Hegdal's fifth paces Weston-McEwen at state meet


MONMOUTH, Ore. - Corban Hegdal's fifth-place finish in the pole vault proved to be Weston-McEwen's top showing here over the weekend in the Oregon Class 2A state track and field meet at Western Oregon University.

Hegdal cleared the bar at 11 feet, 6 inches for his fifth-place finish. That was two full feet lower than the winning vault of 13-6 turned in by Tyler Funk of Culver.

Hegdal also qualified for the state meet in two running events and narrowly missed qualifying for finals in both. He finished ninth in the 200-meter dash in a time of 24.50 seconds and he was also ninth in the 400 in 53.57.

Coulder Mastenbroek of Scio won both races, claiming the 200 in 23.38 and the 400 in 50.80.

Jacob Christropher of the TigerScots also finished ninth in the 3,000, his only state event. Christopher clocked 9:53.21 while Union's Tom Sheehy won the ervent in 9:06.66.

Mary Herbes, Weston-McEwen's lone qualifier in the girls state meet, placed 12th in the pole vault with a mark of 8 feet. Linnea Fong of St. Mary's of Medford won the pole vault with an effort of 10 feet.


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