MONMOUTH, Ore. — Sam Carlson won a state title for Helix in the 1A boys shot put, and Ellie Scheibner was second for Weston-McEwen in the 2A girls long jump, as both schools finished the track season with several strong performances in their respective meets here at Western Oregon University on Friday and Saturday.

A year after placing second at state with what was then a new personal record, Carlson bested the 2019 boys shot put on a throw of 46 feet and 11 inches.

That throw was almost a foot short of his PR last week in winning the district crown at Sherman. 

Meanwhile, Gavin Newtson placed second for Helix in the boys 800 as he set a new PR at two minutes and 2.47 seconds.

Newston crossed the finish line about a second behind champion Seth Bergeron, of St. Stephen’s Academy.

Hannah Christman shined in three events for the Helix girls.

Christman placed third in the 800, with teammate Karalin Reynolds finishing eighth with a PR.

Kaylee Cope set a PR as she was third in the 3,000 with Christman on her heels in fourth place.

Christman, Cope and Reynolds also joined Ryann Stahancyk for a ninth-place finished in the 4x400 relay. 

Cope also placed fourth with a PR in the 1,500.

The 2A meet saw both Scheibner and Bryce Thul stand out for Weston-McEwen.

Scheibner set a PR in the long jump with a 17-01.75 that was about seven inches under champion Kathryn Nyone, of Portland Christian.

Thul was sixth in the long jump.

Scheibner finish sixth in the 400, and Thul placed third in the girls 300 hurdles.

Both also joined Keree Graves and Katie Vescio in running a 4x100 relay that placed seventh with their seasonal best.

Scheibner, Graves and Vescio then joined Bailey Munck to place sixth in the 4x400.

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