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Track and field team picks up where it left off


The McNary High School track and field teams took part in an icebreaker meet at Sprague High School Wednesday, March 18, that seems to forecast the Keizer team is a force to be reckoned with.

The meet included athletes from Sprague and McKay high schools, but the Celts dominated in a number of events.

For the girls, varsity event winners were: Daysha Simms in the 200 meter with a time of 27.06, she also won the 400 meter in 59.46; Aisha Amaitsa in the 800 meter in 2:33.66; Ashlee Koenig, Alyx Peterson, Danielle Duran and Simms in the 4×100 relay in 53.81; Sydney Hunter, Hali Thurston, Duran and Simms in the 4×400; Deanna Saukov in the discus with a mark of 93-11; Kayla Duncan in the javelin with a toss of 108-00; and Emily McNichols in the pole vault clearing 7-00 (however, her two teammates, Amanda Vergara and Thurston, cleared the same mark and landed in second and third).

For the boys, Garrett Hittner won the 100 meter in 11.51; Kyle Torres won the 200 meter in 22.89 and the 400 meter in 50.64; Adrian Fernandez won the 1,500 meter in 4:29.84; Daniel Brattain won the 110 and 300 meter hurdles with times of 15.49 and 42.84, respectively, he also won the pole vault clearing 12-06; Austin Brown, Anthony Nguyen, Hittner and Torres won the 4×100 relay in 43.60; Torres, Brett Hildebrand, Brattain and Nguyen won the 4×400 in 3:35.06; and Perry Groves in the triple jump with a mark of 40-04.

In junior varsity boys contests, Al Johnk won the 100 meter, Isaiah Santana won the 400 meter; Riley Repp won the 1,500 meter; Austin Verboort, Brendan Van Voorhis, Johnk and Hildebrand won the 4×100; and Evan Rummerfield, Fernandez, Brown and Van Voorhis won the 4×400.

The girls junior varsity team posted wins in the 800 meter, Alexa Strand; 1,500 meter, Pearl Prinslow; discus, Cambrian Partridge; javelin, Samantha Strout; and pole vault, Gabriella Meyer.