Exploding Whale Sports
May 18, 2019, 12:47am
The Siuslaw Vikings were 2-for-2 in winning state titles and 5-for-5 in qualifying races Friday at the Oregon School Activities Association Class 4A track and field championships at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham.
Vikings juniors Hannah Rannow and Ryan Rendon-Padilla were the champions, Rannow in the girls 3,000 meters and Rendon-Padilla in the boys javelin.
Rannow had a strong finish in running a personal-record 10 minutes, 14.30a seconds, the second-fastest time in school history. Katy Potter ran a 10:09.22a in 2013.
Rendon-Padilla, the school record-holder in the javelin (191-7), won by more than 13 feet with a heave of 186 feet, 11 inches. He won the state 4A title last spring at 181-7.5.
Vikings qualifying Friday for Saturday finals included Rannow and sophomores Brea Blankenship, Gracie Freudenthal and Ryan Jennings.
Rannow qualified in the 800, which she won last season. She will be joined by Blankenship in the girls final at 3:47 p.m. Saturday.
Freudenthal qualified in both the girls 100-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles. The 100 hurdles final is 3:21 p.m. and the 300 hurdles final is 4:25 p.m.
Jennings qualified in the boys 300 hurdles, and will compete for a title at 4:33 p.m. Saturday.
Siuslaw sophomore Andre Osbon will be seeking two state titles Saturday, the girls discus at 2 p.m. and the girls shot put at 3:30 p.m.
Siuslaw's girls 4x400 relay team of senior Naomi Shoji, Blankenship, Rannow and Freudenthal will run in timed finals at 5:05 p.m. Saturday.
Links to results and session schedules are online at http://www.osaa.org/activities/btf/results?div=4A-3A