Eight area Class 3A-1A schools brought their boys' and girls' track teams to the Umatilla Icebreaker meet Friday in the season's first meet for smaller schools in Eastern Oregon.

Grant Union won the boys' meet with 91 points while Umatilla took second with 72.5 and Stanfield placed third with 69.

Sherman took the girls' meet with 111.5 points while Heppner placed second with 77 and Southwest Christian was third with 75.5.

Stanfield's Danny Angel won the boys' 100- and 200-meter sprints in 11.85 seconds and 24.48, respectively. He also ran the first leg on Stanfield's first-place 4x100 relay team.

Heppner's Jordan Hatfield started his season off with a trio of wins in the triple jump, 100 and 300 hurdles - winning each of the hurdles by a second.

Hatfield bested Ione's Matt Hamms by two feet in the triple jump with his distance of 41 feet, six inches. Hamms also was second in the long jump.

Umatilla's Obi Harriman won the 1,500 in 4:34.34 and was second in the 3,000 while fellow Viking Peter Stice was second in the 800.

In the girls' meet, Irrigon's Maritriny Mejia won the 1,500 with a time of 5:52.05 and was second in the 3,000 with a time of 13:42.66.

Heppner had good performances from several girls, led by a win in the 800 from Catherine McElligott in 2:35.80. She was the lead leg of their first-place 4x400 team, which also featured Erin Price, Brynna Rust and JoAnna Patton.

Price was right behind Sherman's Emily Funkhouser in the 100 hurdles, getting edged by .09 of a second, but fell a little farther back in the 300 hurdles. She still maintained a silver finish, though, and also ran on the second-place 4x100 relay team.

Umatilla's Catherine Routson won the high jump with a leap of 5-1, was second in the pole vault and fourth in the 200.


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