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Indians track teams finally at home

Scappoose boys, girls top YC in meet that included Valley Catholic
by: John Brewington, GIRLS’ 4x100—Scappoose’s Ariel Viera (center), recently out for track, takes a handoff from Julia Grabhorn and almost pulled out a win during Thursday’s race.

The Scappoose Indians got in their first home meet of the season Thursday, hosting Yamhill-Carlton in a dual match, and Valley Catholic.

In scoring just between Scappoose and YC, the Tribe boys won 93-57, and the girls won 75-66.

The Indians were slated to start the season hosting the Anderson Relays, but terrible weather forced the cancellation. This was the first time the Tribe has competed on their home track. District will be in Scappoose this year.

'It was great to finally have a home meet and the athletes responded really well to familiar surroundings,' Scappoose coach David Harley said. 'We are starting to see some marks improve as the weather cooperates and as the athletes get more comfortable with competing and their specific events.'

The Tribe girls unveiled a new weapon in their arsenal: Ariel Viera, an all-state soccer player will run in sprint events. She took second in the 100, won the 200 and anchored the 4x100 relay team.

'It's good to see Ariel out, she is going to be a big boost to the girls' team in several ways,' Harley noted. 'Obviously she has a lot of potential and should see some big improvement from week to week as the season unfolds.'

He added, 'Heather White continues to do well in the throws, and remains one of the best all-around throwers in the league. I thought the distance girls showed their strength which makes a big difference in team results.'

Charlie Davidson won the 400, Kathryn Taylor was second in the 800 with Sarah Carrier third and Anna Hernandez fourth. Tia Carnahan ran away with the 1,500, while Elise Harley was second and Skylar Fuller third. Abby Kessi won the 3,000.

Other firsts for the girls included: the 4x400 relay team of Harley, Julia Grabhorn, Molly Orr, and Tia Carnahan; White in the discus; Katie Nelson in the javelin; Sarah Davison in the high jump; and Carly DiPietro in the pole vault.

The boys had six firsts overall, but that didn't include Valley Catholic. Stephen Bowe won the 100 and 200, Justice Oman was first in the long jump and 300 hurdles, Dan Carrier won the 3,000, and the 4x100 jayvee relay team won the overall event. The varsity team messed up an exchange and was DQ'd.

'The boys continue to get better and compete in a better mindset each week,' Harley said. 'We are beginning to see that we have a lot of depth in several areas and need to continue to work on our weaknesses if we are to make a run at a district championship in three weeks. Justice Oman had another solid overall day, Dan Carrier had a strong distance double, and our sprinters really gave us a lot of flexibility.'

Carrier won the 1,500 against YC, but finished behind two VC runners.

'District will be very interesting as it appears that no team has really set themselves apart from the others. We each have noticeable strengths, but also some obvious weak events. It should be fun,' Harley concluded.

Scappoose is at Tillamook on Thursday and the Nike Twilight Meet at Jesuit High School on Friday.

Scappoose results (top three, overall results including Valley Catholic finishes):

Boys

Team scores: Scappoose 93, Yamhill-Carlton 47 (Valley Catholic scores not available)

100-1) Stephen Bowe, 11.79; 2) Carson Davison, 11.99; 3) Michael Herbst, 12.06. 200-1) Bowe, 23.73; 2) Matt Shoun, 24.15; 3) Herbst, 24.60. 400-2) Justice Oman, 53.04; 4) A.J. Fazio, 55.29; 5) Sam Padgett, 55.73. 800-3) Todd Graham, 2:06.32; 5) Mychal Hortert, 2:07.75; 10) Brandon Patanjo, 2:23.58. 1,500-3) Dan Carrier, 4:36.94; 4) Tyler Wills, 4:40.32; 10) Jim Cutrona, 4:52.30. 3,000-1) Carrier, 2) Wills, 10:25.32; 5) Cutrona, 10:56.57. 110 Hurdles-3) David Krupsky, 18.61. 300 Hurdles-1) Oman, 48.02; 3) Krupsky, 50.97. 4x100 Relay-1) Scappoose B, 47.20; Scappoose A, DQ. 4x100 Relay-2) Scappoose (Shoun, Kyle Nickel, Oman, Mychal Hortert), 3:39.56.

Shot Put-4) Lucas Anderson, 39-3.75; 5) Kurt Reeves, 37-0.25; 6) Jabin Pedro, 35-3. Discus-3) Pedro, 101-8; 5) Reeves, 84-10; 6) Blake Wills, 82-7. Javelin-2) Adam Flahaven, 131-0; 4) Mick Vanek, 128-4; 5) Brandon Luna, 123-3. High Jump-2) Asa Flanagan, Vanek, 5-4; 4) Sam Padgett, 5-2. Pole Vault-2) Vanek, 9-6; 6) Fazio, 8-6; 7) Nickel, Steven Davis, 8-0. Long Jump-1) Oman, 18-10.75; 3) Luna, 18-5.75; 7) Padgett, 17-7.75. Triple Jump-2) Flanagan, 37-8.5; 3) Krupsky, 37-7.5; 5) Davison, 35-7.5.

Girls

Team scores: Scappoose 75, Yamhill-Carlton 66.

100-2) Ariel Viera, 13.46; 4) Taylor Tull, 14.08; 6) Sandra Hales, 14.32. 200-1) Viera, 27.60; 3) Charlie Davidson, 29.37; 4) T. Tull, 29.77. 400-1) Davidson, 1:02.63; 2) Abby Kessi, 1:05.65; 3) Molly Orr, 1:07.17. 800-2) Kathryn Taylor, 2:39.40; 3) Sarah Carrier, 2:43.47; 4) Anna Hernandez, 2:51.33. 1,500-1) Tia Carnahan, 5:09.26; 2) Elise Harley, 5:30.98; 3) Skylar Fuller, 5:34.22. 3,000-1) Abby Kessi, 11:35.40. 100 Hurdles-7) Brittany Hortert, 19.83. 4x100 Relay-2) Scappoose (Viera, T. Tull, Orr, Julia Grabhorn), 53.15. 4x400 Relay-1) Scappoose (Harley, Grabhorn, Orr, Carnahan), 4:25.65.

Shot Put-3) Jassa Gunn, 30-2; 4) Heather White, 29-7.25; 5) Sarah Landtiser, 28-0.5. Discus-1) Heather White, 105-6; 3) Landtiser, 95-0; 5) Sophie Means, 81-4. Javelin-1) Katie Nelson, 103-9; 5) Landtiser, 74-5; 7) Sandra Hales, 66-0. High Jump-1) Sarah Davison, 4-8; 7) Kailynn Stevens, 4-2. Pole Vault-1) Carly DiPietro, 8-0; Stevens, 6-0; Long Jump-2) DiPietro, 14-10; 6) Christine Nguyen, 14-0; 7) Gunn, 13-11.5. Triple Jump-2) DiPietro, 29-9.5; 4) Nguyen, 29-3.5; 9) Nelson, 27-3.25.