Boys win at Cascade three-way meet

The Husky track squads traveled to Independence for the second time in a week Tuesday to compete against the Cougars of Cascade and the Central Panther.

“And what a difference a few days make,” Coach Billy Snow said. “Last week we were virtually flooded out. Tuesday, the sun was shining for most of the meet and the thunder and lightning stayed away long enough to complete the meet.”

This is one of our last tune ups for the entire team. Tuesday we had a home meet and then it is on to the Stayton Twilight which is basically our district team, Coach Snow said.

“We still have some kids we are trying to find their strongest events and we still have some kids improving rapidly, like in the javelin, that is going to make selecting the best team we can put together for Districts fairly hard,” he added.

Girls Results

The girls finished a distant second to Cascade, scoring 49 points to the Cougars’ 105. Central trailed both with 26 points.

“Cascade is a perennial track powerhouse and this year is no exception, especially with their girls squad,” Coach Snow said. ” They have a lot of speed and have really improved their field event people. With their depth, they are the favorites on the girls side for the District title. Still our girls competed well and walked away with some good times and marks.”

On the track, this may be the first meet this year the girls did not win at least one event. The 400M relay team of Ashley Smith, Kierya Shreves, Holly Keesecker, and Hannah Swanson teamed up for the first time this year and ran a season best 55.16a for second place. Smith was a close third in the 100M (14.28a) and Keesecker had a fourth place 14.92a which was a PR for her.

Elsewhere in the sprints, Hannah Swanson and Kari McGuyre had a strong showing in the 400M with Hannah second at 65.31a and McGuyre third at 68.05a, both PRs. Swanson’s time puts her #9 in on the frosh girls list. Heidi Darden (78.81a) and Julia Henthorne (70.48a) also PRed in the same race.

Swanson returned to run 28.90a in the 200M, another PR and good for third place. Henthorne PRed again at 31.51a.

Megan Snow had two PRs on the day, placing third in the 1500M in 5.45.86a and a nonscoring 2.53.06a in the 800M.

Anne Helfrich and a PR in the 3000M in 12.02.0 which got her second place. Lisa Brocard had a pair of seconds in the hurdle races, going 18.48a in the highs and 51.45a, a PR, in the low hurdles. Nicki Emmert placed fourth in the high hurdles in 20.13a.

In the field, Rachel Gaskey had one of Sweet Home’s two first place finishes, winning the discus at 107-11. Lisa Brocard got the other win in the long jump, going 14-05 for the win.

Elsewhere in the throws, Krystle Streight was third in the shot put, 33-02. Meaghan Schaefer continued her improvement in the same event with a PR of 30-10. Streight came back to place fourth in the discus with a near PR of 89-07. Other PRs in the discus came from Diane Kennelly and Catherine Fletcher.

In the javelin, Kim Lovik continued her comeback from arm problems with a big improvement in the jav. Her 103-03 throw earned second place and puts her #2 in school history with the new jav. Lisa Brocard earned her fourth placing with a fourth place finish in the javelin at 92-07.

In the jumps, Holly Keesecker had a near PR leap of 13-01.75 to place fourth. Nicki Emmert was third in the triple jump at 27-07.5. In the high jump, Elissa McCartin was second at 4-06 with Kari McGuyre 3rd at 4-04.

Boys Results

The boys continue to be competitive in league, winning this meet with a score of 73 to 57 over Cascade. Central was a close third at 51. The guys won 6 of 10 events on the track and all 3 throwing events.

Sweet Home’s relay teams relay had a great day today. The short relay team of Seth Graves, Robert McGarry, Randy Nicholson, and Paris Ramsey had a big PR to go 45.o for the win. At the end of the meet, Ramsey teamed up with Mike Lummus, Ryan Garrett, and Chris Burford to outrun Cascade for the win in a 9 second PR of 3.40.90a. All 4 guys ran great and each had a season best relay split.

John Lovik posted a pair of wins in the distance events, winning the 1500M in 4.29.67a and the 3000M in 9.50.8. Aaron Lovik had PRís in the same two races, joined by Anthony Ertsgaard in the 1500M and Shant Little in the 3000M.

In the 100M, all 6 guys who ran had season PRís. Paris Ramsey led the way with a scorching 11.19a for first. Seth Graves was 4th in 12.53a. Other PRís came from Chris Burford (12.63a), Wayne Martinez (12.91a), Seb Strickler (13.02a) and Brett Badgett (12.45a).

Ian Lynn added some big points with an aggressive run the 400M, going 56.76a for 2nd place. Jeremy Fisher and Skyler brown added a pair of 3-4 finishes in the hurdles. In the 200M, Randy Nicholson, 23.77a, led the Huskies with a 3rd place finish. Other PRís in that race were Wayne Martinez, Brett Badgett, Ian Lynn, and Tom Helfrich.

Finally in the 800M, Sweet Home placed all three of its varsity runners with Ryan Garret leading the way with the win at 2.07.27a. His time puts him #10 on the sophomore list. Mike Lummus (2.07.67a) was a fast closing 2nd and Chris Burford (2.09.64a) was not far off the pace. Also PRíing in the 800 were Sam Bishop, Ben Schmidt, and Nic Wirth.

In the field Matt Slauson had a pair of wins in the shot (45-00) and the discus (140-00). Chad Smith had a PR in the discus and shot as did Malcolm Brown in the discus. Brad Seiber, in his first outing, placed 4th in the discus with w throw of 112-07.

The javelin was loaed with some big throws. Mike Severns won the competition with a season PR of 157-04 before he hurt his back. Malcolm Brown had a 131-02 throw for 4th place. Brett Badgett (141-02) and Casey Baarson (142-04) both had big PRís at the JV level. Also recording PRís were Sam Rodgers and Tom Helfrich.

Randy Nicholson had a pair of 2nds in the horizontal jumps, going 18-07 and 37-00.5. Seb Strickler had another PR in the triple jump going 35-07.

In the high jump, Mike Lummus went 5-04 for 2nd place. In the pole vault, we had 3 PRís on the day. Mike Barnes and Richard Westvik both went 10-00 with Ole Bond right behind at 9-06. Robert McGarry was 2nd overall at 12-06.