It was a day of championship performances for Douglas County athletes on the second day of the OSAA track and field meets Friday at Hayward Field in Eugene.
Roseburg junior Tyler Sconce and Riddle senior Moana Gianotti each won their first state crowns in the shot put, Sconce in Class 6A boys and Gianotti in 2A girls.
Camas Valley senior Jazmin Wilberg concluded her prep career with a pair of championships, winning the 100-meter hurdles and triple jump in 1A girls. That gave her three titles for the meet — she won the long jump Thursday.
The Days Creek 4x100 relay team of Jacob Holsclaw, Kameron Stever, Colton Fuller and Jed Hays came away with a crown after posting the fastest time among two heats.
Glide sophomore Dillon Towne won the 3A boys discus, a day after taking first in the shot.
Sconce had his finest athletic day in the ring, winning the shot with a personal record throw of 55 feet, 9 inches. That shattered his previous best of 53-8 3/4 set in the Southwest Conference meet last weekend.
He beat out SWC foes Tre Holmes of North Medford (second, 54-7 1/2) and Ryan Walk of Sheldon (third, 53-7 1/2).
Sconce later placed third in the discus with a throw of 163-7, a PR by nearly five feet. Austin Kleinman of Sprague won the event with a 168-6 throw on his final attempt. Grants Pass senior Calvin Claassen, the SWC champ, was fifth (159-3).
“I’m really satisfied with how I did,” Sconce said. “I was going for the win (in the shot), and was hoping to maybe get 54 (feet) at the best. My series was very consistent. As soon as it (winning throw) left my hand I knew it was going to go far.”
His shot put series consisted of 54-6, 53-10 3/4, 53-8 3/4, 53-4 1/4, 55-9 and 52-10. The discus series went 159-10, 162-2, 155-0, 151-11, 163-7 and 155-6.
Gianotti, who was denied of a third straight discus championship Thursday when she finished third, rebounded Friday with a victory in the shot put. Her winning mark, 39-5, was a PR.
“I feel a lot better today,” Gianotti said. “Obviously I was disappointed how I finished (in the discus), but I was also super happy it was a season best (131-9). Winning the shot means a lot ... it boosts my confidence. It was great to just compete — compete against the other girls.”
“To come back and win today was huge for Mo,” said Riddle coach Randy Gunn. “She just battled ... she’s such a competitor.”
Wilberg dominated the 100 hurdles with a time of 15.21, a PR and finishing more than a second ahead of the runner-up. She won the triple jump easily, bounding a PR 36-7 1/2.
Wilberg, who scored 33 points in four events, was selected the 1A athlete of the meet.
“My goal was to go out with a bang. Three state championships, and obviously I did it,” said Wilberg, who’s planning to compete in the heptathlon at Montana State University. “It was really nice to have some warm weather. I love the competition and really enjoyed it.”
The Days Creek quartet was timed in a season-best 44.99, beating second-place Sherman (45.13).
“Our goal was to run under 45 and we ran 44.99 in the last meet,” Days Creek coach David Hunt said. “The (baton) exchanges looked great. Those kids have put in a lot of hard work and it’s paid off.”
Towne unloaded a PR 162-5 on his first attempt in the discus. All six of his throws went 152-7 or better.
“Getting one state title was awesome, but getting two is even better,” Towne said. “I was confident. I went out and had fun, and got it done.”
Yoncalla’s Sean Keenan, a senior at North Douglas, finished second in the 2A boys high jump (6-1, matching his PR) and placed sixth in the 100 (11.80, PR). He took fifth in the long jump Thursday.
Oakland’s Rachel Arts finished second in 2A girls pole vault (9-3). Douglas senior Darian Mitchell placed third in the 4A girls javelin (124-5), a huge PR, then headed to Newport to join the Douglas softball team for a 4A play-in game.