MERLIN — Klamath Union outlasted Mazama Saturday to capture the Skyline Conference boys track and field championship, while Hidden and North Valley led the competition in the girls meet.
A key win for the Pelicans as they scored 157 points to win their title came in the boys 4x100 relay when the quartet of Darius Holmes, Zachary Moore, Zach Hill and Jaden Quintanilla won in 43.78 seconds.
About three-tenths of a second behind was Mazama.
Holmes and Ben Blake each gave KU two of their five individual victories in the meet.
Holmes won the discus and long jump, while Blake claimed the 1,500 and 3,000 races in a meet in which the top two in each event qualified for next weekend’s Class 4A state championships at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham.
Mason Bennett had the Pelicans other individual win, in the 110-meter high hurdles.
Mazama’s Ben Carringer (100 and 200) and Jake Healy (800) gave Mazama their only individual event winners.
Henley’s David Schneider won the boys shot put (48 feet, 7½ inches), and then finished second to Holmes in the discus. The KU thrower won the event at 165-10, with Schneider second at 148-10.
Henley’s Zebulen Moeller (pole vault at 12-9) and Sam Dixon (triple jump at 41-5½) also picked up wins for the Hornets.
Holmes and teammate Declan Ritter also had seconds to advance to state, as did Mazama’s Aiden Kindt, Kole Phair, Reece Slyter
Henley’s Dylan Souders and Jared Schmidt also gained a second to advance.
In the girls meet, North Valley’s Touey sisters picked up five wins and three runner-up efforts in the meet.
Henley’s Ryane Mattox, Hannah Peterson and Kinsey Hullman, KU’s Eliza Blake and Shielteal Watah, and Mazama’s Macy Clemens all had seconds to gain state meet berths in a meet in which Henley had two individual girls champions.
Lyndee McLauchlin won the high jump and Madison Shearer the pole vault.
Additional individuals could advance either as wild-cards or by having bettered a pre-meet Oregon School Activities Association standard. Those individuals can come from any district meet and will be announced today.