Lewis earns track title in 300-meter hurdles

By Observer Upload May 22, 2012 11:54 am

MONMOUTH — Trevor Lewis won the 300-meter hurdles at the 1A state track championships Saturday, helping the Eagles finish seventh in the team race and edge Old Oregon rival Cove (ninth).

Damascus Christian claimed the team title with 63 points, fllowed by Pacific (44), Prairie City (41), Southwest Christian (39) and Camas Valley (36).

C.S. Lewis Academy placed sixth with 34, edging Joseph by one point in the team race. Triad Christian came in with 30 points for eighth, just ahead of Cove (28) and Paisley (10th, 26 points).

Powder Valley took 27th in the 35-team field with six points. 

Lewis, a senior, beat Willamette Christian’s Will Comerford and South Wasco County’s Tony Prettman to the finish line to claim the Eagles’ only state title. 

Lewis won the race with a 42.33 effort in his final track meet for Joseph. 

Comerford got the silver with a 42.49 time, followed by Prettyman’s 42.91 effort. Freshman Kaden Lathrop finished 10th in the prelims, missing a slot in the finals.

Lewis came back to help Joseph take fourth in the 4x400 relays with a 3:32.62 effort by B.J. Warnock, Wyatt Warnock and Lucas Staigle. Cove’s quartet of Hunter Reddington, Phil Allen, Zach Doren and Carl Gray took sixth with a 3:36.68 time. Pacific won the race with a 3:30.93 time.

Lewis also placed sixth in the 400 meters (52.71) and 10th in the triple jump with a 37-8 effort.

Cove senior Micah Brazil finished fourth in the 3,000 meters (9:35.02) and fifth in the 1,500 meters (4:20.51).

Gray gave the Leopards a sixth place in the 800 meters with a 2:03.02 time.

Cove had the fastest 4x100 time of the day among 1A times, running a 45.08 in the prelims, only to be disqualified in the finals.

In the shot put, Cove’s Brandon Batty finished seventh (41-5), just ahead of Joseph’s Wyatt Warnock (40-2). 

Jeremiah Woods of Damascus Christian picked up the win with a 51-3.5 toss.

Woods got his second state title with a 148-9 throw in the discus.

Anthony Smallen was third with a 134-10 effort.

Allen of Cove cleared 6-1 in the high jump to place third, while Prairie City’s Cole Hoberg jumped 6-7 for the state title. Allen later finished seventh in the long jump with a 19-5.50 leap.

Staigle gave Joseph a second in the pole vault by clearing 13-0, while Luke McKay of Paisely won the title by making 13-6.

Powder Valley got a seventh in the 100 meters and a fifth in the 200 meters from senior Colton Eubanks.

Cove’s Hunter Reddington placed sixth in the 200 meters with a 23.99 effort.

Triad’s Gabe Ovgard won both the 100 and 200 meter titles.