Mapleton’s Shepard Excels in Central Coast Invitational
In an interview in March Mapleton Sailor Joe Shepard told coast Radio that his goal for his final year at Mapleton High School was to reach 40 feet in the triple jump. Shepard reached and exceeded that goal on Friday at the Central Coast Invitational where he took first place in the triple jump with a distance of 40’ 11.25” Shepard also managed 18’5” in the long jump earning 27 points for the Sailors. Mapleton’s Emily Neece placed 8th in the Shot put and 9th in the Discus.
Vikings Fair Well in Home Competition
For the Vikings on Friday junior Hunter Petterson and freshman Wesley Nicholls place 2nd and 3rd respectively in the 200 meters. Junior Jacob Blankenship set a personal record time in the 800 with a first place finish in 2:07.30 followed by sophomore Braydon Linton with a time of 2:09.28 also a personal record time. Camp Lacouture took first in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 18.43. The Vikings finished second in both the 4×100 and 4×400 relays. In the field events junior Jonathan Rose finished second in the shot put and discus and senior James Smith finished in third in the discus. Senior Rhys Fleming finished second in the javelin at 139’9” followed in third by Camp Lacouture. Lacouture also finished first in the Pole Vault with a personal best of 14’4”. James Smith finished 3rd in the triple jump with a personal record 38’ .5”.
For the Ladies Viking sophomore Corduroy Holbrook finished 1st in the 1500 meters with a personal record time of 5:22.19. Jane Lacouture took the 3000 meters uncontested. Hayden Muller finished in 4th place in the shot put with a personal record toss of 27’8”. She also tossed the javeline 86’3” for a 4th place finish.
The Oregon Ducks dropped the final game of their three game series against Washington State. The Cougars outlasted the Ducks in 10 innings with an 8-7 victory. The Ducks went 1-2 for the series.
The Oregon State Beavers swept the Washington Huskies with a 7-1 final on Friday. The Beavs blanked the Huskies on Saturday 8-0.
The Siuslaw Vikings split a pair of games with Elmira/Triangle Lake on Friday. The Vikings lost the first game 9-3 and endured a long rain delay, but regrouped and battled to overcome a 4-1 deficit early in game 2 for a 5-4 victory. Beau Erickson in game two faced 21 batters striking out 10 he also added 3 hits on offense. That added to his first game stats of 3 hits and 4 stolen bases.
Viking softball suffered two losses against Elmira on Friday 17-0 and 24-6.