PORTLAND — Before sending select athletes to the Meet of Champions, the Warrenton track team took part in one of the first big league meets of the season last week, as Portland Christian hosted a Lewis & Clark League invitational Thursday.
And the Warriors scored some big points, enough to finish a close second on the girls’ side, and third out of four teams for the boys.
Besides the Warriors and Portland Christian, Clatskanie and De La Salle were the other schools competing.
The Lady Warriors scored a 1-4 sweep in the 400 meters, Adriana DeJesus winning in 1 minute, 8.27 seconds, ahead of freshman teammate Kora Carelock.
Fernanda Alvarez had the winning mark in the shot put (32 feet, 5 inches), and took second in the discus, with a personal best throw of 80-10, the fifth athlete in school history to hit the 80-foot mark. Teammate Faith Peterson was second in the javelin with a personal best toss of 86-2.
Warrenton’s Cailin Bennett and Serena Moha took second and third, respectively, in the 800 meters. In the 1,500 meters, Moha was second and Bennett took third.
On the boys’ side, sophomore Mark Warren won the javelin with a personal best 164-5 (the best mark in the state at the 3A level), and added second place finishes in the discus (PR 104-9) and shot put.
Freshman Jalen Maddox was second in the 200 meters (25.24), and sophomore Hobie Beeman took second in the 400 (59.75).