MCKENZIE BRIDGE, Oregon (STPNS) -- McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week

The Eagle Girls and Boys Track and Field teams host a Mt. West League Meet at Aaron and Marie Jones Community Track this Thursday, April 24. Field events start at 4:00 pm. and track events start at 4:30 pm. Teams competing will be Crow, Eddyville, Lowell, Mohawk and host McKenzie.

Mitchell Hammers Warriors, Leads Lowell

McKenzie Eagle Casey Mitchell, playing baseball this season for Lowell/Mohawk/McKenzie, led the Red Devils in defeating the Oakridge Warriors, 6-3, at Lowell last Friday, April 18. Mitchell clobbered a three run triple, ensuring the team’s second League win and the second over the Warriors this season. Lowell relief pitcher Josh Cardwell stymied the Warriors through four innings of work, striking out seven Oakridge batters. Teammate Austin Bigbee of Mohawk proved solid at the plate hitting twice in three appearances and earning one RBI. The Red Devils lost the next contest, 3-16, on the road Monday, April 21, versus Toledo. Lowell/Mohawk/McKenzie (2-4 League and 5-5 overall) is currently in third place in the 2A/1A Special District 3 League standings. Monroe (5-1, 12-3), ranked third in the State leads the League with fifth ranked Toledo (4-0, 12-1) solidly in second.

Eagle Track and Field Teams Results at Elmira Relays

McKenzie’s Boys and Girls Track and Field teams competed at the annual Elmira Relays last Saturday, April 19. The Eagles were the lone 1A team in the competition which also featured 2A Toledo, 3A Glide, and 4A teams from Cascade, Junction City, Philomath, Sisters, and host Elmira. Both Eagle teams placed eighth in the final team scores. The Elmira Boys Teams ran away with first place honors, chalking up 129.94 pts. to second place Philomath at 110.92 pts. McKenzie’s Boys team tallied 21.98 pts. In the Girls team competition, Philomath finished the day with 120.94 pts. for first with Sisters following in second place with 93.97 pts. The Eagle Girls finished the day with 24.96 pts.

McKenzie’s Alex Nastasiuk earned the highest finish of the day for the Eagle Boys, throwing the javelin 131-05 ft., good for a third place finish. Teammates Drew Hamlow finished at 18th (97-00 ft.), Trevor Spray at 20th (84-05 ft.) and Dylan Garr at 25th (65-05 ft.). The Eagle 4X400 m. relay team, consisting of Nastasiuk, Hamlow, Spray, and Jeff Bayer, ran to a fourth place finish with a time of 3:56.35 min. The same athletes ran the 4X200 m. relay race and finished fifth, timed in 1:42.50 min. Garr, competing in the discus, heaved the shot 65-01 ft. to finish in 24th place. Spray finished with a mark of 57-05 ft. and a 25th place finish. In the high jump, Garr tied for 10th with a leap of 4-08.00 ft. Five Eagle tracksters competed in the long jump event.

Bayer led his team with a 16th place leap of 16-04.00 ft. Bailey Adams, a dual sport Eagle athlete this season who is also playing baseball for Lowell, jumped 15-10.25 ft. for 18th place. Nastasiuk was 20th (15-08.00 ft.), Hamlow finished 21st (15-05.50 ft.), and Garr jumped to a 23rd place finish (14-09.00 ft.).

The Eagle Girls were led by Kaila Hiddleston’s third place finish in the shot put with a mark of 31-09.00 ft. Teammates Breanna Van Pernis finished at 22nd (22-01.50 ft.), Brittany Bayer at 23rd (17-08.25 ft.), and Scout Hanchett at 25th (16-04.00 ft.). Hiddleston’s third place mark was just behind winner Jordan Anderson of Glide who finished with a put of 32-04.00 ft. and second place finisher Noemi Gomez of Junction City at 31-09.50 ft. McKenzie’s 4X200 m. relay team, comprised of Bayer, Shyla Harlan, Hayley Jackson, and Jessica Glynn earned a fourth place ribbon with a time of 2:03.64 min. The same athletes competing in the 4X400 m. relay finished in fifth place, timed at 4:51.45 min. Hiddleston garnered 9th place in the javelin with a throw of 85-03 ft. and teammate Van Pernis finished 25th (48-05 ft.). Glynn tied for 9th in the high jump as she jumped an even 4-00.00 ft. Jackson was 14th (3-08.00 ft.) and Tamera Satchell finished 15th (3-06.00 ft.). In the long jump, Glynn was 15th (13-07.50 ft.), Harlan captured 16th (13-05.25 ft.), Bayer was in at 22nd (11.11.25 ft.), Jackson finished 23rd (11-07.00 ft.), and Satchell was 24th (10-02.75 ft.).