Rodriguez leads HRV track

Senior runner wins event, sets conference time-to-beat

Saturday’s Summit Invitational track meet brought 12 teams from across central Oregon to Bend Saturday for one of the last major meets of the season before district and state championships later this month.

Hood River Valley High School boys finished mid-pack with 72.5 points – good enough for sixth place overall. Redmond won the meet with 125 points, followed by Summit with 116 and Mountain View with 99 to round out the top three. The girls’ field was dominated by Summit High School, with a commanding 244-point finish. Ridgeview was next best with less than half of Summit’s mark – 92.5, followed by Mountain View with 78.5 and HRVHS with 52.5.

The best marks of the day for the Eagles came from senior sprinter Cesar Rodriguez, who set a new Columbia River Conference benchmark for the season in the 200-meter event with a time of 22.36, good enough for second place in the event behind La Pine’s Jeremy Desrosiers (22.01). Rodriguez also won the 100 meter event over 30 other competitors and ran the anchor leg of boys 4x100 relay team, which finished third out of nine. Other top finishes for the boys came from Wyatt Webber in the long jump (2nd, 29-09) and throwers Eli Fults and Sebastian Barajas, who finished second in the shot put and discus, respectively.

On the girls’ side, the hosts and five-time defending 5A state champions, Summit, used big numbers and athletic talent to place multiple athletes in the top five of almost every event of the meet. Behind Ridgeview and Mountain View, the HRV girls had a decent showing considering the competition they were up against. Anna Schlosser’s 400-meter time of 61.10 was a personal best and was fast enough for second place in the meet and a No. 2 benchmark on the current CRC leaderboard. Leading HRV in field events were Zoe Peterson’s fourth-place high jump and third in pole vault finishes.

The team will train over the next two weeks and use the remaining two meets — a May 3 invitational in Gresham and the CRC Last Chance meet May 17 in Hermiston — to fine-tune leading up to the CRC championship, set for May 17-18 at Hood River Valley High School.

HRV girls top 10 finishes:

100 meters: Sophie Grace, 6th, 13.23; Kassidy Davidson, 8th, 13.6

200 meters: Sophie Grace, 6th, 27.48

400 meters: Anna Schlosser, 2nd, 61.10; Nina Barone, 9th, 65.94

800 meters: Lauren Robinson, 10th, 3:33.91

3,000 meters: Delaney Barbour, 3rd, 11:59.06

4x1000 relay: Sophie Grace, Kassidy Davidson, Anna Schlosser and Georgia Orgain, 3rd, 51.13

4x400 relay: Anna Schlosser, Kassidy Davidson, Georgia Orgain, Caitlyn Fick, 3rd, 4:14.61

Javelin: Laura Waller, 6th, 100-10

High jump: Zoe Peterson, 4th, 4-10.0; Georgia Orgain, 8th, 4-08.0

Pole vault: Zoe Peterson, 3rd, 9-0.0

HRV boys top 10 finishes:

100 meters: Cesar Rodriguez, 1st, 11.22; Wyatt Webber, 6th, 11.55

200 meters: Cesar Rodriguez, 2nd, 22.36

400 meters: Parker Kennedy, 4th, 51.19

1,500 meters: Ricardo Castillo, 6th, 4:34.88; Justin Crosswhite, 7th, 4:36.75

3,000 meters: Ricardo Castillo, 6th, 10:00.18

4x100 relay: Wyatt Webber, Parker Kennedy, Parker Irusta, Cesar Rodriguez, 3rd, 43.66

4x400 relay: Parker Irusta, Wyatt Webber, Cesar Rodriguez, Parker Kennedy, 4th, 3:37.39

Shot Put: Eli Fults, 2nd, 48-04.0; Sebastian Barajas, 9th, 39-03.0

Discus: Sebastian Barajas, 2nd, 141-09

Pole Vault: Patrick Crompton, 6th, 12-0.0; Parker Kennedy, 8th, 12-0.0

Long Jump: Wyatt Webber, 2nd, 20-09.0

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