Celtic track and field competes at Nike/Jesuit

Seven McNary track and field athletes had the opportunity to compete at the Nike Jesuit Twilight Relays on Friday at Jesuit High School in Beaverton. 

The event is billed as “The Pacific Northwest’s premier high school track and field relay meet,” and featured athletes from 111 schools and eight states. 

The highest finish for a Celtic at the meet was by Maile Salang, who finished 21st in the discus at 98 feet, 4 inches. Salang’s teammate, Lillian Besa finished 43rd at 80-03. 

Salang also finished 28th in the shot put with a distance of 31 feet, 11.5 inches. 

Lisa Hoang also competed for the women, but ended with no height in the pole vault. 

On the mens side, Tyler Copeland competed in two events, the javelin and the long jump. He finished 40th in the javelin with a throw of 130 feet, 8 inches. His leap of 19 feet, 3.25 inches was good enough for 25th in the long jump.

Benjamin Standley set a personal record in the 1500-meters with a time of 4 minutes, 12.49 seconds. 

Aldo Villalvazo and Isaac Scroggins both took part in the shot put, finishing 37th and 42nd respectively. Villalvazo had a throw of 40 feet, 6.25 inches, while Scroggins finished at 38-05.75.