Eastside teams claim Valley 10 titles
Damascus Christian runs away with the boys title, while Portland Lutheran wins a tight battle on the girls side
Damascus Christian senior Jeremiah Woods did his best Hulk impersonation Saturday, picking things up and tossing them so far that it wowed the crowd that had gathered.
Woods won all three throwing events at the Valley 10 district track meet hosted by Portland Christian, scoring a team-high 30 points. It started in the shot put where he was the only competitor to fling the metal ball past the outer ring. His best effort measured in at 52-feet-1/4-inch, almost eight feet farther than anyone else could manage.
He continued his dominating day in the discus (153-10) and javelin (170-5), winning both events by the margin of a two-story building.
'He never surprises me,' Damascus coach Kelly Holding said. 'Every time he goes out there, he just seems to get better.'
In fact, his marks in the shot put and discus put him at the top of the 1A rankings heading into this weekend's small-school state meet in Monmouth. He ranks third in the javelin.
Junior Christian Greenall was second in the shot put and discus, as the Eagles piled up 50 points in the throws alone.
Damascus also got a surprise win from senior Joseph Meeko in the high jump (5-8). A distance runner trying out the event this season for the first time, he outlasted three other jumpers who couldn't get over the final height.
Look for extended meet coverage, including a look at Portland Lutheran's win on the girls side, in the May 16, edition of The Outlook.