By Jeremy McDonald
SALEM, Ore.–Blanchet’s Isaac Edo will once again head to Hayward Field in Eugene to compete for the State Track and Field Meet, defending his home turf with a District Championship in the Discus and finishing fourth in the Shot Put, qualifying for the State Meet in both events as he closes out his senior season with the Cavaliers.
“I think it’s going great, at the beginning of the season, I wasn’t throwing that well and I figured it out. I had my teammates helping me out, coaches have been a great help and I’ve gotten better from the beginning of the season,” Edo said. “This is good. I know this season was very big, it’s very big.
“Shot put, I didn’t do as good as I wanted to but I still did good. Compared to Discus, I did better in Discus than I did in Shot Put.”
The experience of going to State last year was big points Edo. The excitement was there going to the facility on the campus of the University of Oregon, shocking that he made it there in the first place after he won State in the Discus where he placed 12th as a junior, but is hoping to have a better turnout this year compared to last.
“Don’t be as nervous. I was very nervous there (last year). I was the last seed and now I’m up there and I’m going to do way better this season than last season,” Edo said.
Edo was part of the Blanchet Boys team that won the Team District Title. Matter of fact the Boys and Girls Cavs squads swept the Team First-Place Trophies with Head Coach Dave Mucken winning Coach of the Year.
Valentina Milani (100-meter Hurdles0, 4×100 meter Girls Relay, Jackson Mucken (Javelin) all won District Titles as well with Edo. Milani (100-meter), Kat Lourenco (3,000-meters), Noe Contreras (110-meter and 300-meter hurdles), 4×100 meter and 4×400-meter boys relay, Molly Mucken (shot put), Horte Gemedo (High Jump) all finished District Runner-Up for Blanchet in the District Meet.
Photos By Jeremy McDonald