Eagles Win 8 Events at Artie Sullivan
This past Saturday, the Siskiyous Track and Field team headed an hour North on I-5 to Ashland, Oregon for the Artie Sullivan Invitational. There were 4 teams in the field, including the Oregon Institute of Technology, Southern Oregon University and SWOCC out of Coos Bay, Oregon. If team scores were calculated, the Eagles would have been in the top 2 on the men’s side. “It was a great meet, great weather, and we are finally getting in decent shape,” head track Coach Shannon Maas said. “Most everyone competed very well, but there’s still a lot of work to do, especially with our upcoming schedule.”
Tylan Lang won both the 100 and 200, setting a season’s best time in the 100 with a 10.97 and opened up strong with the 3rd fastest time in Nor-Cal in the 200 (22.06). He also took 2nd in the long jump with a 21’ 7” leap. Myron Johnson continued his jumping dominance and won the triple jump with a mark of 45’ 6”, and surprisingly took 2nd in the 100m dash with an 11.27. Myron did not long jump “so he could rest his legs a bit” said Coach Maas. Zach Stoner remains undefeated in the 800m at the collegiate level as he bested all-comers with a season’s best time of 2:00.67. Stephen Dickinson won the 110 hurdles with a 15.61 and in his first competition in College in the Javelin, Stephen took 3rd place with a 168’ 6” and also took 2nd in the 400 hurdles with an extremely impressive mark of 56.01.
“The surprise athletes on the men’s side were Myron in the 100m and Martin Ward in the 200m. Martin was very, very nervous before his race, but ran a great curve and showed good strength down the homestretch (Ward’s 200 – 23.59). Looks like we will have to find him some new events in the future” Maas said. In the 4x100m relay, the men improved upon last weeks time dropping it down to a 45.52.
Joanna Beem continued running impressively in the 800 and took 2nd in the meet. “Jo-Jo ran a really fast opening quarter again, and died down the homestretch. I absolutely love her aggressiveness, she just needs a bit more conditioning and pace work.” Gina Davis took 3rd in the Pole Vault with an 8’ 6” mark and Katie Anderson was 2nd in the long jump with a 16’ 4” mark.
The Eagles head down to UC Davis this Saturday, March 16th for their most challenging meet to date. The Aggie Open at Davis will feature Division I, II and the strongest of the Community Colleges at the Open. The meet begins at 11:00 with the throws and running events at 12:30.