Siuslaw teams set PRs, school record at Sky-Em meet

Siuslaw junior Ryan Rendon-Padilla (top) watches his state-title-winning throw in the javelin last year.

Siuslaw junior Ryan Rendon-Padilla continued his march toward defending his current 4A state title

April 13, 2019 — Siuslaw junior Ryan Rendon-Padilla continued his march toward defending his current 4A state title in the javelin, throwing a new school record during last Tuesday’s Sky-Em JV track meet at Siuslaw High School. Rendon-Padilla bested what had previously been the school record of 181 feet, 11 inches, set by Trent Reavis in 2017.

Tuesday, Rendon-Padilla cleared 191-7, improving on Reavis’ throw by more than 10 feet. It was also a personal best for Rendon-Padilla by more than 10 feet.

The Viking junior went on to win the discus on Tuesday with a season-best mark of 119-10.

It was a strong day all around for Siuslaw’s junior boys, with wins for Isaiah Jones in the 200 meters with a PR time of 24.94; Kiger Johnson in the 400-meter race in a PR time of 55.76; and Brendon Jensen running a PR at 2:05.74 in the 800 meters for the win.

Siuslaw sophomore Ryan Jennings also had a standout day, setting PRs and winning both the 1,500-meter race (4:38.11) and 300 hurdles (43.24).

For the Lady Vikings, it was a mixture of sophomores, juniors and seniors landing the day’s top marks.

Sophomores Andrea Osbon and Brea Blankenship each claimed wins, beginning with a PR for Blankenship in the 3,000-meter race in 11:20.59. Osbon won the discus with a throw of 94-3.5.

In the 400 meters, junior Hannah Rannow ran a PR time of 1:04.84 for the win, then went on to win the 800 meters in 2:27.93.

In the shot put, senior Madison Reynolds threw a season-best mark of 32.6 for the win.

In addition, both 4x400-meter relay teams won their events. The Lady Viking team of Naomi Shoji, Anna Wartnik, Gracie Freudenthal and Rannow won in 4:19.72.

For the boys, Jensen, Johnson, Jennings and Aedan Lawrence teamed up for the win in 3:50.35.

Today, Siuslaw is at the Prefontaine Rotary Invitational in Coos Bay, with the Vikings on the road at Mapleton High School Tuesday. They will return to host the annual Central Coast Invitational on Friday, beginning at 4 p.m.


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