Hutchins wins triple jump at the state championships
The Crook County High School track and field squad competed in a pair of meets this past week, with a portion of the team taking part in the Central Oregon Large School Championships on Wednesday at Summit High School, and additional athletes competing at the unofficial Class 5A state championships, which were held at Wilsonville High School on Friday and Saturday.
Although neither the Cowboys nor Cowgirls earned a trophy at the state meet, Crook County senior triple jumper Dallas Hutchins did come away with an individual championship.
At Wilsonville, North Salem ran away with the women's team title, scoring 104 points, to outdistance second-place Crescent Valley, who finished with 52 points. Rounding out the top 10 in scoring were La Salle Prep, third, with 51 points, Corvallis, 50, Hood River Valley, 32, Crook County 30, St. Helens, 30, Ridgeview, 28, Putnam, 27, and Wilsonville 27.
In boys competition, Churchill came out on top with 92 points. They were followed by Wilsonville, 51.5, Ridgeview, 50, Crescent Valley, 48.5, Ashland, 46, The Dalles, 37, Hood River Valley, 30, Thurston, 29, Pendleton, 28, and North Bend, 25. The Cowboys finished in a tie for 17th place with 13 points.
Hutchins stole the show for the Cowgirls, winning the triple jump by more than a foot with a leap of 35-00.50. However, Hutchins was far from the only Cowgirl to have a great meet.
Kasberger broke her previous best in the javelin by more than 10 feet as she finished third with a throw of 117-11. Kasberger also set a personal best in the shot put, taking seventh with a heave of 32-10.25.
Ramoss also ran a personal record time, taking third in the 400 with a time of 1:00.76. Ramoss was also eighth in the 300 hurdles with a time of 49.03, a season best.
Grace Brooks also had a solid meet, finishing fourth in the discus with a personal record throw of 114-03.
Kasberger also competed in the discus, but did not place, taking 10th with a throw of 94-08, while Lauren Papke was 11th with a throw of 92-06. The final Cowgirl to compete in the meet was Kelcie Ames, who finished 15th in the 1,500, despite running a personal record time of 5:45.27.
Two athletes did most of the scoring for the Cowboys. Guthrie placed in each of the individual events he competed in, taking seventh in the 200, 23.59, eighth in the 100, 11.67, and eighth in the long jump, 19-11. Alec Carne picked up a sixth place in the 800 with a time of 2:00.46. Carne was also 11th in the 1,500 with a career-best time of 4:04.67, and 16th in the 300 hurdles with a time of 46.24.
In addition, both Carne and Guthrie ran on the Cowboy 4x400 relay squad, which finished third with a time of 3:31.41.
Freshman Ayden Hall also competed at state, taking ninth place in the discus with a throw of 119-02.
On Wednesday, Summit won the six-team women's meet with 161 points. They were followed by Bend, 145, Mountain View, 112, Crook County, 51, Ridgeview, 31, and Redmond, 10.
In boys scoring, Bend came out on top with 142 points. They were followed by Mountain View, 122, Summit, 119, Crook County, 68, Ridgeview, 49, and Redmond, 17.
Most of the Crook County team did compete at Summit, although athletes who qualified for state generally did not do all of their events as they were resting for the state meet.
The top finisher for the Cowgirls was Maggie Ramoss, who took first in the 300 hurdles with a time of 49.86. Josie Kasberger finished second in the javelin, 102-05, third in the shot put, 30-00, and 10th in the discus with a toss of 82-03. Grace Brooks finished third in the discus, 103-11, fourth in the shot put, 29-07.50, and 14th in the javelin with a throw of 69-02.
Elise Rice also picked up a third-place finish, with a time of 51.91 in the triple jump. Rice was also sixth in the triple jump with a leap of 29-11.50. Eliot Moore leaped 4-06 in the high jump to finish fourth in the event. Tienna Quinn picked up a fifth place finish in the 200 with a time of 29.32. Quinn was also seventh in both the 300 hurdles and the long jump with a time of 55.91 in the hurdles and a leap of 14-00 in the long jump. Coaley Clifton finished seventh in the 200 in 29.47 and sixth in the 300 hurdles with a time of 54.60.
Other Cowgirls to place on Wednesday included Janassee Sharp, who finished eighth in the 100 hurdles with a time of 20.8, and Sophia Langley, seventh in the triple jump, 29-05, and eighth in the high jump with a leap of 4-00. The final Cowgirl to place was Ivakia Heiges, who leaped 12-11.25 to finish eighth in the long jump.
In the boys meet, Julian Lopez had an outstanding day. Lopez won the 200 with a time of 24.38, placed third in the 100 with a time of 12.17, and leaped 16-04 to finish ninth in the long jump. Lopez, along with Alec Carne, Jacob Mckinnon and Triston Fischer, also won the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:35.79.
The Cowboys also won the 4x100 as Carne, Fischer, Zach Guthrie and Alex Smith ran away from the field with a time of 45.06.
Smith also finished second in the 300 intermediate hurdles with a time of 44.49, while Kyree Willis was fifth with a time of 48.72. Willis picked up a second place in the triple jump with a leap of 36-10.50. Mckinnon was third in the 3,000 with a time of 10:47.87, while Joel Rice also placed in the race, taking sixth with a time of 11:38.58.
Ayden Hall picked up a third in the shot put with a heave of 38-08.50, and was also sixth in the discus with a throw of 118-10. Seth Mullins also placed in the shot put, taking seventh with a heave of 36-03.50. The final Cowboy to place on Wednesday was Aaron Ferhenbecher, who finished seventh in the long jump with a leap of 16-10.
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