SOU Track & Field Men Help Oregon Team To Win Title
Courtesy of Sports Information Desk
A huge day by the Southern Oregon men helped the “Oregon” team take the men’s title in the third annual Oregon/California Border Clash Saturday in Klamath Falls.
The Oregon team consisted of NAIA schools Southern Oregon and Oregon Tech. The California team consisted of NCAA Division II programs Chico State and Humboldt State.
Oregon won the men’s competition 147-143 and California won the women’s title 137-125.
On the men’s side, Southern Oregon came away with victories in the 110 hurdles, 400 hurdles, 4×400-meter relay, high jump, long jump, shot put, discus and hammer.
It was junior Max Perry who claimed victories in the three throwing events and to lead Oregon to victory.
Perry won the shot put with an NAIA “A” standard and personal best throw of 52-07.50. Perry also earned an “A” mark with his victory in the hammer with a throw of 177-09, which ranks fourth all-time in school history. His winning throw of 151-10 in the discus was also a personal best.
Sophomore Erik Evasovic was a two-time winner in the hurdles. Evasovic won the 110 hurdles in 15.85, just besting teammate Alex Waroff (15.89) and won the 400 hurdles in 56.66.
The men’s 4×400-meter relay team of Sullivan Stevens, Dennis Olstedt, Jonz Olander and Kwame Agyemang turned in a time of 3:21.15 to defeat Chico State’s time of 3:21.92
Seth Lindquist won the long jump by almost two feet with a jump of 6-02.25. Brandon Ritchie won the long jump with a jump of 21-00.75 and Lindquist finished second in the event with a jump of 20-11.25.
On the women’s side, Holly Haga claimed the only victory for the Raiders.
Haga earned an NAIA “A” standard mark in the discus with a throw of 142-08. The throw ranks third all-time on SOU’s career list.
Other highlights for the SOU women included Courtenay Williams with a personal best in the hammer (142-10), the 4×100-meter relay team with a personal best time 50.84, Anne Hagy with a personal best time in the 1,500 (5:03.14) and Mikayla Garrard with a personal best in the 100 (12.80).