May 24, 2014
By Robert Husseman
Of the News-Register
EUGENE -- McMinnville kept up with the field in the field but had its ups and downs on the track at the OSAA State Track and Field Championships, held Friday and Saturday at Hayward Field.
Senior Tim Tatton finished second in the Class 6A boys' discus throw on Friday, recording a mark of 163 feet, 1 inch on his second attempt. That made up for a 6A shot put performance in which Tatton fouled on all three attempts.
Tatton added five team points for the Grizzlies in the boys' javelin throw on Saturday with a mark of 179-10, good for fourth place.
Mac senior Dakota Buhler recorded a mark of 17-4.75 on her third attempt in the 6A girls' long jump Friday, good for fifth place. Senior Lucy Bellville finished fifth 6A girls' high jump with a clearance of 5-2 on Saturday.
A pair of Grizzlies set personal records and finished on the podium in their state debuts Saturday. Sophomore Jalyn Clark-Johnson uncorked a 35-foot, 9.75-inch shot put on her final attempt to finish seventh among 6A girls. In the 6A girls' discus, senior Dominique Burden set personal records in her first two attempts, finishing eighth overall with a throw of 113 feet even.
Junior Tanner Scanlon's boys' 300-meter hurdles race was the last of the meet with a Mac athlete on Saturday, and Scanlon concluded with a fourth-place finish. Scanlon clocked 39.00 in the race, five-hundredths of a second slower than his school-record time in the 300 hurdles, set earlier this year.
Senior Nic McDaniel added a point to the Grizzlies' total Saturday with an eighth-place finish in the 6A boys' 800 (2:00.49). McDaniel also placed 14th in the 6A boys' 1,500 (4:26.67) earlier in the day.
Sophomore Whitney Rich finished 11th in the girls' 3,000 (10:54.84) and 12th in the girls' 1,500 (4:54.00). Junior Taylor Petersen failed to qualify for the final of the girls' 200; Scanlon failed to qualify for the final of the boys' 100.
Junior Bethany Mohler through the javelin 119-2 but did not place. Junior Noah Daughter recorded a mark of 158-7 in the boys' javelin but also did not place.
The McMinnville girls' 4x100-meter relay team of Dakota Buhler, Montanna Gubrud, Annika Nyquist and Taylor Petersen finished 14th in 50.88 on Saturday.
Yamhill-Carlton track and field
With a strong girls' 4x400-meter relay, Yamhill-Carlton ended its track and field season on a high note.
The quartet of Kayla Archer, Perrin Xthona, Suzanne Van De Grift and Sarah King rolled to a fifth-place finish on Saturday. Archer, Xthona, Van De Grift and King combined to clock 4 minutes, 7.06 seconds in the event.
King and Van De Grift each added individual medals to the Tigers' stockpile Saturday. King finished seventh in the girls' 200 (26.18), while Van De Grift recorded a sixth-place finish in the girls' 400 (59.30).
Y-C pole vaulters Zachary Perkins, Mariah Schock and Erin Cline all failed to clear a height in their respective events.
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