Track and field: Canby's Timmy Johnson eighth at Arcadia Multis decathlon
Hannah Knutson takes 16th in the heptathlon at the Southern California invitational.
Timmy Johnson posted top-five finishes in three of the 10 track and field events to take eighth place overall in the Arcadia Multis decathlon April 10-11 in Southern California.
The Canby High School senior finished with 6,594 points, a significant improvement on the 6,261 he earned at the elite competition last year.
Cougars teammate Hannah Knutson accrued 4,004 points to take 16th place in the heptathlon.
At the end of the first day of competition, Johnson was tied with Texas product Travis Toliver for ninth place in the decathlon with 2,442 points. He clocked 11.34 seconds in the 100-meter dash for fourth place, soared 6.63 meters in the long jump for eighth place, threw the shot 12.29 meters for eighth, cleared a bar of 1.72 meters in the high jump (16th) and took 11th in the 400 with a 51.53.
Johnson jumped a spot in the standings thanks to strong performances in four of the five second-day events. He took fourth in the 110 hurdles race with a time of 15.11 seconds, came in fifth in the discus with a throw of 40.21 meters, logged a seventh-place finish in the pole vault (4.10 meters) and finished ninth in the javelin throw (44.65 meters). He ran a 5:12.14 in the 1,500 for 18th.
Knutson, who focused mostly on jumping events throughout her high school career, recently began training for heptathlons.
Her best placement in Arcadia came in the shot put, where she recorded a distance of 9.00 meters to take eighth.
She also took 11th in the long jump (5.00 meters), 12th in the javelin (27.80 meters) and 13th in the high jump (1.47 meters).
Knutson posted 16th-place finishes in the 100 hurdles (16.28 seconds), 200-meter dash (27.54 seconds) and 800-meter run (2:36.83).
Tennessee product Harrison Williams, who will continue his athletic career at Stanford, captured a repeat title in the decathlon with 7,525 points.
Arizona product Ashlee Moore, who will join Oregons track and field program next year, won the heptathlon with 5,048 points.
Johnson and Knutson, who missed Canbys April 9 meet against Clackamas and host West Linn, are expected to participate in the teams April 18 invitational at home against Beaverton, Sprague, Tualatin, Dallas, Silverton and Kelso (Wash.).
AT A GLANCE
Arcadia Multis, April 10-11 at Arcadia High School
Decathlon: Timmy Johnson, eighth place (6,594 points)
100: fourth, 11.34 seconds
LJ: eighth, 6.63 meters
SP: eighth, 12.29 meters (40-04)
HJ: 16th, 1.72 meters (5-7.75)
400: 11th, 51.53 seconds
110H: fourth, 15.11 seconds
DT: fifth, 40.21 meters (131-11)
PV: seventh, 4.10 meters (13-5.25)
JT: ninth, 44.65 meters (146-6)
1,500: 18th, 5:12.14
Heptathlon: Hannah Knutson, 16th place (4,004 points)
100H: 16th, 16.28 seconds
HJ: 13th, 1.47 meters (4-9.75)
SP: eighth, 9.00 meters (29-6.5)
200: 16th, 27.54 seconds
LJ: 11th, 5.00 meters
JT: 12th, 27.80 meters (91-02)
800: 16th, 2:36.83