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Husky boys second at Meet of Champions, held at Husky Field


May 1, 2019

Sweet Home's Austin Sills, left, and Tristan Saultz battle Woodburn's Giovannio Bravo down the home strech of the 800-meter run during the Meet of Champions, held Saturday, April 27, at Husky Stadium. The event drew nearly 400 top athletes from 34 high schools, from as far away as the Astoria area, Madras and Douglas County, including more than 20 from Sweet Home. For more photos, visit our photo gallery:

Sweet Home hosted its first full Meet of Champions ever Saturday and it was a good day.

The meet drew 34 teams, most from west of the Cascades, and all from 1A through 4A schools, for a total of just under 400 competitors, all of whom had to qualify to get into the meet.

"I think it was a great turnout," said Coach Dakotah Keys. "Really, what we want is to allow kids to have best opportunity to perform well at the end of the season, have it really be an easy experience for the coaches. That's what we're trying to create. I think we did it."

Two dozen of the competitors were from Sweet Ho...

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