Viks leap into Far West competition

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The Siuslaw track and field team was in Coos Bay last Tuesday, competing at Prefontaine Track during its first official Far West League meet of the season. Seniors Clark Hooper, Carissa Oliver and Abby Watkins, along with and junior Trent Reavis, all left with first-place medals, leading both the Vikings boys and girls teams to a third-place finish overall in team scoring, behind Marshfield and North Bend.

Hooper won both boys hurdles events, with a personal-record of 42.13 seconds in the 300-meter hurdles, and a time of 16.0 in the 110 hurdles.

Oliver won the girls discus after launching a personal-record throw of 134-5, then went on to win the shot put at 38-6.

Watkins won the girls long jump with a season-best leap of 15-6.5 and finished second in the triple jump at 29-6.

Reavis, meanwhile, won both the discus (143-1) and shot put (50-9). He also placed third in the javelin. Other top boys results included:

  • Junior Kyle King had PRs in both the long jump (placing second at 19-3.75) and triple jump (finished third at 39-8.5).
  • Freshman Kiger Johnson was second in the 800 meters in 2:11.89.
  • Freshman Ryan Rendon-Padilla was second in the javelin with a throw of 157-8.
  • Senior Jack Pickell was third in the 1,500 meters with a PR at 4:22.66.
  • Freshman Jonah Jarman placed third in the 3,000 meters with a PR time of 10:15.15.
  • Freshman Sam Myers tied for third in the high jump after a leap of 5-6.
  • Junior Jake Hickson landed a 15-inch PR in the long jump at 17-7 for 10th place.

Top girls results:

  • Sophomores McKenzie Colton and Naomi Shoji placed second and third in the 400 meters, respectively, with times of 1:15.11 and 1:15.36 — a season-best time for Shoji.
  • Freshmen Hannah Rannow and Anne Wartnik placed second and third, respectively, in the 1,500 meters, with Rannow setting a PR time of 5:18.82. Wartnik finished in 5:44.80.
  • Junior Kaylee Graham was second in the 100-meter hurdles in 17.82.
  • Sophomore thrower Madison Reynolds was second in the shot put at 32-1.
  • Sophomore Kaeli Ramos was third in the 800 meters with a season-best of 2:41.61.

In the boys team scoring, Marshfield won with 443 points, followed by North Bend (313), Siuslaw (245), Brookings-Harbor (138), Douglas (93) and South Umpqua (38).

Marshfield had the top team score in the girls’ competition with 386 points. North Bend was second (280), followed by Siuslaw (271), Brookings-Harbor (167), South Umpqua (82) and Douglas.

A select group of Vikings are at Hayward Field today, competing at the Oregon Relays.

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