Oregon Tech Opens Track and Field Season at Border Battle
ARCATA — Oregon Tech teamed up with rival Southern Oregon as the two teams went up against Humboldt State and Chico State in the fourth annual Border Battle track and field meet.
Click Here for Complete Results
The California duo, however, teamed up and scored 422 points to OIT-SOU's 81 in the women's competition, and outpointed their neighbors to the north, 425-157 in the men's event. Saturday's unique and enjoyable meet marked the second straight year the NorCal teams took the title after the Oregon squads had earned it the first two years it was held.
It was the season opener for Oregon Tech, along with first year Owl’s head coach Jack Kegg.
Among the Oregon Tech women off to a good start was freshman Mary Matchett finishing with top-honors in the 800 meter run in a time of 2:25.08, followed by Katie Waugh in third place in 2:26.59. Alyssa Castle gained points in the 100 meter hurdles and 200 meter dash, with Breanna Burns going 4.3 meters in the long jump to add four points. Tech’s Joelle Swanson and Burns added a third place and fourth place respectively, with a throw of 113-00 and 96-09.5 in the javelin.
One Owl won an individual title on the men’s side, as Rey Chavolla took the title in the 100 meter dash in a time of 11.44. Chavolla added a second place in the 200 meter dash after timing in at 23.33. Zach Rogers added four points in the 800 meter run, while Scott Minor place 7th in the 1500 meter run (4:06.49) and 8th in the 3000 meter run (8:49.90). Jacob Murry and Tyler Park, running for the first time for Tech, finished 6th and 8th respectively in the 110 meter hurdles with Murry adding six points with a 3rd place finish in the 400 hurdles (1:00.45). Rounding out the field events were Hector Jiminez with four points in the long jump (5.89m) and Andrew Jackson with three points in the long jump.
Next up for Oregon Tech athletes is the Lane Preview held in Eugene on March 9th and March 10th hosted by Lane Community College.
View Related News by Tag:
Athletics Home Archive
Track and Field
Back to all news