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Tribe boys run away with district title

Indians win seven events, cruise to Cowapa crown
by: John Brewington, Scappoose's Michael Shoun takes a handoff from Carson Davison for the anchor leg of the 4x100 relay. The Indians won both relays and seven events overall in the meet.

Speed was the best weapon for the Scappoose boys track team last Thursday and Friday, carrying them swiftly to the Cowapa League district championship.

Speedsters Jadyn Harris, Michael Shoun, and Stephen Bowe dominated the sprints. Harris won the 100, 300 intermediate hurdles, and ran on both winning relay teams. Shoun won the 200, just ahead of Bowe, was second in the 100, and also ran in the 4x400 relay. Bowe had the 200 second, was second in the 400, and also ran on both relay teams. Adding to the mix was a first by Michael Hortert in the 800 and the lead-off leg of the 4×400. Carson Davison snagged a trip to state on the 4x100 relay, and Justice Oman was on the long rely.

The only other high finishes for the boys were Mason Foumal in the long jump and A.J. Fazio in the pole vault. Foumal won the long jump with a 20-feet, 11-inch leap. He went into the high hurdles with the best prelim time, but was well off pace in the finals. He was third in the high jump. Fazio used his unique style in the pole vault to snag second place.

'I thought it was a very good effort all around,' Scappoose Coach David Harley said, 'I thought our boys really performed very well, despite the fact that several of them were competing in their very first District meet. They really kept the pressure on the other teams by competing hard and getting points in places where they weren't expected to, and also by simply overwhelming them where we have obvious strengths.

'For the boys you can start with Stephen (Bowe), Jadyn (Harris) and Michael (Shoun). Those three did all that we asked of them and met all our expectations. This was Matt's first season in track and he's really excited about going down there (state) this weekend.'

The girls title chase was a close team race. Banks would nip Yamhill-Carlton by the slimmest of margins, a half-point, and Scappoose would finish just six points out of second.

Charlie Davidson, last year's state 4A 1,500 champion, easily reprised her district titles in that event and the 800. She is currently listed fourth in each event, but just a second or two off first.

The Lady Indians got two firsts from Ariel Viera with wins in the 100 and 200. It's been barely a month since Viera first turned out for track.

The Scappoose 4x400 relay team of Elise Harley, Julia Grabhorn, Viera, and Davidson finished second in the event, and earned a trip to state.

Other girls headed to state include Tia Carnahan, second in the 3,000, and Carly DiPietro, who finished first in the pole vault.

'The girls struggled in some areas,' Harley said. We were inconsistent in the field (events), but pretty solid on the track. Ariel has been out for less than a month. I think state will only be her third race. A lot of people notice how much she's improved in just that short time.'

It's not going to be a year like last year, but the Tribe has prospects at state.

'We obviously have some kids and relays that have a good chance of placing at state - maybe even win an event or two,' Harley said. 'We are actually pretty young and it will be a really good experience for the younger kids to be able to compete and get a feeling for what it is all about and then really go down the next couple of years and compete for some championships and state hardware.'

State is Friday and Saturday at Hayward Field in Eugene.

Boys

Team scores: Scappoose 165.5, Seaside 130, Astoria 119, Yamhill-Carlton 105, Tillamook 81, Banks 56.5.

100-Jadyn Harris, 11.52; Matt Shoun, 11.63; 4) Carson Davison, 11.77. 200-1) Shoun 23.52; 2) Stephen Bowe, 23.53; 7) Michael Herbst, 24.42. 400-2) Stephen Bowe, 3) Justice Oman, 52.70; 8) A.J. Fazio. 800-1) Mychal Hortert, 6) Todd Graham, 2:05.68. 1,500-6) Dan Carrier, 4:29.80; 8) Tyler Wills, 4:32.72. 3,000-7) Dan Carrier, 9:49.55; 8) Tyler Wills, 9:50.56. 110 Hurdles-4) Mason Foumal, 16.62; 300 Hurdles-1) Harris, 42.26; 4) Oman, 44.88; 8) Foumal, 45.90. 4x100 Relay-1) Scappoose (Harris, Bowe, Davison, Shoun), 44.55. 4x400 Relay-1) Scappoose (Hortert, Shoun, Oman, Bowe), 3:29.03.

Shot Put-8) Lucas Anderson, 40-6.5; 14) Kurt Reeves, 37-2; 16) Jo Jo Duran 36-3.75. Discus-6) Jabin Pedro, 111-6; 14) Blake Wills, 85-8; 15) Kurt Reeves, 84-4. Javelin-7) Adam Flahaven, 139-7; 10) Mick Vanek, 123-0; 11) Brandon Luna, 118-5. High Jump-3) Foumal, 5-10; 8) Asa Flanagan, 5-4; 10) Vanek, 5-2. Pole Vault-2) A.J. Fazio, 10-6; 3) Vanek, 10-6. Long Jump-1) Foumal, 20-11; 5) Luna, 19-5.25; 12) Oman, 17-3. Triple Jump-6) Flanagan, 39-2.75; 11) Joey Krupsky, 36-9.75; 14) Davison, 35-6.5.

Girls

Team scores: Banks 150, Yamhill-Carlton 149.5, Scappoose 143.5, Seaside 105, Astoria 73, Tillamook 33.

100-1) Ariel Viera, 13.27; 6) Johana Tull, 13.77; 8) Taylor Tull, 14.41. 200-1) Ariel Viera, 27.11; 6) J. Tull, 28.76; 7) T. Tull, 29.29. 400-4) Julia Grabhorn, 1:04.72; 6) Tia Carnahan, 1:05.75. 800-1) Charlie Davidson, 2:22.11; 2) Abby Kessi, 2:25.15; 5) Kathryn Taylor, 2:35.70. 1,500-1) Charlie Davidson, 4:58.05; 3) Tia Carnahan, 5:01.10; 7) Elise Harley, 5:28.92. 3,000-2) Tia Carnahan, 10:53.93; 7) Elise Harley, 11:42.86; 9) Skylar Fuller, 11:52.57. 100 Hurdles-6) Brittany Hortert, 18.10. 300 Hurdles-7) Molly Orr, 53.19. 4x100 Relay-3) Scappoose (Orr, J. Tull, Grabhorn, Viera), 52.76. 4x400 Relay-2) Scappoose (Harley, Grabhorn, Viera, Davidson), 4:13.23.

Shot Put-4) Heather White, 31-8.75; 9) Sarah Landtiser, 29-3; 10) Jassa Gunn, 29-0.5. Discus-4) White, 102-03; 6) Gunn, 96-1; 13) Landtiser, 76-6. Javelin-8) Hannah Woodbury, 77-3; 14) Landtiser, 67-6. High Jump-7) Sarah Davison, 4-6; 10) Kailynn Stevens, 4-2; 11) Phylicia Haigh, 4-0. Pole Vault-1) Carly DiPietro, 8-6; 8) Stevens, 6-6. Long Jump-5) J. Tull, 15-7.25; 8) DiPietro, 14-10.5; 13) Christine Nguyen, 13-11.75. Triple Jump-4) DiPietro, 32-1; 8) Grabhorn, 30-1.75; 12) Christine Nguyen, 25-8.