Thomas Hughes and Kendrick Alvarez qualify in hurdles; Nate Reed wins discus, second in javelin; Kylie Reinholdt and Patience Marshall also going

by: JOHN BREWINGTON - St. Helens' Thomas Hughes qualifed for the 5A state meet in both hurdle events at district. He took first in the high hurdles, and second behind teammate Kendrick Alvarez in the 300 hurdles.The St. Helens Lions weren’t expected to make much of a mark at the Northwest Oregon Conference District meet last week, but did qualify five individuals to state in six events.

The Lions finished fourth overall, a decent effort for the boys. The girls were sixth.

“I thought our boys team did very well at district,” St. Helens coach Gerry Tinkle said. “Taking fourth was quite an accomplishment. The bigger the meet, the better we are going to do. I think we’ll have some state meet points too.”

Tinkle said Kendrick Alvarez was a surprise in theby: JOHN BREWINGTON - St. Helens' Kendrick Alvarez was a surprise second in the high hurdles and won the 300 meter intermediate hurdles. long hurdles, taking first place with a 39.99, third best in the state this season and within a second of first. Teammate Thomas Hughes also qualified in second with a 40.04, putting him fourth in the rankings. Hughes and Alvarez also qualified in the high hurdles. Hughes took first with a 15.59 (15.42 prelims). That’s eighth in the performance charts. Alvarez moved up from third in the prelims to take second in 15.82, just off the top 10.

Also qualifying in two events was Nate Reed in the discus and the javelin. “Nate Reed had tough competition in the throws,” Tinkle said, “but he came through.”

Reed won the discus with a 143-feet, 9-inch toss,by: JOHN BREWINGTON - St. Helens' Nate Reed won the discus with a personal best throw, and took second in the javeling with another personal best. Both efforts earn him a trip to state. just a foot off the top 10, and beating out a favored Milwaukie competitor. Reed took second in the javelin with his best toss of the season, 182-2. That moved him ahead of Jon Horn of Liberty. He finished behind Wilsonville’s Johnny Ragin at 185-0. Ragin’s 199-3 from earlier is best in the 5A ranks.

Tinkle pointed out that Reed, Nick Dummer and Dillan Crook all scored in the javelin. He also said Bryan Strang ran a good 3,000, finishing third but not making it to state.

Girls making the trip to state include Patience Marshall in the 800 (second) and Kylie Reinholdt in the long jump and triple jump (first and second, respectively).

“Patience ran a very good 800,” Tinkle noted. “She was where she was supposed to be the entire race and when it came time to kick she left the third place person in the dust. We knew what she was capable of. She works very hard in practice.”

Reinholdt came close to qualifying in three events. She actually tied two others in the high jump, making 4-10 on her third try. No one made the next height but the others qualified based on fewer jumps. Reinholdt won the long jump with a 16-8, her best of the season. She was second in the triple jump, going 35-3.25, another best.

“It was not one of our best (seasons),” Tinkle added, “but it ended on a positive note. Next year we need to improve our commitment to getting better each day and we will have a more successful year.”

St. Helens results:


Team scores: Wilsonville 156, Sherwood 107, Milwaukie 105, St. Helens 85, Liberty 80, Sandy 69, Putnam 33, Parkrose 23.

100—19) Tanner Long, 12.06; 21) Jeff Steinke, 12.20. 200—16) Long, 24.92; 19) Giovanni Carugo, 25.39. 400—12) Bryce Bumgardner, 56.79; 13) Carugo, 57.35; 800— 14) Jessie Vanderwall, 2:16.83. 1,500—5) Bryan Strang, ‘4:17.94; 13) Casey Cooke, 4:32.59; 17) David Sumsion, 4:40.14. 3,000—3) Strang, 9:30.34; 11) Sumsion, 10:04.80; 16) Tanner Boyle, 10:22.36. 110 Hurdles—1) Thomas Hughes, 15.59; 2) Kendrick Alvarez, 15.82. 300 Hurdles—1) Alvarez, 39.99; 2) Hughes, 40.04. 4x100 Relay—6) St. Helens (Steinke, Hughes, Long, Matthew Cox), 45.54. 4x400 Relay—5) St. Helens (Steinke, Nate Reed, B. Bumgardner, Hughes), 3:38.05.

Shot Put—7) Jacob Zartman, 44-9.75; 14) Matthew Denakis, 38-9.5; 15) Corey West, 39-8. Discus—1) Reed, 143-9; 8) Denakis, 118-4; 18) West, 102-2. Javelin—2) Reed, 182-2; 5) Nick Dummer, 166-11; 7) Dillion Crook, 153-9. High Jump—16) B. Bumgardner, 5-0. Pole Vault—4) Chris Gray, 12-0; 8) Levi Luttrell, 11-0. Long Jump—10) Steinke, 19-1; 16) Gray, Gage Bumgardner, 17-3. Triple Jump—12) G. Bumgardner, 35-7.25.


Team scores: Sherwood, 148.5; Liberty 125.5; Wilsonville 122.5; Milwaukie, 83.5; Sandy 77, St. Helens 51, Putnam 38, Parkrose 9.

100—12) Lydia Reardon, 14.67. 200—9) Sydney Nett, 29.05; 13) Reardon, 30.73. 400—10) Nett, 1:05.47. 800—2) Patience Marshall, 2:25.50. 1,500—13) Amy Sumsion, 5:39.46; 14) Megan Waite, 5:41.35; 17) Stephanie Pfau, 5:51.76. 3,000—13) Amy Sumsion, 5:39.46; 15) Megan Barnes, 13:00.61. 100 Hurdles—6)Alyna Habel, 18.13; 13) Logan Kalauli, 19.37. 300 Hurdles—10) Habel, 53.56; 16) Kalauli, 54.95. 4x100 Relay—6) St. Helens (Jillian Ross, Nett, Alyssa Holz, Kylie Reinholdt), 53.29. 4x400 Relay—7) St. Helens (Waite, Reardon, Marshall, Annika Bingaman), 4:35.96.

Shot Put—12) Regan Duarte, 29-1.25; 17) Dana Sukau, 26-7.25; 18) M’Kenzie Brookes, 25-7.25. Discus—5) Chelsee Rennie, 98-7; 10) Sukau, 85-2; 12) Duarte 81-5. Javelin—5) Rennie, 109-3; 8) Sukau, 102-4; 9) Kennen Hembree, 97-3. High Jump—T1) Reinholdt, 4-10 (missed state qualification on number of jumps); 4) Holz, 4-8. Long Jump—1) Reinholdt, 16-8; 9) Ross, 15-1.5. Triple Jump—2) Reinholdt, 35-3.25; 9) Ross, JOHN BREWINGTON - St. Helens' Kyle Reinholdt tied for first in the high jump, but missed a trip to state based on the number of jumps. She went on to win the long jump and take second in the triple jump.

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