By Coach Mike Johnston
Tuesday, April 12, the Eagles faced their second 6A opponent in a row as the Roseburg Indians visited EPHS. The Eagles came out on the bottom of the team scores but had some outstanding individual performances.
Tyler Van Dyke continued his steady progress in the distance races by winning the 1500(4:18.6) and the 3000(9:36.0) in season best times. Having good work out partners is often a good indicator of success as, sophomore Blade Rittiman’s 1500PR(4:38.6) attests. Tyrone Holmes defeated the #2 ranked 6A hurdler in southern Oregon in winning the 110H’s with a district leading 15.34. Holmes’ hurdle mark ranks 2nd in 5A State. Jake Schaffer won the 400M in 53.8 and Shane Bluhm took the 100M(11.7).
Senior Corrie Culpepper retook the district lead in the shot put with a season best winning put of 35’3”. Corrie has overcome some early season injuries and seems to be headed in the right direction. Sophomore Hannah Morris hit a season best of 103’1” in winning the javelin. Sophomore Casie Johnson dropped her PR in the 300H to 51.60 and pulled along teammates Kaylee Tuttle(56.2) and Kali Beers(56.7) to season best times.
The Eagles will competed in the Crater Classic over the weekend, followed by a dual meet over at North Medford on Wednesday.