Vikings duo tops 4A in early-season top 10

Brea Blankenship and Chad Hughes.

The Siuslaw Vikings have two state track and field leaders, though their marks have been obscured by the mixed nature of Friday's seven-school Central Coast Invitational at Hans Petersen Field.

Lady Vikings senior Brea Blankenship leads 4A in the girls 800 and junior Chad Hughes has the top time in the boys 3,000.

Both set those marks Friday with second-place finishes, Blankenship to 2A standout Holly Hutton of Bandon and Hughes to Alexander Garcia-Silver of 5A North Bend.

Blankenship finished in 2 minutes, 24.92a seconds to Hutton's personal-record 2:23.87a, while Hughes ran a PR 9:33.10a to a PR 9:17.17a by Garcia-Silver. Hutton is a junior and Garcia-Silver a sophomore.

Blankenship also is No. 5 in the 1,500 in 5:15.05a.

Other Vikings in the 4A top 10 include:

  • Boys
  • Senior Skyler Loomis, No. 3 in the javelin at 152-7 and No. 6 in the discus at 125-8.
  • Sophomore Samuel Ulrich, No. 3 in the 800 in 2:03.38a, No. 9 in the 1,500 in 4:29.75a.
  • Junior Rhys Fleming, No. 4 in the javelin at 150-11.
  • Freshman Brayden Linton, No. 5 in the 3,000 in 10:11.18a.
  • Junior Camp Lacouture, No. 5 in the pole vault at 12-6, No. 10 in javelin at 137-8.
  • Sophomore Kyle Hughes, No. 6 in the 3,000 in 10:11.44a.
  • Senior Jaxson Jensen, No. 6 in the 800 in 2:07.80a.
  • Sophomore Kyle Hughes, No. 7 in the pole vault at 11-6.
  • Senior Liam McClellan, No. 8 in discus at 115-1.
  • Sophomore Hunter Petterson, No. 8 in the 100 in 11.68.
  • Siuslaw boys 4x400 relay team, No. 3 in 3:40.56a, and the 4x100 relay team, No. 7 in 46.22a.
  • Girls
  • Junior Rylee Colton, No. 2 in the 1,500 in 5:13.42a.
  • Senior Andrea Osbon, No. 2 in shot put at 37-6, No. 8 in discus at 103-7, No. 6 in javelin at 100-0.
  • Senior Gracie Freudenthal, No. 9 in the 100 hurdles in 18.30a.
  • Siuslaw 4x400 relay team, No. 5 in 4:30.00a.

The Vikings will be at Cottage Grove on Tuesday for a Sky-Em League meet, then play host Friday to the Sky-Em League Showcase, featuring the league's top athletes.


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