Indians win four at 4A state
- John Brewington
- South County Spotlight - Sports
Adonis Siscoe wins 100 and 200; 4x100 relay team first; Charlie Davidson tops in 1,500
The Scappoose High track teams made their impression at the 4A state track meet at Hayward Field in Eugene last Friday and Saturday, taking first in four events.
The Tribe boys got three first places, and a few other points to take sixth overall. Midway through the second day of competition they thought they might be in the running for a trophy, but the effort faded.
Adonis Siscoe led the way for Scappoose, finishing his career with firsts in the 100-meter sprint, the 200, and anchoring the winning 4x100 relay. Siscoe owned the finish line every time he ran.
Coach David Harley said, 'Adonis did everything we asked of him this spring in terms of school and track - and it was rewarded with three state championships. I think he is really satisfied with how things turned out and understands that hard work and discipline can make achieving the things we really want more likely to happen.'
Scappoose started the track events with a first in the short relay-it was Jadyn Harris to Stephen Bowe to Jason Amick to Siscoe for the gold in :43.54 seconds.
'Our boys in the 4x100 easily ran their best two races of the season and were very pleased to win the final,' Harley added.
After a short rest, Siscoe was up in the 100 running it in 11 seconds flat to beat out Banks' Colby Seyferth for the title. Later in the day he would top Banks' Linus Norgren to take first in the 200 in :22.19. That beat Norgren by over .4 of a second.
Siscoe said of his efforts, 'Well, I am still in shock a bit that I won it. It feels pretty cool to be able to say I'm a state champ, not in one but three events. I felt like i ran well. I wish i wouldnt have kicked the back of my leg in the finals of the 100 that made me stumble a little bit, but oh well'
The Tribe's David Mayo had won four individual events at district, and he made the finals in three at state. He took eighth in the shot, sixth in the discus, and seventh in the javelin. He failed to qualify for the finals in the hurdles.
'David was happy to be able to compete in all four events at state and being able to place in all three was outstanding. I know he would have liked to have thrown the javelin and shot farther, but he knows that he really had a terrific season in many ways,' Harley said.
The Scappoose girls didn't send as many athletes to state as the Banks team which dominated the district meet, but they would score the same number of points to tie for 12th.
All of the Lady Indians' points came from three girls, and most of the points from freshman Charlie Davidson.
Davidson had hung just off the shoulder of Klamath Union's Alisha Lune for much of the 1,500 and then both were passed by two other runners. She came on strong down the stretch off the far turn and blistered the field in the last 100 meters. It was an impressive run and finish.
Asked if it was her strategy to get in position for the finish, she said, 'I just went out and ran.' A trace of a tear was visible as she began to comprehend her feat. She was only ranked sixth going into the meet, but now has the best time in the event in the state.'
'I told her not to do anything different than she had been doing and just run,' Harley said. 'I was told before this year that she was coming in and was a good runner, but I didn't expect anything like this,' a very happy Harley said.
'Charlie ran an incredible race in the 1,500 and I believe has given us a glimpse as to how good she can become,' he added. 'I took it very methodically with a long term approach to her training this spring. It was fun to watch her racing the last lap of the 1,500 with the current state cross country champion (Alisha Luna), and former state cross country and track champions Kellie Foley and Ally Manley.'
Davidson would try to add a second title in the 800 later in the day. She was tight in the pack on the far turn, but when she tried to put on a burst in the last 75 yards found herself boxed in and had to settle for fourth.
Ashley Amick would also add points for the Tribe with a splendid fourth place finish in the high hurdles. Amick is the twin sister of Jason Amick on the 4x100 team. Although a senior, she hadn't gone out for track until this season, spending her time in gymnastics training. She took a while to discover her form and was a surprise second at district behind Krisha Willis of Banks. She nipped Willis in the preliminaries by just .02 to qualify seventh. She ran a :16.09 in the finals for the fourth-place finish.
Tia Carnahan added one more point for Scappoose with eighth place in the 3,000 meter run on Friday.
Harley said the meet could not have gone any better than it did for Scappoose. Even in the events where they didn't make the finals there was a lot of which to be proud. He noted: the 4x400 relay team ran their season-best time and missed the finals by less than one second; Sarah Landtiser had her PR in the shot put; Carly DiPietro was near her PR in both the triple jump and pole vault; Todd Graham and Harrison Freeland both ran lifetime bests; Tia Carnahan placed in the 3,000 and ran right at her PR to miss a medal in the 1,500; and Ashley Amick dropped more than a second from (district) and got fourth.
Team scores: (top 15) Philomath 60, Banks 54, North Bend 51, Crook County 40, Scappoose 36, Cottage Grove 35, La Salle 34, Hidden Valley 28, Phoenix 23, Douglas, Ontario 22, Sisters, Central 20, Klamath Union 20.
100-1) Adonis Siscoe, :11.00. 200-1) Siscoe, :22.19. 800-13) Todd Graham, 2:05.59. 1,500-12) Harrison Freeland, 4:21.57. 110 Hurdles-12) David Mayo, :16.42. 4x100 Relay-1) Scappoose (Jadyn Harris, Stephen Bowe, Jason Amick, Siscoe), :43.54. 4x400 Relay-9) Scappoose (Zach Fry, Graham, A.J. Fazio, Bowe), 3;33.42. Shot Put-8) David Mayo, 45-11.25. Discus-6) Mayo, 133-9. Javelin-7) Mayo, 160-10. High Jump-Mason Foumal, 5-10.
Team scores: (top 15) Newport 63, Philomath 61, Estacada 50, Sweet Home 46, Gladstone 45, Sisters 44, Hidden Valley 40, Molalla 35, Cottage Grove 31, La Salle, Klamath Union, Cascade, Banks, Scappoose, 21, Henley 18.
800-4) Charlie Davidson, 2:22.18. 1,500-1) Davidson, 4;46.49; 9) Tia Carnahan, 5:07.97. 3,000-8) Carnahan, 11:23.60. 100 Hurdles-4) Ashley Amick, :16.09. Shot Put-9) Sarah Landtiser, 31-10.5. Pole Vault-12) Carly DiPietro, 8-0. Triple Jump-DiPietro, 31-8.25.