North Marion's Verastegui places seventh in triple jump at state meet, Cervantes and Boonstra fall in two matches at state tennis tourney

TANNER RUSS - Mar Verastegui's seventh-place finish in the triple jump at the 2018 4A State Track and Field Championships marks the first time the North Marion junior has placed at the state meet. Verastegui qualified in the long jump as a sophomore last year, but failed to make the final cut, finishing 14th in the event.

North Marion track and field

North Marion junior Mar Verastegui finished seventh overall in the triple jump at the 2018 4A State Track and Field Championships on Saturday with a final mark of 34-07.

Verastegui made it to the finals in the event with an initial mark of 33-11.75 in her final jump of the preliminary round. She upped the distance in her final jump of the competition, picking up two points for the Huskies for a 32nd-place finish in the team scores.

On the boys' side, junior Jarrett Adair finished 12th overall in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.83 on Friday and was unable to qualify for Saturday's finals.

It was the first trip to state for Adair and the second for Verastegui.

PHIL HAWKINS - Woodburn junior Giovanni Bravo dropped his time to 4:00.55 in the 1500-meter race to place sixth at the 5A State Championships on Saturday.

Woodburn track and field

Woodburn junior Giovanni Bravo set a personal record in the 1,500-meter run at the 2018 5A State Track and Field Championships on Saturday, finishing sixth overall in 4:00.55.

Bravo was making his first trip to Eugene for the state meet after winning the Mid-Willamette district title in the event the week prior.

It was the fourth time this season the Woodburn distance runner has lowered his PR in the event after entering the season with a previous best of 4:14.30 set last year.

Bravo's finish netted him three points, giving the Bulldogs a 28th-place finish in the final standings. Its the first time Woodburn has placed at state since 2014.

North Marion boys tennis

North Marion seniors Abe Cervantes and Matt Boonstra were knocked out of the 2018 4A/3A/2A/1A Boys Tennis Doubles State Championships on Friday after suffering a pair of losses.

Cervantes and Boonstra opened the tournament against the top-seeded pair from Catlin Gabel — Louis Ye and Grant North — falling 6-1, 6-1 to drop down to the consolation bracket.

There they faced North Bend's Bryce Hadley and Jack Wilson, falling 8-6.

It was the first trip to state for Boonstra and the second for Cervantes, who advanced to the consolation championships of the doubles tournament last year.

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