Day One of the OSAA State Track Meet at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham saw three Maverick athletes reach the podium. Freshman Sam Veverka secured 4th place at his first state championships in the triple jump with a jump of 39’5″. In an event comprised of mainly upperclassmen, the lone freshman in the field had an outstanding day making his presence felt early on in the competition.
Senior Zoe Zurasky began the day by placing tied for 5th in the 3A Girls High Jump by clearing a height of 4’10” on her very first attempt. That jump moved Zurasky onto the podium to medal in early action at the meet. Zoe then proceeded to qualify for the finals of the 100 meter and 200 meter dash by finishing with a fourth place overall qualify time in the 100 meters, and second place overall qualifying time in the 200 meters. Zurasky will compete in three events tomorrow at Mt. Hood Community College as she will race in the finals of the 100 meters, 200 meters, and compete in the girls triple jump.
Junior Zach Rector displayed a gutsy performance in the boys’ 3000 meter race. A tightly run event throughout that saw several positional changes and top performances turned in by several athletes in the field. In a highly competitive and very entertaining race that ultimately saw Rector pull out a 7th place state finish with a time of 9:35.35.
Day 2 of the OSAA State Track Meet will see Senior Taylor Bogaty compete in the girls discus and Senior Zoe Zurasky compete in the girls 100 meter, 200 meter dash, along with the girls triple jump. Congratulations on an outstanding day one performance Mavericks. We are very proud of you!