WARRENTON - The Warrenton track team got its last look at some of the main competition in the Lewis & Clark League Thursday.

With districts just two weeks away, the Warriors hosted a four-way meet with Catlin Gabel, Oregon Episcopal and Vernonia, as the L&C gears up for the real thing, May 14-15 at Catlin Gabel. Knappa and Columbia Christian also competed in the meet.

And the postseason possibilities are looking good for the Warriors, who scored the most victories in Thursday's event.

Warrenton senior Cody Patterson posted wins in the 100-meter dash (11.39 seconds) and the long jump (19 feet 2 inches), while teammate Justin Sleutel dominated the distances by winning the 1,500 meters (4:29.10) and the 3,000 meters (10:13.80).

Warrenton's James Carey added a win in the 400 meters (55.39), Nathan Ferrell took the 110-meter hurdles in 16.38; Mason Meeuwsen won the 300-meter hurdles (51.49); while Carey, Ferrell and Sleutel teamed with Tim Niehuser to win the 1,600-meter relay (3:43.81).

For the Warrenton girls, junior Payton Hummell blazed to victories in the 100 (12.92) and 200 meters (26.97); and the Warriors swept the hurdles, with Hummell winning the high hurdles (15.84, four seconds ahead of second-place) and Maddy Smotherman took the 300 hurdles (58.95).

League favorite Emmi Collier had a toss of 37-3 to win the shot put by 13 feet; and she also placed second in the discus (92-11).

Kate Shear had one of two wins for Knappa, throwing the javelin 110-0, while Pat Morgan cleared 5-10 to win the boys' high jump.


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