By Ben • Ben Schorzman • 

Small school state meet ends at Hayward

EUGENE — Local teams finished competition at the 2013 3A state track and field championships Friday at Hayward Field.

Dayton’s Sydney Mohler wrapped up a successful meet, with a second-place finish in the girls 100-meter hurdles, and she followed that up with a fifth-place finish in the girls 300-meter hurdles. Mohler also run a leg of Dayton’s third-place 4x100-meter relay team that 51.85 seconds.

Julianne Benson ran the opening leg of the 4x100 and 4x400 for Dayton. She won the girls javelin Thursday with a school-record throw of 135 feet, 7 inches.

Dayton was ninth in the 3A girls 4x400.

Mohler won the 3A girls championship Thursday in the long jump. 

Dayton’s Luke Wildhaber finished third in the boys javelin, throwing a personal best 155-6.  Wildhaber also finished sixth in the 110-meter hurdles and seventh in the 300 hurdles final.

Mireya Vazquez was 10th in the girls 800 in 2:37.86. Katey Harris was also 10th in the girls 1,500. 

Katrina Irvin was ninth in the girls pole vault. 

Dayton finished in fifth place in the girls team scoring with 39 points. Vale easily won the 3A girls team title with 84 points. Cascade Christian won the 3A boys team title.

Amity’s Lindsay McShane had a successful meet in her first year of high school competition. She finished fourth in the girls shot put with a mark of 35 feet, 5 ½ inches. She was fourth in the girls discus with a best mark of 112-1.

Amity’s Taylor Miles competed in four events for the Warriors. He was fourth in the 110-meter hurdles and sixth in the 300 hurdles. He also anchored the 4x100 and 4x400 relays. Amity was seventh in the 4x400 but was disqualified in the 4x100 after it was ruled one of its handoffs occurred outside the handoff-zone.

Kyle Hayes, competing for the final time at state, finished fifth in the boys discus at 140-1.

The Willamina girls track team had three sixth-place finishes at the state meet. Senior Brook Wilson finished sixth in both the shot put and javelin. Kasey Anderson finished sixth in the girls high jump.

Sheridan’s Mackenzie Hall finished third in the girls high jump, clearing five feet. Sarah Simpson was seventh in the girls pole vault, and Miguel Diaz was seventh in the boys 3,000. Payton James no-heighted in the boys pole vault.


EUGENE — The second day of the 3A state track championships got underway at 2 p.m. Friday, with the Dayton girls in second place with 21 points. The Pirates were one point behind Blanchet Catholic, though it was unclear whether or not Dayton would have enough events Friday to hold on to its trophy-earning place.

The Pirates were propelled into the trophy hunt by two state championships in field events. Julianne Benson threw a personal-best 135 feet, 7 inches on her last attempt of her high school career to swoop into the lead and win her second consecutive 3A girls javelin championship. 

In a surprise finish, junior Sydney Mohler won the girls 3A long jump with a 17-1 ¼ , winning the championship by seven inches.

Elsewhere on the track for Dayton, Mohler qualified for the finals in the 100- and 300-meter hurdles.

Amity’s Taylor Miles finished the prelims of the 300 hurdles with the third best time, earning him a spot in Friday’s final. Miles and Dayton’s Luke Wildhaber also qualified for the finals of the boys 110-meter hurdles.

In the 3A boys shot put, Dayton’s Kevin Castillo finished sixth, and Amity’s Kyle Hayes finished ninth.

Dayton’s Micah Cisneros finished fifth in the 3A boys pole vault with a final clearance of 12-6.

In the girls high jump, Sheridan’s Mackenzie Hall finished third, clearing five feet. Willamina’s Kasey Anderson was sixth with a mark of 4-10.

Willamina’s Leticia Cozar finished last in her heat of the 3A girls 400 and did not advance.

A short 3A wrap up story will be posted Saturday, and please read the Tuesday print-edition of the News-Register for a full recap of the weekend.

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