Things could've been better for Hillsboro, but things definitely could've been worse. The Spartan boys finished sixth in last week's Northwest Oregon Conference track and field championships, while the girls placed a respectable third. But in spite of coming up a bit short in the race for a team title, the host Spartans qualified 16 total athletes for the state track and field championships this coming weekend, May 18-20 at Hayward Field in Eugene.
Hillsboro's Daekwon Mitchell qualified by winning both the 100 and 200 meters, and was also part of a 4x100 relay team consisting of Isaiah DiRienzo, Trevor Fernstrom, and Kobie Mendoza-Daniels that met the mark.
On the girl's side, Kennedy Taube qualified by winning both the 100 and 200 meters. Juliet Raabe also won two events, both the 100 and 300 hurdles. Naomi Johnson qualified in the discus, Savannah Weight in the high jump, and sophomore Reagan Reed by winning the long jump. Taube was also a part of a 4x100 relay team consisting of Madeline Lambing, Promise Saechao, and Reagan Reed that won and qualified for state.
Sandy won the boy's division with a tally of 176 points, with Wilsonville finishing second with 112.5, St. Helens third with 97, La Salle 80, Milwaukie 74.5, and Hillsboro 61.5.
Wilsonville took the girl's division with 162 points, Sandy was second with 130.25, and Hillsboro third with 122.25.
The following were the top two finishers in the boy's division, along with the highest Hilhi finisher: 100m – Daekwon Mitchell Hillsboro 11.08, Tharen Blood Wilsonville 11.10. 200m – Daekwon Mitchell Hillsboro 22.53, Andrew Merrick Wilsonville 22.87. 400m – Dylan Brady St. Helens 53.02, Noah Addie Parkrose 53.40, (5th) Daniel Popovych Hillsboro 54.64. 800m – Gabe Compton St. Helens 2:04.25, Abraham Mitchell Sandy 2:05.25. 1500m – Michael Callaway Sandy 4:14.42, Brendan Dexter La Salle 4:19.97, (14th) Jake Maze Hillsboro 4:50.81. 3000m – Michael Callaway Sandy 9:08.46, Nicholas Whitaker Wilsonville 9:16.31, (15th) Jake Maze Hillsboro 10:30.07. 110m Hurdles – Jordan Gloden La Salle 14.99, Daniel Lujano St. Helens 15.19, (3rd) Kobie Mendoza-Daniels Hillsboro 15.26. 300m Hurdles – Tommy Stiles Sandy 41.39, Nolberto Perez-Aguilera Sandy 41.45, (6th) Kobie Mendoza-Daniels Hillsboro 43.22. 4x100 Relay – Sandy 44.27, Hillsboro (Daekwon Mitchell, Isaiah DiRienzo, Trevor Fernstrom, Kobie Mendoza-Daniels) 44.44. 4x400 Relay – Sandy 3:29.19, Wilsonville 3:32.19, (4th) Hillsboro 3:33.76. Shot Put – Noah Ramirez Milwaukie 56-00, Spencer Tatafu Parkrose 54-06.75, (12th) Greyson Shufelt Hillsboro 40-01. Discus – Spencer Tatafu Parkrose 161-11.50, Dayne Gordien Sandy 152-08, (14th) Greyson Shufelt 102-03. Javelin – Sean Hamel La Salle 175-05, Jacob Opdahl St. Helens 174-02, (6th) Jack Krygier Hillsboro 136-05. High Jump – Dakotah Camberg St. Helens 6-04, Jackson Staples Sandy 6-02. Pole Vault – Jason Waters La Salle 13-00, Mason Rask St. Helens 13-00, (6th) Stephen Rufus Hillsboro 10-06. Long Jump – Glynne McGaughey Sandy 21-03.75, Maxwell Shannon Sandy 21-02, (8th) Trevor Fernstrom Hillsboro 19-05.50. Triple Jump – Maxwell Shannon Sandy 44-09, Daniel Jujano St. Helens 44-07.
The following were the top two finishers in the girl's division, along with the highest Hilhi finisher: 100m – Kennedy Taube Hillsboro 12.33, Marley Salveter Sandy 12.59. 200m – Kenneday Taube Hillsboro 25.60, Philicia Robinson La Salle 27.12. 400m – Jillian Greene Wilsonville 1:01.72, Philicia Robinson La Salle 1:01.97, (6th) Carissa Ramirez Hillsboro 1:07.37. 800m – Josie Hanna St. Helens 2:26.06, Samantha Prusse Wilsonville 2:26.98, (7th) Rian Porter Hillsboro 2:37.27. 1500m – Samantha Prusse Wilsonville 5:05.08, Sophia Somerscales Wilsonville 5:05.60, (7th) Alana Baldwin-Joiner Hillsboro 5:27.70. 3000m – Brigid Hanley La Salle 11:10.67, Kaitlyn Dougall Wilsonville 11:11.27, (5th) Alana Baldwin-Joiner Hillsboro 11:32.34. 100m Hurdles – Juliet Raabe Hillsboro 16.39, Kylie Storm Parkrose 16.61. 300m Hurdles – Juliet Raabe Hillsboro 49.80, Kylie Storm Parkrose 50.25. 4x100 Relay – Hillsboro (Madeline Lambing, Promise Saechao, Reagan Reed, Kennedy Taube) 50.29, Sandy 51.03. 4x400 Relay – Wilsonville 4:15.20, St. Helens 4:15.76, Hillsboro (Kayla Mitchell, Juliet Raabe, Kennedy Taube, Carissa Ramirez) 4:22.47. Shot Put – Hannah Gillies Sandy 39-02.50, Keeley Rasmussen Sandy 38-04.50, (10th) Riana Jenkins Hillsboro 29-07. Discus – Keeley Rasmussen Sandy 116-02.50, Naomi Johnson Hillsboro 110-05.50. Javelin – Madeline Thompson Sandy 124-05, Makenna Presley Milwaukie 115-00, (4th) Taylor Matuszaki Hillsboro 101-09. High Jump – Ally Finkbeiner Wilsonville 4-10, Savannah Weight Hillsboro 4-10. Pole Vault – Shelby Jarvis Milwaukie 10-06, Teresa Tamashiro La Salle 9-00, (4th) Promis Saechao Hillsboro 8-00. Long Jump – Reagan Reed Hillsboro 16-10.50, Miranda Evans Putnam 16-04.25. Triple Jump – Miranda Evans Putnam 33-04.25, Marisa Meyer Wilsonville 33-02.50, (4th) Megan Nelson Hillsboro 33-02.