Several Douglas County athletes received top seeds for the OSAA state track and field championships Thursday through Saturday at Hayward Field in Eugene.
Glide’s Dillon Towne, Canyonville Christian’s Lily Allen, Camas Valley’s Jared Hunt and Roseburg’s Tyler Sconce are No. 1 seeds in their respective events.
Camas Valley’s 4x100 boys relay team of Hunt, Derek O’Connor, Bryson Wolfe and Ryan Weickum also has the top seed with a 45.15 time.
Here’s are the top Douglas County athletes to watch:
Roseburg senior Tyler Sconce is the top seed going into the shot put with a 54-1/2 mark.
The University of Colorado-commit won the shot put state title last season with a 55-9 throw. He finished third in discus at last year’s state meet.
Gerald Saina of Tualatin has thrown the shot 55-4 this season, surpassing Sconce’s season best.
Sconce comes in as the third seed in discus with a 159-10 best. Tualatin’s Nano Kis is the top seed at 168-10.
Sconce’s personal best in the discus is 163-7 and he threw 163-3 earlier this season.
Dalton Rasmussen is the No. 3 seed in the javelin (193-3) after winning the Southwest Conference district title. Rasmussen, who will attend Concordia University next year, finished fifth in the event during the 2017 state meet.
Douglas, South Umpqua and Sutherlin will also be represented in the Class 4A state meet.
Mackenzii Phillips, a Douglas freshman, is the No. 2 seed in the girls javelin with a 127-0 throw. Cascade senior Kaelyn Worst owns the top seed in the event with at 129-5. McLoughlin’s Bianca Garcia threw 144-3 at the May 4 Baker Invitational.
Bryce Olsen of Sutherlin is the No. 2 seed in the javelin at 164-3. Siuslaw’s Ryan Rendon-Padilla is the top seed (172-1).
Douglas senior Max Jung is the third seed in the long jump (21-4 3/4). He’ll be jumping against teammate Damon Landry (ninth, 20-7 1/2).
South Umpqua will be represented by freshman Jadyn Vermillion in the girls 200 (fifth, 26.16), 400 (fourth, 1:00.79) and long jump (fourth, 17-3 1/4).
Towne, a junior, is the top seed in the shot (49-8 1/4) and discus (176-1).
He’s the defending state champion in both events, and has improved his discus PR since the 2017 state meet.
His shot put best hasn’t gone past 50 feet this season. His PR is 53-2 1/2, which he threw during the 2017 season.
Glide is sending seven athletes to state this year.
Lily Allen, a Canyonville Christian Academy sophomore, is the top seed in the girls 200 at 26.38.
Oakland has several top-seeded athletes in the Class 2A state meet.
Colton Langdon is the No. 2 seed in the 300 hurdles (43.04) and No. 3 in the 110 hurdles (16.66).
Oakland sophomore Kevin Meier is the No. 3 seed in the triple jump (40-3/4).
Hadley Brooksby is the No. 2 seed in the girls high jump (5-0). Top-seeded Kaylee Wright of Grant Union has cleared 5-1 this season.
Reedsport’s Tyrece Gardner is the No. 3 seed in the long jump (20-1 1/4).
The Camas Valley 4x100 boys relay team of Jared Hunt, Derek O’Connor, Bryson Wolfe and Ryan Weickum is the No. 1 seed with a 45.15 time. They’re followed by Dufur at 45.49.
Hunt is also the top seed in the javelin at 157-10. Crane’s Miles Maupin threw 170-2 this year, but didn’t pass 143-8 at the Special District 4 championships on May 11.
Elkton freshman Margaret Byle is the No. 2 seed in the girls 100 (12.85) and sophomore Sadie Olson is the No. 2 seed in the discus (104-5), followed by Joy DeRoss of Camas Valley (101-5). DeRoss’ PR s 108-8.
Moriah Michael of Days Creek is the second-seeded long jumper (16-0). Her personal best is 16-7, which makes her the third-ranked jumper in Class 1A — behind Cove’s Sophia Pettit (17-2 1/2) and Hosanna Christian’s Bailey Gagneur (16-9).