Lynn sets season mark, leads Enterprise to fourth place
UMATILLA — The Enterprise boys track team closed out the Rivers Edge Invitational with a strong fourth-place showing amid larger schools.
Washington’s Waitsburg-Prescott won the boys division of the meet by a almost a 50-point margin over McLoughlin (165.5 to 109), followed by Irrigon (76), Enterprise (59) and South Wasco County (52) in fifth.
Ione placed sixth (34.5 points), followed by Heppner (seventh, 28), while Stanfield, Powder Valley and Riverside each tied for eighth with 24 points. Joseph and Umatilla both tied for 11th with 14 points each.
Pilot Rock was 13th with 14 points, followed by Dufur (7) and Weston-McEwen (3).
Marcus Lynn was the big winner for the Outlaws, winning the 400 meters in 50.89, his fastest time this season. Lynn has the top district times in both the 400 meters and 100 meters.
Lynn is also the best 2A 400 meter runner and fourth in the 2A top 10 in the 100 meters.
Stephen Quarrey won the discus with a throw of 128-6, while Erich Roepke was second (120-3), giving the Outlaws a one-two finish.
Quarrey was also third in the shot put. Roepke picked up a second in the javelin. While his 174-4 throw was not good enough to win Friday, Roepke has the top 2A javelin mark by more than 10 feet. Pancho Saldana of 4A McLoughlin won the even with a 190-06 throw.
Sophomore David Ribich picked up a third in the 1,500 meters (4:38.74). He has the fourth fastest district time in both the 1,500 meters and 3,000 meters.
Joseph’s Kaden Lathrop tied with Powder Valley’s Levi Allen for second in the high jump at 5-8.
Powder Valley’s Colton Eubanks picked up a fourth in the 100 meters in 11.78.
Eubanks has the third -fastest 100 meter time in the district (11.69) and is the fastest 200 meter runner in District 4 (23.69).
Lady Outlaws place ninth
In the girls team race, the Lady Outlaws had to settle for a ninth-place finish as 3A Umatilla won the division with 104 points.
Irrigon was second with 80, followed by McLoughlin (73), Weston-McEwen (65), Waitsburg-Prescott (62) and Riverside (43).
Arlington placed seventh with 40 points, while Heppner (eighth, 38), Enterprise (ninth, 31), Dufur (10th, 28.5), South Wasco County (11th, 25) and Stanfield (12th, 17) followed. Powder Valley was 13th (11.5), while Ione and Pilot Rock each tied for 14th among the 17 teams with 11 points.
Echo was 16th with 10 points, while Joseph finished with three points.
Junior Linsey VanDoozer was Enterprise’s big winner, grabbing a 12:23.40 victory in the 3,000 meters.
That time rankes her third in the district in the event and fourth among the best 2A times this season.
Powder Valley’s Amy Eubanks placed third in the 100 meter hurdles in 18.28 seconds.
She is both the district and the 1A leader in the event. Ali Abrego added a third-place tie (4-8) in the high jump.