Charlie Davidson wins the 4A girls 1500, Scappoose boys 4x100 takes third

by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose senior Charlie Davidson reacts after finishing first in the state finals for the 4A Girls' 1500 meter run. After three seasons of blood sweat and tears, Scappoose senior Charlie Davidson has finally as state champion, taking the 4A girls state title in the 1500 meter run with a time of 4:45.48.

Davidson, who won the event as a freshman held a solid lead until the race entered the final lap, when Marshfield’s Shaylen Cook suddenly made a push to draw even with Davidson’s shoulder as the pair crossed the finish line.

Davidson pulled away on the back stretch, and held just enough of a lead down the final straight to clinch the state championship.

Later, in the 800, Davidson got off to a fast start along with Emily Bever of Molalla and kept things close through the first lap, but couldn’t hang on down the stretch and fell to third with a time of 2:19.49, just three seconds off of her career-best time after winning the preliminary heat of the 800 meters.. Fellow senior Abby Kessi finished seventh with a time of 2:24.85.

On the boys side, a year of hard work and dominance has paid off: the Scappoose 4x100 meter relay team took third place at the state finals with a time of 43.47 seconds on Saturday afternoon.

The team, made up of sophomore Jarrett White, Nick Rust, Matt Shoun and Justice Oman didn’t quite scratch their school record of 43.03, Scappoose will have another shot at both the school record and the state meet record in the 4x400 meter relay later on Saturday evening.

Oman, who will represent the Indians in the 200 meter final at 3:54 p.m. this afternoon, took third place in the 400 meter final behind Devin King of Banks.

White took seventh in the 100 meter final, running the event in a career-best 11.34.

Junior Joey Krupsky, who missed the first several weeks with an injury, took 11th place overall in the triple jump.

State placers:

Boys’ 4x100 meters (White, Rust, Shoun, Oman); 3rd place

12 Charlie Davidson; 1500 meters champion

12 Justice Oman; Third 400 meters

10 Jarrett White; Seventh 100 meters

11 Joey Krupsky; 11th Triple Jump

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