On Saturday, April 20, Lakeview traveled to compete at the Crater Classic, at Crater High School in Central Point, marking its first and only competition of the week. Although scheduled to compete on Tuesday, April 16, the meet was canceled due to the untenable weather.
With Lakeview missing some of its regulars, the school struggled to make a name for itself in a crowded field of teams at the invitational. The boys, in particular, struggled, with nobody managing to reach the top 20 in any competition with the exception of sophomore Pierce Schreder and junior Michael Cooney. Schreder launched himself 11 feet into the air in the Pole Vault, and into contention for a four-way tie for 12th place in the event. Cooney competed in a litany of events, but only cracked the top 20 in the Long Jump, taking 19th place with an 18-foot leap. Still, both represented their school well. The competing schools were all trounced in mens by Grants Pass, Thurston, and South Medford, who took first, second, and third place, respectively, with scores of 68.5, 67, and 66. Lakeview failed to rank in the top 21.
The girls of Lakeview fared only marginally better, taking eighteenth overall in women’s competition with a total of eleven. Freshman Anna Fledderjohann took sixteenth in the 800 meter relay with a score of 2:35:87. Sophomore Miranda Conley had a solid day at the invitational, taking sixth in the Shot Put by tossing a 33-08.75 and tenth in the Javelin with a 108-01, narrowly missing out on ninth place. But perhaps nobody has had a better month than sophomore Delaney Hall. Hall has failed to rank lower than second in all competitions and Saturday was only different in that she managed to break both a school and personal record in what has been a tremendous season for her.