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LHS host Lakeview 4-Way Track Meet

Weather cooperated and athletes displayed their talents at the first home meet of track season for Lakeview High School, the Lakeview 4-Way, on Tuesday, April 8.

Track teams from LHS, Paisley, Lost River, Chiloquin, and Bonanza were on hand showcasing some of the top athletes in southern Oregon.

Lakeview High School girls won the meet while the boys finished in a tie with Lost River, but it was the individual performances that highlighted the meet, with plenty of personal records falling for Lakeview and Paisley’s young student-athletes.

Paisley’s Lizzie Hyde finished first in the high jump with a 4’6” leap, while also setting a new personal record in the 400 meters at 78.57 seconds. Krysta Colahan also captured first place for the Broncos, placing first in the triple jump at 31’3.5”, while also setting a personal record in the 100 meter hurdles at 19.23. Other Paisley athletes setting new personal bests included Jessica Arrington (javelin-94’5”) and Juneil Keller (100 meters-16.68, discus-67’0”, long jump-9’10”).

For the Paisley boys team, Nikolas Arfsten set a new personal record in the high jump at 5’2”, David Feingold set new individual marks in the 100 meters (12.71) and 200 meters (25.5) and Dillon Walton had a terrific day in throwing events with new personal records of 76’9” in discus and 93’4” in javelin.

“The kids competed very well in our second meet of the season, I was pretty pleased,” said Paisley Head Coach Mark Douglas.

Lakeview’s athletes fared even better in the familiar confines of Steninger Track. No less than 16 personal records were shattered on the day by LHS athletes.

The moment of highest drama came in the girls 4×400 relay, the second-to-last event of the day, when LHS anchor runner Anna Fledderjohann overcame a large deficit on the baton handoff behind Lost River, making up ground with each stride in the final turn to then pull away in the stretch to the finish line capturing first place. In the boys 4×400 relay it was her brother Josh Fledderjohann also leading LHS to first place in the event, along with Kyle Stanton, Steven Hedlund, and Dominic Leal.

Lakeview’s boys team captured first place in 12 events, while the girls took first in seven events. Connor Lysne set three new personal records in the 100 meters, long jump and triple jump, taking first place in the triple jump. Michael Cooney also set a new personal mark in the triple, but it was the 100 meters were he took the top prize with an impressive 11.69. Dominic Leal was first in the 800 meters at 2:20.29, while Steven Hedlund finished first in the 1500 meters at 4:49.40, both marks individual records.

Other top finishers include Nick Wiebelhaus in the 3000 meters, Marco Guitron in the 110 meter and 300 meter hurdles, Tyler McManus in javelin, Pierce Schreder in pole vault and Michael Cooney in the long jump.

Paisley and Lakeview both traveled to Burns on Saturday, April 12, for the Burns Invitational. The last home track meet for Lakeview will be on Saturday, May 3, at 10 a.m. at Steninger Track, the Lakeview Invitational.

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