Originally published June 17, 2017 at 12:00a.m., updated June 17, 2017 at 12:00a.m.
Barajas has had some adversity in his first season as a member of the Oregon Ducks track and field team, but has greatly enjoyed the experience. He’s adjusted to throwing heavier implements in college (a 16-pound shot and a 2-pound disc), setting PRs of 167-03 in discus and 54-01, respectively.
However, he pulled his groin during the season and says he “wasn’t able to compete to my fullest, especially at the end of the year.” Barajas says he especially enjoys competing for a school with such a renowned track and field program.
“Honestly, the experience is unbelievable,” he says. “You do have a little bit of pressure to compete well, to do well, to train well — you’re competing for a high-caliber team. It’s really fun when you go places; people will recognize the ‘O.’”
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The sixth annual Pie Eating Contest at Hood River Harvest Fest is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and HRVHS youth service group Leaders for Tomorrow. HRVHS student Dylan Polewczyk won the 1-minute fruit-pie eating event. Key rule, as stated by Chamber President Jason Shaner, “You have to eat the pie, you can’t just dislocate it. We will be checking for pie dislocation.” Enlarge