Summit girls take state

Storm win 8th straight title

Published May 24, 2014 at 05:56PM

EUGENE — In record-breaking fashion, the Summit High girls rolled to their eighth consecutive state track and field team championship Saturday at Hayward Field.

The Storm won two relays Saturday and piled up 125 points over the two-day meet to win the Class 5A title and top the previous Oregon high school record for most team points in a state meet — 120.5 points by St. Mary’s of Medford in 2007.

The Summit boys missed their bid for a fourth straight state team championship; the Storm tied with Sherwood for fourth place behind winner Marist of Eugene.

Highlights for the Summit girls Saturday included victories in the 400-meter relay (Emma Stevenson, Megan Buzzas, Hannah Cochran, Alexa Thomas) and the 1,600-meter relay (Stevenson, Kaely Gordon, Cochran, Sarah Reeves). Reeves also placed first in the 800 meters, and the Storm’s Miranda Brown won the triple jump.

Other Central Oregon state champions crowned Saturday included Summit’s Matthew Maton in the 5A boys 1,500 meters, the Storm’s Calvin Aylward in the 5A boys javelin, Sisters’ Brandon Pollard in the Class 4A boys 800 meters, and Crook County’s Hannah Troutman in the 4A girls shot put.

For a complete report on the OSAA state track and field championships, see Sunday’s Bulletin.