Congratulations VHS Track Team! Below is a report from Coach Byron Brown.
Vernonia Boys’ Team finishes 4th in State! The 4×100 relay team set a new state record at 43.57—the only team in State 2A competition to run under 44 seconds. Jared Medearis handed off to Steve Burns, who quickly separated from the other runners to give the Loggers a significant lead; Clay Sullivan lengthened it out some more, and Rob Connor finished it off, winning by about 40 meters and setting a new state record, eclipsing the 2011 record set by Central Linn. Clay Sullivan won the high hurdles in a big upset, leading from start to finish. Clay also finished 4th in the 300 Hurdles and 8th in the Long Jump. Rob Connor finished 2nd in the 100 and 5th in the 200 meter dash, competing with a strained hamstring. Francesco Mian placed 8th in the High Jump. The Loggers needed every point as they beat Nestucca by half a point for the 4th place trophy.