Panther athletes hot on the track and field

Prairie City athlete Marika Woodbury warms up for the javelin, with the help of her mom, Melissa.

JOHN DAY – Prairie City athlete Cole Hoberg leapt for first place in the high jump at the Grant Union Invitational track meet April 30 at John Day.

He continues to hold the No. 1 spot in the event among Oregon 1A athletes.

Brady Doty took first place, and set a new season’s record at Three Flags Field. His throw of 188-10 was an additional 5 feet 6 inches over his last throw. He is also in the top 1A spot.

Also at No. 3 among small schools in the state, the Panther foursome of Sawyer Schulze, Tucker Billman, Hoberg and Doty, took first place in the 4x100 relay.

Among top girls competitors, Katie Cary threw for first place in the javelin. She is ranked No. 2 in 1A javelin.

Also holding Top 10 status is Kieley Williams, in a two-way tie for No. 7 in the long jump, and Doty, No. 10 in long jump. Williams took first place in the high jump, and set a season’s best performance, while Doty placed first in the long jump, also a season’s best.

Also at the Grant Union Invitational, Hoberg, Schulze and Billman took the first three spots, with Schulze and Billman tying for second place with a time of 12.23.

Other results from first through fourth place , with season’s records marked as SR, were:

Kushaiah Dahlen, first, 800 meters, SR; and fourth in the 1500 meters.

Hoberg was second in the 200 meters, with Billman, fourth.

Austin Rose took fourth in the 400 meters.

Doty and Cory Hayes took the top two spots in the shot put. Schulze was third in the discus.

Prairie City girls also did well, with Kailey Neal taking fourth in the 100 meters, and fifth in the 200 meters.

Kristin Nash was first in the 1500 meters, a new season’s record. She also set best marks for the year with her third-place performances in the shot put and discus.

The 4x100 relay of Salona Mecham, Williams, Neal and Rachel Grey, took second place.

Cary and Nash took second and third in the shot put. Nash and Mecham were third and fourth in the discus. Mecham also threw for fourth place in the javelin.

Williams was second in the long jump, with Rachelle Hill, fourth. Hill also took second in the triple jump.

Other Prairie City results at the meet were:

Rachel Grey, fifth, long jump.

Cory Hayes, sixth, 100 meters; 10th, javelin.

Austin Rose, sixth, 200 meters; 7th, javelin.

Jessica Grey, sixth, shot put, SR; ninth, discus.

Marika Woodbury, sixth, 200 meters, SR; 11th, javelin, SR.

Kailey Neal, eighth, discus, SR.

Kelli Woodworth, eighth, javelin.

Zane Stewart, 10th, shot put; 11th, discus, SR; 13th, javelin, SR.

Karissa Richardson, 11th, shot put; 12th, discus, SR.

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