Good season for Eagle Point Middle School track

The 7th grade boys were undefeated in league play this season. They defeated North Grants Pass, South Grants Pass, McLoughlin, Hedrick, White Mountain, Ponderosa, Ruch and Butte Falls. They placed second at district where thirteen schools participated.

Outstanding performances by 7th grade boys were: Kyle Hale: undefeated in the shot put and discus in league and first place at district in shot put. Justin Gwin: first place at district in the 800 meters with a time of 2:18.55, setting a new school record. Other participants setting ,school records were: Ethen Devore in the 3000 with a time of 11:11.40 and Tristin Holmes in the 200 hurdles with a time of 31.04.

tstanding times in the distance runs were by Levi Pomeroy (3000) 11:57.90. Gage Ponder (3000) 12.47; Nathan Panagas (800) 2:32.5 (1500) 5:07.90; David Barber (1500) 5:07.90; Moroni Beal (1500) 5:23.17; Eric Morgan (800) 3:33 (1500) 6:57; Taylor Scott (1500) 6:33 and Trace HeIvey (800) 3:12.3 (1500) 6:21.1. Boys running the hurdle races were Tyler Wanamaker, Hayden Moreau, Caleb Strong and Tristen Holmes. The sprint races were run by Tristen Watson (400) 1:01.43, Hayden Moreau, Cade McNevin and Jacob Shelton. In the high jump, David Barber 5’2 and Maroni Beal 4’8 were outstanding. In the long jump, Jacob Shelton with a jump of 15’6 and David Barber 15’4 both placing at district.

Members of the boy’s 8th grade team and their events were: Glenn Patchett ran the 3000 meters and set a new school record with a time of 11:04.0. Austin Holmes: 200 meters, shot put and discus. Tommy O’Brien: 800 meters 2:28.3 and discus 94’1. Wes Pomeroy: 100 meters 12.68 and long jump 15’6. Hunter Hoeptner: short hurdles, long hurdles and high jumped 4’10. Bryce Thornton: 1500 meters 5:18.88 and long jump. Kaden Crandall: Shot put, high jump and short hurdles.

The girl’s eighth grade team had many fine performances. Ali Nesberg had best of 4’6‘ in the high jump, 27’10 in the shot put and 65’9 in the discus. Fiona Nevin threw the discus 63’11 and put the shot 29’10. Kayla Orosco put the shot 27’0 and threw the discus 67’9. Marissa Vincent consistently ran the 400 meters under 69 seconds. Her best time was 1:07.58 at district where she placed third. The 4 X 400 relay consisting of Amanda Jensus, Rachael Hass, Marissa Vincent and Shantel Oswald ran a best time of 4:51.12 at district. Additional members of the team were: Devin Bernstein, Alex Boykin, Kayla Brandel, Ashley Hydorn, Tautum Robinson, Noami Ledesma, Rachel Cox and Jesse Stubbs.

Leading the way for the 7th grade girls team were Megan Gunter, Lexi Lane, Kaylin Murdock and Stephanie Ewen in the hurdles; Brook Hanks, Lori Anderson and Kayla Neilsen in the 800 and 1500 meters, Sydney May, Cameron Schumate, Kennedy Fichetti, Cheyenne Gabiaca and Picabo Gilliam in the 100, 200, and 400 meter races. For the shot put, discus, long jump and high jump the participants were Kirsten Kay, Sydney May, Kayla Neilsen, Kelly Langford, Lexi Lane, Kaylin Murdock and Cameron Schumate.

Special thanks to our coaches: Stan Rossetta, Jillian Edgren, Mike Herzog, Chris Hyatt, and Dan Rossetta.

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