PHS senior Micah Matthews bettered his school record in the decathlon by 382 points in the two-day meet at Summit. (File photo by Logan Hannigan-Downs/Philomath News)

Philomath High School senior Micah Matthews placed second overall at the Summit Decathlon/Heptathlon meet Friday and Saturday at Summit High School. Matthews broke his own school record with the performance.

“Micah had a fantastic weekend — crushing his own school record by 382 points for a total of 5,361 to place second out of the 25 entrants,” PHS track and field coach Joe Fulton said. “He recorded personal records in seven of the 10 events despite cold and blustery conditions.”

Philomath girls 1st, boys 4th at Marist Invitational

The Philomath High School girls track and field team won six individual events and two relays Saturday to easily win the Marist Invitational in Eugene. The boys, meanwhile, settled for fourth place with one of its top point scorers out of the lineup but did take first in four events. Besides those performances along with…

On the meet’s first day, Matthews sprinted the 100-meter dash in 12.06 seconds (tied for eighth), went 18 feet, 7.5 inches in the long jump (fifth), had a distance of 37-8.75 in the shot put (fourth), cleared 12 feet in the pole vault (second) and ran the 400 in 58.09 seconds (10th).

Matthews on Day 2 ran the 110 high hurdles in 16.14 (first), threw the discus 90-1 (fifth), had a mark of 111-9 in the javelin (seventh), cleared 5-11.75 in the high jump (second) and ran a 5:12.74 in the 1,500 (ninth).

Matthews currently ranks in the top two in nine events on Philomath High’s track and field team, Fulton said.

Matthews will be back with the rest of the team this coming Saturday for the Philomath Invite.