Jim and Carol’s athletes at Summit High School are back in action for the summer season: first results are for the Madras meet which he says were held in a very cold 37 degrees F, ie just under 3 degrees Celsius. Anyway, the result was a clear victory for Summit in both men’s and women’s groups. They won the Men’s by 111 points to 34, and the women’s by 142 points to 2. Which is the story of the meet: eg in the men’s 100m they had eight of the first ten finishers and in the women’s, there were also eight of the first ten, including the first four. In the 1500m, they had seven of the first ten men, including the first four, and the women had the first five of the nine competitors. One could call it a promising start to the season.
The second meet was against rivals Bend HS and it was a wee bit warmer – around 50 degrees and the result was a mixed one. In the Varsity age group, Summit won both competitions, 104 to 41 for the Men and 97 to 48 for the women. In the (younger) Junior Varsity Group Bend was victorious winning by 124 to 108 in the men’s and 106 to 103 in the women’s.
Two meets then off on a spring break – Jim says most go to Hawaii where it’s a wee bit warmer at this time of year.
Break over, the biggest meet of the year – the Oregon Relays – came up on 13th and 14th April. Jim himself reports:
“We entered three 14 year old freshmen in the 3000 and all ran personal best plus a VARSITY girl in the 3000 who also recorded a pb. The boys DMR – our lead off leg (1200) got knocked on his backside after 450 meters – scrambled to find the baton and finished seventh. That was on the Saturday, next day we came back to set a school record in the 4×800 finishing second to Wilson from Long Beach California. In the Girls DMR Summit finished 2nd – Halliday from Mountain View is a 4:46 miler. The girls won the 4×800 by 10 seconds. More bad luck in the sprint Medley: the lead off leg dropped baton coming out of the block – our 800 runner moved the team from 7th to 3rd place overall.
All in all – good effort from the kids.”
The initials might seem strange to Scottish athletics fans but put simply the DMR is the Distance Medley Relay where the runners cover 1200 – 400 – 800 – 1600m and the SMR is the Sprint Medley Relay of 200 – 200 – 400 – 800 metres. The latter is quite like the Scottish version where the stages are run in the order 400 – 200 – 200 – 800m.
Full results are at https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/meet/318089/results
A week later came the Summit Invitational meet where they entered 20 – half a dozen were only 14 year olds – and they came away with 12 personal best times. It was also a brighter and warmer day with the temperature in the 50’s. Full results can be found at https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/meet/315957/results .
The State Championship Qualifying meeting was held at the start of May and again the boys and girls from Summit performed well. On a day when the temperature was 52 degrees F, and with an 18 mph wind, which was great for the sprinters and jumpers who had it at their back but nor so good for the distance runners, the relevant results were as follows.
Qualified – 2 girls – 800/1500/3000 – 2 boys – 800 and 1 in 1500
Table shows district times and seasonal bests
|800 Meters Varsity – Finals x||districts||season bs||1500 Meters Varsity – Finals x||districts||season bs|
|1||10||Isabel Max||2:25.49a||2.15.31||Summit||1||12||Taylor Vandenborn||4:50.95a||4.42.23||Summit|
|2||10||Azza Borovicka Swanson||2:27.74a||2.21.76||Sum||1||10||Sophie Fisher||4:43.73a PR||4.43.73||Crescent Valley|
|1||11||Geneva Wolfe||2:23.08a SR||2.23.08||Crescent Valley||2||10||Fiona Max||4:51.19a||4.45.82||Summit|
|2||11||Emma Mullins||2:24.76a||2.23.64||The Dalles||3||11||Kelsey Swenson||4:56.78a||4.52.40||Mountain View (OR|
|1||10||Lucy Tsai||2:23.91a PR||2.23.91||Marist||1||9||Sage Reddish||4:54.42a PR||4.54.42||Ashland|
|2||9||Sage Reddish||2:23.93a||2.23.93||Ashland||1||10||Josephine Dickinson||4:56.18a||4.54.53||Hood River Valley|
|1||11||Jori Paradis||2:24.24a SR||2.24.24||Silverton||2||12||Hannah Mason||4:56.71a||4.54.97||Lebanon|
|2||9||Amanda Nygard||2:26.31a||2.24.46||Hermiston||2||12||Ariana Marks||4:56.28a SR||4.56.28||Crater|
|1||10||Samantha Prusse||2:24.58a PR||2.24.58||Wilsonville||2||10||Frances Dickinson||4:56.57a PR||4.56.57||Hood River Valley|
|2||11||Isabella Kansala||2:24.96a PR||2.24.96||Sandy||1||10||Samantha Prusse||4:56.75a||4.56.75||Wilsonville|
|3||11||Evelyn Nunez||4:56.86a PR||4.56.86||Hood River Valley|
|800 Meters Varsity – Finals x||districts||season bs||2||11||Brigid Hanley||4:58.85a PR||4.58.85||La Salle Prep|
|1||12||AJ Sandvig||2:00.33a||1.54.95||Crescent Valley|
|1||12||Jerik Embleton||1:57.08a||1.56.39||Marist||1500 Meters Varsity – Finals x||districts||season bs|
|3||12||Alex Franklin||1:59.77a||1.57.07||Ashland||1||10||Evan Holland||3:54.32a PR||3.54.32||Ashland|
|1||12||Chad Ford||1:59.43a||1.57.80||Summit||2||11||Jantz Tostenson||3:59.93a||3.59.93||Crater|
|2||10||Ryland McCullough||1:58.25a||1.58.25||Crater||3||12||Alex Franklin||4:00.72a PR||4.00.72||Ashland|
|1||10||Ahmed Ibrahim||1:59.29a||1.58.30||Parkrose||4||10||Arlo Davis||4:01.69a PR||4.01.69||Ashland|
|1||SR||Isaac Sanchez||1:58.36a||1.58.36||Hermiston||1||JR||Giovanni Bravo||4:04.41a PR||4.04.41||Woodburn|
|2||SR||Travis Running||1:58.74a PR||1.58.74||Hood River Valley||1||12||Albert Hesse||4:16.40a||4.05.0||Ridgeview|
|2||12||Cole Rene||2:01.12a||1.58.80||Summit||2||12||Jett Ballantyne||4:18.33a||4.05.0||Summit|
|2||12||Oliver Joss||2:01.83a||1.59.92||Corvallis||2||JR||Haile Stutzman||4:05.10a PR||4.05.10||Silverton|
|2||10||Tayler Kellim||2:00.86a PR||2.00.86||Sandy||1||10||Ahmed Ibrahim||4:07.64a||4.05.50||Parkrose|
|3||SR||Nick Oja-Zdroy||2:01.08a PR||2.01.08||Pendleton||2||12||Hassan Ibrahim||4:10.72a PR||4.10.72||Parkrose|
|1||10||Sam Alvarez||4:17.61a||4.17.61||The Dalles|
|2||12||Braxton Wilson||4:18.30a PR||4.18.30||Hood River Valley|
|3000 Meters Varsity – Finals x|
|1||10||Kelsey Gripekoven||9:57.92 PR||OR||Summit||27-Apr||Nike/Jesuit Twilight Relays|
|3||10||Sophie Fisher*||10:22.41 PR||OR||Crescent Valley||10-May||5A-2 MWC Championships|
|4||10||Fiona Max*||10:29.2||OR||Summit||9-May||5A-4 IMC District meet day 1|
|5||10||Frances Dickinson||10:30.69 PR||OR||Hood River Valley||21-Apr||Wilsonville Invitational|
The high spot for most Summit athletes were the State Championships – where they always did well. 2018 was no exception with the girls winning their side of things. The full results are here Note particularly the Girls 800, 1500 and 1500.