Hathaway excels for Gladstone girls

Gladstone boys dominated the sprints and finished second to La Salle at the 2014 Tri-Valley Conference District Track and Field Championships, held at North Marion High School Friday and JOHN LARIVIERE - Gladstone sprinters (from left) Trevor Browning, Armand Jayne and Rowan Richter were dominant in the 200-meter dash, with Jayne leading the way in a one-two-five finish. Browning won the 400, Eric Prom won the 100, and the Gladiators qualified teams for state in both relays.

The Gladiators tallied 137 team points, finishing back of La Salle (193), and just ahead of Molalla (132).

Gladstone had three runners in the top four in the boys 100-meter dash, three runners in the top five in the 200, the winner in the boys 400; the Gladiators won the 4x100-meter relay and they earned second place in the 4x400-meter relay.

Gladstone boys won six district titles and they qualified athletes for state in eight events.

Trevor Browning qualified for state in four events. The Gladiator senior won the 400-meter dash (50.92), placed second in the 200 (23.32), ran a leg on the winning relay team (43.50) and ran a leg on the second-place 4x400-meter relay team (3:33.06).

It was Browning’s kick on the final leg of the long relay that earned the Gladiators a trip to state in that event.

Browning was the top point-getter on the track for the boys district meet.

Gladstone senior Andrew Conway cleared 12-6 for first place in the pole vault; Gladstone junior E.J. Penn won the triple jump with an effort of 41-5-3/4; and Gladstone junior Eric Prom set the pace in the boys 100 (11.60).

Freshman Juesse Pummel placed third in the 100 (11.66); junior Armand Jayne won the 200 (23.22); and junior Rowan Richter placed fourth in the 100 (11.81) and fifth in the 200 (23.89).

by: JOHN LARIVIERE - Gladstone senior Kelsey HathawaySenior Kelsey Hathaway was a standout for Gladstone girls, as they scored 114-1/2 points and finished fourth, back of La Salle (156-1/2), Estacada (133) and Molalla (132).

Hathaway won the long jump with a leap of 17-1-1/4, outclassed the field in the triple jump with an effort of 35-8-3/4, placed a close second in the 400 (58.99), and ran a leg on a Gladstone girls relay team that placed fourth.

Her marks in the jumps and 400 were all lifetime bests and she scored 29-1/4 of Gladstone’s 114-1/2 points.

Hathaway was the field event high-point female athlete of the meet and the second highest scorer overall for the girls meet.

Gladstone girls also had state qualifiers in the pole vault and in the discus.

Gladstone junior McKenna Streed, the defending state champion, won a jump-off with Gladstone senior Elena Otteson for first place in the pole vault. Both athletes cleared 10-3.

Gladstone senior Chelsea Sound won the discus with an effort of 109-9.

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