Maton earns track and field honor

Summit’s Matthew Maton is Oregon’s top track and field athlete

Summit’s Matthew Maton has been named the Gatorade boys track and field athlete of the year for Oregon, it was announced on Friday.

The Storm junior, who was the Gatorade boys cross-country runner of the year for the state last fall, is now a finalist for the Gatorade National Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year award, which will be announced later this month.

The 6-foot-5 Maton won the 1,500- and the 3,000-meter runs at the Class 5A track and field state championships in May, setting the meet record in the 1,500 with a time of 3 minutes, 53.08 seconds. Maton, who was second in the High School Boys Dream Mile at the Adidas Grand Prix in New York last week, won the 1-mile run at the Brooks PR Invitational in Seattle on Saturday, topping the field of 14 runners with a time of 4:06.32.

—Bulletin staff report