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May 26, 2017
TRACK & FIELD
OF THE WEEK
GULLS EXCEL AT
STATE TRACK MEET
LUM’S AUTO CENTER
By David Ball
For Seaside Signal
UGENE — Seaside senior Jackson
Januik wouldn’t be denied in his
quest for a repeat title in the 800-me-
ter final at Saturday’s 4A state track
meet at Hayward Field.
Januik took a crowded path to the front
after getting stuck back as far back as sixth
place coming off the initial turn.
“The race went out fast, but I knew it
would come back to me,” Januik said. “The
pack was spread out enough where I was able
to move my way up.”
He came to the bell in fourth place and
quickened his pace to join the contenders near
the front. Coming along the back grandstands,
Januik surged in front before the track curved
into its final corner.
No one challenged him.
“I got to the backstretch and knew it was
time to make my move,” he said.
Januik was comfortably ahead heading
down the shaded straightaway, stretching his
arms out wide as he came across the finish line
with a winning time of 1:55.86 — more than
two seconds faster than his winning time last
“That was awesome, even better than last
year,” Januik said. “I’m so happy to be going
out with a win.”
He is signed up to play basketball at
George Fox University in the winter.
Other placers for the boys were Bradley
Rzewnicki taking third in the 3,000, Juneau
Meyer taking fourth in the 400 and Phoenix
Johnson with a pair of third-attempt clearance
to stay alive on his way to fifth place in the
DAVID BALL/FOR SEASIDE SIGNAL
Gretchen Hoekstre sets for another toss in the shot put at the state meet.
Her mark would hold up into the final
round of throws before Siuslaw senior Carissa
Oliver took her last spin in the ring and un-
leashed a monster heave that had everyone in
the area watching the tape measure in antici-
pation. The result was a throw of 41-7 3/4 that
pushed her into first place.
Hoekstra had one try to answer back, but
her final attempt came in a quarter-inch short
of the 40-foot line leaving her in second place.
“It’s tough having the lead and losing it
right at the end,” Hoekstra said. “But it had
been the three of us all season, and we’re all
friends out there competing in front of this big
crowd — it was just a fun experience.”
Six throws landed beyond the 40-foot line
with Hoekstra claiming two of those.
Hoekstre also finished third in the discus
with a personal best of 130-7.
Hoekstre scores big
Gulls at Districts
On the girls side, the Seagulls’ Gretch-
en Hoekstre zipped to the top of the leader-
board in the shot put with a throw of 40-feet,
1.25-inches on her first attempt. She further
distanced herself from the field with a throw
of 41-5 when she next stepped into the ring —
a personal best by more than a foot.
Her secret weapon — eating gummy
worms before the competition. Her favorites
are the green and pink watermelon worms.
“I came out strong and showed people that
even though I’m a sophomore I could be com-
petitive,” Hoekstre said.
ST. HELENS — The Astoria girls track
team cruised to their third straight Cowapa
League title May 12 in St. Helens, where the
Lady Fishermen racked up 177 points for the
three-peat, ahead of second-place Scappoose
In addition to the win for the Astoria girls,
the Astoria boys scored 129 points to take sec-
ond behind the Indians (162), with Seaside
North Coast athletes won 17 of the 34 total
events, and qualified even more athletes with
The Lady Fishermen dominated the girls’
meet from start to finish, winning seven of the
The Seaside girls finished sixth in the team
standings, with 50 points.
Gretchen Hoekstre provided the high-
lights, winning the shot put with a toss of 38
feet, 4¼ inches, and a personal best 123-8 to
take the discus.
The Seaside boys did most of their scoring
on the track.
Two-time defending state champion Jack-
son Januik started with a personal best 1:56.72
to win the 800 meters, where Januik held off
Valley Catholic’s Jacob Godshalk (1:57.89).
Januik heads to state with the top-ranked time
in the 800.
Senior Bradley Rzewnicki was a state
qualifier in the 3,000-meters, taking second
(9:07.13) behind John Kavulich of Scappoose.
In the hurdles, Will Garvin suffered a
disqualification in the preliminaries of the
110-meters, but as always, he came back
strong in the 300’s, winning in a personal best
Senior Juneau Meyer qualified for state in
the 400 meters (second, 51.53), and the Gulls
added crucial points in the field with wins
for Phoenix Johnson in the triple jump (40-
3¼) and high jump (6-0), ahead of Astoria’s
Karsten Johnson (5-10). Phoenix took second
in the long jump.
Astoria 5, Seaside 0
000 000 0—0 2 2
101 201 x—5 5 0
Walsh, Plampin (4) and Hoekstre;
Englund, Fremstad (7), Lyngstad
(7) and Gohl. W: Englund. L: Walsh.
S: Lyngstad. RBI: Ast, Tuimato,
Strange, Fremstad, Lucore. HBP: Sea,
Blanchard, Hoekstre. LOB: Seaside 4,
Astoria 7. DP: Astoria.
Cowapa League Championships
Girls Team: Astoria 177, Scappoose
John Whittle, 105-102—207
170, Valley Catholic 98, Tillamook 89,
Banks 72, Seaside 50.
Boys Team: Scappoose 162, Astoria
129, Seaside 110, Tillamook 96, Banks
87, Valley Catholic 72.
District 1 Regionals
Team: Scappoose 636, Valley Cath-
olic 653, Crook County 699, Seaside
716, Molalla 733, Tillamook 737,
Banks 743, Astoria 798, Corbett 824,
Medalist: Mayson Tibbs, Crook
For the fourth time in the last
five years, a Seaside runner won
the 4A boys’ 800-meter final at
the state track meet.
In 2013, former Gull Brett
Willyard won in 1 minute, 58.34
seconds. Januik took over in
2015, winning in 1:58.06. He
won again in 2016 (1:58.42),
and completed his run of three
straight titles May 20 in Eugene,
coming from behind to win in
1:55.86, the second-fastest time
in Seaside school history.
SEAGULLS VARSITY SCOREBOARD
Seaside 10, Scappoose 5
Scappoose 002 030 0—5 9 4
601 210 x—10 11 1
Plampin and Walsh; Travis, Anicker
(1), Searle (4) and Gill. W: Plampin. L:
Travis. RBI: Scp, Rieman 2, Holmason,
Gross; Sea, Boyd 2, McFadden,
Plampin, Walsh, Blanchard, Hoekstre,
Thompson, Meyer. 2B: Scp, Rieman;
Sea, Thompson. 3B: Scp, Holmason;
Sea, Hoekstre. HBP: Scp, Gross;
Sea, Walsh, Blanchard, Thompson.
LOB: Scappoose 5, Seaside 8. DP:
Hoekstre capped her soph-
omore season in grand style at
the state meet May 20 in Eu-
gene, where she placed second
in the shot put event and third
in the discus.
Her toss of 41 feet, 5 inches in
the shot put set a new Seaside
Individual (Top 10)
Mayson Tibbs, CC, 141
Carter Lee, Til, 151
Nathan Mapes, Scp, 152
Jake Gray, Scp, 152
Cole Schmidlin, VC, 159
Cole Heinsen, VC, 160
Peter Boileau, VC, 163
Chase Elliot, Scp, 165
Jackson Kunde, Sea, 166
A.J. Miltich, Scp, 167
Jackson Kunde, 84-82—166
Samson Sibony, 89-86—175
Mason Shamion, 92-95—187
Connor Merrell, 91-97—188
District 1 Regionals
Team: Oregon Episcopal 805, Valley
Catholic 822, Crook County 874,
Astoria 919, Molalla 1007, Gladstone
1030, Catlin Gabel 1322. Incom-
plete—Horizon Christian, Riverdale,
Scappoose, Seaside, Tillamook.
Medalist: Anna Li, OES (171)
Individual (Top 10)
Anna Li, OES, 86-85—171
Morgan Hall, Scp, 85-89—174
Macy Goehring, CC, 89-92—181
Lanie Sticka, Gla, 90-93—183
Caroline Hobson, VC, 96-88—184
Abby Papke, CC, 91-102—193
Matti Thurman, VC, 105-99—204
Emma Nelzen, Mol, 93-111—204
Samantha Hemsley, Ast, 96-114—210
Lucy Hu, OES, 105-105—210
Caroline Kotson, 111-109—220
Madeline Brown, 141-122—263
Caitlin Hillman, 155-143—298
wins girls’ golf title
CORNELIUS — Oregon Epis-
copal and Valley Catholic secured
their spots at the state tournament
next week, as the Aardvarks and
Valiants finished first and second,
respectively, in the District 1 Re-
gional golf championships.
The tournament concluded
Tuesday, May 16, at Forest Hills
Astoria took fourth in the team
standings, while Samantha Hems-
ley finished tied for ninth individ-
ually, good enough for all-Region
After shooting 96 in Monday’s
round, Hemsley had a 114 Tuesday
to card a 210.
Anna Li of OES, second after
Day 1, overtook Morgan Hall of
Scappoose to win medalist honors
with a final round total of 171, to
Rounding out the Astoria scores
were Jenna Travers with a 216, Sa-
die Wooldridge (245), Kristen Tra-
vers (248) and Sarah Lertora (265).
Seaside had three golfers com-
peting: Caroline Kotson (17th
overall with a 220), Madeline
Brown (263) and Caitlin Hillman
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