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Four Huskies leave state track with six medals, near miss


May 26, 2021

Tristan Calkins lands a long jump during the state track championships held last weekend at Siuslaw High School in Florence. Calkins won the state title in the event came within a hair – literally – of a second title.

Tristan Calkins won the 4A state championship in the long jump, but his most dramatic moment came at the finish line in the state 200 meter final on Saturday, May 22, at Siuslaw High School in Florence.

Calkins and Hidden Valley's Jeremiah Noga, who is headed to Oregon State University on a football scholarship and had earlier won the 400 by nearly two seconds, came around the curve into home stretch with Noga in the lead. Calkins said later that he got slow starts in both the 200 and 100 "coming out of the blocks, because I'm such a tall guy, and we've had a short season. Not much block w...

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