A good chunk of the core that helped the Scappoose boys track and field team take second at the Northwest Oregon Conference track championship meet returns.
Senior star Brisyn Maller is the defending district champion in both the 110-meter and 300 hurdlers. At the Class 5A state meet, Maller finished fourth in the 110s and the 300's. Maller also took eighth in the triple jump. Sophomore Ayden Patterson set a personal best at the district meet and finished third. Senior Josh Lull broke his best time in the 800, finished second in districts and qualified for state. Senior Conner Havlik threw a 154-00 to place second in the javelin in the NWOC and fifth in 5A. Sophomore Rowen Suchoski placed fourth in the 3,000 and sixth in the 1,500.
Senior Tyler Holcomb took fourth in the 200, sixth in the 100. Sophomore Neil Hoffman finished fourth in the 400. Lull, Holcomb and Henry Goldammer were three of the four Indians who took top honors in the 4x100 relay at the district level and fourth in state. Goldammer, Lull and Hoffman return to the 4x400 relay that finished second in the NWOC and fourth at state. Junior Bobby Vanek is an up-and-comer in the shot put (he took fourth in districts and ninth in the shot put last year) and the discus. Fellow junior Kent Jones was 13th in the NWOC last year.
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