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Tracksters wrap up ‘mini-season’

The Sisters Outlaws hosted a three-way meet under blue autumn skies on Tuesday, October 6 to wrap up the spring sports mini season.

Tuesday’s meet included a surprise school record in a seldom-run relay event as Will Thorsett (1,200), Brody Anderson (400), Sam May (800) and John Peckham teamed up in the distance medley relay in a time of 11:15.81.

The previous record was set in 2009 at 11:22.

Two events came down to the wire.

The first, in a literal photo finish, took place in the first running event of the day, the 4x100-meter relay, as Redmond edged Sisters by .02 second to win in 46.15 seconds to Sisters’ 46.17. Outlaws in the event included Anderson, Collin Fischer, Nate Weber and Hayden Sharp.

The second nail-biter took place in the javelin as just five inches separated the top three throwers. Hudson Jones eked out the win with a personal best of 145 feet 7 inches to edge Garrett Greene of Redmond (145 feet 5 inches) and fellow Outlaw Miguel Gaona (145 feet 2 inches).

“Jones and Gaona are really coming along,” said head coach Jeff Larson. “Setting personal bests in October is pretty exciting.”

Other highlights on the boys side included Hayden Sharp’s win in the long jump (19 feet 6 inches) and Taine Martin’s victory in the pole vault with a personal best of 11 feet.

Sasha Stolasz, Anya Shockley, Hollie Lewis and Shelby Larson won the 4x10-meter relay for Sisters in a time of 54.59 to jump start the girls team.

Lewis and Shockley followed up by going 1-2 in the high jump as both cleared 5 feet. The pair switched places in the long jump as Shockley (14 feet 10 inches) outdistanced Lewis (14 feet 4.25 inches).

“Those two are such a good match for each other and I think they are going to just keep getting better,” said Larson.

Lexie Miller picked up wins in the shot put (28 feet 6.5 inches) and the discus (90 feet 5 inches), which were both personal bests for the sophomore.

The OSAA spring season for track, baseball, softball, golf and tennis is scheduled to begin April 19, 2021 pending improvement regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.


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