OSAA 4A track and field preview

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The OSAA 4A Track and Field State Championships begin Friday in Eugene and Mazama’s 4 x 100 girls relay team is in the meet. Taylor Gill, Kylie Durant, Shaylee Totten, Megan Morris, Shasteena Adkisson and Karena Foust are listed on the entry. Gill will also compete in the 100-meter hurdles with Henley’s Willow Charlton in the group afterward. Morris goes in the 400-meter. Her seeding time is top four in the state.

Klamath Union’s 4 x 100 boys relay team of Alex Thomas, Tyler Butler, Morgan Crebbin, Scotland Mikkelsen, Paul Brown and Bobby Mitchell is also in the field. Mikkelsen will also run in the boys 100- and 200-meter dashes. Butler is a 300-meter hurdles entrant. Those two, along with Justice Morris, Tee Nguyen, Crebbin and Thomas are listed on the 4 x 400 entry later in the day.

Trevor Garrard will go in the opening heat of the boys 400-meter dash, with Henley’s Darron Fletcher in the second heat. Henley’s Zorg Loustalet is running in the boys 3,000-meter run, along with Skyline champ Paul Adams of Mazama.

In the girls 3,000-meter run, Alisha Luna tries to defend her 2011 title, coming in with the state’s fastest time. For Henley, Veronica Turner is in the second heat of the 800-meter run, with teammate Elle Morgan running in the 300-meter hurdles. Hannah Doughty of KU will run following Morgan’s heat.

In the girls 4 x 400 meter prelims is Henley’s Anne Porsholdt, Kelsey Skinner, Brittany Kochenderfer, Taylor Brown, Morgan and Turner listed. Henely set the meet record at the 2008 competition. Porsholdt also goes in the long jump and Morgan in the high jump.

On the field side, Dirks Mathias of Mazama and KU’s Nicolai Luce will go for the pole vault title. Both are in the group of seven in the field of 14 to jump over 13 feet this year.

There are no Basin entrants in the boys 110-meter hurdles that was won last year by KU’s Ted Wogan.

Events get underway at 10:30 a.m. this morning at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field in Eugene. For updates from the meet, visit the Oregon School Activities Association website, where there is also live streaming video.