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Most of the top high school runners in Oregon took advantage of the grand stage of Hayward Field at the Oregon Relays in Eugene, but Astoria sophomore Darian Hageman stayed close to home and had a field day at the Daily Astorian Invitational, a 16-team meet at Seaside High School. Hageman leaped to state leading marks in the high jump (5-7) and triple jump (38-5.5), while also winning the pole vault (10-9) and long jump (17-7.75). Hageman is also ranked 9th in the pole vault and 4th in the long jump in Oregon. Hageman was state champion in the triple jump as a freshman last season for the Fisherman.
Weekly Highlights – Oregon High School Girls
Deshae Wise, junior, Grants Pass – Wise ran to state leading times in both hurdles races at the Oregon Relays, finishing 1st in the 100-hurdles (14.57) and 2nd in the 300-hurdles (45.11).
Maddie Rabing, senior, Lakeridge – Although Rabing did not have her best day at the Oregon Relays, she won the shot put (47-5) and finished 3rd in both the discus (130-10) and hammer throw (169-08).
Lauren Paven, sophomore, Tigard – Paven ran to the state leading times in the 200-meters (25.31) and 400-meters (56.72) at the Oregon Relays. Paven is also ranked No. 6 in the 800-meters in Oregon.
Grant senior Ella Donaghu – Donaghu lowered her own 800-meter state best to 2:11.56, winning the Oregon Relays by almost five seconds. Donaghu also ran on Grant’s winning Distance Medley Relay and 2nd place 4x400 Relay teams.
The Oregon Relays saw Oregon girls sweep the distance races, as St. Mary’s senior Marissa Dobry won the girls 3,000-meters (9:51.08) and Summit junior Olivia Brooks won the 1,500-meters (4:41.73).
Summit Girls Relay Teams had a sensational day at the Oregon Relays; 4x100 relay 2nd place, 4x200 relay 1st place, 4x400 relay 1st place, 4x800 relay 2nd place, Distance Medley Relay 2nd place.
Central Catholic girls 4x100 Relay Team ran to a state-leading time of 48.39. (Perri (Koko) White, Zharia Hale, Olivia Gabriel, Malika Washington).
Weekly Highlights – Oregon High School Boys
North Medford senior Tyren Wolfe had a stellar sprint day at the Oregon Relays, winning the 100-meters (10.70) and 200-meters (21.71), while finishing 4th in the 400-meters (49.74) and running on the 2nd place 4x100 relay team (42.95).
Grant senior Harrison Schrage increased his own state leading mark in the triple jump to win the Oregon Relays with a mark of 48-11. Schrage also finished 3rd in both sprint races; 10.81 in the 100-meters and 22.01 in the 200-meters. In addition to his state leading triple jump mark, Schrage is ranked 1st in the long jump (24-9.5) and 3rd in the 100-meters and 5th in the 200-meters in Oregon.
Two seniors from Eugene, Jackson Mestler of Sheldon and Michael Martin of South Eugene, staged a nice duel in the 3,000-meters, with defending state champion Mestler outkicking Martin to win 8:29.04 to 8:31.10. They currently are the top two times in the state this year.
Defending state cross country champion, junior Ahmed Muhumed of West Salem, ran to a state leading time in the 1,500-meters, winning the Wilsonville Invitational in 3:56.41.
Julian Body, senior, Jesuit – Body won the 400-meters at the Oregon Relays in 48.28. Body currently leads the state in the 110-hurdles, 300-hurdles and 400-meters and is ranked 2nd in the 200-meters.
Braden Lenzy, sophomore, Tigard – Lenzy ran to a 4th place finish in the 100-meters (10.90) and 2nd place in the 400-meters (48.82) at the Oregon Relays.
Senior hurdlers Dylan Castle and Seth Andres, from Henley HS, ran to the 2nd and 3rd best times in the state in the 300-hurdles at the Crater Track Classic, in a race that saw four of the top six times in the state this year. Castle won in 39.25, while Andres was 2nd in 39.80. North Valley junior Hunter Cumyford finished 3rd (40.21) in and Crater sophomore Cal Duke was 4th (40.25).
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Weekly Highlights – College Men and Women with Northwest ties
Hannah Cunliffe, sophomore, University of Oregon, Federal Way HS – Cunliffe ran 10.99 in the 100-meters, finishing 2nd behind former Duck Jenna Prandini at the Mt. Sac Invitational. Her time is 3rd best in Oregon school history and the No. 8 all-time NCAA mark. Cunliffe also ran a leg on Oregon’s school record setting 4x100 relay team. They ran the No. 3 time in NCAA history (42.68). Cunliffe also ran 22.71 in the 200-meters, good for 4th in school history. Read about the Duck women sprinters success at Mt. SAC here at GoDucks.com.
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Oregon natives Mitch Modin (Mountain View HS), Joe Delgado (Ontario HS) and Blake Kemp (Marshfield HS) finished 1-2-3 in the men’s Decathlon, and Delgado set a Personal Record with 7,402 points to finish 2nd. Modin won with 7,468 points. and Kemp was 3rd with 6,813 points.
Ashante Horsley, a junior from McMinnville HS, Horsley was 3rd in the 200-meters (24.34) and won the 400-meters (54.89).
Chance Whitehurst, a sophomore from Grant HS, won the triple jump with a foot and a half personal best mark of 49-9.25
Ashley Maton, a senior from Summit HS, finished 2nd in the 800-meters in a personal best time of 2:09.08.
Former 4A sprint starts, Portland State’s Genna Settle and Oregon State’s Kerissa D’Arpino had a good duel in the women’s 100-meters at the Oregon Relays. Settle, of Estacada HS, won in 11.70 while North Valley HS alum D’Arpino was 2nd in 11.77. D’Arpino also finished 2nd in the 400-hurdles (1:01.37).
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Upcoming Meet Schedule (Oregon Colleges and High Schools)
April 23: Centennial Invitational, Centennial HS
April 29: Nike/Jesuit Twilight Relays, Jesuit HS
April 29 + 30: OSU High Performance Meet, Corvallis
April 30: Mt. Hood Track Festival, Mt. Hood CC, Gresham
April 30: 67th Annual Grants Pass Rotary Invitational, Grants Pass HS
May 6: Oregon Twilight, Hayward Field, Eugene
May 7 + 8: Pac-12 Multi-Events Championships, Seattle
Week of May 9 – May 14: Oregon High School District Meets
May 14 + 15: Pac-12 T&F Championships, Seattle
May 15: Portland Twilight, Lewis and Clark College, Portland
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June 4 + 5: West Coast Invite at Linfield College, hosted by McMinnville HS
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July 1-10: U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials, Hayward Field
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