Observer staff

The La Grande Tigers boys track team posted two victories and four second-place finishes during the Davis Invitational Saturday in Yakima, Washington.

Sajun White had a hand in both wins, taking the top spot in the boys 400 (53.06 seconds) and running on the winning 4x100 relay team with Nick Tsiatsos, Josh Zollman and Hunter Youngblood (44.55). White, Tsiatsos, Youngblood and Westin Blake also took second in the 4x400 relay in 3:35.11. Their 4x400 time is currently the top mark in Class 4A in Oregon, while the 4x100 time is second-best.

Tsiatsos, meanwhile, placed second in the long jump (20-feet-10-1/2) and third in the triple jump (42-feet-10), which leads the state in the event. Jacob Huntsman cleared 13-feet-0 in the pole vault for second, and Jarom Huntsman was second in the javelin at 147-feet-1. Luke Bloodgood placed third in the 400 at 54.22, and the sprint medley relay team of Eli McLean, Maxon Huxoll, Julian Harris and Carter Perry placed fourth (5:22.22).

The LHS girls, meanwhile, notched four top-four finishes. Katie Brown came in third in the 200 at 27.07, and Anna Green was third in the javelin with a throw of 109-feet-9. In fourth was Jenna Ault in the 800 (2:48.30) and Jacki Martini in the
1,600 (5:34.57).

The Tigers are back in action Saturday when they host the La Grande Invitational.

Badgers place eighth at Vale

Both the Powder Valley Badgers boys and girls track and field teams placed eighth place at the Oregon Trail Invitational Saturday in Vale.

The Badger boys scored 32 points to tie for eighth. Their 4x400 relay team of Damon Fetter, Justin Ash, Omar Benites and Ty Maddox placed second with a time of 3:43.55. Reece Dixon was third in the high jump (5-feet-8), Case Olsen was fourth in the 400 (56.50 seconds), and Kaiden Krieger was fourth in the 200 (25.20).

The girls team scored 25 points, with Megan Bingham taking second in the triple jump (31-feet-0-1/2) to lead the Badgers. Powder Valley also snagged a fourth-place finish from Bailey Cole in the shot put (26-feet-7).

The Badgers return to the track Friday at the River’s Edge Invitational in Umatilla.

Panther boys take seventh at Prairie City

The Imbler Panthers boys track and field team scored 26.5 points to come in seventh place at the Prairie City Invitational Friday.

Calvin Martin had the top finish for the Panthers, taking second in the javelin with a throw of
138-feet-8-1/2, and Wyatt Frost placed third in the shot put (34-feet-5-1/2).

Millie Fisher was the top finisher for the Imbler girls, placing 25th in the discus at 48-feet-11.

The Panthers are back on the track at the Grant Union Small School Meet Tuesday in John Day.

Technical difficulties hamper Carnival of Speed

Technical difficulties with the timing system left the results from the Carnival of Speed in Milton-Freewater Friday unavailable.

La Grande, Enterprise, Union, Cove, Powder Valley, Elgin and Joseph were all slated to have athletes run at the meet.