Mustangs Doyle, Clay, Susbauer excel at state
Doyle is a state runner-up in the discus
EUGENE - Kaitlin Doyle, Cameron Clay and Shannon Susbauer were standouts for Milwaukie at last week's Class 5A State Track and Field Championships.
Doyle, a senior, earned state runner-up honors with an effort of 123-6 in the girls discus.
Clay, another senior, placed third in the boys discus (158-0) and fourth in the shot put (51-3).
Susbauer, a junior, was a warrior, placing fifth in the 1,500 (4:48.99), after a fourth-place finish in the 3,000 (10:35.75).
Both of Susbauer's marks were lifetime bests.
The Mustangs had two other athletes place. Junior Regen Weinert placed sixth in the high hurdles (15.56) and junior Roman Gayduchik placed eighth in the 400 (52.19).
Weinert was clocked in a personal best 15.14 in the preliminaries; Gayduchik was clocked in a personal best of 51.22 in the 400 preliminaries.
Milwaukie junior David Santillan came close to placing in the 3,000 meters, finishing ninth in a lifetime best time of 9:15.89.
Milwaukie's 4x100-meter boys relay team also came close to making the finals, finishing ninth in a season's best of 44.01.
Putnam had three athletes place.
Senior Adam McAdams, a first-year track and field competitor, placed seventh in the boys javelin (162-2); senior Michaela Freeby placed eighth in the girls 1,500 (5:00.47); and sophomore Kelsey Hilsenteger placed seventh in the girls 3,000 (10:49.73).
Northwest Oregon Conference girls teams performed well at state, with Sandy and Wilsonville girls finishing second and third respectfully - behind Summit. Milwaukie girls placed 12th.