Diamond Dominance for Beavers
The Oregon State Beavers are the Pac 12 baseball champions for the 5th year in a row. In their Civil War Battle with the Ducks the Beavers were able to clinch a least a share of the League title with their 6-1 victory on Thursday and then clinched it on Friday evening in a nail biting 5-4 victory. On Saturday at PK Park in Eugene it was a tough battle for both teams. The Beavers stranded 14 runners in a tight race managing only 1 run on the day. But it was enough as Beaver Pitching ruled the diamond once again. Jake Thompson went 6 2/3 innings allowing 3 hits and striking out 5. Reliever Brandon Eisert came in to finish for the Beavers and it came down to a 2 on and two chopper to 2nd baseman Nick Madrigal in the bottom of the ninth and beavers completed the sweep of instate rivals the Ducks.
Ducks Coach George Horton praised his team for the effort, and likened the pitching staff of OSU to the greats in the majors. Saying it’s hard to hit off great pitching. But that his team worked hard to keep it close in the final two games giving the ducks opportunities to win in both.
Viking Track and Field
In the Far West League Track and Field Championships on Saturday in North Bend Destinie Tatum took the 800 meters with a 2:25.76 dash and Kaeli Ramos placed third. In the boys 800 meters Kiger Johnson finished 4th with a personal record of 2:07.53.
In the 1500 meters for the girls it was a 1 – 2 finish with Celie Mans winning with 5:04.87 and teammate Hannah Rannow taking second with a personal best of 5:08.89.
It was a repeat performance in the 3000 meters with Celie Mans finishing first in 11:08.64 and Hannah Rannow second with a personal best of 11:21.94.
In the boys 3000 meters Jack Pickell took second with a time of 9:33.51.
In the 110m hurdles for the boys Clark Hooper took first with a 16.02, and for the girls Kaylee Graham took second in 17.09 for a school record. Hooper took second in the 300 meter hurdles in 42.08
In the 4×400 relay Viking girls Kaeli Ramos, Kaylee Graham, Celie Mans, and Destinie Tatum, took first place with a time of 4:21.67
In Field events the Vikings were dominant. Carissa Oliver won the shot put with a throw of 41-05 and Madison Reynolds took third with a throw of 35-01. Trent Reavis won the boys shot put tossing his orb 52 ft. ½ inch.
Carissa Oliver also took the Discus with a 136’ 5” toss and for the boys Trent Reavis came out on top with a 150’ 11” throw. Reavis also came away with a personal best throw in the Javelin finishing 2nd with a mark of 172’ 6”
Next up for the Vikings is the OSAA 4a State Championships this Friday and Saturday.
Ducks Take Pac-12 Track and Field Championship
It’s the 9th year in a row for the Ducks. And it came in dominate fashion. The Oregon Ducks secured both the men’s and women’s Pac-12 Championship in Track and Field on Sunday. For the Oregon women it was the 15th straight title.
The women took the top three places in the 100 meter. 1st and 3rd in the 200meter, 2nd in the 400 meter, 1st in the 800 meter, 2nd and 3rd in the 1500 meter. The men fared well also taking 1st and 2nd in the 100 meter and 200 meter, 2nd in the 400, 1500 and 1st in the 10000 meter. Next up for the Ducks are the West Regionals in Austin Texas on may 25,26, and 27th.
Oregon Dunes Triathlon/Duathlon Results
24 Year old Evan Pardi is the overall winner of the Oregon Dunes Triathlon with a time of 59:33.93. Pardi is an Oregon native and attended UofO. And Oregon Beaver, 22 year old Quincy Gill took the Duathalon finish with a time of 49:53.01
Top women finisher in the triathalon was Eugene’s 26 year old Katie Colasurdo, who attended the University of Redlands, with a time of 1:17:40.87
The duathlon top woman’s finish went to 48 year old Anu Campbell with a time of 1:12:39.81