Martin leads Imbler girls
MONMOUTH — Imbler picked up an individual state championship on its way to a tie for seventh in the girls 1A state track championships Saturday at Western Oregon University.
Mikaela Martin won the 800 meters by less than a second to help the Lady Panthers finish in a tie for seventh with Triangle Lake.
Condon/Wheeler won the team title with 75.5 points, beating out Damascus Christian (67), Paisley (62), Triad Christian (53) and Portland Lutheran (46). Southwest Christian took sixth with 41 points, followed by Triangle Lake and Imbler — both with 27 points.
St. Paul was ninth with 24 points, followed by Cove in 10th (22).
Powder Valley finished 23rd with 7.5 points, while Joseph was tied for 38th with 2 points in the 40-team field.
Martin beat Triangle Lake’s Abi Lynn to the line with a 2:26.09 time.
Wynn followed a stepbehind with a 2:26.14 clocking. Senior Jade DeLury of Joseph took seventh in 2:39.40.
While Imbler grabbed a state title in the 800 meters, freshman Morgan Reddington help push Cove into 10th place by grabbing third in the 100 meters. She edged Mohawk’s Cassie Wilson at the finish line, with both gettting the same time (13.33).
Portland Lutheran’s Lindsay LeBrun won the 100-meter race with a 12.66 effort, beating Condon/Wheeler’s Ellie Logan (12.88).
Imbler’s Kelcie Wiley placed eighth in the race with a 13.86 time.
Logan won the 200 meters in 26.37, with Imbler’s Wiley taking sixth in 28.95, beating out Cove’s Reddington finishing seventh in 29.01.
Reddington came back with a fifth in the 400 meters in 1:03.50.
Perrydale’s Bridget Regan won the 400 meters in 1:00.49 -- edging Wynn of Triangle Lake at the line.
Imbler’s Angela Stafford took seventh in the 1,500 meters (5:28.98) beating Cove’s Hannah Brazil (eighth, 5:29.46).
Sarah Estabrook of Triad made it a sweep of the distance races with a 5:00.44 victory in the 1,500 meters. Estabrook had earlier won the 3,000 meters state title with a 10:51.19 time.
Brazil took sixth in the 3,000 meters with a 12:03.81 time, followed by Stafford in seventh at 12:10.80 effort.
Powder Valley sophomore Amy Eubanks took sixth in the 100-meter hurdles in 17.91. Emma Bowers of Imbler placed ninth in the prelims, missing a chance in the finals. Kristan Holding of Damascus Christian won the state title with a 15.90 effort. Holding made it a double win by claiming th 300-meter hurdle title in 47.01.
Imbler took sixth in the 4x400 relay with a 4:34.44 effort. The Lady Panthers had run a 4:23.87 in the prelims. Paisley’s quarter cranked out a 4:18.56 to win the state crown.
Holding of Damascus Christian picked up a third state title by clearing 5-5 in the high jump, while Powder Valley’s Ali Abrego tied with Prairie City’s Kieley Williams at 4-10 for fourth.
Molly DelCurto took third in the pole vault, clearing 8-9, just three inches less than the top two finishers -- Lindi Burgeson of Damascus Christian and Morgan Grubb of Portland Lutheran. Imbler’s Stafford was tied for ninth with a clearance of 6-6.
Bowers, a freshman, placed eighth (14-4) in the long jump and seventh (29-10.25) in the triple jump.