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Grant Union girls track team wins Wapiti

Grant Union track and field team to send five girls and one boy on to Hayward Field for State Championships.
Angel Carpenter

Blue Mountain Eagle

Published on May 16, 2017 5:22PM

The Grant Union girls track team gathers for a photo after winning the 2A-6 Wapiti League Districts. From left, front row: Megan McManama, Sammi Buckhaults, Reitta Wyllie, Jozie Rude, Erika Dickens and Ellie Justice; back row: Sierra Cates, Sydney Brockway, Kaylee Wright, Trinity Hutchison and Annie Wall. Not pictured Chelsie Kodesh.

Contributed photo/LindseyWyllie.com

The Grant Union girls track team gathers for a photo after winning the 2A-6 Wapiti League Districts. From left, front row: Megan McManama, Sammi Buckhaults, Reitta Wyllie, Jozie Rude, Erika Dickens and Ellie Justice; back row: Sierra Cates, Sydney Brockway, Kaylee Wright, Trinity Hutchison and Annie Wall. Not pictured Chelsie Kodesh.

Grant Union Prospector Kaylee Wright clears the bar in the high jump event at Friday’s district meet in Union.

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Grant Union Prospector Kaylee Wright clears the bar in the high jump event at Friday’s district meet in Union.

Grant Union Prospector Trinity Hutchison competes at Friday’s district meet in Union. She won first place in both the long jump and triple jump, as well as the 4x100-meter relay with teammates Sierra Cates, Sydney Brockway and Kaylee Wright.

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Grant Union Prospector Trinity Hutchison competes at Friday’s district meet in Union. She won first place in both the long jump and triple jump, as well as the 4x100-meter relay with teammates Sierra Cates, Sydney Brockway and Kaylee Wright.

Grant Union Prospector Sydney Brockway competes in the 100 hurdles for third place at the district meet. She was also part of the first-place 4x100-meter relay team.

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Grant Union Prospector Sydney Brockway competes in the 100 hurdles for third place at the district meet. She was also part of the first-place 4x100-meter relay team.


The Grant Union Prospector girls track team claimed victory, as well as six titles, at Friday’s 2A-6 Wapiti League District Meet in Union.

The Grant Union girls racked up 186 points for their win, followed by Enterprise (168), Union (151), Imbler (50) and Elgin (18).

“The girls team has had back-to-back district championships in track and field,” said Grant Union head coach Sonna Smith. “We are fine tuning the athletes this week to make another run at the state championship.”

Helping the Prospector girls take home the first-place trophy was the 4x100-meter relay team, including Sydney Brockway, Trinity Hutchison, Sierra Cates and Kaylee Wright, winning with a time of 51.94.

Wright had two other victories, earning first in the 100 meter (12.62) and javelin (125-07.25), along with a second-place finish in high jump (5-01.00).

Hutchison also had two additional first-place finishes in the long jump (16-05.25) and triple jump (34-01.50).

Jozie Rude earned first in shot put with a throw of 37.06.50 and second-place finishes in her other three field events, including javelin, with a personal record of 120-04, discus (107-03) and pole vault (9-06.00).

Rude said she enjoyed the event, despite the weather.

“Being cold was probably the hardest part, but somehow I ended up getting a PR (personal record) in javelin,” she said. “We have great support from the team. They are definitely a great group.”

Brockway also finished second in the long jump (15.05-75) and the triple jump (32-02.00), where she set a personal record.

The top two placers in each event advance to the state championships in Eugene.

Cates finished third in the 400-meter dash, but will advance to state in that event, as the second-place athlete pulled out of the race.

“This additional event is a plus,” Smith said. “We can use it to try and defend our state title.”

Chelsie Kodesh in shot put and Reitta Wyllie in discus came close to qualifying but were edged out with third-place finishes in those events.

The Grant Union boys team finished fourth with Nick Springer advancing to state in the high jump after clearing the bar at 5-10.00 for second place. Union’s boys team placed first (199.5), followed by Enterprise (158.5), Elgin (111), Grant Union (85) and Imbler (66).

Prospectors Drew Lusco in discus, Tanner Elliott in the 400 and Gage Brandon in the 110 hurdles placed third in those events, but each also set personal records for the day.

Six Grant Union athletes now continue training for state in 14 events. The OSAA 2A State Track and Field Championships is Thursday and Friday, May 18-19, at University of Oregon’s Hayward Field in Eugene.

Grant Union results

2A-6 Wapiti League District Meet

Place/Grade/Name/Result (PR=personal record, SR=season record)

Girls

100 Meters

1. 10 Kaylee Wright 12.62h PR

4. 9 Sierra Cates 13.19h PR

200 Meters

3. 10 Trinity Hutchison 28.12a PR

400 Meters

3. 9 Sierra Cates 1:06.19a PR

5. 9 Ellie Justice 1:18.90a

6. 9 Sammi Buckhaults 1:54.28a

800 Meters

5. 9 Erika Dickens 3:12.14a PR

6. 12 Reitta Wyllie 3:34.35a

1500 Meters

5. 9 Erika Dickens 6:21.59h PR

100m Hurdles - 33”

3. 10 Sydney Brockway 17.48a PR

300m Hurdles - 30”

5. 9 Ellie Justice 1:04.36a

4x100 Relay

1. Sydney Brockway, Trinity Hutchison, Sierra Cates, Kaylee Wright 51.94h

Shot Put - 4kg

1. 11 Jozie Rude 37-06.50

3. 12 Chelsie Kodesh 30-02.00

4. 12 Reitta Wyllie 28-09.50

Discus - 1kg

2. 11 Jozie Rude 107-03

3. 12 Reitta Wyllie 94-10

4. 12 Chelsie Kodesh 92-10

Javelin - 600g

1. 10 Kaylee Wright 125-07.25

2. 11 Jozie Rude 120-04 PR

3. 12 Chelsie Kodesh 100-05

High Jump

2. 10 Kaylee Wright 5-01.00

Pole Vault

2. 11 Jozie Rude 9-06.00

4. 11 Annie Wall 6-06.00

Long Jump

1. 10 Trinity Hutchison 16-05.25

2. 10 Sydney Brockway 15-05.75

Triple Jump

1. 10 Trinity Hutchison 34-01.50

2. 10 Sydney Brockway 32-02.00 PR

Boys

100 Meters

7. 9 Donavan Smith 12.60h PR

200 Meters

7. 9 Donavan Smith 27.34a

8. 11 Josh Carpenter 27.50a SR

9. 10 Braden Spencer 27.94a

400 Meters

3. 10 Tanner Elliott 55.81a PR

9. 11 Josh Carpenter 1:01.33a

800 Meters

5. 10 Tanner Elliott 2:20.73a

6. 12 Trejan Speth 2:29.97a

110m Hurdles - 39”

3. 9 Gage Brandon 20.31a PR

300m Hurdles - 36”

6. 9 Gage Brandon 52.66a

4x400 Relay

5. Gage Brandon, Josh Carpenter, Tanner Elliott, Braden Spencer 4:16.09a

Shot Put - 12lb

5. 12 Nick Springer 38-09.50

7. 9 Drew Lusco 37-04.00 PR

10. 11 Josh Carpenter 31-09.00

Discus - 1.6kg

3. 9 Drew Lusco 107-11 PR

4. 12 Nick Springer 105-07

Javelin - 800g

5. 12 Nick Springer 130-06.75 PR

7. 9 Mason Gerry 130-02

11. 9 Kellen Shelley 113-05

High Jump

2. 12 Nick Springer 5-10.00

4. 11 Duane Stokes 5-06.00

Pole Vault

5. 10 Braden Spencer 9-00.00

Long Jump

5. 9 Mason Gerry 17-09.00 PR

6. 11 Duane Stokes 17-06.00 SR

8. 9 Kellen Shelley 15-09.00

Triple Jump

6. 11 Duane Stokes 35-09.50

7. 9 Mason Gerry 34-08.00

8. 9 Kellen Shelley 32-06.00







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