The Joseph boys and Wallowa girls overcame adversity, namely Mother Nature, to win the Elgin Twilight track meet last Thursday in Husky town.

The Eagles garnered seven first place finishes for 116 points to edge out Elgin with 110 1/2. The Wallowa boys held on the the number four spot with 92 points.

Wallowa's Lady Cougs towered above the field. scoring 129 points for a decisive 54 point win over Cove who grabbed the number two spot with 75. The Joseph E-gals ended the day in fifth place with 58 points.

Joseph speedster Corey Otten won the 100 meter and 200 meter dash in 11.8 and 23.81 seconds respectively.

Tristan Patton captured the 400 meter title with a time of 54.58 while Joseph big man Mike Marks threw the saucer 131' 0" for a first place finish in the discus.

The Joseph 4 x 100 relay team of Otten, Eric Butterfield, Cole Lathrop and Randall Eschler ran a 46.52 to defeat second place Elgin. Butterfield stepped out and Patton stepped into the quad to win the 4 x 400 relay in 3:39. Union came in six seconds later followed by Wallowa in third in a time of 3:50.

Wallowa leaper Randy Spaur sailed his way to a first place 19' 8" finish in the long jump.

Wallowa distance man Sam Both crossed the finish line in 10:26 to win the 3000 meters.

Wallowa's Amanda Wilson ran and jumped her way to three first place finishes to lead the Lady Cougars. The Wallowa senior posted victories in both the 200 and 400 meter events with times of 27.95 and 1:02 respectively. Wilson also won the high jump clearing the bar at 4' 10". Other first place finishers for the Cougs included sisters Lynique and Mysha Oveson who posted wins in the javelin, with a throw of 105' 4", and the 100 meter hurdles in a time of 17.43, respectively.

Wallowa's Sara Bomberger tossed the shot put 33' 7" to round out the Cougs top finishers.

Joseph's Licia Miller continued to improve her numbers for the 2003 track season. The Joseph senior posted a 12.66 in the 100 meter dash and won the long jump with a leap of 14'111/2".

The Joseph girls 4 x 100 meter relay team comprised of Miller, Denea Micka, Tiffany Zimmer and Darci Witherrite edged out Wallowa with a time of 54.62. Joseph's 4 x 400 girls' team of Micka, Miller, Witherrite and Julie Butterfield also posted a first place finish with a time of 4:26 with Wallowa finishing second.

Team scores (Boys)

1. Joseph 116; 2. Elgin 110 1/2; 3. Union 98; 4. Wallowa 92; 5. Long Creek 24; 6. Pine.Eagle 18; 7. Powder Valley 11; 8. Imbler 10; 9. Cove 6 1/2.

Individual local boys results

4 x 100 relay 1. Joseph 46.50; 3. Wallowa 48.65

High jump: 3. Patton, Joseph. 5.10; 4. Spaur, Wallowa. 5.10

1.500 meters: 5. Ryan, Joseph. 5:17

Discus: 1. Marks, Joseph. 131.0

100 meter run: 1. Otten, Joseph. 11.8; 3. Redfield, Wallowa. 12.25

400 meter run: 1. Patton, Joseph. 54.58; 6. Evans, Wallowa. 1:01.11.

Javelin: 4. Goebel, Wallowa. 110.3; 5. Hook, Joseph. 108.5.

110 meter hurdles: 2. Green, Wallowa. 18.30; 3. Farner, Joseph. 18.31; 4. Byers, Wallowa. 18.45

800 meter run: 2. Johnson, Wallowa. 2:09; 3. Hook, Joseph. 2:15; 4. Eschler, Joseph. 2:15.60

200 meter run: 1. Otten, Joseph. 23.81; 2. Spaur, Wallowa. 24.63

300 meter hurdles: 2. Farner, Joseph. 46.57; 3. Byers, Wallowa. 47.62; 4. Green, Wallowa. 49.15.

3.000 meter run: 1. Both, Wallowa. 10:26; 3. Clough, Joseph. 11:02

4 x 400 relay: 1. Joseph 3:39; 3. Wallowa 3:50

Team scores (Girls)

1. Wallowa 129; 2. Cove 75; 3. Union 71; 4. Elgin 62; 5. Joseph 58; 6. Pine-Eagle 42; 7. Long Creek 9; 8. Imbler 8; 9. Powder Valley 7; 10. Monument 0.

Individual local girls results

4 X100 meter relay: 1. Joseph 54.62; 2. Wallowa 55.55

High jump: 1. Wilson, Wallowa. 4.10

1.500 meter run: 2. Hayley Oveson, Wallowa. 5:15; 5. Goodwin, Wallowa. 5:44

Triple jump: 3. Bomberger, Wallowa. 24.1 1/2

Long jump: 1. Miller, Joseph 14.11 1/2; 6. Turner, Wallowa. 13.4 1/2.

Discus: 3. Bomberger, Wallowa. 94.1

Shot put: 1. Bomberger, Wallowa. 33.7; 3. Haga, Wallowa. 29.4 1/2

100 meter dash: 1. Miller, Joseph 12.66; 3. Josi, Wallowa. 13.61

400 meter dash: 1. Wilson. Wallowa. 1:02; 3. Butterfield. Joseph. 1:05

Javelin: 1. Lynique Oveson, Wallowa. 105.4

100 meter hurdles: 1. Mysha Oveson, Wallowa. 17.43; 3. Turner, Wallowa. 19.35

800 meter run: 4. Jones, Joseph. 2:47

200 meter dash: 1. Wilson, Wallowa. 27.95; 2. Micka, Joseph. 28.05; 3. Silveira, Wallowa. 28.17

300 meter hurdles: 2. M. Oveson, Wallowa. 53.84; 4. Turner, Wallowa. 1:00.

4 x 400 relay: 1. Joseph 4:26; 2. Wallowa 4:31

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