Track and field: Lopez leads Huskies at Philomath Invite


April 12, 2023

Benny Westcott

Mason Lopez unleashes a throw during the javelin competition at the Philomath Invite Saturday, April 8.

Sweet Home's track and field athletes got their first look at 4A competition Saturday, April 8, as they competed with eight other teams from the Oregon West and Sky Em conferences at the Philomath Invite.

The Huskies finished with multiple personal bests, though their only win came from Mason Lopez in the boys javelin competition, who threw 162-3, five feet short of his personal best but a winner for Sweet Home.

Junior Nathan Aker, in his first season of high school track, threw a 3½-foot personal best of 42-2 to place fifth in the shot, while junior Colin Nicholson, also a rookied...

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