By Jeremy McDonald
STAYTON, Ore.– Scio’s Caleb Shockey mentioned in passing that he was out-of-shape entering the twilight of his sophomore season of Track this season.
But hey, in a Logger wrestling singlet, he still ran a 11.68 in the 100 meter dash, a 24.04 in the 200 meter dash and helped the Logger 4×100 relay team that features Bryce West, Kobe Lefeber and Kade Mask finish seventh with a time of 45.52 seconds.
And with one more ‘tune-up’ Meet before the 3A-Special District 2 District Championships at Dayton May 7 and 8, Shockey admits that these early season races for him are no fun, but he enjoys the moment.
“A lot of respect to them. It’s hard…first 100-meter of the year sucks, the 200-meter of the year sucks. But it keeps getting better,” said Shockey. “Just the little things after practice, working on blocks, going on a run, anything. Doing the weekend work when other people aren’t doing it, just doing extra.”
Shockey is coming off a freshman season in which he went up against Colton’s Evan Raso and Salem Academy’s Wilson McLean in the 100-, and 200-meter races. Shockey finished fourth behind McLean, the District winner, Raso and Chemawa’s Milo Loya in the 100-meter dash before finishing District Runner-Up in the 200-meter dash.
Shockey would finish sixth at 3A State in the 200-meter dash, and facing someone like a McLean and Rasor helped him think ahead to this season
“Just thinking back to last year, what my goals were for this year. Just pushing myself to reach goals,” Shockey said.
Friday was the first time Shockey ran the 200-meter dash this season, he finished 11th, adding to his 12th place finish in the 100-meter dash Friday Night.
Laurel Otto finished tenth in the 300 meter hurdles with a 52.06 PR. Flavia Aguilar was ninth in the Javelin. Macy Bodine was ninth in the Triple Jump at 32-feet-4-inches, a PR.
Luke Jones finished seventh in the 800 meters, West was ninth in the Long Jump and tenth in the Triple Jump. Riley Zimmerman was tenth in the Javelin with a 145-feet-10-inch throw. Garrett Workinger was tenth in the High Jump.