The McNary High School track and field teams took part in an icebreaker meet at Sprague High School Wednesday, March 18, that seems to forecast the Keizer team is a force to be reckoned with.
The meet included athletes from Sprague and McKay high schools, but the Celts dominated in a number of events.
For the girls, varsity event winners were: Daysha Simms in the 200 meter with a time of 27.06, she also won the 400 meter in 59.46; Aisha Amaitsa in the 800 meter in 2:33.66; Ashlee Koenig, Alyx Peterson, Danielle Duran and Simms in the 4×100 relay in 53.81; Sydney Hunter, Hali Thurston, Duran and Simms in the 4×400; Deanna Saukov in the discus with a mark of 93-11; Kayla Duncan in the javelin with a toss of 108-00; and Emily McNichols in the pole vault clearing 7-00 (however, her two teammates, Amanda Vergara and Thurston, cleared the same mark and landed in second and third).
For the boys, Garrett Hittner won the 100 meter in 11.51; Kyle Torres won the 200 meter in 22.89 and the 400 meter in 50.64; Adrian Fernandez won the 1,500 meter in 4:29.84; Daniel Brattain won the 110 and 300 meter hurdles with times of 15.49 and 42.84, respectively, he also won the pole vault clearing 12-06; Austin Brown, Anthony Nguyen, Hittner and Torres won the 4×100 relay in 43.60; Torres, Brett Hildebrand, Brattain and Nguyen won the 4×400 in 3:35.06; and Perry Groves in the triple jump with a mark of 40-04.
In junior varsity boys contests, Al Johnk won the 100 meter, Isaiah Santana won the 400 meter; Riley Repp won the 1,500 meter; Austin Verboort, Brendan Van Voorhis, Johnk and Hildebrand won the 4×100; and Evan Rummerfield, Fernandez, Brown and Van Voorhis won the 4×400.
The girls junior varsity team posted wins in the 800 meter, Alexa Strand; 1,500 meter, Pearl Prinslow; discus, Cambrian Partridge; javelin, Samantha Strout; and pole vault, Gabriella Meyer.