It comes as no surprise that Waldport’s Addison Stephensen dominated the Sunset Conference district meet.
The senior won each of his four events — 100 meters (11.73) discus (126 feet, 10.75 inches) long jump (20 feet, 6.75 inches) and triple jump (41 feet, 3 inches) — and qualified for the state meet.
What may be surprising is the depth that the Irish track team showed during the Sunset Conference district track meet on Saturday, May 12. Waldport had 20 members compete in the two-day meet. Of those 20, as many as 17 could compete at the state meet, and 13 have already qualified.
Freshman Lillian Simon finished first in the 200 with a time of 29.17. Dylan Yakes won the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 18.52 and Chas Walch cleared 4 feet, 8 inches to win the girls high jump. Also, qualifying was Yakes in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 46.13, Daniel Alvarado in the discus with a toss of 119 feet, 9.5 inches, and Ceirra Topete will also compete at Hayward field in the shot put after a 29 feet, 5 inch heave.
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