Joe Dotson, Max Perry honored by SOU


Siuslaw graduates Joe Dotson (Class of 2015) and Max Perry (2007) have been named to the Southern Oregon University all-decade cross country/track and field team.

Twenty men and 10 women were selected by the SOU athletic department, which has been presenting all-decade teams this summer for each Raiders sport.

Selections are based on "national and conference honors, career bodies of work, outstanding single seasons and impact on team success," according to an SOU press release.

Coaches did not take part in the selection process, the release said.

Dotson, a five-time NAIA all-American, is expected to complete his eligibility next spring, hoping to also qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the decathlon.

The trials are scheduled for June 18-27, 2021, at newly renovated Hayward Field in Eugene.

Perry, currently a coach and a teacher at Siuslaw, was a three-time NAIA all-American, placing second in the shot put in 2012, second in the hammer in 2012 and fourth in the hammer in 2011.

Perry was the 2011 Cascade Conference shot put champion.

Perry holds the SOU hammer record of 194 feet, 8 inches and is fourth all-time on the school's shot-put list at 58-2.5.

The SOU all-decade team is online at

Other Vikings competing at the college level include:

  • Celie Mans (2017) competes in cross country and track and field at Idaho.
  • Hannah Rannow (2020) has signed to compete for Oregon State in cross country and track and field.
  • Ryan Rendon-Padilla (2020) will compete in the javelin at Cornell.
  • Elyssa Rose (2018) has transferred to Southwestern Oklahoma State for her senior season in volleyball. The NCAA Division II school competes in the Great American Conference, which has yet to release a schedule for this fall.
  • Makenzie York (2019) competes in volleyball at Western Oregon University. WOU is a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, which last week suspended competition through Nov. 30 due to Covid-19.



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