Madras and Culver competed in Madras on April 18. The men's track program placed first for the Buffs and Retano of Culver won four events.

STEELE HAUGEN - Leo Gutierrez looks to the sky before starting the first leg of the 4x100-meter releay raceMadras track and field hosted a meet on Wednesday, April 18. The Buffalo boys track team easily finished in first place, with Culver placing fourth.

The Buffs welcomed three teams in their home meet. The results for the boys were Madras 117, Gladstone 73, Molalla 36, and Culver 25.

In the 100-meter dash Chady Thurby (11.27) captured the first-place finish. Thurby's time put him in the top five fastest times in 4A in 2018. He now has the fourth best time. Thurby beat Deltic Thornton (11.70) from Gladstone.

Dalton Waldow (23.49) and Leo Gutierrez (24.27) both hit PRs in the 200-meter dash. Waldow placed first and Gutierrez placed third.

The 400-meter run was dominated by Madras and Culver. White Buffalo runners Leo Gutierrez (54.32) beat out fellow teammates Omar Diaz (55.82) and Stefaughn Jackson (56.54) for first place. Caden Engel (58.88) finished in fourth place for Culver.

Madras runner Tyler Anderson (2:06.31) finished first in the 800-meter run. Genesis Lucei (2:18.22) and Stefaughn Jackson (2:23.20) placed second and third for the Buffs. Culver runner Edwin Gutierrez (2:24.95) finished fourth.

Anderson (4:42.69) also finished first in the 1,500-meter run and Lucei (4:52:21) placed second for Madras.

Bulldog hurdler Johan Jaimes (20.60) hit a PR in the 110-meter hurdles. Jaimes earned first place.

Nathan Rodriguez (50.56) of Madras and Jaimes (50.81) of Culver, had a close finish for second and third place.

In the shot put, Alex Hernandez (38-04) placed second for Madras and Cruzito Sevillo (33-04) placed fifth for Culver.

Hernandez (112-06) also finished second in the discus, with Donnie Bagley of Madras (87-04) placing fifth.

Amial Rhoan (135-01), Bagley (134-02) and Donaven Kalama (117-10), finished in first, second, and third place for the Buffs. Sevillo (114-02) threw a PR to help him place fifth for the Bulldogs.

Jaimes (5-06) finished third in the high jump for Culver.

In the pole vault, there was a battle between Erik Boynton (Madras) and Jordan VanAlstyne (Culver) for first and second. Boynton (10-00) managed to beat out VanAlstyne (9-06) for first place.

For the Buffs, Easterling (20-00.25) hit a PR in the long jump to place first and Waldow (19-10.75) was right behind him for the second-place finish. Omar Diaz also hit a PR (19-00.75) to finish third.

Freshman Derek Main (36-01) hit a PR in the triple jump to place second for Madras.

The 4x400-meter relay race was won by Madras (3:47.33), with Gutierrez, Jackson, Diaz, and Anderson were the runners.

Culver (47.08) placed third in the 4x100-meter relay thanks to Hunter Keiski, Cesar Orozco, Kash Michael and Edwin Gutierrez.

The first place winners for the 4x100-meter relay race were Treyvon Easterling, Leo Gutierrez, Dalton Waldow and Chad Thurby (44.96) of Madras.

The Madras relay team has big goals this season.

"This feels good to get this win at home, for the crowd and everyone attending," said Easterling.

"My goal is to help this relay team get to state and improve every meet."

"Being at home helps, because we are on this field practicing every day; it shows what we can do at our own meet, on our own track, is what we can do at everyone else's," Easterling said.

The Buffs having been working to improve every day.

"We have been working on our takeoffs and our handoffs; we are getting proficient at it," said Easterling.

Starting the relay off was freshman Leo Gutierrez.

"Being the first leg in the relay is a really big responsibility, I get to start the most exciting race of the day and as a freshman, I feel honored to run with these upperclassmen," said Gutierrez. "I get to show them that the young ones can do it too."

"Were trying to win districts and go to state and make everyone proud," said Gutierrez.

The girls track and field had Culver placing third and Madras placing fourth. The results were Gladstone 70.5, Molalla 62.5, Culver 49 and Madras with 44.

Freshman Olivia Symons (13.67) placed first for Madras in the 100-meter dash. She also finished first with a PR in the long jump (16-06).

STEELE HAUGEN - Irma Retano won four events on April 118. She won the 200, 400, 800, and 1,500.Retano of Culver finished first place in every event she participated in. She won the 200-meter race (28.78), the 400-meter race (1:05.98), the 800-meter run (2:41.69) and the 1,500-meter run (5:28.46).

Retano currently sits on the fourth best time in the 400 (1:03.16) in Oregon 2A.

Laisha Alvarez (1:10.03) and Eryn McCourtney (1:14.83), of Madras, both hit PRs and placed in the 400-meter race. Alvarez placed second and McCourtney third.

Alvarez (2:44.44) also placed third in the 800-meter run.

Emma Knepp (5:32.80) placed second in the 1,500-meter run for the Bulldogs and Hannah Orey (14:46.25) of Madras finished first in the 3,000-meter run.

Wynema Wolf (80-06) finished third in the javelin and freshman Alesha Freeman (28-11) hit a PR in the triple jump to place second for Madras.

Senior standout Catylynn Duff (35-09.50) of Culver placed second in the shot put. She was edged out by Meghan McGrath (36-09) of Molalla.

Duff (121-08) finished first in the discus and Allyson Dominiak (83-11) placed third for Madras.

"I did not start necessarily where I wanted to start, but slowly and surely I have been climbing up, puting the work in, getting better and closer to my PRs," said Duff.

"My goals are to keep PR-ing and keep getting better," Duff said.

Duff stands second in the shot put (37-10.50) in Oregon 2A and first in the dicus (137).STEELE HAUGEN - Catylynn Duff throws the discus in the April 18, meet in Madras. Duff placed first.

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