Track and field athletes from both high schools will head to 5A state championships.

PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Scappoose senior Colin Stoddard competes in the long jump at NWOC districts on Thursday, May 12.Fifteen Scappoose track and field athletes will compete at the state championships in Eugene, according to coach Dennis Olstedt.

Scappoose boys took first in the 4x100 relay at the Northwest Oregon Conference district meet, qualifying junior D'Angelo Macedo Becker and seniors Ayden Patterson, Colin Stoddard and Jed Barnaby for state.

Barnaby also took first in both the 100- and 200-meter individual races.

Scappoose girls took first in the 4x400 relay, with sophomore Alice Davidson, sophomore Peyton Lennox, junior Gabrielle Hanke and senior Sydney Hanke.

Davidson placed second in the 200 meters and third in the 100 meters.

Lennox placed second in the 400 meters and third in the 200 meters.

Macedo Becker was also part of Scappoose's 4x400 relay, which took second at districts, with senior Mason Earl, freshman Grayson Miner and junior Preston Cooper.

Stoddard is also headed to state in individual events, having placed second at districts in pole vault and long jump. Cooper, who placed second in the 400 meters, will head to state in that event.

Junior Colby Campbell placed second in shot put and third in triple jump. Senior Rowen Suchoski placed third in the 3,000 meters, while Patterson placed third in 300-meter hurdles.

Sophomore Megan Earl and junior Hailey Everett both placed second in events at districts and will head to state — Earl in javelin and Everett in discus.

Three Scappoose athletes will go to state as alternates.

Only one St. Helens boy finished in the top three in any event at districts. Senior Matthew Wojcik took second in the 110-meter hurdles.

Noah Vanderzanden finished fourth in the 300 meter hurdles but still qualified for state.

St. Helens senior Hannah Hayduk took first in the 400 meters. Freshman Kallee Kester took second in 100-meter hurdles. Hayduk and Kester, along with freshmen Kaeley Brummer and Hayden Moore, took third in the 4x100 relay, online results show.

Moore, Hayduk, senior Sarah Robinson and freshman Keely Scoville took third in the 4x400 relay and will head to state.

In 5A, the top two placers in each event at districts qualify for state. The next five fastest times or highest marks across the state also qualify for the state championship.

The 2022 state championships will end both teams' time in 5A. Both Scappoose and St. Helens return to the 4A classification next year.

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