Five Siuslaw athletes saw action at the 49th annual Centennial Invitational track and field meet in Portland over the weekend… two of those set new school records in their events, erasing previous marks that they had set themselves.
Katy Potter finished third in the elite 3,000 meters with a time of 10:11.26 seconds.
Hayden Schaffner bettered his previous mark set last year in the state 4A championships with a sixth place finish in the 800, slipping under a minute-55 with a time of 1:54.89.
That meet came the day after the Central Coast Invitational… Roseburg easily outdistanced the other ten teams in the boys division to win the championship. Dallas edged Philomath and Elmira for the girls’ win.
Alex Dodson was a double event winner, taking the girls’ long jump with a leap of 15’ 10” and the triple jump at 32’ 4”.
The boys’ 4×400 relay team of Mack Marbas, Matthew Campbell, Hayden Schaffner and Brian Schofield blazed to a win in 3:29.05.
There were some tense moments on the field when pole vaulter Billy Jones fell backward while trying to clear 13-feet, 6-inches and landed on the runway. He was immobilized and transported by ambulance to Peace Harbor Medical Center where he was treated for bruises and released. By the way… he finished 2nd in that event, clearing 13-feet even on his previous attempt.
Prep Baseball and Softball
On the diamond… the Siuslaw Vikings swept the visiting Sutherlin Bulldogs in two ten-run shortened Far West baseball games 10-nothing and 13-3. Game two ended in the bottom of the fifth on a Ryan Smith walk-off triple… his second of the game. Smith went four-for-four at the plate in game two.
In other Far West contests, North Bend split with Douglas, losing the opener 5-1 then taking the nightcap 14-6. Brookings Harbor beat South Umpqua in two games, 8-1 and 5-4. That leaves Siuslaw and North bend tied for the lead with matching 7-2 records.
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On the softball diamond… The Lady Vikings fell to the Bulldogs in two close-fought games in Sutherlin Friday afternoon, losing 4-3 and 5-2. In other play, Douglas swept North Bend in two games, 11-0 and 19-10. Sutherlin and Brookings-Harbor split with the Lancers winning game 1 7-1; The Bruins winning the nightcap 5-1.
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In the college ranks…
Number 13 Oregon squeezed in a sweep over 21st ranked Stanford… winning 4-3 on a squeeze-play in the bottom of the ninth yesterday. The Diamond Ducks opened with a 2-1 win Friday and continued with a 6-4 win Saturday.
Number 7 Oregon State had their own brooms out in Corvallis taking all three games from USC, 10-4, 3-nothing and 6-1.