Seven Vikings earn shots at state 4A titles


A lucky and hard-working seven Siuslaw Vikings track and field athletes will be competing at the Class 4A state championships this coming Friday and Saturday at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham.

The two boys include Sky-Em League district champions Ryan Jennings, a sophomore, in the 300-meter hurdles and Ryan Rendon-Padilla, a junior, in the javelin.

Jennings ran a personal-record 41.47a seconds, third best in 4A this season, to advance to state.

Rendon-Padilla, defending 4A champion in the javelin, launched the spear 185 feet, 4 inches, short of his school-record 191-7 but better than the 181-7.5 he threw in winning state in 2018.

Rendon-Padilla leads 4A with a 191-7, nearly 23 feet ahead of the 168-11 mark of No. 2 Joseph Grace, a senior at Phoenix.

Lady Vikings advancing to state include sophomores Brea Blankenship, Gracie Freudenthal and Andrea Osbon, junior Hannah Rannow and senior Naomi Shoji.

Rannow is the defending 4A champion at 800 meters, and will have a chance to repeat after winning the Sky-Em district title Saturday in 2:20.32a.

Rannow will compete in the 3,000 after clocking a state-qualifying 10:33.43a Friday for third place at district. Rannow also will run a leg of Siuslaw's 4x400 relay team, which was second at district.

Rannow has state-bests in 4A this season of 2:18.32a in the 800 and 10:14.56a in the 3,000, both PRs.

Blankenship finished second on Rannow's heels Saturday in the 800, with a PR 2:21.20a, third-best this season in 4A. She also will run a leg of the 4x400 relay team.

Freudenthal was second in both hurdles Saturday, with times of 16.34a in the 100 final and 47.72a in the 300. Both were off her personal bests, but not bad considering the heat and that she ran three events in the span of 70 minutes, including anchoring the 4x400 relay team.

Osbon was named the Sky-Em's outstanding girl for throws after winning both the shot put (37-10) and the discus (104-7), while finishing third in the javelin with a PR 100-3.

Shoji will be take the baton first for the 4x400 relay team at state.

Complete district results are online at https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/MeetResults.aspx?Meet=349081&show=all.

SAVING THEIR BEST FOR LAST

The Vikings had 20 athletes — 9 boys and 11 girls — set personal records in one or more events at district, including:

Boys

  • Sophomore Hector Garcia 13.04a in 100, 26.77a in 200
  • Sophomore Ryan Jennings 53.30a in 400, 41.47a in 300 hurdles
  • Junior Brendon Jensen 4:21.29a in 1,500
  • Freshman Camp Lacouture 11-9 in pole vault
  • Freshman Kayden Lane 10-3 in pole vault
  • Sophomore Skyler Loomis 129-2 in discus
  • Junior Ricky Loza-Sanchez 57.32a in 400, 2:21.06a in 800
  • Junior Jared Northrop 4:48.00a in 1,500
  • Freshman Jason Rawlins 12.58a in 100

Girls

  • Sophomore Brea Blankenship 2:21.20a in 800
  • Freshman Arrianna Brown 14.94a in 100
  • Junior Brooklyn Cahoon 27-8 in triple jump
  • Junior Bryn Clement 13-8.5 in long jump
  • Senior Davina Galli 52.77a in 300 hurdles, 8-0 in pole vault
  • Junior Chloe Madden 5:28.90a in 1,500
  • Sophomore Andrea Osbon 100-3 in javelin
  • Freshman Gracie Perkins 13-4.25 in long jump
  • Junior Laney Rodriguez 16.10a in 100
  • Freshman Julia Shoji 1:10.41a in 400, 14-5.75 in long jump
  • Senior Naomi Shoji 1:03.94a in 400

POSTED PROUDLY ON THE PODIUM

The Vikings had 26 athletes —10 boys and 16 girls — finish eighth or better in at least one event to reach the awards podium, including:

Boys

  • Freshman Rhys Fleming 6th in javelin at 137-11
  • Junior Matthew Horillo 8th in shot put at 39-4
  • Junior Bendon Jensen 6th in 1,500 in 4:21.29a, 4th in 4x400 relay
  • Sophomore Jaxson Jensen 6th in 800 in 2:12.24a, 4th in 4x400 relay
  • Sophomore Ryan Jennings 1st in 300 hurdles in 41.47a, 4th in 4x400 relay
  • Junior Kiger Johnson 5th in 800 in season-best 2:09.97a, 4th in 4x400 relay
  • Freshman Camp Lacouture 5th in pole vault at 11-9
  • Freshman Kayden Lane 8th in pole vault at 10-3
  • Sophomore Skyler Loomis 3rd in discus at 129-2, 4th in javelin at 150-5
  • Junior Ryan Rendon-Padilla 5th in discus at 117-9, 1st in javelin at 184-4

Girls

  • Sophomore Brea Blankenship 2nd in 800 in 2:21.20a, 2nd in 4x400 relay
  • Freshman Arrianna Brown 4th in 4x100 relay
  • Junior Brynn Clement 4th in 4x100 relay
  • Freshman Rylee Colton 8th in 1,500 in 5:27.29a
  • Senior Hailie Edgerly 8th in shot put at 27-5, 7th in discus at 85-8
  • Sophomore Gracie Freudenthal 2nd in 100 hurdles in 16.34a, 2nd in 300 hurdles in 47.72a, 2nd in 4x400 relay
  • Senior Davina Galli 6th in 100 hurdles in 17.87a, 6th in 300 hurdles in 52.77a, 4th in pole vault at 8-0, 4th in 4x100 relay
  • Junior Chloe Madden 6th in 3,000 in 11:46.85a
  • Sophomore Andrea Osbon 1st in shot put at 37-10, 1st in discus at 104-7, 3rd in javelin at 100-3
  • Junior Hannah Rannow 1st in 800 in 2:20.12a, 3rd in 3,000 in 10:33.43a, 2nd in 4x400 relay
  • Senior Madison Reynolds 4th in shot put at 31-0, 6th in discus at 90-9
  • Senior Alyssa Richards 5th in javelin at 93-4
  • Freshman Julia Shoji 8th in long jump at 14-5.75, 4th in 4x100 relay
  • Senior Naomi Shoji 2nd in 400 in 1:03.94a
  • Junior Anne Wartnik 7th in 1,500 in 5:23.63a, 7th in 3,000 in 11:58.88a
  • Freshman Winnie Zhen 7th in pole vault at 6-0

SAY IT ISN'T SO: SENIORS SAY SAYONARA

Siuslaw coach Chris Johnson doesn't believe in his athletes giving less than 100 percent.

He doesn't believe in rooting for a major league baseball team (he's a Cubs fan).

And he doesn't believe in the senior recognition night afforded athletes in most other Vikings sports.

So let's salute Vikings seniors in track and field.

Davina Galli, Hailee Edgerly, Madison Reynolds, Alyssa Richards and Naomi Shoji all competed over the weekend for the Lady Vikings.

Distance runner Ethan Hack, who did not compete at district, was the only boy on the Vikings roster this spring, setting PRs in the 1,500 of 5:19.11a and 3,000 of 11:32.12a.

Happy trails all.




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