Sailors head to district this weekend


Mapleton’s track team finished its regular season of competition last Friday

May 8, 2019 — Mapleton’s track team finished its regular season of competition last Friday at the Toledo Twilight Invite, where 10 teams from multiple divisions were on hand, including 4A Junction City and Tillamook, along with 1A Crow, Eddyville and Clackamas Christian.

Mapleton athletes set a total of 12 personal records, two PRs each for junior Trinity Holmes, freshman Briar Shird, and sophomore brothers Phillip and Robert Burnett.

Holmes ran a PR mark of 2:50.32 in the 800 meters, then landed a throw of 68-0 in the javelin. Shird had her first PR of the day in the 200 meters with a time of 32.24. She then leaped 13-04 in the long jump for her second personal record.

Phillip and Robert Burnett each ran PRs in the 300 meters, with times of 13:08.13 and 13:11.64, respectively.

Phillips went on to run a time of 52.85 in the 300-meter hurdles, and Robert’s second PR was landed in the triple jump at 33-03.

Meanwhile, other Mapleton athletes also had PRs on the day.

Sophomore JJ Neece placed third in the 100 meters with a PR time of 11.72; junior Dylan Rogers landed eighth in the shot put with a PR throw of 37-03.5; sophomore Emily Stevens ran the 100 meters in 14.23 for a PR and eighth place; and freshman Jahala Blake PRd in the 200-meter dash with a time of 32.17 for ninth place.

The boys team placed 7th overall out of 11 teams, with Junction City taking the team title.

In the girls’ division, Tillamook was the first-place team, and Mapleton was 10th overall.

This Saturday, the Sailors will compete at the 1A-SD2 Special District Championships at McKenzie High School.

First event begins at 11 a.m.

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