Tribe records two firsts and a second
by: John Brewington, TRACK CHAMP—Scappoose’s Tia Carnahan had a personal best to win the 3,000 meter run at the Meet of Champions Saturday.

The Scappoose High track teams got firsts in two girls' distance races and the boys' 4x100 relay at the Meet of Champions at Willamette University on Saturday.

Scappoose's most impressive performances came from Tia Carnahan in the 3,000 and Charlie Davidson in the 1,500. Carnahan ran a solid 3,000, cutting her time from state last year by 19 seconds to 11:04.83. Davidson had her best 1,500 of the year, just three seconds slower than her first-place effort at state last year.

Coach David Harley said, 'Charlie and Tia obviously had big days as both won races that were competitive and challenging and yet they both pulled away down the stretch and showed some real fitness and racing skill. Tia ran a 3K PR, and Charlie is just off hers. They are poised for bigger things come district and state. Charlie will really get a big test to see how she ranks with the very best in the northwest this Friday night at Jesuit. They are both feeling confident and excited with where they are right now.'

Posting a second place was the boys' 4x100 relay team of A.J. Fazio, Stephen Bowe, Michael Herbst and Matt Shoun. Scappoose won the state 4x100 last year in 43.54, and was second in the meet just over a second slower at 44.51.

Harley added, 'The boys 4x100 ran well - again they were without Jadyn (Harris) who will return this week. The 4x400 was running well until some bumping on Matt (Shoun's leg led to him stepping on the curb and crashing to the infield. We expect them to run very fast the next time they get a chance. Heather (White) did a nice job in the discus, and Stephen (Bowe) ran well in his races. It was nice to see Mychal Hortert) and Todd Graham) get good times in the 800 and both are hopefully getting ready to peak at the right time.'

Harley said the team is going to work hard in practice next week, but then start to taper off a bit in preparation for the upcoming district and state meets.

Scappoose results:


100-13) Matt Shoun, 11.76; 22) Michael Herbst, 12.01. 200-20) Stephen Bowe, 23.82; 22) Herbst, 24.02. 400-7) Bowe, 51.76; 23) A.J. Fazio, 54.57. 800-10) Mychal Hortert, 2:04.71; 13) Todd Graham, 2:05.98. 300 Hurdles-18) Justice Oman, 45.97. 4x100 Relay-2) Scappoose (Fazio, Bowe, Herbst, Shoun), 44.51. 4x400 Relay-Scappoose (Hortert, Shoun, Oman, Bowe), DNF.


100-21) Johana Tull, 13.91. 800-5) Abby Kessi, 2:27.05; 18) Kathryn Taylor, 2:38.61. 1,500-1) Charlie Davidson, 4:49.10. 3000-1) Tia Carnahan, 11:04.83; 14) Elise Harley, 11:57.42. 4x100 Relay-17) Scappoose (Molly Orr, Taylor Tull, Julia Grabhorn, J. Tull), 53.94. 4x400 Relay-9) Scappoose (Grabhorn, Orr, Kessi, Carnahan), 4:27.18. Discus-8) Heather White, 103-3.

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