Boys track and field preview


Battle Ground

Key athletes: Hunter Vanderpool, sr., pole vault; Jake Blackman, so., hurdles; Nathan Blair, sr., throws.

Worth noting: Vanderpool was the district champion last season. … Blackman placed fifth in 110 hurdles and fourth in the 300 hurdles at district.


Key athletes: Aundray Williams, jr., distance; Zach Bagley, sr., hurdles.

Worth noting: Williams was the district runner-up at 800 meters.


Key athletes: C.J. Hatchett, sr., sprints; Michael Quintana, so., sprints; Jorge Torres, jr., distance; Joe Rhea, sr., throws; Allen Cook, sr., pole vault; Jonte Hasan, sr., jumps.

Worth noting: Hatchett was a state placer for Evergreen last season, looking to break 50 seconds in the 400.

Mountain View

Key athletes: Bryan Eastes, sr., distance; Ryan Hansen, jr., throws; Alex Neshyba, sr., pole vault; Tyler Procive, sr., throws; Andrew White, sr., sprints; Chadd Wish, sr., distance.

Worth noting: Thunder have a senior-led squad this season.


Key athletes: Chase Horrocks, sr., distance; Adam Brown, sr., jumps; Ryan Cavola, sr., distance; Ian Zarosinski, sr., hurdles; Kevin Boyd, jr., sprints; Brad Michael, jr., sprints.

Worth noting: Horrocks was a state qualifier in the 1,600. … Boyd was the 4A GSHL co-track athlete of the year and a state qualifier in the 400 meters. … Favored to win league team title, with Heritage challenging.

No report: Kelso.


Columbia River

Key athletes: Kyle Boe, sr., distance; Jordan Brown, sr., sprints; Jordan Currie, sr., sprints; Markus Duhamel, jr., distance; Will Jones, sr., distance; Brandon Freeman, sr., throws; Marcus Rodriguez, sr., hurdles; Chad Love, so., jumps; Brian Piette, jr., distance; Jordan Erdman, jr., pole vault.

Worth noting: Boe was a state meet participant last season.

Hudson’s Bay

Key athletes: Matt Dally, sr., sprints; Andre Washington, sr., sprints; Joey Castrey, sr., distance; Cameron Falkner, sr., distance.

Worth noting: The Eagles return a small and inexperience squad. But Bay is coming off a solid cross country season.


Key athletes: Jon Lawson, jr., throws; Blake Bier, sr., pole vault.

Worth noting: A state placer in the shot put and discus, Lawson is already among the stat leaders in both events this season. … Bier placed eighth at state last year.


Key athletes: Kinsley Ojukwu, sr., sprints; Stanley Ojukwu, sr., sprints; Nathaniel Peneranda, sr., sprints; Mitch Saylor, sr., throws; Ryan Stanford, so., sprints; Jacob Troupe, jr., jumps; Jared Boynton, sr., throws; Kaben Humphrey Butler, so., jumps; Roman Kirkov, so., distance.

Worth noting: The Ojukwu brothers make the Titans solid in the sprints. .. Titans return all four members of state-qualifying 400-meter relay … Troupe place third at state in the high jump and leads state this season in the long jump.

No reports: Camas, Fort Vancouver.



Key athletes: Aaron Hanson, sr., sprints; Kenny Lopez, sr., sprints; Lewis Richardson, sr., throws.

Worth noting: Hanson also was a district qualifier in the javelin. … Lopez returns from a severe broken leg.

Mark Morris

Key athletes: Nathan Wilson, sr., hurdles; Chase Bussing, jr., distance; Chris Reyes, sr., jumps; Derrick Lecker, sr., pole vault.

Worth noting: Bussing holds the school record in the 800 meters … Lecker returns after missing last season with injury.


Key athletes: Juan Valencia, jr., throws; James Oman, jr., throws; Mike Oman, sr., hurdles; Byron Brink, jr., distance.

Worth noting: Valencia was a state qualifier in the javelin … James Omas was a state qualifier in the discus.


Key athletes: Erik Ackerman, jr., jumps; Alex Brown, so., sprints; Brendan Casey, jr., pole vault; Cory Hammrich, sr., throws; Dylan Croeni, jr., distance.

Worth noting: Croeni earned All-Region honors in cross country.

No reports: R.A. Long, Woodland.


La Center

Key athletes: Kyle Kosak, jr., distance; Ryan Kulla, jr., pole vault; Zach Olivera, jr., pole vault.

Worth noting: Olivera placed seventh in the state in the pole vault … Kosak was a state qualifier in the 800 meters.

No reports: Castle Rock, Ilwaco, Kalama, Stevenson, White Salmon, King’s Way, Seton Catholic, Vancouver Christian.

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