Cole Lathrop entered the ranks of a select few JHS athletes Saturday afternoon by breaking a Joseph high jump record that has stood for 19 years while competing at the Heppner/Umatilla Track Invitational. The Joseph junior cleared the bar at 6'5" to dismantle Shawn Steens 1984 mark of 6'4 1/2". His jump also is higher than last year's state 2A meet record of 6'4" set by Jammie Patterson of Sheridan. According to Joseph Track Coach John Roberts, Lathrop almost cleared 6'6" but nicked the cross bar with his heel on his final attempt. Lathrop wasn't finished on the afternoon however as he also finished first in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 16.96 seconds. Lathrop also finished second in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 43.43 seconds.

Joseph weight man Mike Marks had a big throw of 142'4" in the discus for a first place finish.

The 4X400 relay team of Lathrop, Corey Otten, Eric Butterfield and Tristan Patton rounded out Joseph's first place finishes on the afternoon, breaking the tape in 3:36.3

The victories gave the Eagle boys a second place finish in the 11 team meet.

Wallowa's boys squad finished in tenth place tied with Powder Valley.

Randy Spaur leaped his way to a third place 19'1/2" finish in the long jump to post the best finish of the day for the Cougar Boys.

On the girls side Joseph's Licia Miller took first place in the long jump with a leap of 15'9 3/4". The Joseph senior finished second in the 100 meters with a time of 13.15. Wallowa's 1,600 meter girls relay team comprised of Mysha Oveson, Lynique Oveson, Amber Josi and Amanda Wilson took home a first place finish with a time of 4:29.3.

Wallowa's distance runner Hayley Oveson finished first in the 3000 meters with a time of 11:26.8. Teammate Larae Guillory finished the run in 12:23.8 to finish third. Oveson finished second in the 1500 meters with a time of 5:06.

The wins gave the Wallowa girls a third place finish overall while the Joseph girls team finished eighth.

Team scores

(Boys)- 1. Riverside, 106; 2. Joseph, 67; 3. Ione, 62.5; 4. Wahtonka,

51; 5. Spray, 47; 6. Weston-McEwen, 36.5; 7. (tie) Dufur, 25 and Mitchell,

25 and Pilot Rock, 25; 10. (tie) Powder Valley, 23 and Wallowa, 23.

Local boys place winners:

400 relay - 3. Joseph, 45.8

Shot put - 5. Mike Marks, J, 42-8

Long jump - 3. Randy Spaur, W, 19-0.5

400 meter - 6. Randall Eschler, J, 55.83.

110 hurdles - 1. Cole Lathrop, J, 16.96; 5. Patrick Green, W, 18.46.

High jump - 1. Cole Lathrop, J, 6-5; 6. Randy Spaur, W, 5-10.

Discus - 1. Mike Marks, J, 142-4;

200 meter - 8. Randy Spaur, W, 24.82.

Javelin - 6. Hook, J, 141-0.5

300 meter hurdles - 2. Cole Lathrop, J, 43.43; 4. Patrick Green, W, 46.97

3,000 - 5. Sam Both, W, 10.33; 6. Kyle Clough, J, 10:36.9

4 x 400 relay - 1. Joseph, 3:36.3

Team scores

(Girls) - 1. Sherman County, 94; 2. Powder Valley, 83; 3. Wallowa, 76;

4. Ione, 52; 5. Imbler 42; 6. Cove, 37; 7. Echo, 33; 8. Joseph, 28; 9.

Elgin, 26; 10. Union, 21.

Local girls place-winners:

400 relay - 4. Wallowa, 55.4.

Long jump - 1. Licia Miller, J, 15-9.75

High jump - 4. Amanda Wilson, W, 5-0.

1,500 - 2. Hayley Oveson, W, 5:06; 7. Chelcy Goodwin, W, 5:26.

100 meter - 2. Licia Miller, J, 13.15; 7. Amber Josi, W, 13.85

Shot put - 2. Sarah Bomberger, W, 33-4.5

400 meter - 3. Amanda Wilson, W, 1:02.0

100 meter hurdles - 5. Mysha Oveson, W, 18.44; 8. Brink, J, 19.54.

200 meter - 6. Amber Josi, W, 29.23; 7. Samantha Silveria, W, 29.5

Discus - 4. Sarah Bomberger, W, 102-3

3,000 meter - 1. Hayley Oveson, W, 11:26.8; 3. Larae Guillory, W, 12:23.8; 6. Jones, J,12:36.0.

4 x 400 relay - 1. Wallowa, 4:29.5; 3. Joseph 4:32.9

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