Scappoose Track and Field is Starting the Season off with a Bang

Scappoose Track and Field seem to be doing just fine at their first meet after losing many top seniors last year.

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Scappoose Track and Field is Starting the Season off with a Bang

Emma Kessi

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The first meet of the Scappoose track and field season was completed Friday the 15th at Grant high school’s Cotton Invite. With 16 teams competing in the competition, Scappoose did pretty well for themselves.

Juniors from left, Kelsey Ela, Brisyn Maller, and Emma Jones at the meet.

The junior class especially exceeded in this meet, with four of their athletes placing in the top three in events.

Brisyn Maller finished first in the 110m hurdles in front of 21 other varsity competitors with a time of 15.97.

Junior Tess Conway clenched the second place spot in the 400m running a 103.24 and Josh Lull finished third in the 400m with a time of 53.94.

Junior Emma Jones placed second out of 20 varsity athletes in the girls long jump with 15-11.50 and also got third out of 17 other varsity runners in the 100m hurdles running a 17.03.

The freshman class seems to be thriving in the middle distance with two runners placing quite high up in the rankings, especially for the first race of their freshman year.

Freshman, From left to right, Top: Luke Suchoski, Evan Seagondollar, Bottom Rowen Suchoski, Tristan Hopkins, Sydney Hanke.

Freshman Rowen and Luke Suchoski running the 1500m finished 9th and 15th out of 27 competitors. The brother’s pre season training seemed to have payed as they were seeded 20th and 22nd pre race. Rowen ran a pr of 4:25.93 and Luke ran 4:37.98.

Freshman Sydney Hanke who was seeded in 28th place exceeded expectations by finishing 9th out of 24 varsity competitors in the 1500m by running a 5:22.52.

Both Hanke and the Suchoski brothers were the top varsity runners for the Scappoose Cross Country team which seems to have helped them immensely in preparing for track.

The team seems to be excited that the season is beginning “This is a good way to set the pace for the year, it’s nice to start back up again,” said Brisyn Maller.

The new freshman also seem to be adjusting well to the highschool level with the help of the rest of the team, “The kids have made me feel welcomed and at home on this team, ” Says freshman Rowen Suchoski. “Coming from middle school I feel ready to compete at the highschool level because of my coaches and the team around me”

For more information regarding meet results at the Cotton Invitational visit