Celtics track teams compete in final meet of season

Layne Runyan took fourth in the shot put on Monday, May 17 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings).

The McNary boys and girls track and field teams hosted their final dual meet of the season on Monday, May 17 against North Salem.

For the Celtics boys, Axel Zapian Sanchez won the 400 meters for the third time this season, crossing the finish line with a time of 55.87 seconds.

McNary swept all three distance events, starting with Benjamin Standley’s victory in the 800m. It was the first time Standley finished the event in under two minutes (1:58.5).

Brennan Whalen won the 1500m (4:27.4) and Connor Ropp was victorious in the 3000m with a personal-best time of 9:43.4.

Layne Runyan was the only other individual winner for the Celtics, getting the victory in the javelin with a toss of 107-feet-9-inches.

The McNary boys also got wins in the 4×100 and 4×400 relays.

Similar to the boys team, the Celtics girls’ team also got good results from their distance runners as Karla Rodriguez was victorious in the 1500m (5:31.2) and Siosi Utaatu won the 3000m (14:50.4).

Kennedy Buss won the javelin for the third time this year (101-0) and Isabella Walker picked up victories in the 300m hurdles (50.64) — her top mark of the season and her fourth event win in as many tries — and the high jump (4-10).