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LHS track & field state champions

June 4, 2014 by

Lane Hadley—

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No athlete perhaps in recent Lakeview High School history has been as diverse or accomplished as Lane Hadley. Hadley completed his remarkable high school career by taking the 3A state titles in the 100-meters and 200-meters, and also anchoring the state champion 4×100 relay team. For his extraordinary efforts Hadley was named the Male Athlete of the Meet.

Hadley won the 3A 100-meter dash title in 11.09 seconds, only 10 runners from 4A-6A divisions logging a faster time.

In the 200-meters Hadley captured the state title in 22.65 seconds after placing fifth in the qualifying heat. The qualifier was the only 200-meter race Hadley didn’t win all season despite cracking 23 seconds for the first time in his career at 22.99, making up for it in the finals by breaking that mark by 0.34 seconds.

In the 2014 season Hadley failed to finish first in only three races all season between the 100-meters and 200-meters.

It was the finals of the 4×100 relay at the state championship where Hadley perhaps had his greatest moment. In third place on the final turn of the event, Hadley turned on the jets in the final strides and overcame a large deficit to steal away the state title, edging out second place Westside Christian by 0.04 seconds.

In previous years Hadley had also competed strongly in the 300m hurdles, javelin, shot put, high jump, and long jump.

Hadley was also named the 2013-14 3A SCL Basketball Player of the Year and was named tournament MVP at a postseason basketball event held at OIT in Klamath Falls in May. An accomplished football player as well, Hadley was named first team all-league as a running back, linebacker and kick returner, and named first team all-state as a returner. He will compete in the Oregon East-West Shrine high school all-star football game in August in Portland.

At the postseason track banquet Hadley was named a scholar athlete.

DelanyDelaney Hall— Javelin 137’04”

Delaney Hall was the most consistently dominant thrower in the state at the 3A level, placing first in every javelin competition. Her 139’08” toss at the Medford Rotary Relays was a personal best, one of four times she threw in excess of 130 feet in competition during the season. Hall’s best placed her 21st in the entire country at all levels, and sixth best in Oregon. At state Hall breezed through the competition, beating Darian Wilson of Coquille by seven feet, with only five other throwers 1A-6A earning a better mark.

She also qualified in 3A girls pole vault, setting a new personal record by clearing 9’03”, good enough for fourth place. She might have finished even better, as it was discovered later the bar was incorrectly raised to 9’09” but marked at 9’06”. Hall scratched three times at the wrongly posted height, just barely brushing the bar on her second attempt, which would have cleared  a  9’06” setting..

Hall also competed but did not qualify for this year’s state meet, in the high jump and 100-meters. In past years she has ran the 200-meters.

A multi-sport athlete, Hall was named MVP of the girls basketball team.

At the postseason track and field banquet Hall was honored with the most valuable award, as well as being named a scholar athlete and top gun.

Boys 4×100 Relay

Relay

Lakeview High School’s 4×100 boys relay team never lost all year, despite using seven different runners, earning the top rank in the state. In the state championships they barely edged out a victory for the title, coming from behind in the final stretch to win by .04 seconds.

Michael Cooney, Lane Hadley, Connor Lysne, Pierce Schreder, Marco Guitron, Tyler McManus, and Steven Hedlund all ran on the 4×100 team in 2014, Hedlund replacing Schreder in the state championship after Schreder suffered a neck injury in the district tournament. Schreder had qualified for the state finals in pole vault and high jump along with being expected to contribute to the relay team.

The team of Cooney, Lysne, Hedlund and Hadley combined for their top time all season, and needed every bit of it, taking the state title with a time of 44.32. Hadley also awon individual state titles in the 100-meters and 200-meters, while Cooney placed second in the long jump. Hedlund also competed in the 800-meters, and Lysne placed seventh in triple jump.

The late addition of Hedlund to the state finals team replacing the injured Schreder was a potential concern in Lakeview being able to defend their top ranking, as he had only run the event twice previously, while Schreder had been on every relay team all season. Hedlund held up his part of the bargain and Lysne and Cooney ran well, but it was Hadley that truly shined in the finals.

In third place on the final stretch, Hadley showcased an explosion of speed in his last steps to the finish line to steal the victory from Westside Christian. For Hadley’s efforts he was named the Male Athlete of the Meet at the state championship.

At the postseason track and field banquet Cooney was honored with the Senior Track Award. Lysne was given the most improved award as well as being a scholar athlete and top gun. Hadley was named scholar athlete, and Hedlund was named a top gun.

 

 

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