Eagles fare well at Chico Wildcat Relays
Sophomore Zach Stoner
The College of the Siskiyous Track and Field team competed at Chico State University this weekend at the Wildcat Relays. Athlete of the meet for Siskiyous, and continuing his jumping domination was Myron Johnson. Myron won both the long and triple jump against University and Community College competition and was also the 3rd leg in the 4x100m relay, which ran a 42.82 and is currently ranked 5th in Northern California . Johnson’s long jump of 22’ 10” was good enough to win by nearly a foot, and he improved his season triple jump mark with a 45’ 7.25”. Myron is currently ranked #1 and #2 in Northern California Community College rankings in the long and triple respectively.
Heralded Freshman Stephen Dickinson got off to a great start in the 110 High Hurdles, but hit the 4th hurdle pretty severely and stumbled in with nearly a season’s best of 15.46. He placed 2nd in the 110 hurdles. In the high jump, Dickinson tied for 3rd with a mark of 6’ 5.5” and placed 6th in the long jump with a 21’ 6.25” mark. Ty Lang out of Heritage High School in Washington, opened up his season with a blazing 10.98 in the 100m sprint to win the entire meet. “He got a poor start out of the blocks, his transition was decent, but he showed great stride length and turnover down the stretch. He was literally running by himself, it’ll be scary to see him against some quality competition.” Coach Maas said.
Zach Stoner debuted in the 400m sprint with the current #1 quarter miler on the inside of him in lane 4, and ran a strong race to place 3rd overall. His time of 49.69 was good enough to finish 3rd and he currently is ranked 4th in Northern California. In the throws, Donavon Cunningham set a seasons best in the shot put with a mark of 44’ 9” to place 4th, and he finished 2nd in the discus with a 144’ 1”.
The men’s relay teams fared extremely well and finished 2nd in the 4x100m relay with a seasons best of 42.82. That mark currently ranks them 5th in Northern California. In the 4x400 relay, the boys ran a 3:29.71 to improve their seasons mark.
On the women’s side, Eagle Katie Anderson finished 6th in the meet with a 16’ 5.75” mark and scratched out of the triple jump. Joanna Beem, out of Mt. Shasta High School, opened up her College career with an extremely strong 800m and finished 5th in the meet with a time of 2:31.53. The Lady Eagles relay teams finished 5th in the sprint medley (2:03.14) and 8th in the 4x400 with a 4:44.89.