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Track: Indian 4x400 still Oregon's fastest


Lincoln and Westview both surpassed the Scappoose time on Wednesday, but the times were both off by 10 full seconds, leaving the Indians atop the state standings

On Wednesday evening, it appeared that 6A powers Lincoln (3:19.40) and Westview (3:20.40) snapped the Indians’ hold on the top spot in the 4x400 relay, both at Westview High School on May 7. The next morning, both times had been shifted almost exactly 10 seconds slower at 3:29.40 and 3:30.37, respectively. Both times were mistakenly entered by Westview, and the switch leaves Scappoose as the fastest 4x400 meter relay team across Oregon and Washington, and second in the entire Pacific Northwest.

The girls' 4x100 team bested themselves once again on May 7 in a home meet with Astoria and Tillamook, breaking their old season PR with a new time of 51.95 seconds.

The Indians also got an impressive performance from Alix Raya, who won the 100 meters and the long jump, setting new career PRs of 13.51 seconds and 15 feet, 10 inches, respectively.

Scappoose also saw a group of freshmen light up the discus compeition. Renay Laird and Delany Sprute both set new personal records of 90-6 and 84-3 on Wednesday for third and fifth. The pair now sit atop Scappoose's list of discus marks for the season.

Senior Charlie Davidson broke under 60 seconds in the 400 meters for the first time this year, winning in 59.82 and coming one twentieth of a second from breaking her 2013 time.

On the boys' side, neither Astoria nor Tillamook could keep up with the Indian sprinters, who swept the top two spots in the 100, 200 and 400 meter races. Justice Oman won the 100 ahead of Nick Rust with a time of 11.45, barely behind Rust's team-leading time of 11.43. Oman also won the long jump.

The 4x100 meter team of Oman, Matt Shoun, Rust and Jarrett White got off to a rocky start, but by the time Shoun rounded the final turn and handed to Oman, the Indians had made up the ground and more, winning the event with a time of 43.81.

The 4x400 team didn't compete, saving their speed for their next big meet, but the Indians got a win from junior Joey Krupsky in the triple jump with a new season PR of 36-11.00.

Fellow junior Dan Carrier, though he finished second behind Tillamook's Hector Rojo, garnished a new lifetime PR in the 800, finishing in two minutes, 2.02 seconds.

Up next, Scappoose will travel to Cottage Grove High School for the Wally Ciochetti Invitational on Friday, May 9. Field events will begin at 2 p.m., with track events starting around 5 p.m. and running until the boys' 4x400 meter relay at around 9:50 p.m.

A full schedule for the meet can be found on athletic.net.