Vik tracksters ride high at Oregon Relays
With a personal best of 40 feet, 5.5 inches in the shot put and a throw of 131-0 in the discus, Siuslaw senior Carissa Oliver had the day’s fourth-best marks in both events during last weekend’s Oregon Relays at Hayward Field in Eugene.
Meanwhile, Josh Payne had Siuslaw’s two highest individual finishes and the best boys’ team finishes overall with second place in the 1,500-meter wheelchair race (5:36.97) and 200-meter race (40.82).
Other finishers for the boys included freshman Ryan Rendon-Padilla with 10th in the javelin at 154-11; senior Clark Hooper, who didn’t qualify for the finals despite setting a PR in the 110 hurdles at 15.65. He was also 26th in the 300-meter hurdles in 42.41; and in the boys freshman 3,000 meters, Brendon Jensen finished 18th in a sub 10-minute time of 9:46.94, followed by fellow freshman Kiger Johnson in 28th place at 10:04.15.
For the girls, senior Celie Mans ran the 1,500-meters in 5 minutes and 1.42 seconds for 25th place. She was also 14th in the 3,000 meters the previous day in 10:39.38; senior Destinie Tatum was 35th in the 400 meters in 1:03.69 and landed 34th in the high jump (4-7); sophomore Madison Reynolds threw for 27th place in the shot put at 33-0.25; in the freshman girls 3,000 meters, Hannah Rannow placed 18th in 11:45.24 and Anne Wartnik place 26th in 12:17.34.
Friday, Siuslaw will host the Central Coast Invitational, beginning at 4 p.m.