Grant Union takes both ends of Umatilla Invitational

UMATILLA - Grant Union swept the Umatilla Invitational on Saturday, winning in both the boys and girls team titles. The Prospector boys scored 86 points, and the girls tallied 100.

The Joseph boys finished second with a 75, followed by Stanfield (59), Wheeler County (46) and Pilot Rock (41).

Stanfield started the day for the area teams with a win in the 400-meter relay with a time of 46.14.

Pilot Rock's Kyle Humphreys took the top spot in the 100 with a time of 11.95.

Heppner's Matt Van Cleave had a leap of 40-5 to take the gold in the triple jump.

Sherman, Joseph and Echo fell short of Grant Union on the girls side, finishing second, third, and fourth, respectively.

Kelsey Walker jumped to the top of the rankings for Pilot Rock in the long jump with a leap of 15-5 1/2. Walker also finished fourth in the triple jump with a jump of 31-11 1/2.

Umatilla's Austin Harvey had a mark of 35-3 1/2 to win the shot put for the Vikings. Harvey came in third in the discus with a throw of 96 feet.

Stanfield's Rosa Bautista set the pace in the 3,000, winning with a time of 12:43.35.

Hermiston girls make mark

BEAVERTON - The Hermiston girls took first at the Ron Lowe Aloha Invitational Track Meet on Friday with a team score of 85.17. The Bulldog boys finished fifth with 54 points.

The Pendleton (35) boys placed eighth, while the Buckaroo (13) girls finished 12th.

Anne Barnett took first in the javelin (33-09), and Pendleton's Marissa Hammond finished third (121-11). Barnett claimed second in the long jump (16-02 1/2) and second in the 100 hurdles (17.18).

Hermiston's Laura Von Arx placed first in the triple jump (35-04 1/2).

Hermiston's Justin Dean, Alex Ringe, George Garcia and Lorenzo Gonzalez took fourth in the 3,200 relay with a 8:35.35.

Teammate Kersee Lind took fifth in the 110 hurdles with a 15.97 and was third in the 300 hurdles with a 41.12. Hermiston's Bryce Fritz, Adrian Velasquez, Clint Rogers and Goforth had a 44.34 in the 400 relay for first place.

Gonzalez, Dean, Juarez and Julio Guadardo claimed second in the distance medley relay with a 11:02.21 for Hermiston.

Pendleton's 400 relay team placed fifth with a 44.72, and the Bucks placed fifth with a 3:34.41 in the 1,600 relay.

Cameron Federline finished third in the long jump with (6-3) for Pendleton, while Jeff Comrie took third (13-3) in the pole vault. Erik Anderson took fourth in the shot put (47-11), and also placed fourth in the javelin (156-2).


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