EUGENE A long list of Warrenton athletes took part in the recent Hershey Track state meet, held July 7 at Hayward Field in Eugene.
After an opening introduction from former Olympic runner Gabe Jennings, 29 athletes from Warrenton went to work.
One of the best finishes came from the boys age 13-14 400-meter relay team, as the foursome of Derek Ham, Jacob Holthusen, Luke Liljenwall and Magnus McWilliams took third.
Tyson Secord placed third in the softball throw; and the age 9-10 boys 400 relay team of Ethan Holthusen, J.J. Reyes, Armin Rodriguez and Joe Windham placed fourth.
The girls 9-10 400 relay foursome of Ashlynn Andres, Brianna Heikkila, Natalie Oseguera and Alyssa Schelin was fifth.
The Warrenton team is coached by Nancy Kennell.
Hershey State Meet
Hobie Beeman: 8th, 200 meters; 6th, long jump
Riley Bjork: 7th, 50 meters
Malachi Byers: 6th, standing long jump
Briana Heikala: 5th, softball throw
Kaisa Lilijenwall: 8th, 400 meters; 8th, standing long jump
Sydney Phillips: 6th, softball throw
Tyson Secord: 7th, 800 meters; 8th, 1,600; 3rd, softball throw
Mark Warren: 5th, softball throw
Girls 9-10 400 Relay (Ashlynn Andres, Brianna Heikkila, Natalie Oseguera, Alyssa Schelin), 5th
Boys 9-10 400 Relay (Ethan Holthusen, J.J. Reyes, Armin Rodriguez, Joe Windham), 4th
Girls 11-12 400 Relay (Reagan Hunt, Adriana DeJesus, Olivia McWilliams, Shanna Rodriguez), 6th
Boys 11-12 400 Relay (Mason Henderson, Elijah Karr, Giovanni Martinez, Ayden Stephens), 7th
Boys 13-14 400 Relay (Derek Ham, Jacob Holthusen, Luke Lilijenwall, Magnus McWilliams), 3rd