By NR Staff • 

Strong early results in track seasons

The track and field teams of Yamhill County will be descending upon Wortman Stadium in McMinnville tonight.

McMinnville track will be hosting Amity, Dayton, Willamina and Yamhill-Carlton at the 10-team McMinnville Invitational. Field events begin at 3 p.m., with track events to follow at 4 p.m.

Sheridan participated in a five-team meet with Regis, Central Linn, Culver and Kennedy in Stayton on Thursday night. The Spartans will then compete in a Class 3A West Valley League meet, hosted by Willamina at Sheridan High School, on Thursday, May 1. Events begin at 4 p.m.


Y-C, Scappoose, Tillamook at Banks

BANKS – Yamhill-Carlton seniors Susie Van De Grift and Sarah King continued their strong seasons during a Class 4A Cowapa League meet Wednesday at Banks High School.

King won the girls’ 200-meter dash in 28.26 seconds and notched a runner-up finish in the 400 (1:03.31). Van De Grift won the 800 (2:37.60), combining that result with a runner-up finish in the 100 (14.28). The duo paired up with Kayla Archer and Teagan Roberts to finish third in the girls’ 4x100-meter relay (53.57).

In the girls’ long jump, senior Cheyenne O’Loughlin recorded a mark of 29 feet, 7.25 inches to take third place. O’Loughlin also finished fourth in the discus (78-3) and the high jump (4-6). Teammate Isabel Crocker was fourth in the triple jump, leaping 28-2.5.

Roberts recorded a mark of 14-3 in the long jump for fourth place, and Tigers senior Mariah Schock finished fourth in the pole vault (7-0).

On the boys’ side, sophomore Derric Donehoo continued his strong season with third-place finishes in the 1,500 (4:43.83) and the 3,000 (10:23.45).

Y-C senior Tobias Mueller cleared 8-6 to finish third in the pole vault, and freshman Wyatt Garrison took third place in the long jump (17-1). Junior Jake Bibb had a successful day in the throws, with a discus mark of 119-2 (third) and a shot put of 37-10 (fifth).


Y-C, Amity at Banks Invitational

BANKS – Yamhill-Carlton, Amity and Willamina participated in the 17-team Banks Invitational, held Saturday in Banks.

The Tigers finished second in the girls’ 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relays, clocking 53.10 and 4:18.26, respectively. Senior Sarah King took second in the girls’ 200 (27.40) and fourth in the 100 (13.73). Sophomore Perrin Xthona finished third in the 1,500 in 5:25.99.

Y-C excelled in the boys’ and girls’ pole vault competitions, as Zachary Perkins (11-0) and Mariah Schock (7-6) notched second-place finishes.

Amity sophomore Lindsay McShane won the shot put (37-1) and finished second in the discus (112-1) and javelin throws (110-7). Warriors junior Jordan Butler competed in four boys’ events; his best finish was fourth place in the 100-meter dash (12.32).

The Willamina girls benefited from seventh-place finishes by Elida Villalobos in the 300-meter hurdles (57.53) and the 4x100-meter relay team of Jessica Andre, Kyla Brown, Shania Hall and Carissa Coblentz (59.46). On the boys’ side, freshman Leo Boardman placed fifth in the high jump (5-4) and seventh in the 110-meter high hurdles (19.28).


WVL meet at Sheridan

SHERIDAN – The Sheridan and Amity track and field teams competed in a Class 3A West Valley League meet on April 17 at Sheridan High School.

The Spartan girls finished first in the team standings, edging out Nestucca, 120.5 to 114.5. Amity finished third with 95.5 points, followed by Colton (72), Gervais (40.5) and Falls City (11).

Nestucca won the boys’ team title with 142.5 points, 52.5 more than second place Amity. Gervais finished third (81.5 points), followed by Colton (75.5), Sheridan (45.5) and Falls City (40).

The Spartans claimed four event wins on the girls side, with two of them going to junior Mackenzie Hall. Hall won the triple jump (28-10) as part of a 1-2-4 finish with Sianna Williams and Sara Marsh and high-jumped 4-6 to win that event. (Teammate Olivia Preciado cleared 4-4 to finish second in the high jump.)

Freshman Linzee Campbell won the long jump with a mark of 13-1.5. In the 4x100-meter relay, Shelbi Millsap, Bailey Sanchez, Hall and Campbell won in 55.24.

Marsh, Biina Ashida and Amy Caldwell each cleared 5-6 in the pole vault, tying for second. Millsap took third place in the girls’ 100 (14.15).

The Sheridan boys earned a victory in the 3,000 thanks to sophomore Miguel Diaz De Leon, who won with a time of 10:20.46. Diaz also won the 1,500 in 4:31.48.

Junior Jacob Hertel cleared 5-6 in the high jump, adding to the Spartans’ point total with a second-place finish.

Amity sophomore Lindsay McShane won three individual events, taking home titles in the shot put (37-2), discus (110-2) and javelin (105-10). Junior Inga Medboe won the 3,000 in 12:34.61.

On the boys’ side, the Warriors swept the two relay events and won three more individual events. Riley Moore clocked 23.97 to win the 200, while Jordan Butler clocked 54.29 to win the 400. Junior Lance Nelson cleared 5-10 in the high jump to win that event.


WVL meet at Dayton

DAYTON – Willamina and Dayton track and field competed in a Class 3A West Valley League meet April 17 hosted by Westside Christian at Dayton High School.

The Eagles swept the team standings, scoring 115.25 points on the boys’ side and 123.33 points on the girls side. Dayton took second in the girls’ team scoring with 83 points, followed by Willamina (41.33), Horizon Christian (36.33) and Taft (13).

The boys’ runner-up was Horizon Christian (86.5 points), followed by Dayton (50), Taft (49) and Willamina (19.25).

Pirates senior Sydney Mohler and junior Maddie Shirley each won two individual events. Mohler leapt 16-9 in the long jump, where she is the reigning Class 3A state champion, to win that event. She followed it up with a 17.57-second 100-meter hurdles run; Mohler also finished second in the 300-meter hurdles (51.66).

Shirley swept the shot put (32-6) and discus throw (115-2); she also took second in the javelin throw (91-3) and the 100 (13.64). Senior Katey Harris won the girls’ 3,000 (11:54.01) and finished second in the 1,500 (5:14.86).

The Pirates added two victories on the boys’ side as Micah Cisneros won the pole vault, clearing 11-6, and Zach Spink won the 300 hurdles (44.42). Spink also finished second in the 110-meter high hurdles (18.68) and the triple jump (35-1.5).

Kevin Castillo was the boys’ shot put runner-up (43-5.5) and senior Esteban Cruz finished second to Cisneros in the pole vault (10-0).

Willamina had co-winners in the girls’ high jump – sophomores Kasey Anderson and JaNae Calaway both cleared 4-8 – and a winner in the javelin, as senior Whitney Anderson recorded a throw of 101-3. Anderson also finished second in the discus throw (98-3).

On the boys side, junior Riley Boardman won the discus throw with a mark of 116-7. Freshman Leo Boardman finished second in the high jump (5-4).

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