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Tribe track team has shots at district

Indians missing a few athletes from last year, but return much of last year's district champion


by: JOHN BREWINGTON - 2013 Scappoose High Track TeamThe Scappoose Indians have a lot of talent back on their track teams this season and believe not only a district title, but a high finish for the boys is possible at the state meet.

“I think that our boys will be very tough to beat at district,” Scappoose coach David Harley says. “We are hoping to stay healthy and have a shot at a state trophy this year. I also believe that our girls will be in the mix at district.”

The Tribe boys won district last season and while as a team they didn’t place high at state, they did win the final event, the 4x400 relay. Three of the runners on that team: Mychal Hortert, Matt Shoun, and Justice Oman, all juniors, return this year. Shoun, Jadyn Harris, a senior, and Carson Davison, a junior, were also on the 4x100 team that might have placed, but was DQ’d with a lane violation. Harris won the 100 at district with Shoun right behind and Shoun won the 200. Harris also won the 300 hurdles last spring.

The Tribe needs to fill a few spots. They could get some help from Paul Revis, who eschewed baseball this year and is out for track. How the speedy Revis, who is also a jumper, will do remains to be seen, but he could prove a big bonus for the boys.

“Our returning district and state placers from last year will be the ones to watch,” Harley said. “We think that both teams are going be much better overall than last year as we seem to have increased our overall speed in all events”

Harley added, “We are expecting our field events to be even better with the addition of several new athletes, especially in the throws.”

On the girls’ side, the Tribe returns elite distance runners, Charlie Davidson and Tia Carnahan.

Davidson, a junior, won the 800 and 1,500 meter runs at district, and then took third and second, respectively at the state meet. She was first as a freshman in the 1,500.

Carnahan, a senior, was second in the 3,000 at district and fifth in state.

Ariel Viera, better known for her soccer exploits, won the 100 and 200 at district, but was just 11th and 12th at state. It was her first year out for track. She will skip track this spring to get ready for her college soccer career.

Davidson, and Julia Grabhorn, a senior, return from the 4x400 relay team that was second at district last season.

The Indians had a good turnout for track, 96 athletes in all—40 girls and 56 boys.

They had picture day on Thursday under sunny skies and are getting ready for the opening meet, their own Anderson Relays this Thursday.

Two Cowapa League teams, Seaside and Astoria will attend, as will 5A Franklin, and Hockison, Wash. The Indians will be at Sweet Home for the Darrel Deedon Ice Breaker a week later, March 21. The Tribe is then off from meets until April 11.

Scappoose High Track Schedule

March 14 Anderson Relays, Scappoose

March 21 Deedon Ice Breaker, Sweet Home

April 11 BANKS, Scappoose

April 13 Lower Columbia, St. Helens

April 18 Yamhill-Carlton

April 20 Wilsonville Invitational

April 25 TILLAMOOK, Scappoose

May 1 Seaside

May 3 Nike Twilight Relays, Jesuit

May 8 ASTORIA, Scappoose

May 10 Ciochetti Invite, Cottage Grove

May 16 Cowapa District, Seaside

May 17 Cowapa District, Seaside

May 24-25 4A State Meet, Eugene