Scappoose boys sit in seventh with 13 points after five scored events

by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Sophomore Jarrett White won his heat of the boys 100 meter prelims in 11.50 and will compete in the finals on Saturday afternoon. Scappoose sits in seventh place after the first day, but still has yet to unleash their big guns in scoring events.If the first day of competition is any sign of things to come, the Indian boys’ track team

has to be feeling good about their chances at winning a state title.

Senior Kenny Klippel finished fourth in the discus with a throw of 152 feet, nine inches, his second-furthest mark of his career. In the shot put, he was even better, setting a new career-best mark of 51-08.5 on his second to last throw to take second place at the OSAA state championships.

Klippel and junior Dan Carrier - who took ninth in the 3000, were the only Indian to finish up an event on Friday, but Scappoose had more than a handful of athletes perform well enough to make the finals.

And at Friday’s end, Scappoose had already picked up 13 points to sit in seventh place with most of their heavy-hitters yet to score and only eight points behind boys’ leaders Hidden Valley and Siuslaw.

Sophomore Jarrett White won his heat of the 100 meter dash, running an 11.50 and will be seeded second in tomorrow’s final at 2:12 p.m.

Continuing the Indians’ prominence in the sprints, Scappoose got a strong performance from senior Justice Oman, who qualified in both his individual events after Friday’s preliminaries.

Oman won the 200, finishing in a time of 28.68, only two tenths of a second off his career PR. He also won his heat in the 400, but took a narrow second in qualifying times to Grant Lindley of Central High School. Oman and Lindley will both race in the 400 meter final tomorrow at 2:36 p.m.

Fellow senior Nick Rust will join Oman in the 200 meter final, netting the final at-large finals berth with a time of 22.94 to finish third in his heat.

by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Tribe senior Charlie Davidson beat out Emily Bever of Molalla for the top seed in the 4A girls 800 meter finals. She'll look for a state title in two events on Saturday, the 800 and 1500 meter races.On the girls’ side, senior Charlie Davidson did exactly what was expected of her, winning the 800 meter run by nearly five seconds to take the top seed in tomorrow’s final. She’ll be joined by senior Abby Kessi, who took a narrow third place to make the finals.

It was a tough afternoon for sophomore Eleanor Jones, who at first, thought she’d made the finals for the 100 meter hurdles. She’d run a fantastic time at the Cowapa League championships, and looking up at the board after her race, a third-place finish made sense.

But it came out a short while later that the board operators had made a mistake, that Jones had finished inches outside of the top three in her heat, disqualifying the speedy sophomore from finals contention.

Jones ran a career-best 48.37 in the 300 meter hurdles, but again wasn’t quite fast enough to qualify for the finals.

Senior Alix Raya, who suffered injuries in both her senior soccer and basketball seasons, finished up her season with a 10th place finish in the long jump with a leap of 15 feet, 8 inches.

After the first day, the Indians haven’t gotten their scoring acts to the plate as they await the 4x400 and the finals in the 800 and 1500 meter runs.


Completed Events:

12 Kenny Klippel; 2nd Shot Put, 4th Discus

11 Dan Carrier; 9th 3000 meters

10 Eleanor Jones; 14th 100 meter hurdles, 10th 300 meter hurdles

12 Alix Raya; 11th Long Jump

Saturday Finals:

12 Justice Oman; 1st seed 200 meters, 2nd seed 400 meters

12 Nick Rust; 5th seed 200 meters

12 Charlie Davidson; 1st seed 800 meters

12 Abby Kessi; 6th seed 800 meters

10 Jarrett White; 2nd seed 100 meters


4A Boys:

1) Hidden Valley 21

1) Siuslaw 21

3) Estacada 18

4) North Bend 17

5) Banks 14

5) La Salle 14

7) Scappoose 13

8) La Pine 10

9) Sweet Home 8

9) Philomath 8

11) Elmira 7.50

12) South Umpqua 7

13) McLoughlin 6

13) Ridgeview 6

15) Marshfield 5

16) Molalla 4

16) Crook County 4

18) Central 3.50

19) Cascade 2

20) Mazama 1.50

21) La Grande 1

21) Phoenix 1

4A Girls:

1) Banks 22.50

2) Crook County 15

2) Marshfield 15

4) Ridgeview 11

4) Central 11

4) Sisters 11

7) Elmira 10

8) Siuslaw 9

9) Phoenix 8

9) Gladstone 8

11) Cascade 6

11) La Salle 6

13) La Grande 5

14) Estacada 4.50

15) Cottage Grove 4

16) Mazama 3

17) Philomath 2

17) Henley 2

17) Klamath Union 2

20) North Valley 1

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