Brunswick Boys Win A Thriller, Mt Ararat Girls Prevail at KVAC Class A Championship
The boys KVAC came down to the final event between Brunswick & Mt Ararat, with the Dragons holding a 2.5 point lead going into the 4x200. The Eagles did their part as they won the event in a time of 1:37.17, and it appeared were going to pull out the championship as Edward Little was second with Brunswick crossing in third, however the Red Eddies passed out of the zone on one of their exchanges, which moved the Dragons up to second, and the KVAC title.
Brunswick sophomore Samuel Cenescar won two events as he cleared 6-2 in his signature event the high jump, leading a 1-2 finish with teammate Ryan Olson. He took the long jump with a personal best distance of 20-6 which has him ranked third heading into the Class A state meet.
Sophomore Mitchell Leinert added ten points with his win in the 200m (24.01). He was the runner-up in the 55m dash (6.90). Leinert added a third in the 400m. Junior Hunter Parker crossed the line first in the 400m in a time of 54.0, and added six more points in the 200m with his third place effort (24.30)
Sophomore distance star Lisandro Berry-Gaviria was the leader for Mt Ararat as he scored 28 individual points. Berry-Gaviria secured the win in the mile in a time of 4:40.12, he came up just short in the 800m but was rewarded with a personal best 2:01.62 and eight points for the runner-up finish, before he added his second win of the day in the 2 mile with a 10:01.69 effort.
Sprinter Jason Halliday had a strong meet as he won the the 55m dash in a personal best 6.84, he followed that up with a runner-up finish at 200m (24.27). He would add a leg on the winning 4x200m relay to close out the meet.
Jumper Dalton Streeter of Mt Ararat added a second place performance in the triple jump with his 40-6 1/4 leap, he also score six points in the long jump with a personal best 20-1 1/2.
Lewiston ran the state #2 time in the 4x800 of 8:36.27. While senior Russell Allen of Edward Little ran state #2 in the 800m with his victorious 2:00.83 effort. Another standout performance came from Alexander Thompson of EL who jumped a huge personal best of 13-7, that mark is good for state #2 heading into the state meet next week.