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Santiam girls 4th in district track

Reporter for The Canyon Weekly

Emma Longfellow won two events and Averie Peterson won once May 13-14 to lead the Santiam High girls track and field team to a 4th-place finish in the Special District 2 championships at Kennedy High in Mt. Angel.

Longfellow won the discus with a throw of 110-1 and added a win in the shot put with a throw of 32-9 that won an exceedingly close competition in which Malena Robnett of Salem Academy was 2nd at 32-5 and Izzy Boy of Gervais threw 32-4 to take third. Peterson won the 800 in 2:38.70 and took third the 400 in 1:05.12, which qualified her for state.

The Wolverines totaled 76 points, trailing only champion Regis (130) and Kennedy and Salem Academy, who tied for second with 103 points. 

The Santiam boys squad, led by Gage Twede, took 8th with 26 points. Twede won the 400 in 54:33.

The top two finishers in most events advance to this weekend’s OSAA Class 2A championships at Hayward Field in Eugene. Some third-place finishers also qualified for state.

Kirsten Crofoot also is going to state for the Santiam girls after taking second in the 300 hurdles in 51.15. Crofoot also gave the Wolverines a boost in the team race by taking 4th in the javelin (92-6), 4th in the long jump (14-9.75) and 4th in the triple jump (32-7). Her triple jump mark fell just one inch short of qualifying for state.

Santiam’s final girls state qualifier is Ellie Lindemann, who took 2nd in the pole vault at 7-4. Also scoring district meet points was Alexa Clark, 5th in the high jump at 4-2.

Parker Hanna of the Wolverines’ boys team also is heading to state after taking 3rd in the pole vault at 10-1. Adding district meet points was Morgan Ruby, who finished 5th in the shot put at 38-4.25.

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