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In a battle with the best in the conference, Evan Rasor took two gold medals in his bid for state

PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: PHIL HAWKINS - Colton's Evan Rasor took first place in the 200-meter and 400-meter races, and took second place in the 100-meter dash to qualify for the state meet. Mt. Angel—What's the best way to cap off an already strong regular season? Why not take first place in two events, and qualify for the state track and field meet in a third? If you're Evan Rasor, that's exactly what you do.

The Colton senior competed against the best in the PacWest Conference and walked away with some really impressive results. In the 200-meter dash, Rasor took the top spot with a time of 23.31 seconds, besting Scio freshman Caleb Shockey by 0.35 seconds. Rasor's time was shy of his personal best 22.69 seconds. One reason for that might be that Rasor is dealing with a lingering injury. Still, he will be attending the state meet in the event.

"When I talked to him about the injury, I'm not concerned so much with it getting worse," Colton head coach Teresa Adams said. "It doesn't sound like it's that type of thing. It just seems like an injury that's going to allow him to not give his full potential out there. So that's what my concern is, that he won't be at his top speed that he's usually at."

The injury did not hamper Rasor's efforts too greatly. In the 400-meter dash, Rasor again nabbed the top spot with a time of 51.04 seconds, a best for the 2018 track and field season. In the 100-meter dash, Rasor took second place with a time of 11.22 seconds, just barely before Salem Academy senior Wilson McLean.

Junior Javontae Maes was close to qualifying for the state meet in multiple events. Maes took fourth place in the javelin with a distance of 130 feet 4 inches. The throw was his second longest of the season, but was unable to put him into a qualifying position. Maes also nearly qualified for the state meet in the high jump, taking third place with a jump of 5 feet 6 inches.

"Javontae and the javelin was the biggest surprise for me," Adams said. "Plus, at practice he actually jumped 5'10" in the high jump. And we were thinking he has a chance there too. He has so much more ability. That's another thing too, he doesn't have a full approach, and neither does Mya, in their high jump. We just need to make sure that next year that's what they work on, is full approaches in these things."

Freshman Destinee Burley was also close to state qualification. Colton's strongest girl thrower took fourth place in the discus with a throw of 82 feet 6 inches. Sophomore Sophie Holden took fourth place in the triple jump with a personal best 29 feet 1.25 inches.

Full finals results are below:

BOYS

100-meters

2. 12 Evan Rasor—11.22 sec PR

5. 10 Wyatt Earls—11.79 sec

200-meters

1. 12 Evan Rasor—23.31 sec

400-meters

1. Evan Rasor—51.04 sec SR

4x400-meters relay

4. A. Alvarez, J. Maes, W. Earls, E. Rasor—3:39.60 sec

Shot Put

8. 11 Jaeden Bramblett—35'2.5"

13. 12 Andy Quinn—29'2" PR

15. 11 Steven Hagler—27'11"

Discus

4. 11 Jaeden Bramblett—111'7.5" PR

T11. 11 Steven Hagler—80'5.5"

13. 12 Andy Quinn—76'6.5"

Javelin

4. 11 Javontae Maes—130'4"

9. 12 Andy Quinn—108'10"

11. 12 Alejandro Alvarez—99'5"

High Jump

3. 11 Javontae Maes—5'6"

Long Jump

10. 10 Seth Ethington—17'6.75" PR

Triple Jump

6. 10 Wyatt Earls—37'6" PR

7. 10 Seth Ethington—36'10" PR

GIRLS

200-meters

8. 10 Mya Fulmer—31.13 sec

400-meters

7. 9 Synove Hansen—1:13.72 sec PR

1,500 meters

7. 11 Grace Dunn—6:54.99 sec PR

3,000-meters

9. 11 Grace Dunn—16:00.00 sec

100-meters hurdles

7. 9 Destinee Burley—20.27 sec PR

300-meters hurdles

6. 9 Ruby Becker—55.25 sec PR

4x100-meters relay

5. S. Crabtree, S. Holden, W. Boyer, M. Fulmer—56.91 sec

Shot Put

8. 9 Destinee Burley—26'4.5"

Discus

4. 9 Destinee Burley—82'6"

Javelin

11. 11 Sydney Poet—75'6"

14. 11 Grace Dunn—58'9"

15. 11 Skyla Crabtree—58'4"

High Jump

5. 10 Mya Fulmer—4'4"

Long Jump

6. 11 Skyla Crabtree—13'9"

9. 10 Sophie Holden—13'4.5" SR

11. 10 Willow Boyer—12'10.5" SR

Triple Jump

4. 10 Sophie Holden—29'1.25" PR

The state track and field meet will be Thursday through Saturday, May 17-19 at Hayward Field in Eugene.

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