD2 Boys District Track and Field Championships held at Sutherlin, last Friday and Saturday, May 10,11. Myrtle Point scored 89 points on the day to hold off second-place Lost River, which earned 74 pts. McKenzie boys tied for eighth place with Chiloquin and Cascades Academy of Central Oregon, all three earning 33 pts. North Lake girls won the day with 100 pts. and Myrtle Point finished second with 80 pts. McKenzie earned 1 point for twenty-third place.


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