Track and field: Canby school records fall at Jesuit Relays
Warm weather and strong competition propelled the Canby track and field team to several record-setting performances May 2 at the Jesuit Twilight Relays in Portland.
Devon Fortier, Timmy Johnson, Dominic Shorter and Noah Walker broke the school record in the 400-meter relay with a time of 41.75 seconds.
Its the eighth-fastest time in state high school track and field history, according to Canby coach Tom Millbrooke.
Unfortunately for the Cougars, who finished in second place, Eugene-Sheldons winning quartet of Adam Starnes, Nathan Starnes, Tyus Kuykendall and Mitch Horning were even faster (41.41).
Fortier, who won the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.85 seconds, broke his own school record in the event April 30 with a blistering wind-aided time of 10.69.
Fortier also anchored the 1,600-meter relay squad at Jesuit High School, joining Johnson, Walker and Josh Payne for a school-record time of 3 minutes 23.02 seconds. The quartet came in third place behind Scappoose and Sheldon.
Meanwhile, Canby freshman Payton Jasmer used a career-best day in the girls javelin competition to set the school record.
Jasmer recorded a distance of 134 feet 11 inches, besting the 130-5 that Vanja Gudalo logged in 2009.
The mark puts Jasmer at No. 3 in the Class 6A rankings behind Roseburg senior Gabrielle Kearney (157-0) and Jesuit junior JoJo Ananouko (139-2).