Minten PR’s In First District Meet In Long Jump

By Jeremy McDonald

SCIO, Ore.–After finishing fifth in the 100 meter prelims, a spot behind teammate Ethan Lulay, Freshmen Courage Minten continued his strong rookie campiagn with a long jump attempt of 17-feet-10-inches after an initial jump that measured 15-feet and some change in a scratched attempt.

“I’ve been jumping 16 (feet) at practice and stuff and today I came in and jumped 17, I felt really good, I felt like I did really good today,” said Minten.  “My coach came in and helped me because my first jump, I scratched and then he came in and showed me some stuff and then I jumped 17’10” my second jump.

“So I felt proud of myself that I could do it and I made it to finals so I felt like I did really good.”

Though Minten finished tied for ninth-place, his teammate, Jonathan Urena, finished sixth with a 18-feet-3-inch jump, a PR for the sophomore.

Lily Pearson took fourth in the long jump as the freshman jumped 15-feet-2.5-inches for a PR.  Rachel Dolby was sixth in the discus (87’1″).  Ryan Boyd was second in the Pole Vault at 11-feet-six-inches.

Brendan Woodcook won the Prelim heat of the 400 and was second in the Prelim heat of the 200.  Kylie Fisk (100 meter Hurdles) and Ryan Boyd (110 Meter Hurdles) both took their heats.  Boyd too also won the 300 meter Hurdles prelim as well.

For full results from Day 1 visit:

Photos By Jeremy McDonald


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