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Sweet Home to host elite small-school track meet Saturday


April 24, 2019

DUSTIN NICHOL uses a shovel to spread gravel as he upgrades the shot put pit at Husky Field.

When Dakotah Keys was starring in track at Sweet Home High School a decade ago, the Meet of Champions was one of his favorites each season.

The event, held then at Willamette University in Salem, brought together the top performers in the 1A through 4A divisions of OSAA for a championship-caliber meet.

This year Keys, now head track and field coach at Sweet Home, will host the meet, this Saturday at Husky Stadium.

The meet started in the late 1970s or early 1980s, former Sweet Home Coach Billy Snow said.

"When I first got here, in the fall of 1984, Gladstone and Cascade were involved wit...

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