2A Boys Tracksters Finish In State Log Jam (Full Eastern Oregon Results)

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EUGENE – As the 2A OSAA boys’ state track meet came to a conclusion, a few things became clear. Others were a tad clouded.

The Bandon boys are the 2A state champions. The Enterprise boys finished in the runner-up slot. Those two facts are easy to decipher. From there, things become a tad more complicated. Within a mere four point spread lies eight teams. Sheridan, Weston-McEwen and Heppner finished the meet with 31 points while Stanfield/Echo was one point behind at 30 points. Salem Academy and Grant Union put together 29 points and Regis and Union wrapped up the meet with 27 points.

Photo Gallery – 1A/2A/3A State Track – Bailey Ready

Photo Gallery – 1A/2A/3A State Track – Tom Nordtvedt

State meets should be about good races and tight finishes, but the result in the 2A boys 300-meter hurdles may be one for the books. Both Union’s Bo Ledbetter and Delphian’s Lucas Curry literally fell across the finish line in their attempts to win. Then came waiting-and more waiting.

Curry was then announced the winner of the race by one-one thousandth of a second over Ledbetter. Minutes later, the result was reversed and Ledbetter was moved to the top slot. Officially, Ledbetter is credited with a time of 41.69 and Curry received a time of 41.70 seconds. Ledbetter was the lone Bobcat with an individual state title for the meet.

Enterprise mixed it up in the team’s quest for second place. Picking up first-place points in the 4-by-400 relay courtesy of Levi Ortswan, Andrew Nordtvedt, Weston Wolfe and Zac Knapp, the Outlaws saw Orstwan also win the 400-meter race. Finishing up his high school career before making to trip to Moscow, Idaho to join the Vandal cross country team, Knapp took the title in both the 1500- and 3000-meter races.

The same can’t be said for Heppner’s Trevor Nichols as the junior can return next year and again take the state medal in the 800 meters as he did this year.

Grant Union’s Justin Hodge took his last high school meet to run a personal best time of 11.39 in the 100-meter race and ride home with a state medal adorning his neck.

Carter Burnette of Stanfield/Echo also waited until the final meet of high school to throw a personal best of 135 feet, 4 inches in the discus and stand at the top of the podium.

Unlike some of the other divisions, the 2A boys’ competition was dominated by upper classmen with junior and seniors leading the way in the majority of the events. With graduations and the departure of a talented group from a number of schools, next season could be interesting.

Individual State Champions

Justin Hodge (Grant Union) – 100 Meters

Levi Ortswan (Enterprise) – 400 Meters, 4X400 Relay

Trevor Nichols (Heppner) – 800 Meters

Zac Knapp (Enterprise) – 1500 Meters, 3000 Meters, 4X400 Relay

Bo Ledbetter (Union) – 300-Meter Hurdles

Andrew Nordtvedt (Enterprise) – 4X400 Relay

Weston Wolfe (Enterprise) – 4X400 Relay

Carter Burnette (Stanfield/Echo) – Discus

Team scores: 1. Bandon, 56. 2. Enterprise, 49. 3. Sheridan, 31. 3. Weston-McEwen, 31. 3. Heppner, 31. 6. Stanfield-Echo, 30. 7. Salem Academy, 29. 7. Grant Union, 29. 9. Regis, 27. 9. Union, 27. 11. Waldport, 23.5. 12. Delphian, 23. 12. Nestucca, 23. 14. Portland Christian, 22. 15. Coquille, 21. 16. Central Linn, 20. 17. Oakland, 19.5. 18. Myrtle Point, 19. 19. Glide, 17. 20. Lowell, 16. 21. East Linn Christian, 15. 22. Knappa, 14. 23. Neah-Kah-Nie, 12. 24. Gold Beach, 11. 24. Faith Bible, 11. 26. Lost River, 10. 27. Kennedy, 9. 27. Mannahouse Academy-Portland, 9. 29. Culver, 8. 29. Rogue River, 8. 31. Monroe, 5. 32. Pilot Rock, 4. 33. Jefferson, 1. 33. Vernonia, 1.

100 meters: 1. Justin Hodge (Grant Union), 11.39. 6. Ransom Peters (Enterprise), 11.76.

200 meters: 5. Luke Jackson (Grant Union), 24.07. 7. Ransom Peters (Enterprise), 24.28. 8. Levi Ortswan (Enterprise), 24.93.

400 meters: 2. Levi Ortswan (Enterprise), 51.99. 5. Luke Jackson (Grant Union), 54.28. 7. Isaiah Lemmon (Stanfield/Echo), 55.48.

800 meters: 1. Trevor Nichols (Heppner), 2:02.08. 2. Alex McIntyre (Weston-McEwen), 2:02.64. 6. Joseph Sherman (Heppner), 2:08.36. 8. Hobbs Hurty (Stanfield/Echo), 2:09.22.

1500 meters: 1. Zac Knapp (Enterprise), 4:04.04. 2. Trevor Nichols (Heppner), 4:09.49. 6. Hobbs Hurty (Stanfield/Echo), 4:23.32.

3000 meters: 1. Zac Knapp (Enterprise), 8:40.32. 2. Alex McIntyre (Weston-McEwen), 9:07.85. 7. Jagjot Singh (Stanfield/Echo), 9:51.78.

110-meter hurdles: 5. Bo Ledbetter (Union), 16.51.

300-meter hurdles: 1. Bo Ledbetter (Union), 41.69. 5. Skylar Jeffers (Pilot Rock), 43.53. 7. Weston Wolfe (Enterprise), 44.38.

4X100 relay: 3. Grant Union (Cashton Wheeler, Luke Jackson, Mason Morris, Justin Hodge), 45.77. 6. Enterprise (Ransom Peters, Andrew Nordtvedt, Cory Walker, Levi Ortswan), 46.36. 8. Weston-McEwen (Reece Ball, Theodore White, Colson Hall, Cameron Reich), 46.57.

4X400 relay: 1. Enterprise (Andrew Nordtvedt, Weston Wolfe, Zac Knapp, Levi Ortswan), 3:36.78. 2. Weston-McEwen (Aiden Wolf, Alex McIntyre, Cameron Reich, Theodore White), 3:36.86. 3. Heppner (Jacob Finch, Hayden McMahon, Joseph Sherman, Trevor Nichols), 3:38.96. 5. Union (Bo Ledbetter, Evan Cloutier, Kelton Shoemaker, Jakob Graffunder), 3:41.10.

Shot put: 3. Anthony Keeney (Stanfield/Echo), 43-10.00.

Discus: 1. Carter Burnette (Stanfield/Echo), 135-04. 3. Anthony Keeney (Stanfield/Echo), 131-09. 5. Conor Brosnan (Heppner), 126-02.

Javelin: 6. Riddick Hutchison (Grant Union), 148-07. 7. Justin Hodge (Grant Union), 148-03. 8. Caleb Sprenger (Weston-McEwen), 139-10.

High jump: 8. Caleb Sprenger (Weston-McEwen), 5-10.00.

Pole vault: 2. Bo Ledbetter (Union), 12-06.00. 8. Sam Baxter (Union), 10-00.00.

Long jump: 10. Mason Morris (Grant Union), 18-06.75. 11. Cameron Reich (Weston-McEwen), 18-03.75.

Triple jump: 5. Anthony Nix (Weston-McEwen), 39-07.75. 10. Weston Wolfe (Enterprise), 37-06.25.

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