Oregon State Meet - Day 2 - Sprints & Field

       Day two of the Oregon State meet featured an interesting array of sprinters, whose presence in the events generated much anticipation.   Arthur Delany of Barlow was the defending champion in both the 100 & 200 Meter Dashes, yet he faced formidable competition.   In the 100M he would face Aloha’s Thomas Tyner, who earlier in the season recorded some dazzling times, while in the 200 Meters Jack Galpin of Crater was moving up to threaten as well.

     The 100 Meter saw the sophomore Tyner race away to a brilliant 10.48, yet he slowed at the very end due to hamstring problems.   Delaney placed second with 10.62, while Ian Silberman of McKay followed in 10.96.   As anticipated after watching Tyner limp away after the awards in the  short event, he did not run in the 200 Meter Dash, but the results in the event were impressive.   Galpin injected some levity into the event, when he strode to the starting line and suggested that they all just run 20.5 together, which was not as far-fetched as it sounded.   The field raced out of the blocks fast and finished seemingly en masse but it was Galpin, who had the edge at the very end :  his time of 21.20 was a new State record.  Arthur Delaney came next with a fine 21.30, which was just off of his winning time the previous spring, but it was not just those times that elicited all the surprise for the next three runners had all dipped under 22 seconds.  Coming in third was Brandon Helms of Sunset, who ran 21.54, while Jordan Bergstram of Clackamas (21.91) and Michael Kubisiak of Newberg (21.97) were not far removed.   Such were the quality of times that most of the cast would have taken their chances before the race, when offered the final individual times.   

       The 400 hundred meters, which was run earlier, once again pitted Galpin & Delaney, who next year will run for the University of Oregon, against each other.   They have become Face Book friends over the last two weeks, as they anticipate moving on to the next level but on race day they each had intentions of victory.   For Delaney it was hardly his favorite event but, as he noted a month ago, “I’m good at it”, while Galpin prefers to look at the event in hopes that he will not have to race further in college.   In the end it was the suggestion that Galpin could indeed go farther that won the day, as Galpin won with 47.75 as Jack Bergstrom (48.231) took second nipping Delaney (48.237) with both being credited with 48.24.   Tre’Vonn Robinson of Sheldon came in fourth despite running 48.89.  This was a day of overall quality sprinting.

      Arthur Delany had a busy day, as he also competed in the Long Jump, where he placed third with 22-08.  The event was won by Zachariah McLaurin of Centennial who leaped 23-05 edging Dustin Cervantes of Grants Pass (23-04).  One has to be impressed with young Delaney, who offered no excuses and gave credit to his opponents.  We look forward to seeing his progress in college.    The hurdle competition proved to be the dominion of Korey Smith of Roseburg, who defeated Jacob Petrie of Newberg (14.54 to 14.68, and then added the 300 Meters with 38.65.   Jack Hill of South Salem (39.54), Kody Kazan of Oregon City (39.67)) was not far behind & Eric Zecherelly of Sunset & Myke Tavarres of Lakeridge both broke forty seconds.   Blake Kemp of Marshfield won the 5A title with 39.17, while Jordan Reeher of Crook County was even faster in the 4A with 38.59.  Joe Delgado of Ontario placed 2nd in the event wit 38.93.

      Junior Espitia of South Salem threw the Javelin 204-06 to claim the event, while Javan Gray of Thurston went 191-02.   Dallas Milburn of Marshfield (185-08) & Kerrick Roach (187-06) of Philomath annexed the 5A & 4A titles respectively.    The 4 by 400 Meter relays proved the difference in the final team results, as  Sunset  & Roseburg went 1 -2 (3:30.7 to 3:21.67 giving Sunset a 58 – 55 margin of victory.   Silverton won the 5A title defeating  Lebanon (3:24.07  - 3:24.67) but it was the third place by the Summit  guys (3:25.0) over Marshfield, which gave Summit a  78 – 77 triumph.  Ken Newcome of Newberg won the 6A High Jup with 6-05 but it was the 5A, which saw a true battle, when Ken Sharp (Marshfield), Blake Bosch (Mountain View) & Chris Thompson (South Albany) all cleared 6-05 but Sharp had fewer misses.    6-05 was a popular height at 4A as well but Brandon Nash of Junction City had fewer misses than Alex Toureen of Cottage Grove.

         Dominique Keel & Sabrina Moore went  1 – 2 in both the 100 Meters & the 200 Meters, yet they alternated triumphs, when Keel took the  200 (24.58) after Moore scored in the 100M (11.96).   Still Ashante Horsley of McMinnville had a day to remember for the girls with a dominant victory in the 400 Meter Run of 56.33, as she defeated Kelly Audiss of Roseburg, who ran 57.04.   She also placed third in the 200 Meter Dash behind Dominique Keel of Westview & Sabrina Moore of Southridge (24.72) with her time of 24.95 but she also added a third in the 100M (12.27).  Jill Doyle claimed the 6A Pole Vault with 12-04 for Jesuit and barely missed going higher and Ariel Oliver annexed the Discus for McMinnville 146-06.   At 5A Mackenzie Warren of Sandy garnered the 5A shot Put with 40-10 & the Discus with 134-08.   Jesuit’s Elizabeth Brenner improved on last year’s 6A Discus triumph by over two meters, as she went  45-04 in the event.  Sophomore Haley Crouser of Gresham backed up her previous day’s victory in the Javelin with a second place effort in the Discus with a mark of 43-11.75 to edge Kristi VandeBergh of Forest Grove by .25 meters.  Crouser’s team mate Erin Urbanowich finished sixth not to mention a fourth in the Discus.   

     Kristi VandeBergh  & Mackenzie Wallace  took the first two place in the 100 Meter Hurdles, as Haley Crouse earned third and then Annalise Coxeff of Centennial  secured the longer hurdle event with 45.64.  Mathews placed second in the event for Jesuit.   Daphne Chambers of Springfield (14.96) & Maria Kropf of Sweet Home (14.83) were victorious in the 5A & 4A Hurdles respectively.    Defending champion Taisha Moore of Aloha    won the Triple Jump for the second time, when she leaped 39-00.75 to best Ify Onyima of Gresham.   Iris Anderson of North Eugene claimed the 5A version of the event with 38-04.

      The girls’ 1600 Meter Relay went down to the wire with Roseburg nipping St. Mary’s Academy at the line 3:5442 to 3:54.44, while Canby finished third.  Somewhat surprisingly the first two teams will lose only one runner, as only Jenna Sandling of Roseburg & Erin Bergmann of SMA are seniors.     The race, however, had little effect in the team results as Jesuit easily claimed the 6A title, while Summit had even an easier time in once again being victorious at 5A.