State track: Updates from day one at Hayward Field
Linnaea Kavulich breaks school 3,000 record for third place
EUGENE – It's been an incredible year for the talented freshman on the Indians' track and field roster. Twice this season, Sawyer Christopher has reset the boys' javelin record and on Friday afternoon, the girls 3,000 meters school record was snapped by freshman Linnaea Kavulich.
The mark, set in 2009, was previously held by Jenny Elder at 10:34.95 – more than 15 seconds ahead of Kavulich's best time coming in to the state meet, and more than 39 seconds better than her time from the Cowapa League finals.
Kavulich started the 3,000 meter state finals near the back of the pack, slowly moving her way up to fourth by the midway point of the race. With one lap to go, Phoenix junior Emma Amudsen and Henley junior Lexi Healy pulled away, leaving Kavulich and Yamhill-Carlton's Perrin Xthona in a battle for third – one Kavulich would win handily, running away from Xthona to win with a time of 10:31.64.
It's a personal record of just under 14 seconds, and bests the six-year-old school record by three seconds.
Junior Braden Clark got his trip to the state championships off to a solid start on Friday morning at Hayward Field, winning his heat of the 100 meter prelims and taking the second overall seed to Saturday's Class 4A final.
Sprinting on a wet track with intermittent rain, Clark ran the event in 11.58 seconds and finished second behind Elmira's Zach Beltz.
A few hours later, Clark and Joey Krupsky put on a show in the 200 meter prelims. Krupsky finished third in his heat with a time of 22.90 – a new personal record – for the third-fastest time in the preliminary round.
Clark ran against a little more wind than Krupsky, winning his heat with a time of 22.96 seconds to take the second overall seed into Saturday's final at 3:58 p.m. Clark will also compete in the 4x100 and 4x400 relays on Saturday.
Earlier in the day, Scappoose senior Bryson Spratling scratched out of the pole vault competition after clearing 12 feet, six inches for a sixth-place finish.
Scappoose sophomore Alyssa Spang made the finals of the 4A girls long jump, clearing 15 feet, 7.25 inches for eighth place overall.
In the 4A girls 400 meters, Spang qualified for the finals by less than a quarter of a second. Spang took fourth in her preliminary heat with a time of 1:01.57, and will be the eighth seed in tomorrow's 400 meter finals at just before 2:30 p.m.
Tribe junior Eleanor Jones narrowly missed a berth in the finals of the 4A girls 100 meter hurdles, finishing fourth in her heat but ninth overall in the preliminary round. Jones was four one-hundredths of a second behind Philomath's Emma Callender, missing out on Saurday's final.
After one day and five scored events, the Scappoose boys are in 18th place overall with three points. The Scappoose girls sit in a tie for ninth with seven points. Standings are expected to change drastically on Saturday as the majority of events are finished.
Check back for results throughout the day, and follow @JowardHoward on Twitter for more immediate results.
OSAA Track and Field Championships
University of Oregon, Eugene
Boys team standings through five events
1 Hidden Valley 18
1 South Umpqua 18
3 Elmira 16.33
4 North Bent 16
4 Banks 16
6 Valley Catholic 15
7 Philomath 13
8 Sweet Home 12
9 Marshfield 11
10 Henley 8.5
18 Scappoose 3
Out of 23 scoring teams
Girls team standings through four events
1 Marshfield 18
2 Astoria 17
3 Phoenix 13
4 Cascade 12
5 Estacada 10
5 Banks 10
7 Henley 9
8 Crook County 8
9 La Grande 7
9 Scappoose 7
Out of 23 scoring teams
Class 4A Finalists
2nd seed 100 meters
2nd seed 200 meters
4th seed 200 meters
8th seed 400 meters
Class 4A Final results
Linnaea Kavulich, 3rd 3,000 meters
Bryson Spratling, 6th pole vault
Eleanor Jones, 9th 100 meter hurdles