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Bronco harriers compete at McKenzie, Summit JV meets

Though weather conditions did not prevail in an ideal fashion for the Saturday, April 6, Aaron and Marie Jones meet at Finn Rock, it did not thwart positive performances.

Senior Tess O’Leary turned in a 2:33 finish for the 800-meter event, which is the current fastest time in the state for 1A schools, said head coach Mark Douglas.

“She just had a fantastic meet,” he said, noting that she also turned in a personal record in the shot put event, which O’Leary just took up this year.

The athletes additionally enjoyed the opportunity to attend a collegiate track meet at Hayward Field in Eugene over the weekend, which was a major high point, Douglas said.

On Wednesday, April 3, the team competed at the Summit JV meet in Bend, with three athletes turning in event wins, Douglas said.

Wade “Rowdy” O’Connor, a senior, took home the win in the discus event, turning in a 103’5” effort. O’Connor also won the 300-meter hurdles event, finishing with a time of 45.82, and placed fifth in the long jump (17’10.5”).

Sophomore Camden Jones placed fourth in this event with a 47.88 time, and also took sixth in the pole vault with a 9 foot flat effort.

Freshman Raphael Siemantel won the triple jump event (33’6”), with sophomore Lars Kugel placing third in the same event (26’5.5”).

Senior Tess O’Leary won the pole vault event (8’9”), nearly beating personal best of 9 feet flat set at last year’s state meet.  Junior Julia O’Leary placed third with a 7 foot flat effort.

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