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Glads, Kingsmen excel at Dick Baker


Hathaway is top two in three events; Streed returns to clear 10-6 in the pole vault

Gladstone girls tied Estacada for fifth place and Putnam boys placed sixth at the 13-team Dick Baker Invitational track and field meet, hosted by Gladstone on Saturday.

The top teams in the girls meet were: Cleveland 106, North Bend 79-1/2, Battle Ground 77, Westside Christian 73, Gladstone 53 and Estacada 53.

The top teams in the boys meet were: North Bend 132, Central 99, Cleveland 78, Seaside 60, Westside Christian 54, Putnam 52, Molalla 48 and Gladstone 46.

Gladstone girls were led by senior Kelsey Hathaway, who placed in the top two in three events and was the second-highest female scorer of the meet, with 26 points.

Hathaway won the 400-meter dash in a season's best of 59.98, soared 35-1-1/4 to claim second place in the triple jump and leaped 15-10-1/2 for second place in the long jump. The triple jump and long jump are new events for Hathaway this year and her effort in the triple jump was a two-foot PR.

Heading into competition this week, Hathaway had marks that ranked her No. 1 in the Tri-Valley Conference in the 400 (59.98) and triple jump (35-1-1/4), second in the 100 (12.91) and in the long jump (16-5-1/4), and third in the 200 (27.07).

Gladstone junior McKenna Streed, who has been out of action most of the season because of a stress fracture, made a brief appearance at the Dick Baker Invitational and cleared 10-6 for a win in the pole vault. The mark ranks her first in the state with North Bend junior McKenzie Gauntz. Gauntz was also at Saturday's Dick Baker Invitational and she also cleared 10-6, but finished second on misses.

Other top placers for Gladstone girls were senior Chelsea Sound, third in the shot put (32-8); and senior Elena Otteson, sixth in the pole vault (9-0).

Gladstone boys had no fewer than four runner-up finishers at the invitational — junior Mac McCaslin in the intermediate hurdles (42.25), junior Sean Williams in the javelin (155-5), junior E.J. Penn in the triple jump (42-2), and the Gladiator sprint relay team of Juesse Pummel, Armand Jayne, Rowan Richter and Trevor Browning (44.19).

Williams and Penn are both first-year track and field athletes and their marks were both PR's.

Senior Bryan Marlatt scored big for Putnam boys, winning the long jump (21-5), placing second in the high jump (6-4) and helping pace the Kingsmen boys sprint relay team to third place (44.52).

Putnam senior Tyler Strauss earned runner-up honors in the 100 (11.43); sophomore Jonathan Wilson placed third in the triple jump (41-6-1/4); senior Logan Anspach placed fifth in the 1,500 (4:37.07); and junior Samuel Jackson-Palmer placed fifth in the javelin (146-11).

Senior Bella Geist had a good meet for Putnam girls, finishing runner-up in both the high hurdles (16.36) and low hurdles (47.34), with lifetime bests in both events.