Personal records abound for area track athletes
BEAVERTON – Tim Tatton and Amber Bonds recorded personal-best marks in field events as the McMinnville track and field team participated in the Nike/Jesuit Twilight Relays, held Friday night at Jesuit High School in Beaverton.
Tatton had the highest individual placement of any Grizzlies athlete, taking second in the javelin with a throw of 197 feet, 3 inches. He also finished 10th in the shot put with a 48-foot, 3.5-inch mark, a personal best by six inches.
Bonds added six inches to her personal record in the discus throw with a toss of 115-8, good for sixth place in the event.
Senior Bryce Anderson finished second in the boys’ high jump, clearing 6-4; in the girls’ high jump, senior Lucy Bellville tied with three others by clearing 5-2 but was awarded fifth place due to misses at previous heights.
Senior Dakota Buhler finished sixth in the girls’ long jump with a mark of 17-4.75. In the girls’ javelin throw, Bethany Mohler recorded a mark of 124-8 for sixth place.
McMinnville’s best performance on the track came from the 4x200-meter relay team of Montanna Gubrud, Elizabeth Logsdon, Annika Nyquist and Taylor Petersen, whiched finished sixth in 1 minute, 47.78 seconds.
The Grizzlies host a Class 6A Pacific Conference meet with Glencoe, Hillsboro and Tualatin Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Wortman Stadium.
In other action:
Dayton, Y-C at Stayton Twilight
STAYTON – The Yamhill-Carlton and Dayton track and field teams participated in the Stayton Twilight, held Friday night in Stayton.
The Dayton girls finished fifth (62 points) and the Y-C girls finished sixth (60.5) in the girls’ team standings, with Cottage Grove (100.8 points) finishing first. Philomath led the way in the boys’ team competition with 90.5 points; Yamhill-Carlton finished eighth (21.58) and the Pirates finished ninth (21).
The Tigers’ girls 4x400-meter relay team of Kayla Archer, Perrin Xthona, Sarah King and Susie Van De Grift won the event in 4:09.59, capping a stellar day for all parties involved. Van De Grift finished second in the girls’ 400 (1:00.45); King took second in the 200 (27.09) and third in the 100 (13.23); and Xthona finished fourth in the girls’ 3,000 (11:42.57).
Junior Derric Donehoo finished fourth in the boys’ 3,000 (9:51.26) and seventh in the boys’ 1,500 (4:30.75) for the Tigers.
For the Pirates, senior Sydney Mohler won the 100-meter hurdles in a personal-best 16.56 seconds and finished second in the 300 hurdles (49.59). Senior Katey Harris took second in the girls’ 1,500 (5:10.53) and third in the 800 (2:33.30). Junior Maddie Shirley finished third in both the discus throw (101-1) and the shot put (35-0.5) and took fourth in the 100 (13.56)
Dayton senior Kevin Castillo won the shot put with a season-best mark of 47 feet even. Senior Micah Cisneros cleared 12 feet even in the pole vault to finish third.