Prep Track and Field
There were plenty of high- lights for the Siuslaw Vikings at the Far West District Track and Field Meet in North Bend over the weekend… Multiple event winners were Katy Potter in the 1500 and the 3000; Billy Jones won the Long Jump and the Triple Jump.
Friday there was an exciting finish in the boys’ 3,000 as the trio of Matthew Campbell, Mitchell Butler and Mack Marbas finshed 1-2-3 and all broke a meet record that has stood since 1979.
That same trio went 1-2-3 in the 1500 with Marbas followed by Campbell and Butler. The Girls had a 1-2-3 sweep as well in the 100 meter hurdles with Stevie Miller in first followed by Alex Dodson and
Other individual winners: Hayden Schaffner won the 800 for the boys; Katy Wells the 800 for the girls.
The Vikings took two relays… Miller, Wells, Potter and Kennedy Pendergrass won the girls’ 4×400; Brian Schofield and Schaffner, along with Matthew and Seth Campbell won the boys 4×400.
North Bend won both team titles for the boys and the girls… Siuslaw was second on both sides with the girls narrowly missing 1st place by only three team points.
At the Mountain West district meet in Blue River Mapleton’s Madison Frelich was second in the girls Long Jump, she finished 3rd in the 100 meter hurdles.
The Siuslaw Vikings will face Hidden Valley Wednesday afternoon at Jiggs Dodson Field in Florence for the opening round of the OSAA 4A baseball playoffs… game time is set for 4:00. The winner will face either South Umpqua or Henley. North Bend is the third Far West team in the playoffs… they travel to Ontario Wednesday afternoon.
On the college diamond… Oregon State extended the lead in the Pac-12 baseball race winning two out of three over the Ducks at PK Park. Oregon won the opener Friday afternoon 3-nothing, but The Beavs bounced back for a 9-run shutout win Saturday, then demolished the Ducks 12-2 yesterday.
The two teams meet again tomorrow night in a non-conference game in Corvallis.
Oregon will travel to Salt Lake for the final conference series of the season this weekend against Utah… Oregon State will be at home against Washington State.
Rhody Run Results
The 35th Rhody Run was contested Saturday morning under drizzly skies… “Every Day Jacob Berkner” demolished the rest of the field finishing nearly three minutes ahead of the next runner to claim the men’s 5K in 16-minutes flat. Bella Richardson of Eugene won the women’s 5K in 19:40.
Orestes Gutierrez of Eugene won the men’s 10K in 33:39; Jenna Ward won the women’s in 47:10.