GLADSTONE — The host team from Gladstone won both team titles Saturday, in the annual Dick Baker Invitational.

Gladstone won the girls’ team title with 161 points, followed by Molalla (109), Cleveland (86), North Bend (85), Putnam (69), Westside Christian (63), Seaside (48.5), Corbett (24.5) and Astoria (16).

The Gladiators racked up 128.5 points to win the boys’ championship, ahead of North Bend (102), Molalla (99), Putnam (69), Astoria (67), Seaside (59), Westside Christian (54), Cleveland (50) and Corbett (25.5).

Seaside had two winners. Junior Brett Willyard cruised to victory in the 3,000 meters in 8 minutes, 43.28 seconds (a Seaside school record); and teammate Lucas Clark had a toss of 144 feet, 2 inches to win the discus event.

With one year left, Willyard now owns school records in the 800, 1,500 and 3,000 events.

Astoria picked up big points from Nick Birge (second in the 300-meter hurdles in 43.23; fourth in the 110-meter hurdles, 17.49); while Dylan Crownover, Josh Ferguson, Caleb Beatty and Wyatt Wullger teamed up to run a 47.26 for fourth place in the 400-meter relay.

Mitch Stocker (11.80) and Taran Johnson (11.84) finished third and fourth, respectively, in the 100 meters; and the Fishermen had three more third-place showings from Wullger (400 meters, 53.62), Beatty (800 meters, 2:03.67) and Gael Marin in the 1,500 meters (4:21.11).

Seaside freshman Charlotte Blakesley was the top local finisher on the girls’ side, as she finished the 3,000 in 11:08.71 for second place.

Freshman teammate Kelly Willyard was fourth in the 200 meters (27.70) and freshman Allison Kilday took fourth in the 100-meter hurdles (16.84), while Astoria’s Katie Leino went 15-3 for fourth in the long jump.


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