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Scappoose track makes mark at Jesuit
Revis posts second, third; Davidson breaks own 1,500 meter record
The Scappoose Indians made an impression at the elite Nike/Jesuit Twilight Relays on Friday with several placing in the event.
Some of the best athletes from 28 schools competed in their top events.
The Indians Paul Revis had his best time of the season with a third place in the afternoon 100 in 11.13. The top six runners in the 4A ranks are within two one-hundredths of that mark. Revis was even better in the long jump with a second-place leap of 21-feet, 6.75-inches.
Paul was third in the afternoon 100 meters, but would have finished 7th overall when the elite 100 sprinters are added in. He also long jumped very well in getting second coach David Harley said.
They boys also got an eighth place from the 4x100 relay team (Matt Shoun, Jarrett White, Nick Rust, Revis) and a seventh from the 4x400 relay team (Mychal Hortert, Nick Rust, Revis, Justice Oman). The 4x400 time of 3:26.07 is third in the state this season and less than a second behind first. Scappoose won the event at state last season and were half a second faster than their state mark. Their 4x100 time of 43.66 is their best this season, and a second faster than their time at district last season. They DQd at state and probably would have placed there.
The relay times were fantastic and all the guys were quite excited to be right in the range of new school records and look to break both of them very soon, Harley added.
Not to be outdone, the Tribes Charlie Davidson also broke here school record in the 1,500 with a 4:42.92 to finish 11th overall. Thats better than her state championship time as a freshman, and her second-place time at state last year.
Charlie did reset her record in convincing fashion, which was great to see. Harley said. There were terrific runners in that elite race and she more than held her own with some of the best runners in the state and nation.
The Indians had a meet with Astoria this week, and some will go to Cottage Grove on Friday, but the emphasis is on getting ready for district next Thursday and Friday at Seaside.
As far as getting ready for next week, Harley concluded, I think the boys are clearly the team to beat and the girls should be competitive with a fairly close team race among all schools for the girls title. We hope to take a big group down to state in three weeks, with the bulk of our athletes that are likely to do well including boys sprinters, relays, and hurdlers, girl hurdlers and distance runners, and some field event athletes thrown in among both teams. Should be fun and hopefully the weather will cooperate for all the schools.
Scappoose results at Jesuit:
1003) Paul Revis, 11.13. Long Jump2) Revis, 21-6.75. 4x100 Relay8) Scappoose (Matt Shoun, Jarrett White, Nick Rust, Paul Revis), 43.66. 4x400 Relay7) Scappoose (Mychal Hortert, Rust, Revis, Justice Oman), 3:26.07. Javelin23) Kenny Klippel, 153-4.
1,50011) Charlie Davidson, 4:42.95. 3,00025) Tia Carnahan, 11:23.89. 100 HurdlesEleanor Jones, 18.81.