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22 qualify for Hershey’s state track meet

Keone Tactay runs the 100 meters in the boys 9-10 age group at the Hershey's state track and field qualifier in Hood River.

Keone Tactay runs the 100 meters in the boys 9-10 age group at the Hershey's state track and field qualifier in Hood River.

The annual Hershey’s Track Meet brought several dozen youngsters to Hood River Valley High School’s Henderson Stadium last weekend to compete for a shot at the state meet this summer at Eugene’s legendary track and field venue, Hayward Field. Kids were able to entre three events and had to choose from softball throw, standing long jump, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, and 1600 meter runs. Of the field, 22 kids qualified for state this year – the highest number organizer Troy Tactay can recall. At state, kids compete for a shot at the national meet in Hershey, Pa.

Below are event winners and their marks:

Girls 9-10: Brinna Weiseth, 400 meters, 1:34.70; Eleanor Arbogast, 50 meters, 10.17; Malina Broddie, standing long jump, 5-1.25; 100 meters, 16.23; 200 meters, 37.16; Claire Meyers, softball throw, 59-9.

Girls 11-12: Anai Solis, standing long jump, 5-5.50; Kelly Webber, 100 meters, 15.86; 200 meters, 41.50; Hailani Graffius, 800 meters, 4:13.02; Grace Meyers, softball throw, 80-10.

Girls 13-14: Fatima Aparicio, 200 meters, 33.35; Katie Kennedy, 100 meters, 15.24; Chloe Clark, standing long jump, 7-2.50; 800 meters, 2:48.24.

Boys 9-10: Keone Tactay, standing long jump, 5-4; 50 meters, 8.74; 100 meters, 16.80.

Boys 11-12: Mateo Campos-Davis, softball throw, 87-5; 200 meters, 39.09; Alex Arbogast, 100 meters, 15.70; Ryder Green, standing long jump, 6-3.

Boys 13-14: Chris McElwee, 1,600 meters, 7:45.47; Jonah Tactay, 4x100 relay, 1:03.80; Patrick Estes, 4x100 relay, 1:03.80; Gabriel Campos-Davis, 200 meters, 31.95; 4x100 relay, 1:03.80; Grant Meyers, softball throw, 155-11; 100 meters, 14.03; 4x100 relay, 1:03.80; Jose Solis, standing long jump, 6-10.75; Owen Ramsey, 800 meters, 2:39.61

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