Philomath High School sent several athletes to a track and field meet in Monroe on Tuesday and came away with both team titles.
Coach Joe Fulton entered the meet for the program’s athletes that are not expected to qualify for Saturday’s Meet of Champions to get in some work in their events. Joining Philomath and the host school were Triangle Lake, Lowell and Reedsport.
The boys scored 85 points to beat out runner-up Monroe’s 67. The Warriors had four individual winners and a relay winner.
Sophomore Lukas Dunn won the 800-meter run in 2:18.17, beating out a Triangle Lake runner by less than a second. Senior Joseph Choi had a throw of 35 feet, 10 inches to win the shot put. Senior Caleb Jensen tied for first place in the long jump with a distance of 18 feet. Junior Seth Arthurs took first in the triple jump at 37-6.5.
The 4-by-400-meter relay won with a time of 4:04.59. The Warriors crew that ran legs were junior Arthurs, Dunn, senior Isaac Lattin and junior Kellen Houchin.
Other top-three finishes for the boys included Jensen in the 100 (second, 12.63), Houchin in the 3,000 (second, 10:33.48), Arthurs in the 800 (third, 2:30.10) and long jump (third, 17-3), junior Chase Ringwald in the 200 (third, 27.51), sophomore Aaron Schaffer in the javelin (third, 107-0) and Lattin in the triple jump (third, 36-8.5).
The girls finished with 95 points with Monroe second at 82. The girls had three individual winners and one relay winner. Freshman Aneeka Steen won both the 800 in 2:32.25 and the high jump by clearing 4-9. Sophomore Phoebe Coen won the 1,500 by more than 3 seconds with a time of 5:43.35.
The 4-by-400 relay of sophomore Ellie Morton, sophomore Alexa Eckhold, Coen and Steen covered the distance in 4:45.34 for a win of nearly 50 seconds over the runner-up.
Other top-three finishes for the girls were Morton in the high jump (second, 4-8) and long jump (third, 13-1), Eckhold in the 800 (second, 2:44.13), senior Audrey Gerding in the 3,000 (second, 12:56.56), sophomore Madison Schaffer in the 100 hurdles (second, 19.70), freshman Madison Provance in the shot put (second, 26-3), sophomore Marissa Zeller in the 100 (third, 15.12), sophomore Danielle Harris in the 1,500 (third, 6:09.38), freshman Kyah Weeber in the 300 hurdles (third, 1:00.81), junior Ally Todd in the javelin (third, 78-8), and sophomore Eevi Rolfe in the triple jump (third, 25-10).
The Meet of Champions is coming up Saturday at Sweet Home.