Summer Track meets

June 29, the state Junior Olympics were held at Sandy High School. The top five competitors in each event qualify to compete in the regional Junior Olympics in Cheney Washington in two weeks.

Keegan Burnett, Robert McGarry, and Jermey Fisher represented Sweet Home.

McGarry and Burnett competed in the pole vault while Jeremy ran the 100M and the 400M hurdles.

In the pole vault, both cleared the same height, 12-06, with McGarry taking fourth ahead of Burnett based on misses. Both qualified for the next level. First place went to Jordan Trump of Bend at 15-00.

On the track, Fisher ran a season PR in the 100M of 12.93 auto (12.7) hand-timed but did not finish in the top three. The eventual winner was Josh Moore of North Marion in 11.41 auto.

In the 400M hurdles, Fisher was making his first attempt at this longer version of the 300M hurdles that Jeremy normally runs. Fisher finshed third in 68.26 auto. The eventual winner was Nick Best in 62.51a.


All comer’s meets are held each Thursday through July at Hayward Field in Eugene.

On July 4, Keegan Burnett and Jeremy Fisher competed. Burnett competed in his normal event, the pole vault. He was able to borrow a stiffer pole from another competitor and negotiated 12-06 with lots of room to spare. Hopefully, a little practice on that pole this week will get him over 13-00 or higher, Coach Billy Snow said.

Fisher competed in three events, two for the first time. In the long jump, Fisher went 16-06.5 in his first-ever attempt at that event. His goal going in was 16-00 so he was happy with that.

In the 100M high hurdles, Fisher went 18.1 which is only .1 of a second off his lifetime best. Fisher’s been working with Coach Spinney on three stepping and he got one hurdle in before switching to four steps.

Once he gets that down, his time will drop significantly, Coach Snow said.

In his last event. Fisher ran the 400M and was on pace for 60 seconds, his goal, until the last 120M. He came through in 62.9.