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home : sports & recreation : sports & recreation June 28, 2016

4/9/2013 2:04:00 PM
Boys track falls in league action
Kyle Wattenberg puts everything hes got into the shot put. photo by Charlie Kanzig
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Kyle Wattenberg puts everything hes got into the shot put. photo by Charlie Kanzig

Austin Sandsness and Andrew Snyder go all-out in the 100 meters. photo by Charlie Kanzig
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Austin Sandsness and Andrew Snyder go all-out in the 100 meters. photo by Charlie Kanzig

Short-handed tracksters come up short at Junction City
Spring break vacationers took a toll on the depth of the girls' track team, resulting in a third-place finish among three teams in a Sky-Em meet held at Junction City on Thursday, April 11.

Sisters was missing some of its biggest scorers - Zoe Falk, Aria Blumm, and Michaela Miller - but still competed well, according to Head Coach Josh


"It's tough having a meet in the middle of spring break, so I am proud of those kids who took part this week," he said.

Madison Boettner won two events, and Alicia Haken won another two and placed in two other events to help the Outlaws cause, but it wasn't enough to overtake Lions and Tigers.

Boettner won the 1,500 (5:56) and the 3,000 (13:03), while Haken won the 100 hurdles (18.39), the triple jump (31 feet 3 inches), took second in the high jump (4 feet 6 inches), and placed fourth in the shot put (27 feet 1 inch).

Natalie Marshall and Tessa O'Hern both cleared 7 feet 6 inches to go 1-2 in the pole vault, while freshmen Nina Horner (4 feet 6 inches) and Peyton Zanck (4 feet 4 inches) finished second and fourth respectively in the high jump.

Molly Boyle placed second in both the 100 meters (13.80) and 200 meters (28.68), while Danielle Lovegren did the same in the 100 hurdles (18.59) and 300 hurdles (52.90). Freshman Macadia Calavan finished as the runner-up in the 400 (1:05.20).

"It will be great to have everyone back and be able to compete in front of our home crowd," Nordell said.

The Outlaws should be back at full strength for this week's home meet, set for Thursday at 4 p.m. against Elmira and La Pine.

By Charlie Kanzig

Blustery and wet spring weather greeted the Outlaws in a three-way Sky-Em League meet at Junction City Thursday, April 4. Despite some season-best efforts, Sisters could not overcome Cottage Grove's overall depth and Junction City's speed in the sprint events.

Official team scores turned out to be inaccurate, but it was confirmed that Sisters placed third among the three schools.

The boys team scored the bulk of its points at distances of 800 meters and above, and from Jake McAllister's performances in the hurdles and jumping events.

McAllister won the 300 hurdles (44.11), the high jump (5 feet 10 inches), and second in the long jump in which he established a new personal best of 19 feet 7 inches.

A crew of freshmen distance runners covered the points for the Outlaws in the absence of Brandon Pollard, who is out for two to four weeks with a hairline fracture in his foot. Izaak Kanzig won the 800 (2:12), Dyut Fetrow won the 3,000 (10:14.91) and Gabe Rice (4:49) and Jadon Bachtold (4:51) placed second and third in the 1,500.

Another frosh, Austin Sandsness (12.24), edged his senior teammate Andrew Snyder by .01 seconds in the 100 meters as the pair placed third and fourth respectively for the only sprint points of the day for the Outlaws. Just .04 seconds separated the top four finishers in the 100.

Ian Baldessari picked up a tie for first place in the 110 hurdles with a time of 17.86 seconds and Kyle Wattenberg picked up the only points for the team in the throwing events with a third-place finish in the discus (100 feet, 11 inches) and a fourth-place effort in the javelin (108 feet 4 inches). While he did not score, Wattenberg also picked up a personal best in the shot put with a toss of 33 feet 11 inches.

"We look to score in every event this week - throwing, jumping, sprinting, hurdling, and running - to keep up with the competition," said Head Coach Josh Nordell. "We are coming together as a team more each week."

The Outlaws host the Elmira Falcons and the La Pine Hawks Thursday, April 11 in another three-way Sky-Em League meet. Field events begin at 4 p.m. and running events get started at 4:30 p.m.

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