The Southern Oregon track and field team logged 20 Cascade Conference qualifying marks, 12 on the men’s side and eight for the women, in its 2023 outdoor debut Saturday at the Lane Community College Open.
The Raiders went home with three women’s event winners: Sienna Bauer in the triple jump, Nia Collins in the 100-meter hurdles, and Lauren Forster in the 800 meters. Luke King topped the shot-put field for the men.
Bauer recorded a triple-jump mark of 34 feet 9 ¾ inches and also became a CCC qualifier in the 100 hurdles alongside Collins, who won the race in 15.34 seconds.
Forster led the Raiders as they occupied the top-four spots in the 800 race. She won it in 2:24.50, a tick ahead of runner-up teammate Sydnee Kizziar (2:25.85), and went on to pace SOU with a third-place finish in the 1,500 and a qualifying time of 4:51.57.
King’s mark in the shot put of 49-1 ¾ gave him first place, while Tre Holmes took third at 47-3 ¾. Andrew Mitchell took second in the discus (142-9) and third in the javelin (197-11), Wayne Garcia was second in the hammer (175-10), and Matthew O’Henley was third in both the discus (136-11) and the hammer (163-5), qualifying in both disciplines.
SOU will be back in action next week at Hayward Field in the Oregon Preview.
SOU MEN’S RESULTS (*CCC qualifying mark)
37. Dimitri Williams, 11.84
54. Damion Williams, 12.36
21. Dimitri Williams, 23.62
3. Carson Le Bel, 1.89m (6-2 ¼)*
3. Andrew Mitchell, 60.33m (197-11)
SOU WOMEN’S RESULTS (*CCC qualifying mark)
10. Jenna Hodges, 27.81
1. Sienna Bauer, 10.61m (34-9 ¾)*
5. Gabi Hansen, 2.85m (9-4 ¼)*
13. Andrea Osbon, 36.14m (118-7)*
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