WALDPORT — The Waldport High School track and field teams didn’t top the team standings for longtime head coach William Bittick during his final home meet — a three-school 2A-SD-3 meet April 27 against Monroe and Glide. But several Irish athletes turned in top efforts in their last interscholastic event this season at the school.
Waldport senior Levi Fruechte led the Irish boys to a second-place team finish with 155 points. Glide tallied 237, and Monroe scored 140. Fruechte won his signature event — the pole vault — claimed victory in a fill-in role in the 400 meters and was third in the long jump. He also ran the anchor leg for Waldport’s winning 400-meter relay team, composed of Johnny Miller, Zak Holsey and Noah Fruechte.
Miller, a sophomore, won the 100 and took fourth in the long jump, Holsey won the long jump and was edged by Glide senior Caleb Thomas for the 300 hurdles titles. Also for the Irish, Noah Fruechte placed second in the pole vault, and junior Andrew Gordon was third in the 400.
For the Waldport girls, senior Hadley McSharry won the high jump with a personal-best leap of 4 feet, 4 inches, and was third in the long jump. Waldport junior Iris Donovan won the 400 and sophomore Mia Dooley finished second in the high jump.
2A-SD 3 meet
April 27 at Waldport
Girls team scores: Glide 176, Monroe 131, Waldport 46.
Boys team scores: Glide 237, Waldport 155, Monroe 140.
Complete individual results: https://tinyurl.com/2jhurjdu.
Junction City Invitational
At Junction City, senior Klaira Flatt was the top area performer Saturday in leading the Toledo girls to a ninth-place team finish out of 19 schools.
Flatt took second in the 300 hurdles and long jump, third in the 400 meters and fifth in the triple jump. Boomer junior Avery Tyler added a sixth-place finish in the javelin.
The Toledo boys, paced by junior Gunner Rothenberger’s fourth-place finish in the 300 hurdles, placed seventh in the team standings. Eddyville Charter, which placed 12th as a team, was led by senior Payton Rockmore’s fourth-place finish in the discus and Anthony Guenther, who was fifth in the 100 meters.
Junction City Invitational
Girls team scores: Junction City 1,402, Churchill 1,32,4.5 Elmira 1,232.5, Sweet Home 1,116.5, North Eugene 1,013.5, Marshfield 920, Douglas 829, South Umpqua 618, Toledo 598, North Douglas 561, Creswell 474.5, Monroe 435, Alsea 327.5, Lowell 303, Oakridge 243, Crow 205, Eddyville Charter 152, Waldport 109.5, Mohawk 43.5.
Boys team scores: Junction City 1,654.5, Churchill 1,542, Marshfield 1,510, North Eugene 1,300.5, Elmira 1,145, Sweet Home 1,044.5, Toledo 741.5, Creswell 736, Douglas 649.5, Monroe 602, South Umpqua 524, Eddyville Charter 412, North Douglas 411, Waldport 399, Crow 329.5, Oakridge 262.5, Lowell 190.5, Alsea 131, Elkton 95.
Complete individual results: https://tinyurl.com/2p9b54ew.
At Stayton, Taft senior Brayan Mateo-Perez and Newport junior Landon Cunningham turned in the top efforts for area schools last Saturday at the Stayton Invitational, which featured 24 girls programs and 21 boys teams.
Mateo-Perez led the Tiger boys to a tie for 16th place in the team standings by winning the 100 meters in 11.87 seconds to best Molalla junior Brayden Cunningham by 0.03 seconds. Cunningham won the boys javelin with a distance of 145 feet, 2 inches in pacing Newport to a tie for sixth.
Other Cubs boys highlights included a second in the discus and a fourth in the shot put by senior Noah Daniels, senior Quintin Travis earned silver in the high jump, a fifth-place finish by senior James Lackey in the 800 and a sixth-place finish from sophomore Ethan Osborn in the 400.
The Taft girls, who finished tied for 15th, were led by senior Kadence James, who took second in the high jump, and freshman Sienna Lillebo who earned matching sixth-place finishes in the 100 and 200.
Freshman Andiah Johnson topped the Newport girls’ effort with a fourth in the long jump, while sophomore teammate Charlotte Gardner was fifth in the 800 for the Cubs, who finished 19th.
Girls team scores: Philomath 143, McKay 58.5, Stayton 56, Molalla 47, Regis 42, Amity 39, Ridgeview 37, Siuslaw 35, Sisters 34.5, Estacada 33, Cottage Grove 27, Tillamook 25, Woodburn 22, Santiam 16, Gervais 13, Taft 13, Catlin Gable 11, Central Linn 11, Newport 10, Yamhill-Carlton 9, North Marion 7, North Clackamas Christian 6, Banks 4, Scio 2.
Boys team scores: Siuslaw 109.5, Ridgeview 70, Cottage Grove 667.5, Philomath 58.5, McKay 512, Newport 45, Banks 44.5, Tillamook 37, Molalla 30.5, Stayton 27, Estacada 17, Central Linn 15, Catlin Gable 13, North Marion 13, Woodburn 13, North Clackamas Christian 12, Taft 12, Amity 10, Yamhill-Carlton 10, Sisters 6.5, Scio 6.
Complete individual results: https://tinyurl.com/bdhc6zp8.
Taft at Dayton meet
At Dayton, both the Tiger girls and boys teams placed fourth April 28 out of five schools.
James topped the Taft girls with matching second-place finishes in the 100 meters and the high jump. Tiger freshman Julia Towers placed fourth in the 800.
The Taft boys received a victory from sophomore Dylan Stutzman in the 1,500, while freshman Trenton Battle was second in the 100, and fourth in the 200 and long jump. Taft freshman Joseph Lines-Oldshield was second in the 800 meters and the Tiger boys won the 1,600 relay.
Girls team scores: Blanchet Catholic 121.83, Regis 114, Dayton 42.67, Taft 16.5, Colton 10.
Boys team scores: Blanchet Catholic 118.33, Regis 100.67, Dayton 62, Taft 38, Colton 7.
Complete individual results: https://tinyurl.com/3nv4ud8f.
Toledo at Oakland meet
At Oakland, Flatt led the Boomer girls, and the Rothenberger brothers paced the Toledo boys April 28 in a league meet with Oakland and Lowell.
Flatt earned wins in the 400 and 300 hurdles and took second in both the long jump and triple jump. Also for the Toledo girls, junior Avery Tyler won the javelin and was third in the 200, and junior Tayla Stevenson was second in the 200 and third in the 100.
Toledo junior Gunner Rothenberger won the high jump and the 800 meters, while sophomore Cooper Rothenberger added a win the discus and a silver in the shot put. Also for the Boomer boys, sophomore Rickey Plummer won the triple jump and placed second in the long jump and triple jump.
Girls team scores: Oakland 141, Toledo 53, Lowell 25.
Boys team scores: Oakland 112, Toledo 66, Camas Valley 29, Lowell 25.
Complete individual results: https://tinyurl.com/bddwdrx5.
Outback Field & Track Invitational
At Silver Lake, sophomore Zion Fantroy and freshman Chase Adams led the way for the Warriors boy, who were second of 14 teams.
Fantroy won the 200 meters and took fourth in both the boys high jump and long jump competitions. Adams was fifth in the triple jump, and sixth in the 300 hurdles and sixth in the high jump.
Also for Siletz Valley, senior Tyler Barnhart placed fifth in the shot put.
Outback Field & Track Invitational
April 29 at Silver Lake
Girls team scores: La Pine 98, North Lake 95, Lost River 76.33, Modoc 62.33, Chiloquin 58, Lakeview 53.33, Bonanza 43, Paisley 35, Cascades Academy of Central Oregon 30, Culver 23, Crosspoint Christian 21, Gilchrist 18.
Boys team scores: Culver 92, Lost River 90, La Pine 68.5, North Lake 67.5, Chiloquin 63.5, Crosspoint Christian 46, Lakeview 44, Mitchell-Spray 42, Siletz Valley 38.5, Bonanza 21, Cascades Academy of Central Oregon 18, Gilchrist 17.5, Modoc 14.5, Paisley 6.
Complete individual results: https://tinyurl.com/vdhkkj2j.