Scappoose boys 2nd in 400, 4x400; Charlie Davidson 2nd in 1,500
The Scappoose boys didnt get the trophy they wanted from the 4A state meet last Friday and Saturday, but all-in-all they made their mark with some pretty good performances.
The Tribe team would have had to set personal bests in just about every event they were entered in to move up into hardware territory. Still they managed to place in eight events.
I thought we did really well, Scappoose coach David Harley said afterwards. We finished where we thought we had a chance to finish. Some of those teams (above us) had individuals that did really well. La Pines (Jeremy) Derosiers wasnt even out for track last year.
Perhaps the top performance for the boys was in the 4x400 relay, the last event of the meet. It literally came right down to the wire before the Indians were edged on the final leg. Justice Oman, a junior, started the anchor leg just a couple of strides behind Hidden Valleys Hunter Tillery and maybe a step in front of familiar foe Markus Pullen of Tillamook. Oman came close, but Tillery nudged him at the finish line. Oman again nipped Pullen for second. The Indians were just .15 off first, which was only a one-hundredth faster that the Tribes fastest time of the season, 3:24.79.
It was an awesome race, Oman said afterwards. We ran pretty close to our best time.
Mychal Hortert started the race for Scappoose and kept the Indians in contention. Nick Rust did the same on the second round. Paul Revis, running his last high school race, turned on the afterburners and put Scappoose in second place for the final leg. Oman gave it his all, again beating Pullen, but unable to move in front of Tillery.
That race wasnt the only highlight for the Indians over the Memorial Day weekend. Oman earned an individual second place in the 400, finishing right on the heels of La Pines Jeremy Desrosiers. He had a big margin over Michael Capri of Newport and Pullen.
Justice showed that hell be one of the elite long sprinters in the state next year, Harley added. Some other coaches really took notice of him in the prelims. Hell be even stronger next year.
Harley had four athletes out for state for the first time, too. Three of them made it to state. Senior Paul Revis would make the finals in four events.
For Paul to be all-state in four events was really something, Harley noted. Kyle Kramer made it to state in the hurdles, and Kenny Klippel did well in the javelin. We had some surprisesMick Vanek in the pole vault and Joey Krupsky in the triple jump. Jadyn Harris finished solid in the hurdles.
For the Scappoose girls, all of their team points came from junior Charlie Davidson. She would run a solid 1,500-meter race (4:45.44) but finished second to Sierra Brown of Hidden Valley. It was Davidsons second fasted time of the season.
Charlie ran the race she wanted to run, Harley said. She wanted to stay close and out kick her at the end but it didnt work out. She used a lot of energy and it made the 800 tougher. Its a very difficult double. Not many kids do that double, you might win one but not both.
Davidson would appear to run out of gas in the closing stages of the 800, summoning a strong effort at the finish to hold onto third place in 2:18.77, also her second fastest time in that event. No other Lady Indian would score points in the meet.
Harley said that he would talk to Davidson about what events she will compete in next season. Shell be a clear-cut favorite in whatever event she runs. She has some Division 1 colleges looking at her.
The Tribe boys did have their fastest time of the season in the 4x100 relay with a 43.36, but that wasnt close enough for winner North Valley (42.79) and runner-up La Pine (42.93). Harris, Jarrett White, Oman and Revis comprised the team.
Revis added points for Scappoose in the 100. He wasnt quite on his best time of the season, but near his second best in a fourth-place 11.35. He would have needed his best of 11.16 to win it.
Other notable efforts for Scappoose included: a fifth place by Harris in the 300 intermediate hurdles (40.11); a sixth in the triple jump (42-2.5) by sophomore Joey Krupsky; a seventh in the pole vault with a career best 13-0 by Mick Vanek; and an eighth place by Revis in the long jump with a 20-8 effort.
Others competing at state, but not placing in the top eight included: freshman Jarrett White (10th) in the 200; Kyle Kramer, a senior, 13th in the high hurdles; Kenny Klippel, a junior, 12th in the javelin (142-3); sophomore Asa Flanagan in the high jump and triple jump (13th); and freshman Braden Clark in the long jump (18-0.25).
Top finishes for the girls included a 12th place in the 4x400 relay (4:12.16). The Tribe team included: Haley Wight, a junior; Abby Kessi, a junior; Eleanor Jones, a freshmen; and Davidson. Carly DiPietro, a senior, had a 12th in the pole vault (8-6) and was 11th in the triple jump.
Harley pointed out that while the Indians will lose some athletes to graduation, they also bring back a pretty good group next season.
I think it was a good meet that bodes well for the future. We have some holes to fill, but we should be right where we want to be, he concluded.
Team scores: Siuslaw 60; North Valley 56; Cascade 55; La Pine 52; Newport 39 Scappoose 37 Ontario 35; North Bend 30.5 Hidden Valley 30; Seaside 28; La Grande 26; Baker, Tillamook 19; Molalla 16; Estacada 15; La Salle 14; Banks 11.5; Cottage Grove 11; Elmira, Sisters, Klamath Union 10; Junction City 9, S. Umpqua, Gladstone, Crook County Stayton, Sweet Home 8; Philomath 7, Douglas, Ridgeview 5, Central, Astoria 4; Madras 3, Bookings-Harbor 1.
1004) Paul Revis, 11.35; 9) Jarrett White, 11.56. 20010) Jarrett White, 23.25. 4002) Justice Oman, 50.39. 300 Hurdles5) Jadyn Harris, 40.53; 13) Kyle Kramer, 43.13. 4x100 Relay3) Scappoose (Harris, White, Oman, Revis), 43.36. 4x400 Relay2) Scappoose (Mychal Hortert, Nick Rust, Revis, Oman), 3:24.93. Javelin12) Kenny Klippel, 142-3. High JumpNH) Asa Flanagan. Pole Vault7) Mick Vanek, 13-0. Long Jump8) Paul Revis, 20-8; 13) Braden Clark, 18-0.25. Triple Jump6) Joey Krupsky, 42-2.5; 13) Flanagan, 39-8.25.
Team scores: Gladstone 65, Newport 61; Cottage Grove, Molalla 56; North Valley 55; Estacada 34; Hidden Valley 26.75; Ridgeview 25; Banks 24; Siuslaw 23; Henley 22.75; Sisters 20; Crook Country 19.5; Seaside 19; Douglas 17.75; Philomath 17; Yamhill-Carlton, Elmira 15; Scappoose 14; Sutherlin 12; Phoenix 9; North Bend 7.75; S. Umpqua, Mazama, Stayton 7; Junction City 6; La Grande 4; McLoughlin, North Marion, Astoria 3; La Salle, Ontario 2; Cascade, Klamath Union, Central 1; La Pine .5.
8003) Charlie Davidson, 2:18.77; 13) Abby Kessi, 2:30.75. 1,5002) Charlie Davidson, 4:45.44. 4x40012) Scappoose (Haley Wight, Kessi, Eleanor Jones, Charlie Davidson), 4:12.16. Pole Vault12) Carly DiPietro, 8-6. Triple Jump11) DiPietro, 31-10.75.