Oliver claims shot put state crown


At last week's OSAA Class 4A state track and field meet at Hayward Field in Eugene, Siuslaw senior thrower Carissa Oliver launched the shot put for a personal record and the state title with her mark of 41 feet, 7.75 inches.

Oliver also threw a PR in the discus at 132-11 for the 4A’s second-best mark of the day.

Meanwhile, junior Trent Reavis set a school record in the javelin with a throw of 181-11, which earned Reavis a second-place medal at state. It also topped Siuslaw’s IAAF javelin record of 177-9 set by Kody Reavis in 2008.

The Vikings girls finished 11th overall in team scoring with a tally of 23 points; Oliver accounted for 18 of those points.

Senior distance runner Celie Mans, who endured a battle with tendonitis at the meet, ran fourth in the 3,000 meters with a time of 10:39.93 to claim 5 team points.

The Vikings boys team finished 14th in team scoring with a total of 20 points.
Reavis contributed 13 points with his second-place finish in the javelin and a fourth-place throw in the shot put (50-07.5).

Senior hurdler Clark Hooper ran 15.59 in the 110-meter hurdles for fifth place and was sixth in the 300 hurdles with a time of 41.48.
Hooper came into Saturday’s finals after setting personal bests in both hurdles

races during Friday’s preliminaries with times of 15.59 in the high hurdles and 41.42 in the intermediates.

Three Lady Vikings qualified for state individually, including senior Destinie Tatum in the 800 meters, junior Kaylee Graham in both hurdles events and freshman Hannah Rannow in the 3,000 meters and the 1,500 meter race.

Rannow finished the 3,000 with a personal best time of 11:20.72 for 10th place, with a 10th place finish in the 1,500-meter race in 5:11.35.
Sophomore Kaeli Ramos joined Graham, Rannow and Tatum for the 4x400-meter relay, which ran 4:22.44 for 13th place.

Senior Jack Pickell qualified for the state boys 3,000 finals and finished 13th after clocking 9:30.75 to come within 3 seconds of a personal record.

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