Garcia-Silver, Lutes lead Marshfield at district track meet

Alex Garcia-Silver and Body Lutes won two individual events to lead a slew of Marshfield state qualifiers at the district track meet Friday and Saturday and North Bend High School.

Garcia-Silver won the 1,500-meter run in 4:10.48 and the 3,000 in 8:39.55 to qualify for the state meet in both events.

Lutes captured the 400 in 49.84 seconds and came back to win the 800 in 2:00.51. Lutes also teamed with Elijah Cellura, Jack Waddington and Drake Rogers to win the 4x400 relay in 3:29.29.

Marshfield’s boys also excelled at their specialty, the pole vault, as three Pirates qualified for state. Jonathan Parks had a new best clearance of 15-2 to win, while Trent Summers was second, clearing 13-11. Waddington and North Bend’s Brody Justice both also hit the automatic state qualifying mark of 13-5 to advance to the state meet.

Waddington also qualified for state in both the triple jump and high jump. He won the high jump with a jump of 5-11 and was second in the triple jump with a leap of 39-3-1/2.

Marshfield’s Mitchell George also won the long jump (20-5 ½) to reach the state tournament.

Marshfield also had some sprinters qualify for state with Qwentyn Petty and Mekhi Johnson finishing second and third in the 100 to move on and Petty advancing in the 200 with a third-place finish.

In the boys team race, Cottage Grove edged Marshfield for the title with 185.5 points to 182.5 for the Pirates. North Bend was third (114.5).

On the girls side, Daphne Scriven led the Pirates by qualifying for state in two events. Scriven won the discus with a toss of 120-2 and was second in the shot put at 34-10. Tori Cox also qualified in both events, placing third in the shot put (34-0.5) and second in the discus (105-11).

Keira Crawford also made it to state in the long jump, placing second with a leap of 15-4.5.

Junction City was girls champion with 184.5 point to 146 for North Bend. Marshfield was fifth with 66.5.

The Class 4A state meet is scheduled Friday and Saturday at Hayward Field in Eugene.