MONMOUTH — Brette Graham won the girls 300-meter hurdles Saturday, her third top eight finish for the weekend, and helped the Lakeview’s track and field team to a second-place finish in the Class 2A state track and field championships.
Graham, who also helped the Honkers to a runner-up finish in the 4x400 relay, won the 300 hurdles in 47.50 seconds, that after she had placed second in the 100 hurdles earlier in the day. Her other individual finish was eighth in the long jump.
Joined by Sammy Conley, Julia Ketcham and Ella Villagrana in the relay, Graham helped the Honkers scored 43 points in a girls meet won by Enterprise with 63 points. Monroe and Grant Union were third and fourth.
Ketcham had a pair of second-place individual efforts, in the girls 1,500 and pole vault.
In the 3,000, Villagrana was fifth and Melanie Theall seventh for the Honkers.
Lost River’s girls, meanwhile, who had entered the state meet with high expectations, had a pair of third-place team efforts, in both relays.
In the 4x100 relay, Nelly and Kelly Camacho, Kieryn Ruda and Michaela McAuliffe were third, slightly more than a second behind Enterprise, which wont he race.
Cassidy Bennett replaced Kelly Camacho in the 4x400 relay and helped the Raiders to their third-place finish in four minutes, 18.58 seconds. Enterprise had won the race in 4:14.23, with Lakeview second at 4:16.06.
Ruda gave Lost River its only individual scoring finish in the girls meet, and she was fifth in the 300 hurdles.
Lost River’s best effort of the weekend came in the boys pole vault where Bryan Ayala placed second at 12 feet, nine inches. East Linn Christian’s Matthew Reardon won the event at 13-6.
It was one of two runner-up efforts from Basin athletes.
Colby Thompson was second in the boys 300 intermediate hurdles, about one second behind Carlos Saravia of Kennedy, won who the race. Thompson also was fourth in the 110 high hurdles, less than a second behind East Linn Christian’s Christian Wilson.
Dawson Pointere was third for Lakeview in the 800, while Jerry Patzke was fifth in the high jump.
The only other top eight finish, thus scoring team points, from Klamath Basin boys in the 2A championships came from Bonanza’s Chris Eck in the 3,000.
Eck was timed in a career best 9:21.47. His seeding time was 10:03.24, making his state finish an improvement of a huge, almost unheard of, 42 seconds.
East Linn Christian edged Heppner for the boys team title, and they were followed by Enterprise, Central Linn and Lowell.