Madras track faces Tri-Valley competition
The Madras track and field program traveled to North Marion for a meet April 17. The boys (217) and girls (190.75) both did very well at the meet, placing second.
The Estacada boys (237.5) and girls (216.25) both finished in first place at the meet with the North Marion boys (117.5) and girls (79) placing third. Willamette Valley Christian was also at Wednesday's meeting (boys 11, girls, 22).
The Madras track team had a season high of 70 different personal bests.
Junior Treyvon Easterling placed first in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.05 seconds. He also finished in fourth place in the triple jump with a leap of 37 feet, 4.5 inches.
Omar Diaz had a leap of 39-09, claiming gold, and finished the 100-meter dash (12.28) in third.
In the 200-meter dash, Leo Gutierrez (24.18) beat teammate Dalton Waldow (24.22) for a first-place finish.
Nathan Rodriguez had the best time in the 400-meter run with a time of 56.31 seconds and finishing the triple jump (38-05.50) in second.
Madras had two more top five placers in the 400-meter run with Ethan Nova (58.92) finishing in fourth place and Amial Rhoan (1:00.30) in fifth place.
The high jump was completely dominated by Madras athletes with Allen Jackson (6-00), Angel Solis (5-02) and Matthew Bunt (5-02) finishing at the top.
Jackson also had a huge leap of 18-04 to help him place second in the long jump.
The White Buffalo 4x100 and 4x400-meter relay teams both finished in first place. The 4x100 team of Dylan Heath, Gutierrez, Waldow, and Diaz had a time of 44.87, beating out Estacada (46.29).
Max Binning, Diaz, Rodriguez and Gutierrez were all part of the 4x400 relay team (3:41.03) that beat out Estacada's relay team (3:45.65) for a first-place finish.
Long distance runner Hunter Fitz finished in second in the 1,500-meter run (4:52.22) and third in the 800-meter run (2:28.84).
Pole vaulter Erik Boyton claimed silver with a leap 11-00. He was beat out by Dokota Glover, of Estacada, (12-00).
Donnie Bagley was able to place third in the discus (105-00.50) and fourth in the javelin (146-02).
On the girls side, sophomore Olivia Symons had another leap of over 17 feet, placing first in the long jump (17-01.50)
Brook Delemarter had a time of 6:05.36, placing first in the 1,500-meter run.
In the high jump, Madras leapers Christina Thomas, Briann Ellis, and Alyssa Collver all placed second (4-02).
Wynema Wolfe put up a personal best in the javelin (93-10), placing second. In the shot put, Halie Manu claimed silver with a throw of 26-10, while teammate Anona Francis was right behind for a third-place finish (26-03). Francis also placed third in the discus with a throw of 72-09.
The 100-meter hurdles was filled with Madras athletes. Kenzie Morrissette (19.75), Sherri Devore (19.91), and Madison Pattenaude (20.71), finished in second, third and fourth place.
The 4x100 relay team of Tegan Lantz, Amber Simmons, Symons and Pattenaude took second (55.39), behind Estacada (53.31).
Eryn McCourtey finished the 800-meter run in 2:49.85, claiming bronze for the Buffs. The 200-meter dash saw Morrissette (30.46), Bailee Tucker (31.86), and Leslie Ramirez (32.36) finished in third, fourth and fifth place.
Madras hosts a track meet Wednesday, April 24, with Culver, Corbett, and Condon all competing at the high school.
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