Outlaws host track meet
Last updated 4/11/2023 at 4:23pm
Athletes from five visiting teams joined the Outlaws for the Sisters Invitational track- and-field meet on Saturday, April 8 under partly sunny skies — a break from winter weather.
Lilly Sundstrom had a banner day, with two individual wins and one runner-up finish to lead the Outlaw girls.
Sundstrom placed first in the long jump (15 feet, 1/2 inch) and the 100 hurdles (18.20) and placed second in the 300 hurdles (54.98), just .04 seconds behind teammate Brooke Duey (54.94) who won her first-ever varsity race.
Sundstrom also took part in the second-place 4x100- meter relay team along with teammates Delaney McAfee, Nevaeh McAfee, and Gracie Vohs (53.99).
Ella Bartlett took the only other top spot for the Outlaws, winning the 3,000 meters in 11:29.79, which ranks third among 3A girls. She owns the top time for 3A in the 1,500 meters this season.
Other high placers for the Outlaws included Duey, who placed second to Sundstrom in the 100 hurdles (19.99) and the long jump (13 feet 4 inches), and Vohs who cleared 4 feet 10 inches for second place in the high jump and ran 1:03.31 for third place in the 400.
Vohs’s time in the 400 is the fifth best among 3A runners this year.
Mae Roth and Kiara Martin tied for second place in the pole vault (8 feet) and the quartet of Ila Reid, Duey, and Nevaeh McAffee finished the meet with second place in the 4x400 meter relay (4:25.05) behind Summit, which boosted the Outlaws into the top time among 3A teams this season.
Seniors Hayden Roth and Corbin Fredland had runner-up finishes in their events as the highest finishers on the boys team that features a high percentage of first year team members, according to head coach Jonathan Kelly.
Roth took second in the 3,000 meters (9:38.35), while Fredland nabbed second in the 300 hurdles (46.16). Senior Taine Martin cleared 5-feet-10-inches in the high jump to take third place and placed fourth in the pole vault at 11-feet-6-inches.
Fans were treated to a stellar effort in that event as Bryce White of Summit cleared 13-feet-9-inches, a fine early season mark at any level.
A pair of young Outlaws triple jumpers shined as sophomore Spencer Tisdel (38 feet 2 inches) and freshman Reid Woodson (37-feet-9-inches) both achieved personal records with competitive marks for the 3A level.
Sisters won the girls’ team title ahead of Summit, Pleasant Hill, Santiam, Madras, and La Pine, while the boys placed third behind Summit and Madras.
Coach Kelly expressed his satisfaction for his team’s efforts and his gratitude for all the volunteers who helped at the meet.
“The kids are training and competing hard, and it will be exciting to see how they look as the season progresses,” he said. “Thanks to all of our volunteers for making the meet run so smoothly.”
The Outlaws are scheduled to compete in a three way meet with Caldera and Mt. View on Wednesday, April 12 at Mt. View. Field events begin at 3:15 p.m. and running events at 3:45 p.m.