BOARDMAN - Anchored by four wins from freshman Casey Smith and a victory from Andy Hetterley in the 110-meter hurdles, the Mac-Hi boys team won its first meet with coach John Milleson at the helm.
The team yelled, jumped up and down and posed for a group picture when the Pioneers were announced victors for the first time since 2003.
But Milleson, who took the first-place trophy on behalf of his team when the meet was over, was more exuberant than his runners.
"They're probably not nearly as excited as I am," said Milleson, who began coaching at Mac-Hi in 2004. "It's been a long time coming."
Riverside was the next-highest local team, finishing third on the boys side with 68 points. Umatilla placed fourth (60), followed by Stanfield in fifth (58), Pilot Rock in sixth (56), Arlington in eighth (40), Echo in ninth (33), Heppner in 12th (22), Irrigon in 14th (15), Ione in 15th (13), Weston-McEwen in 16th (11) Condon in 18th (6) and Wheeler in 20th with no points.
Smith earned his first four-event sweep of the year, winning the 100 (11.23), 200 (23.59), 400 and running the second leg of the 1,600 relay. The Pioneers won the long relay with a time of 3:42.27.
"It feels pretty good," Smith said of his sweep after the Pioneers won the 1,600 relay. "It hurts, too."
Hetterley, in addition to running the anchor leg of Mac-Hi's 1,600 relay team, won the 110 hurdles (16.7) for the first time at an all-varsity meet, edging out Riverside's Guillermo Calvillo. Calvillo, a friend of Hetterley's, ran a 16.74.
Calvillo clipped the second-to-last hurdle, giving Hetterley the win. Hetterley didn't touch a hurdle.
"I never beat Guillermo (Calvillo) before the race (Friday)," Hetterley said. "I was pretty stoked. I smoked him."
Riverside received wins from Calvillo in the 300 hurdles (41.87) and Matt Fillarski in the high jump (6-3). Echo also had two wins on the boys side after Vicente Escalante won the 1,500 (4:32.95) and C.J. Zita won the 800 (2:14.19).
Umatilla's Terry Johnson won the 3,000 (9:56.77), and Pilot Rock took the 400 relay (46.97).
Sherman, as it has done all season, ran away with the girls title, scoring 141 points.
Weston-McEwen finished in second with 70 points, Umatilla was third (64), Echo placed fourth (57.5), Riverside finished seventh (40), Mac-Hi was eighth (37), Stanfield placed ninth (35), Arlington finished 11th (27), Ione was 13th (14), Heppner placed 14th (12.5), Pilot Rock finished 15th (12), Wheeler was 16th (10), Condon placed 18th (7), and Irrigon finished 19th (6.5).
The TigerScots won three individual events. Kayla Johnson took first in the 100 (12.73) and 200 (27.04), and Brittany Dobos won the 3,000 (12:37.02)
Riverside's Kisha Lomen won the 100 hurdles (16.8) and the 300 (49.84) hurdles. Echo's Rachael Jackson took the discus title (103-4), Heppner's Sarah Price won the long jump (14-81/2) and Hailey Rambo took first in the 1,500 (5:21.37) for Mac-Hi.
Umatilla's Austin Harvey won the shot put with a throw of 32-41/2.
"I wasn't very happy with it," Harvey said, "but I guess I can deal with it."
Harvey's personal best this year was 35-51/2, and she wants to throw 36 feet.
Harvey was one of the few Umatilla players not to set a personal record on the day, though most of Friday's personal bests were on the track. The runners said Riverside has one of the fastest tracks in the region, and Riverside coach Dave Boor said everything went smoothly.
"It went really well," Boor said. "We have a great community that wants to support what we're trying to do with the track program."