Siuslaw standout pitcher and Oregon State University’s star hurler, Jake Thompson, has been moved up the ranks in the Major League Baseball system. After a brief stint with the Lowell Spinners after last year’s draft, Thompson has been moved to single A ball in Salem Virginia with the Salem Red Sox. Today is opening day for the team they will take on Buis Creek Astros from North Carolina.
Athlete of the Week
The Sports Club, the Siuslaw News, and Coast Radio Sports congratulate Siuslaw sophomore Gracie Freudenthal as this week’s athlete of the week. At last week’s Prefontaine Rotary Invitational, Gracie posted a first place finish in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 16.48 and finished second in the 300 meter hurdles 1/10th of a second behind the first place finisher with a time of 49.27.
Honorable mention goes to junior distance runner Chloe Madden for her third place finish in the 3000 meter race with a personal record time of 11:37.96
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Join us this Thursday as we catch up with Siuslaw Viking Wrestling Coach, Neil Wartnik.