Athletes advance to state Hershey’s meet in Eugene

Eleven Hood River County youth qualified for the July 7 Hershey’s State Track Meet in Eugene with strong performances during the local qualifying meet April 28 at Henderson Stadium at Hood River Valley High School.

The athletes were able to enter a maximum of three of the following events: softball throw, standing long jump, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, and the 1600 meter run. The winners of each event qualified for the state track meet at Hayward Field in Eugene on July 7.


Aiden Smith – Boys ages 9-10 – 50 meter dash, 100 meter dash, and softball throw

Mateo Campos-Davis – Boys ages 9-10 – 200 meter dash

Erika Wellenstein – Girls ages 9-10 – standing long jump

Emma Kelly – Girls ages 9-10 – 50 meter dash and 200 meter dash

Jonah Tactay – Boys ages 11-12 – 100 meter dash, softball throw, and standing long jump

Adam Harter – Boys ages 11-12 – 200 meter dash and 400 meter dash

Grace Meyers – Girls ages 11-12 – 100 meter dash, 400 meter dash, and softball throw

Parker Irusta – Boys ages 13-14 – 200 meter dash, 800 meter dash, and standing long jump

Patrick Estes – Boys ages 13-14 – 100 meter dash and softball throw

Ellie Smith – Girls ages 13-14 – 100 meter dash and standing long jump

Casey Holzman – Girls ages 13-14 – 200 meter dash

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