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Sheridan s Ronni VanZant poses with her third state title - the girls  200m championship.
Rockne Roll/News-Register## Sheridan's Ronni VanZant poses with her third state title - the girls' 200m championship.
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Sheridan s Ronni VanZant receives her 200m championship from her head coach, Barb Justen.
Rockne Roll/News-Register## Sheridan's Ronni VanZant receives her 200m championship from her head coach, Barb Justen.
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Ronni VanZant claims the 200m title.
Rockne Roll/News-Register## Ronni VanZant claims the 200m title.
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Sheridan s Ronni VanZant wins the girls  100m final.
Rockne Roll/News-Register## Sheridan's Ronni VanZant wins the girls' 100m final.
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Dayton s Owen McLoud and Amity s Jonathan Mather embrace after the pair finished third and second in the boys  300m hurdles.
Rockne Roll/News-Register## Dayton's Owen McLoud and Amity's Jonathan Mather embrace after the pair finished third and second in the boys' 300m hurdles.
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Amity s Jaycen Nelson reacts to clearing the height of 6 4  in the boys  high jump.
Rockne Roll/News-Register## Amity's Jaycen Nelson reacts to clearing the height of 6'4" in the boys' high jump.
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Willamina s Colton Keightley races toward the finish line in the para-athlete 400m.
Rockne Roll/News-Register## Willamina's Colton Keightley races toward the finish line in the para-athlete 400m.
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Hannah Hughes of Willamina pushes an attempt in the girls  shot put.
Rockne Roll/News-Register## Hannah Hughes of Willamina pushes an attempt in the girls' shot put.
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Dayton s Aiden Huber captures his first javelin title.
Rockne Roll/News-Register## Dayton's Aiden Huber captures his first javelin title.
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Willamina s Owen Baker earned the para-athlete mixed shot put championship.
Rockne Roll/News-Register## Willamina's Owen Baker earned the para-athlete mixed shot put championship.
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Tyler Parr of Amity throws an attempt during the javelin.
Rockne Roll/News-Register## Tyler Parr of Amity throws an attempt during the javelin.
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Dayton s Shawnie Spink takes out the bar in an attempt during the 3A pole vault.
Rockne Roll/News-Register## Dayton's Shawnie Spink takes out the bar in an attempt during the 3A pole vault.
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David Hensley of Willamina competes in the triple jump.
Rockne Roll/News-Register## David Hensley of Willamina competes in the triple jump.
By Logan Brandon • Logan Brandon • 

State Track day two: VanZant wins third state championship; Baker, Huber earn titles

EUGENE – Sheridan's Ronni VanZant secured her third state championship, while Owen Baker of Willamina and Aiden Huber of Dayton both earned their first Class 3A titles during today's OSAA State Track and Field Championships held at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene.

 

VanZant posted a time of 12.66 seconds to defeat the field in the girls' 100m sprint. She then won an impressive third title with a time of 25.87 in the 200m event. VanZant also took first place in the long jump during yesterday's state activities.

 

"It's so overwhelming," VanZant said after the 200m. "Crossing the finish line and feeling like I just completed my senior year with three state titles, I can't put anything past that feeling."

 

Baker, competing in the para-athlete mixed shot put event, won with a final throw of 18 feet, 5.75 inches. The Bulldog junior also placed third in the para-athlete mixed 1,500m race with a time of five minutes, 40.26 seconds. Fellow Willamina para-athlete Colton Keightley placed third in the mixed shot put, and finished sixth in the 400m.

 

Huber captured the boys' javelin with a final mark of 170 feet. His fellow West Valley League competitor, Tyler Parr of Amity, finished fifth with a personal best of 157'4”. Huber also placed 10th in the discus throw, while Sheridan's David Olvera was ninth.

 

Amity's Jaycen Nelson finished as the boys' high jump runner-up with a final clearance of six feet, four inches, a personal best.

 

Dayton's Owen McLoud was eighth in the 100m race, second in the 110m hurdles and third in the 300m hurdles.

 

Jonathan Mather of Amity earned second in the boys' 300m hurdles with a time of 40.08 seconds and fifth in the 110m hurdles with a time of 15.86 seconds.

 

In the girls' shot put, Willamina's Hannah Hughes and Brooke France placed fourth and 12th, respectively.

 

Amity's Amy Kraemer and Ani Keliiheleua finished second and third in the girls' 100m hurdle event, with times of 15.79 and 15.91 seconds, respectively. Kraemer also claimed eighth in the 300m hurdles and fifth in the triple jump.

 

Thomas McKay of Dayton placed seventh in the 400m event, posting a time of 53.84 seconds.

 

Amity's 4x100 boys' relay team placed seventh with a time of 45.17 seconds. The squad consisted of Brian Hatch, Jonathan Mather, Sam White and Jaycen Nelson.

 

Beth Shirley of Dayton finished eighth in the girls' 1,500m event, posting a time of 5:08.10. She also placed eighth in the 800m event with a 2:35.25 clocking.

 

Dayton's Shawnie Spink cleared a height of eight feet in the girls' pole vault but finished off the podium.

 

The Pirates' boys' and girls' 4x400 relay teams finished seventh and 10th, respectively.

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