Nyssa Girls Take 3A Track Title By Slimmest Of Margins (Full Eastern Oregon Results)

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EUGENE – The Nyssa Bulldog girls’ track and field team returned from Eugene as the state champions. For the Dawgs, compiling 71.5 points to take the title was a truly team effort as no Nyssa athlete claimed an individual state title. Using a large array of second and third place showings, Nyssa outdid St. Mary’s-Medford and the Crusaders’ 70 points.

Nyssa senior Marly Ausman capped off her high school career with a second place showing in the discus, ending with a distance of 115 feet, 5 inches. Adding to the point total was sophomore Ambrie Draper’s second-place finish coming in the pole vault after clearing 10 feet. Junior Asbel Tellez-Jaquez picked up third place in the 100-meters with a time of 13.24 seconds and freshman Julianna Bowns showed the future is bright for Nyssa with a second place in the triple jump after making a mark of 34 feet, 3 inches.

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

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

A fitting ending to the competition, the final race decided Nyssa’s fate. The Bulldog 4-by-400 relay team of Ella Draper, Jaquez, Kate Vineyard and Gracie Johnson took the track trailing St. Mary’s Medford. Needing a first or second place ending to the race, the Bulldogs were able to outduel Westside Christian for the second-place points and a state team title.

Across the board, girls from the 3A eastern Oregon were shut out of individual state titles. However, Umatilla senior Taylor Durfey leaves high school with a second place finish the shot put and a third-place showing in the javelin.

Youth again showed through for eastern Oregon as Burns sophomore Aliyah Adams, with a time of 27.33 seconds, finished second in the 200-meters. Hilanders senior Riley Morris scored second in the 1500 meters with a time of 5:00.17.

Team scores: 1. Nyssa, 71.5. 2. St. Mary’s-Medford, 70. 3. Sutherlin, 60. 4. Cascade Christian, 58. 5. Catlin Gabel, 57.5. 6. Burns, 37. 7. Horizon Christian-Tualatin, 28. 8. Pleasant Hill, 26. 8. Willamina, 26. 10. Creswell, 23. 11. Blanchet Catholic, 22. 12. Santiam Christian, 21.5. 13. Umatilla, 18. 14. Amity, 17. 15. Westside Christian, 16. 16. De La Salle North Catholic, 15. 17. Oregon Episcopal, 14. 18. Scio, 13. 18. La Pine, 13. 20. Clatskanie, 10. 21. Warrenton, 9. 22. Yamhill-Carlton, 8. 23. Brookings-Harbor, 7. 24. Taft, 6. 25. South Umpqua, 4.5. 26. Riverside, 4. 26. Vale, 4. 28. Riverdale, 2. 29. Rainier, 1. 29. Harrisburg, 1.

100 meters: 3. Asbel Tellez Jaquez (Nyssa), 13.24. 8. Julie Magana (Riverside), 13.53.

200 meters: 2. Aliyah Adams (Burns), 27.33. 3. Gracie Johnson (Nyssa), 27.55.

400 meters: 3. Gracie Johnson (Nyssa), 1:01.52. 5. Aliyah Adams (Burns), 1:02.31.

800 meters: 3. Riley Morris (Burns), 2:31.53. 7. Kate Vineyard (Nyssa), 2:36.16.

1500 meters: 2. Riley Morris (Burns), 5:00.17. 5. Ashley Jentzsch (La Pine), 5:19.49.

3000 meters: 4. Ashley Jentzsch (La Pine), 11:34.60. 10. Olivia Winn (Burns), 12:30.94.

300-meter hurdles: 6. Julie Magana (Riverside), 50.36.

4X100 relay: 3. Nyssa (Ella Draper, Asbel Tellez Jaquez, Kate Vineyard, Marly Ausman), 52.43. 5. Vale (Riley Johnson, Halle Peterson, Ava Collins, Bella Johnson), 53.31. 6. La Pine (Kira Dennison, Savannah Johnstone, Avery DeLuca, Rylee Miller), 53.65. 8. Burns (Aleyna Banks, Olivia Winn, Shailey White, Aliyah Adams), 53.78.

4X400 relay: 2. Nyssa (Ella Draper, Asbel Tellez Jaquez, Kate Vineyard, Gracie Johnson), 4:19.45. 4. Burns (Olivia Winn, Camryn Volle, Riley Morris, Aliyah Adams), 4:22.66.

Shot put: 2. Taylor Durfey (Umatilla), 36-04.25. 4. Caitlyn Horrell (Burns), 33-00.50. 7. Marly Ausman (Nyssa), 32-02.25. 8. Avery DeLuca (La Pine), 31-11.00.

Discus: 2. Marly Ausman (Nyssa), 115-05. 5. Taylor Durfey (Umatilla), 109-00. 10. Caitlyn Horrell (Burns), 99-03.

Javelin: 3. Taylor Durfey (Umatilla), 113-03. 9. Ava Collins (Vale),                90-00. 10. Rylee Miller (La Pine), 85-06.

High jump: 4. Asbel Tellez Jaquez (Nyssa), 4-10.00. 7. Gracie Johnson (Nyssa), 4-08.00.

Pole vault: 2. Ambrie Draper (Nyssa), 10-00.00. 5. Brynlee Hartley (Nyssa), 8-06.00. 9. Avonlea Long (Nyssa), 7-06.00.

Long jump: 9. Ambrie Draper (Nyssa), 14-08.00. 12. Crystal Sanchez (Riverside), 13-04.75.

Triple jump: 2. Julianna Bowns (Nyssa), 34-03.00. 8. Ambrie Draper (Nyssa), 32-00.00.

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