GRESHAM — Athletes from Seaside and Warrenton took part in the 49th annual Centennial Invitational track meet Saturday in Gresham.

With over 40 schools competing – including many 5A and 6A level – the Gulls and Warriors faced some tough competition.

Still, Seaside senior Brett Willyard is quickly moving his name to the top of the list of best high school runners in the Pacific Northwest.

He won the 800 meters in one minute, 53.07 seconds, finishing just ahead of two runners from Spokane’s Mead High School, a school known for producing collegiate runners (Mead won the team championship, with the Gulls 15th).

Not to be outdone, Seaside senior teammate Lucas Clark had the winning throw in the discus with a toss of 150-feet, nine inches, topping a field of 65 throwers.

The Seaside and Warrenton girls tied for 35th in the team standings, with five points apiece.

Warrenton senior Courtney Lofton cleared 5-feet for fourth place in the high jump, behind jumpers from Centennial, Lake Oswego and Banks.

Seaside picked up points from Charlotte Blakesley (seventh in the 1,500 meters, 4:51.55) and Danielle Fitts (seventh in the discus (108-2).


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