Siuslaw second at JV Far West League Invitational

 Siuslaw senior thrower KC Tatum was fifth in the shot put with a season-best mark of 40-0 at Tuesday’s meet. Tatum also placed second in the discus at 129-02— Rob Griffes/for Siuslaw News


Siuslaw hosted junior varsity track and field teams from throughout the Far West League last Tuesday, with both the Viking girls and boys teams finishing second overall at the six-team invitational.

Far West athletes from Marshfield, North Bend, Douglas, South Umpqua and Siuslaw, as well as 1A Pacific High School, competed in cold, wet conditions that didn’t seem to hamper the Vikings from claiming several PRs.

On the track, freshman Ryan Jennings had a personal record with a time of 57.22 for fifth place. In the 800 meters, sophomore Brendon Jensen placed second at 2:10.5 for a season-best time, followed by senior Isaac Griffes in third place with a PR time of 2:18.79, and sophomore Ricky Loza-Sanchez taking fourth with a season-best time 2:24.64.

Jensen and Griffes placed fist and second, respectively, in the 1500-meter event, with times of 4:28.78 and 4:36.80.

Senior Jordan Northrop was fourth in 4:48.70.

In the 3000 meters, sophomore Jonah Jarman took the top mark with a PR at 9:52.68, followed by fellow sophomore Kiger Johnson in 10:13.76, and junior Eli Burnhem in fourth place with a PR at 11:42.29.

Senior KC Tatum had a solid day in the throws, placing second in the discus at 129-02 and fifth in the shot put with a season-best mark of 40-0.

Sophomore Ryan Rendon-Padilla won the javelin with a throw of 161-05.

In the jumps, junior leaper Korbin English landed a PR in the long jump at 18-95 for second place, along with a second-place jump for senior Kyle King in the triple jump (37-05.5).

For the girls, Siuslaw had 10 personal bests, including three in the 800 meters for a sweep of first through third place. Sophomores Hannah Rannow (2:27.38) and Anne Wartnik (2:44.30) placed first and second, respectively, and junior Naomi Shoji finished in 2:48.46 for third place.

Rannow had another PR, in the 1500 meters, finishing first in 4:57.88. Wartnik was fourth (5:39.74), with sophomore Chloe Madden claiming a PR — and fifth place — in 5:43.82.

In the 3000 meters, freshman Brea Blankenship won the race with a PR time of 11:39.93.

Meanwhile, junior Davina Galli ran a PR time of 20.13 in the 100-meter hurdles for fifth place, and freshman Gracie Freudenthal won the 300 hurdles with a PR at 49.85.

Galli also had a PR in the race, finishing fourth in 58.63.

Siuslaw’s 4x400-meter relay team of Shoji, Rannow, Freudenthal and Blankenship finished in 4:21.20 for the win.

In the throws, junior Madison Reynolds won the shot put with a throw of 31-09, then landed a personal best in the discus at 90-05 for second place.

Tuesday, April 17, Siuslaw JV will be at Douglas High School for another Far West League meet, with the Vikings hosting the Central Coast Invitational on Friday, April 20.

Events for Tuesday’s meet begin at 3:30 p.m. Friday’s meet gets started at 4 p.m.

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