MHS track so close to victory
Madras and Culver track and field competed in the Sisters Rotary Invitational on Saturday, April 28.
Madras' men's track and field program placed third in a very close 10-team meet.
The men's track and field participants were Elmira (125), Sisters (124), Madras (123), Lakeview (83), Sweet Home (55), Columbia Christian (41), Culver (35), New Horizon Christian (28), Redmond (19) and McKenzie (11).
The women's track participants were Sisters (169.5), Lakeview (131), Sweet Home (86), Elmira (85.5), Madras (50), Columbia Christian (36), Culver (29), Redmond (22), New Horizon Christian (12), McKenzie (7) and Cascades Academy of Central Oregon (6).
Chad Thurby, of Madras, won the 100-meter dash (11.23). Thurby hit a PR with his victory on Saturday.
Dalton Waldow ran a PR in the 200-meter race (23.09), Waldow finished in second place for Madras.
Madras freshman Leo Gutierrez placed first with a PR in the 400-meter dash (52.33).
Tyler Anderson of Madras placed first in the 1,500-meter run (4:31.27) and in the 3,000-meter run (9:25.39). He also placed second in the 800-meter run (2:00.20). The 800 and 3,000 were both PR marks for the senior.
In the 110-meter hurdles, Johan Jaimes, of Culver, ran a PR (19.93) and finished fourth.
Madras' 4x100-meter relay race (45.05) took first by one second over Sisters (46.36).
Kash Michael, of Culver, placed second in the high jump (5-10). Teammate Caden Engel finished in third (5-08).
Jordan VanAlstyne of Culver and Erik Boynton, of Madras, tied for fourth in the pole vault (10-00).
Sophomore Treyvon Easterling placed first in the triple jump (39-04) and third in the long jump (20-01).
In Women's track and field, Catylynn Duff, of Culver, finished first in both the shot put (37-00) and the Discus (126-08). Allyson Dominiak, of Madras, placed third in the discus (91-07)
Olivia Symons, of Madras, placed second in the long jump (15-08) and fourth in the 100-meter dash (13.51).
Laisha Alvarez, of Madras, placed third in the 800-meter run (2:42.46) and Emma Knepp, of Culver, placed fourth (2:47.16).
In the javelin, Alesha Freeman, of Madras, placed third with a PR (106.09).
The Madras track and field team visited Molalla, Wednesday, April 25.
Unfortunately, there was no team scored recorded, only individual placements.
The men's track and field team earned nine first-place individual winners out of 16 different events.
Senior Chad Thurby had another first-place finish in the 100-meter dash (11.41).
In the 200-meter dash Madras had first- and second-place finishers. Dalton Waldow (23.92) placed first and right behind him was Catalino LeClaire (24.82). LeClaire hit a PR with his second-place finish.
Waldow also placed first in the long jump (20-02).
Freshman Leo Gutierrez (56.11) placed first in the 400-meter run and in third place was Stefaughn Jackson (57.26).
Tyler Anderson hit a PR in the 800-meter run. Anderson (2:02.68) finished in first place, two seconds ahead of the next finisher. He also placed first in the 1,500-meter run (4:23.58).
In the 3,000-meter run, senior Genesis Lucei (10:31.77) finished first. Lucei also placed third in the 1,500-meter run (4:39.92).
Waldow, Thurby, Gutierrez, and Treyvon Easterling won the 4x100-meter dash (45.11) in a very close race. Molalla (45.76) finished second and Estacada (45.92) placed third.
Alex Hernandez placed second in the shot put (36-11) and fourth in the discus (105-09).
LeClaire placed second in the javelin (133-04) and third with a PR in the high jump (5-02).
Madras pole vaulter Eric Boynton finished second (9-06).
The triple jump was won by sophomore, Easterling (39-10.50).
The women's track and field team had four first-place finishers out of 16 events. Three of Madras' first place finishes came from freshman Olivia Symons.
Symons placed-first in the 100-meter dash (13.35), the 200-meter dash (28.14) and the long jump (16-00). The times for the 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash were both PRs for Symons.
Karlie Nelson (1:08.10) placed second with a PR, in the 400-meter run.
Laisha Alvarez (2:46.82) placed first in the 800-meter run and Eryn McCourtney (3:08.32) placed second.
Alesha Freeman placed second in both discus (88-07) and the javelin (101-11); both events were PRs for Freeman.