The Stanfield girls track teams earned s district title at the Columbia Basin Conference championships on Saturday afternoon.

For the Stanfield girls, Brittin Braithwaite secured four of the Tigers’ six state berths as she shined in the field events. The senior finished second in the shot put (32-10), second in the discus (88-01), second in the javelin (102-00.50) and then won the high jump (4-08.00). Stanfield squeaked out a victory with 89 points — five ahead of second place Culver (84) and earned six state berths.

On the boys side, Heppner (99) finished second — and earned 13 qualifying spots to the OSAA State Championships,

For the Heppner boys, distance runners Trent Smith and Hunter Nichols clinched two spots apiece as Smith took second in the 800 meters (2:12.64) and second in the 3000 meters (10:24.51), while Nichols was second in the 1500 meters (4:26.82) and first in the 3000 (9:58.15). Alex Lindsay clinched three spots, taking second in the 300 meter hurdles (46.40, PR), first in the long jump (18-11.00) and first in the triple jump (39-08.00)

Derek Howard won the shot put with a throw of 46-08.

For the Mustang girls, freshman Makayla Silvia was the only other qualifier as she made the cut in the 100 meter hurdles (18.61, PR) and the high jump (4-04).


Team Scores


1. Weston-McEwen 119; 2. Heppner, 99; 3. Culver, 85; 4. Pilot Rock, 35; 5. Stanfield, 16.


1. Stanfield, 89; 2. Culver, 84; 3. Pilot Rock, 78; 4. Weston-McEwen, 77; 5. Heppner, 20.


NYSSA — Umatilla, Irrigon and Riverside all put together a solid weekend at the Eastern Oregon League district meet, as the Knights and Vikings each clinched seven state berths while Riverside grabbed six.

For Irrigon, sophomore sprinter Ana Zacarias qualified twice as she won the 100 meters (12.71, PR) and the 200 meters (26.82). Jose Romero qualified in both the 100 meter (17.47, PR) and 300 meter hurdles (43.49), while Justin Iveson made the cut in the long jump (19-07) and triple jump (40-11).

Brianna Rice also took first in the javelin (107-09).

The Vikings were led by distance runner Zayne Troeger, as he qualified in both the 1500 meter (4:27.59) and the 3000 meter (9:35.99, PR). Behind him, Nancy Ortiz took second in the 300 meter hurdles (50.33), Maria Moreno-Mendez first in the shot put (32-10.25), Trent Durfey first in the 100 meter hurdles (16.81), Alec Williams first in shot put (46-11, PR), and Julian Gutierrez first in the high jump (6-02).

And finally for the Pirates, the boys 4x100 relay team of Johan Pena, David Rodriguez, Edgar Guzman and Aristotle Rockwell dazzled for a first place finish with a time of 456.13. Also taking first was David Rodriguez in the 300 meter hurdles (42.49, PR) and Faith Rosen in the 100 meter hurdles (16.51, PR).

Also qualifying was Racky Pindy in the 400 meters (1:01.02, PR), Alejandro Llamas in the 200 meters (23.98) and the 400 meters (52.84), and Ricardo Mendoza in the discus (133-05).

1A DistrICt 3 Championships

Taylor Swaggart was Echo’s lone state qualifier, as she clinched spots in the 100 meters (13.59), 200 meters (28.82) and long jump (15-09.50, PR).

Ione had two qualifiers, as Mackenzie Heideman made it in the 1500 meters (5:48.66, PR) and Hayden Qualls in the 3000 meters (10:19.77).


Team Scores


1. Helix, 143; 2. Horizon Christian, 93; 3. South Wasco, 86; 4. Sherman, 72; 5. Mitchell/Spray, 50.5; 6. Ione, 47; 7. Condon/Wheeler, 42; 7. Echo, 42; 9. Dufur, 35; 10. Arlington, 10.5.


1. Sherman, 126; 2. Horizon Christian, 111; 3. Dufur, 92; 4. Helix, 61; 4. Condon/Wheeler, 61; 6. Arlington, 50; 7. Mitchell/Spray, 44; 8. Ione, 40; 9. South Wasco, 36; 10. Echo, 21.

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