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Peterson, Twede shine for Santiam track

Sophomore Averie Peterson and senior Gage Twede opened the track and field season in strong form for Santiam High.

Peterson, who was second in the Class 2A state meet in the 800 a year ago, has the early-season lead in that event, according to marks compiled by Athletic.Net. Peterson ran 2:28.59 at a Saturday, April 8 meet at Sisters. Peterson also turned in a 31-3 triple jump at a Class 3A/2A meet at Regis, good for second in Class 2A. Peterson also is ranked third in the 400 (1:02.59 at Sisters) and sixth in the long jump (15-3 at Regis).

Twede also is in the top 10 in four events for the Wolverine boys. Twede is third in the 400 (54.20 at Sisters), fifth in the long jump (19-6 at Regis), sixth in the triple jump (38-73/4 at Sisters) and tied for eighth in the 100 (12.02) at Sisters.

Other strong girls performers included Ellie Lindemann, who vaulted 8 feet at Regis (tied for first in the state) and Emma Longfellow, currently third in the discus (107-6)  and eighth in the shot put (30-7.5) after her performances at Sisters. Longfellow was second in the state in the discus a year ago.

Other boys on the state lists include Marcos Moreno, who threw the discus 122-5 at Sisters to rank third in the state and vaulted 10-6 to tie teammate Parker Hanna for fourth in the state. Hanna earned his mark at Regis, while Moreno cleared 10-6 at Regis.

Santiam is competing in meets this week at Gervais and East Linn Christian Academy. 

Baseball, softball updates: Area teams have just started league play, with Scio off to a fast start with a 2-0 record in Class 3A Special District 2 softball. The Loggers are 7-0, have outscored opponents 71-8 and are ranked No. 1 by the OSAA. District foe Yamhill-Carlton is 9-2 overall and also 2-0 in league while ranked third. The two teams tangled in last year’s state semifinals with Y-C taking a 10-0 victory. For those wishing to look ahead on the schedule Scio plays at Yamhill-Carlton on May 1, with the Loggers hosting a matchup that still needs to be rescheduled. 

Santiam softball, meanwhile, is 1-4 overall and 0-1 in Class 2A-1A Special District 2. 

In baseball Scio is 3-6 overall and 1-0 in Special District 2, while Santiam (0-8 overall, 0-3 Class 2A-1A) still is seeking its first win.

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