Joseph High School will send a handful of boys to the state championships.
Sophomore Trevor Lewis, this district's champion in its 800-meter race May 15 at Baker City, will compete in two events. In addition to the 800, he will run another lap in the 1,600-meter relay with junior Mickey Stenkamp, sophomore Lucas Staigle and sophomore B.J. Warnock. Staigle also will be in pole vault.
The Joseph boys earned their spots with strong performances at the district championships. Lewis won the 800 with a time of 2 minutes and 14.17 seconds. He beat Levi Miller of Crane to the finish line by more than second. Staigle took second place in pole vault, his height at 11 feet and an inch. Both helped the relay finish on the heels of Crane. The team will also bring along a pair of alternates: sophomore Anthony Smallen and freshman Casey Hayes.
At Baker City, the relay posted its best time of the season. They completed the race in 3:44.77. Meanwhile, sophomore Tyrel Warnock made his best throw of the javelin, 109-11. Hayes set a personal record in pole vault, 8-06.
In the girls' 800, sophomore Jade DeLury was third. Her time, 2:38.20, matched her fastest run ever.
The state Class 1A championships will happen May 21 and 22 on the campus of Western Oregon University in Monmouth.