SALEM — If the annual Meet of Champions is any indication, the Seaside track team could be scoring some big points in the district and state meets next month.

The Gulls won five individual events Saturday in the annual track and field meet at Willamette University in Salem. The Meet of Champions showcases some of the best athletes in the state from the 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A levels.

Seaside sophomore Allison Kilday won both the 100-meter and 300-meter hurdles Saturday, as she blazed to a win in the 100 hurdles in 16.96 seconds, then edged Sweet Home’s Courtney Kent to win the 300 hurdles in a personal best 50.05.

Sophomore teammate Charlotte Blakesley had a “PR day,” as she finished second in the 1,500 meters (4:56.01) and third in the 800 meters (2:25.52). Both times were personal bests.

Seaside senior Danielle Fitts added a sixth-place showing in the discus (109 feet, nine inches) and seventh in the shot put (34-11 1/2).

The Seaside boys scored their usual victories, as senior Brett Willyard easily won both the 800 (1:57.89) and the 1,500 (3:58.41, best in the state at any level); and teammate Lucas Clark had a toss of 145-8 to win the discus.

The Seaside foursome of Jonathan Owen, Calvin Pollard, Dylan Townsend and Willyard combined to run a 3:39.90 for sixth in the 1,600-meter relay.

Elsewhere, junior Andrew Owens was seventh in the 300 hurdles.

Warrenton also had several qualifiers for the meet, and all placed high in their respective events.

Senior Derek Luck was second in the triple jump (42-8), Jordan Hollaway was fourth in the shot put (46-6), and Courtney Lofton cleared 5-2 for second in the high jump. All three Warriors are ranked in the top three in the state in their respective events.


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