EUGENE — In the history of OSAA girls track and field, only two athletes had ever swept the three throwing events.
There was Bandon’s Joy Moore in 1974, and Roseburg’s Tonia Roth in 1992.
Now, 26 years later, Jordynn Slater has added her name to the list.
After winning the discus and the javelin Thursday at the Class 3A state championships at Hayward Field, the La Pine senior uncorked a throw of 41 feet, 7¼ inches to take first in the shot put Friday and complete the throwers’ sweep.
Slater, bound for Oregon State as a thrower, accounted for the bulk of the Hawks’ scoring in the state meet, as her three victories amounted to 30 of La Pine’s 37 points.
The Hawks tied for fourth as a team, while Blanchet Catholic edged out Catlin Gabel for the team championship with 67.5 points. Catlin Gabel was second with 65 points.
La Pine’s Delany Sazama, Sydney Bright, Mia Huberd and Dakota Underwood teamed up to place sixth in the 4x100-meter relay.
In the 2A meet, Culver’s Catylynn Duff won the shot put for the first time in four state appearances, and a personal-record throw of 39-¾ on her final throw sealed the victory. Since her freshman season, Duff had placed 11th, ninth and seventh in the shot heading into Friday’s competition.
Irma Retano took fourth in the 400 for the Bulldogs, who tied for eighth with 31 points, and Emma Knepp placed sixth in the 1,500. Monroe claimed the team title with 80 points.
Gilchrist’s Skyla Newton reached the podium in the 100 and the 100- and 300-meter hurdles for the third straight year. The junior placed third in both hurdling events and finished sixth in the 100. Rylee Hoover, Rayenee Hoover, Katie McDaniel and Kendra Spurlock combined for a fifth-place finish in the 4x400 relay for the 1A Grizzlies, who were 10th as a team with 23 points. Cove won the state championship with 74 points.
La Pine’s Ben Plant posted a PR throw of 159-2, topping his previous best by nearly 6 feet, to place fourth in the 3A boys javelin. Wyatt Oldham narrowly missed the podium in the triple jump as his PR leap of 39-2 was 6 inches shy of eighth place for the Hawks, who were 20th as a team with 13 points. Pleasant Hill was first with 62 points.
Neither 2A Culver nor 1A Gilchrist had placers Friday. The Bulldogs finished 32nd with four points, while Gilchrist tied for 30th with five points. Bandon won the 2A team championship with 70 points, and Pacific took the 1A title with 74.5 points.