Braydon Lee, Andrew Johnson, Ryan Mickle, Alyssa Stumbo notch marks in storied event during Oregon Relays

COURTESY PHOTO: KOIN 6 NEWS - Local high school athletes joined the Oregon Relays last weekend at Hayward Field. When you think Hayward Field, the mile comes to mind.

The storied event, which is rarely held in normal competition, has a long history of incredible performances at the venue in Eugene. Steve Prefontaine ran his fastest mile (3:54.6) in Eugene; Alan Webb broke Jim Ryun's 36-year-old U.S. prep record at 3:53.43 — a record that stood for another 17 years until it was broken by Jacob Ingebrigsten, again at Hayward, in 3:47.24; and Hayward's first sub-4 mile was run by Dyrol Burleson, from Cottage Grove, in 3:58.6, the second-ever to set that mark.

Now a quartet of Mt. Hood Conferences runners can add their names to the history books, as Barlow junior Braydon Lee, Sandy junior Andrew Johnson, Barlow senior Ryan Mickle and Barlow junior Alyssa Stumbo all set personal records in the mile at the Oregon Relays Friday, April 22, at Hayward Field.

For the boys, Lee crossed in 4:25.96, Johnson in 5:07.13 and Mickle in 5:13.96. Stumbo crossed in 5:32.72 in the girls race.

Other local athletes shined during the Oregon Relays.

Sandy junior Sydney Brewster claimed a silver medal in the discus, throwing 39.78 meters. Barlow senior Grace Lam Tiang finished 14th in the discus (32.68), and Sandy sophomore Olivia Tippett placed 34th (22.99).

Sandy junior Jackson Rowley finished 29th in the 400 (54.02 PR); Barlow junior Connor Ollila finished 32nd (54.93 PR) in the same event. Sandy junior Riley McVicar placed 22nd in the high jump (1.73 meters); while Barlow junior Braden Arn finished 38th in the 200 (24.14 PR).

Sandy junior Garrett Willenberg finished 14th in the shot put (13.54 meters PR); Sandy sophomore Grayson Brown placed 19th (13.01); Sandy sophomore Lander Marak took 26th (12.10); Barlow junior Alex Talimao took 34th (10.07). Marak also placed fifth in the hammer (49.24 meters PR).

Barlow's speedy freshman Gracie Heath finished 28th in the 200 (27.85 PR); while Barlow junior Miana Peil placed 35th (29.38 PR). Sandy sophomore Tara Thorner took 29th in the long jump (4.25 meters)

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