The high school track season is in the books, but while Banks didn't come away with any state champions, they were well-represented at last week's OSAA 4A State Track and Field Championships at historic Hayward Field in Eugene.
In all, the Braves had eight athletes competing at state, led by senior Levi Carreon who finished fifth in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 41.43, sixth in the 110 meter hurdles at 15.91, and was part of a 4x100 relay team with Chase Massey, Michael King, and Bennett Turner that was unfortunately disqualified. Other Banks boys participants were senior Jacob Cason who finished sixth in the shot put with a throw of 47-05.25, freshman Jacob Slifka who placed 13th in the discus with a throw of 122-03, and King who finished 11th in the pole vault, clearing 12-00.
On the girl's side, senior Jaime Evers finished sixth in the 400 meters with a time of 1:01.39, and fellow senior Grace Buchanan placed eighth in the javelin with a throw of 114-04.
On the team side of things, Marshfield won the boy's division with 62 points, Newport was second with 55, North Bend 47, Crook County 40.33, and North Valley rounded-out the top-five with 39.5. Banks was 20th with 10 points. Astoria won the girl's competition scoring 57 points, while Phoenix and Molalla tied for second with 48, North Valley 47, and Scappoose 45. Banks scored four points and finished in 30th.
The following were the top two finishers in the boy's division, along with Banks' finishers: 100m –Rory Coon Tillamook 10.75, Victor Ramirez Crook County 11.10. 200m – Rory Coon Tillamook 22.03, Zach Kellar Marshfield 22.48. 400m – Rory Coon Tillamook 50.06, Zach Kellar Marshfield 50.34. 800m – Jackson Januik Seaside 1:55.86, Jacob Godshalk Valley Catholic 1:57.61. 1500m – Michael Brown North Bend 4:06.87, Lucas Caruana Astoria 4:06.87. 3000m - Michael Brown North Bend 8:49.04, John Kavulich Scappoose 8:51.43. 110m Hurdles – Elijah Castro Hidden Valley 14.86, Tyler Hanrahan Newport 15.42, (6th) Levi Carreon Banks 15.91. 300m Hurdles – Hunter Comyford North Valley 39.21, Kegan Greaney Sisters 39.66, (5th) Levi Carreon Banks 41.43. 4x100 Relay – Junction City 43.68, Crook County 43.78, (DQ) Banks (Bennett Turner, Michael King, Levi Carreon, Chase Massey). 4x400 Relay – Marshfield 3:26.59, Crook County 3:28.59. Shot Put – Mont Child Molalla 55-01, Will Beauty Newport 53-06.75, (6th) Jacob Cason Banks 47-05.25. Discus – Will Beaudry Newport 168-03, Mont Child Molalla 152-10, (13th) Jacob Slifka Banks 122-03. Javelin – Ty Hampton North Bend 208-09, Trent Reavis Siuslaw 181-11, (10th) Chase Massey Banks 153-07. High Jump – Tyler Hanrahan Newport 6-05, Brandon Land Junction city 6-04. Pole Vault – Neil Chaney Crook County 14-06, Ben Dailey North Bend 14-03.25, (12th) Michael King Banks 12-00. Long Jump – Trevor Johnson Marshfield 6.89m, Elijah Castro Hidden Valley 6.76m. Triple Jump – Elijah Castro Hidden Valley 43-03.25, Christian Wytcherley North Valley 43-01.50.
The following were the top two finishers in the girl's division, along with Banks' finishers: 100m – Baylee Touey North Valley 12.14, Natalie Cummings Astoria 12.42. 200m – Baylee Touey North Valley 24.94, Nyah Kendall Hidden Valley 25.55. 400m – Baylee Touey North Valley 57.47, Alyssa Spang Scappoose 58.52, (6th) Jaime Evers Banks 1:01.39. 800m – Danielle Jantzer Phoenix 2:20.96, Shayla Solomon Junction City 2:23.76. 1500m – Danielle Jantzer Phoenix 4:48.57, Linnaea Kavulich Scappoose 4:49.81. 3000m – Linnaea Kavulich Scappoose 10:26.40, Solace Bergeron Tillamook 10:36.58. 100m Hurdles – Emily Scanlan North Marion 15.29, Sienna Bauer Phoenix 15.48. 300m Hurdles - Desirae DesRosiers Molalla 45.70, Logan Davila Ontario 46.53. 4x100 Relay – Astoria 49.77, Phoenix 49.92. 4x400 Relay – Hidden Valley 4:04.22, Valley Catholic 4:06.47. Shot Put – Carissa Oliver Siuslaw 41-07.75, Gretchen Hoekstre Seaside 41-05. Discus – Rachel Bring Molalla 148-09, Carissa Oliver Siuslaw 132-11. Javelin – Rhiley Fritz 146-08 Corbett, Tehya Woodruff Newport 135-08, (8th) Grace Buchanan Banks 114-04. High Jump – Darian Hageman Astoria 5-04, Kate MacNaughton Valley Catholic 5-04. Pole Vault – Abbey Schreiber Brookings-Harbor 11-09, Khaley Aguilar Marshfield 11-00.25. Long Jump – Grace Campbell Gladstone 17-08, Darian Hageman Astoria 17-04.50. Triple Jump – Darian Hageman Astoria 38-05.50, Kalulu Ngaida Cascade 37-02.