Lady Leopards share 1A track crown

By Casey Kellas, The Observer May 27, 2013 11:28 am

At the end of 200 meters, it was Cove’s Morgan Reddington, right,  beating Triangle Lake’s Abi Wynn to the finish line. Reddington, Cove’s new “Comet”, left Eugene with state titles in both the 100 meters and 200 meters. Reddington ran a leg on the 400-meter relay team that took  third place. She scored 20 points in her two wins to help the Lady Leopards tie with Condon/Wheeler  for the girls 1A team title. (Casey Kellas/The Observer)
At the end of 200 meters, it was Cove’s Morgan Reddington, right, beating Triangle Lake’s Abi Wynn to the finish line. Reddington, Cove’s new “Comet”, left Eugene with state titles in both the 100 meters and 200 meters. Reddington ran a leg on the 400-meter relay team that took third place. She scored 20 points in her two wins to help the Lady Leopards tie with Condon/Wheeler for the girls 1A team title. (Casey Kellas/The Observer)
 

Reddington wins two sprint titles to help Cove tie with Condon/Wheeler for team title 

EUGENE — Morgan Reddington had a day she won’t soon forget Friday at Hayward Field.

The Cove sophomore won state titles in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes while helping the Lady Leopards tie with Condon/Wheeler for the team title.

Reddington ran a time of 13.02 seconds to win the 100, just edging Ellie Logan of Condon/Wheeler (13.04).

Reddington then won the 200 with a time of 27.12, again just beating out Abi Wynn of Triangle Lake (27.48).

“It feels good,” a gassed Reddington said after winning the 200. “I’m really tired, though. It’s the first time I’ve ever won something.”

First-year head coach Scott Brazil said Reddington has all of the attributes that make a winner.

“Morgan is an easy person to coach,” Brazil said. “She has the combination of god-given talent and work ethic.”

Reddington also teamed up with Molly DelCurto, Dani Noble and Josey Koehn to finish third in the 400-meter relay with a time of 53.46 seconds.

Cove and Condon/Wheeler both finished with 51 points to split the team title.

Brazil said the win was a little shocking but a good way to end the year.

“We weren’t expecting this early in the season, but this is a nice finish,” Brazil said. 

DelCurto finished third in the pole vault with a height of 9 feet.

Mikayla Murchison finished in eighth place in the shot put (32-feet, 2-1/2-inches) for Cove, while Hannah Brazil took fifth in the 1,500 meters (5:21.90) Friday after placing third in the 3,000 meters (11:38.21) Thursday. 

Kendra Hackwith ran to eighth place in the 800 meters with a time of 2:39.94.

“They were a great group to work with,” Brazil said of his team. “I couldn’t ask for anything better. I stepped into a good situation.”

In other 1A girls action, Imbler’s Emma Bowers placed third in the triple jump with a mark of 32 feet, 3-3/4-inches, while Joseph’s Lindsey VanDoozer ran to third place in the 1,500 meters with a time of 5:17.32. She finished eighth in the 800 with a time of 2:37.93.

Powder Valley’s Amy Eubanks and Bowers finished sixth and seventh in the 100-meter hurdles with times of 17.30 seconds and 17.36 seconds, respectively. 

Ali Abrego of Powder
Valley placed third in the high jump clearing 4-10.

Powder Valley and Imbler placed 24th in the girls team standings, while Joseph came in 28th place with eight points.

Story has two thirds

EUGENE — Joseph’s Wil Story had a pair of third-place finishes at the state track meet in Eugene Friday. 

Story finished in third place in the 800 meters with a time of 2:05.18.

He finished just ahead of Reese Acquistapace of Imbler (2:06.23). 

Story also took third in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:21.51.

Cove’s Brandon Batty was runner-up in the discus throw with a mark of 132-02, while Powder Valley’s Brock Jones took fourth place
(131-06).

Colton Eubanks ran to ninth place in the 200 meters with a time of 23.49 seconds, while the foursome of Jones, Sean Sanford, Silas Moe and Shae Wendt took ninth in the 1,600-meter relay (3:46.46).

Joseph finished 16th in the 1A boys team standings with 15 points, while Cove was 21st (10), Imbler was 25th (nine) and Powder Valley was 30th (six).

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