By Jeremy McDonald
YAMHILL, Ore.– Entering Tuesday’s meet at Yamhill-Carlton High School with the Tigers and Cascade High School, the North Marion Huskies found themselves in a strange situation:
Resting up because several of their athletes were competing banged up and were taking it easy for their big Wilsonville Invitional Saturday at Wilsonville High School; and though they were resting up, like Mar Verastegui with shin splints, frustrations were there.
“It’s definitely frustrating when you can’t compete to your best to your ability but at the same time we do want to rest ourselves to make sure we don’t get injured more,” said Verastegui who competed in the 100 meter dash and the long jump Tuesday. “Because we rather be rested than be hurting so that we can compete better in the future.”
They made do with the situation that they were given as they competed against YC and the Cougars in a nice, sunny afternoon in the upper Willamette Valley as the Wilsonville Invite features 6A Powers in West Linn, Benson and North Salem to name a few.
“By taking it easy this meet and just trying to get our marks down, we will be able to compete well next meet if we rest well,” said Verastegui. “I think it’ll be good for us to see better competition and hopefully it’ll prepare us for the State Meet and the District Meet.”
Verastegui would finish second in the 100 meter dash (13.25) and long jump (15’1″), Jasson Coria took first in the 400 meter dash (56.62) as did Blanca Diaz Barajas (1:13.41).
Ulises Vargas took the Long Jump (19’11.50″) as well as finishing second in the 100 meters (11.10), and 200 meters (23.95),
For full results of the meet visit: https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/MeetResults.aspx?Meet=307443#201
Photos By Jeremy McDonald