LA GRANDE – Dayville High School track and field athletes did well at the district meet May 14 at La Grande.

Two Tiger athletes will go on to compete at state, this Friday and Saturday, May 20-21 at Western Oregon University in Monmouth.

Justin Larson, a junior, placed second in the javelin with a season best throw of 179-01, and will compete in that event at state.

He also placed fifth in the 100 meters, and fifth in the 200 meters at district.

Senior Shyanne Winters was second in the shot put, third in the javelin, and third in the discus. She will compete at state in both shot put and javelin. Her 31-01.75 shot put, 93-6 discus mark, and 118-1 javelin throw, were all season bests.

Among other competitors placing in the top five of their events:

• Josh Chapman, a junior, took third in the pole vault, with a jump of 10-06. He also competed in the 100 meters. Chapman plans to be back at the vault next year. He suffered an unfortunate incident a few days before districts, when his pole broke.

• Ed Ellson, a senior, was fourth in the pole vault, with a mark of 10-0.

• Freshman Renee Inscore took fifth in the 400 meters.

Other Tiger athletes competing in the meet were Dustin Gibson, senior, who competed well in both the pole vault and 100 meters; freshman Renee Inscore, who placed fifth in the 400, and seventh in the javelin; and Alix Perkins, a freshman, who competed in the pole vault, long jump and 1,500. She placed seventh in the 1500.

“We’re really excited about Justin and Shyanne moving on to state, and for all our athletes. They competed really well,” said head coach Skip Inscore.

Affecting the runners on the team, he said, was an eight-day trip the high school took to Washington, D.C. “For Justin and Shyanne, it gave their arms a chance to rest, but it affected our runners.”

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