After two days of Far West District track and field competition at Frank Shriver Field in North Bend, nine Vikings had either thrown or run their way into qualifying for this weekend’s Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) 4A state meet in Eugene.
On the track, senior distance runner Jack Pickell finished second in the 3,000 meters (9:33.51) to qualify, while fellow senior Clark Hooper claimed the title in the 110-meter hurdles (16.20) and placed second in the 300-meter hurdles (42.80) for a chance to compete in both events at state.
For the girls, defending state 800-meter champion Destinie Tatum won the event at district (2:25.76) and will race for a chance to retain her title. Tatum was also a member of the winning 4x400-meter relay team (4:21.67) with senior Celie Mans, junior Kaylee Graham and sophomore Kaeli Ramos.
Mans went on two claim titles in both the 1,500-meter race (5:04.87) and 3,000 meters (11:08.64) to qualify for both events at state. Joining her in both events after finishing second in each at district will be freshman Hannah Rannow, who ran 5:08.89 and 11:21.94, respectively.
In the hurdles, Graham ran season-best times for second place in both the 100 meters (17.09) and 300 meters (50.79).
She will run both races at state.
Junior thrower Trent Reavis qualified for state in three events after claiming wins in both the shot put (52-00.5 for a PR) and discus (150-11), and finishing second in the javelin with a personal record at 172-06.
Senior Carissa Oliver won the shot put and discus for the girls, throwing 41-05 and 136-05, respectively.
The state meet begins this Friday, May 19, with Reavis the first Viking on the schedule with the discus at 9 a.m., followed by the shot put at 11:45 a.m.
Tatum will be the first Lady Viking, when she defends her 800-meter title beginning at 12:48 p.m.
On Saturday, Oliver will open the day with the shot put at 12:30 p.m.
For the full schedule of events, visit www.osaa.org.