Hood River’s Chloe Clark led a group of 12 local young athletes earlier this month at the annual Hershey’s Track and Field Oregon State Finals in Eugene. With a standing long jump performance of 8-0.75, Clark, competing in the girls 13-14 division, qualified for the North American Finals next month in Hershey, Penn. Each winning mark at the state meet is compared to state winners from the entire region (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, British Columbia and the Yukon Territory), and only the top athlete qualifies for national championships.
Along with Clark, the other Hood River athletes competed at the historic Hayward Field against more than 4,000 others who qualified for the contest by winning local events earlier this year. Top three finishes came from Clark (first in standing long jump, second in 800-meter run) and the 13-14 boys 4x100 relay team of Jonah Tactay, Gabriel Campos, Grant Meyers and Owen Ramsey. Meyers also finished second in the softball throw.
Malina Broddie: 7th standing long jump, 9th 100-meter, 5th 200-meter
Claire Meyers: 5th softball throw
Kelly Webber: 12th 100-meter, 14th 200-meter
Grace Meyers: 10th softball throw
Chloe Clark: 1st standing long jump, 2nd 800-meter
Keone Tactay: 8th standing long jump, 8th 50-meter, 11th 100-meter
Mateo Campos-Davis: 8th softball throw, 15th 200-meter
Chris McElwee: 9th 1600-meter
Jonah Tactay: 3rd 4x100 relay
Gabriel Campos-Davis: 6th 200-meter, 3rd 4x100 relay
Grant Meyers: 2nd softball throw, 6th 100-meter, 3rd 4x100 relay
Owen Ramsey: 3rd 4x100 relay, 8th 800-meter