Track and field teams place in top 10

By March 12, 2014

Oak Ridge track and field teams competed at the King/Gilbert Invitational at Granite Bay High School on March 8, testing their skills against 17 other school teams.

The varsity boys’ team place fourth with 45 points and the varsity girls’ team placed eighth with 23 points. The The frosh/soph boys’ team placed seventh with 36 points and the frosh/soph girls’ team placed fourth with 48.5 points.

Many athletes obtained personal bests in their events and quite a few earned medals. The top 6 finishers in the individual events received medals and the top three relay teams received medals. Dominick Worsham tied for first in the varsity boys’ 100-meter dash with a time of 11.55. Brandon Jetter and Bryce Williams also raced very well in the varsity boys’ 100-meter dash placing third and fifth, respectfully.

Will Vaughn had a great start to his season, placing second in the varsity boys’ high jump with a jump of 6 feet, 6 inches. Will’s jump ties with two other athletes for fourth on the all-time list at Oak Ridge. This jump is also one of the top jumps in the section.

Austin Laut vaulted well in the varsity boys pole vault placing second with a vault of 13 feet, 6 inches. Freshman Ella Bunce vaulted well in the varsity girls pole vault placing third with a vault of 9 feet. Sophomore Arial Hendrickson had a breakthrough race in the 3,200-meter run by improving her time by 54 seconds from last year.  She placed fourth in the varsity girls 3,200-meter run with a time of 11:55.11.

The medal winners for Oak Ridge are listed below. For complete results of the King/Gilbert Invite go to  or

Kasian Strawick, 6th, varsity boys triple jump, 39 feet, 2.75 inches

Skylar Caesar, 6th, varsity girls 100-meter dash, 13.79

Brandon Jetter, 6th, varsity boys 110 high hurdles, 16. 46, 3rd varsity boys 100-meter dash

Dominick Worsham, tied for 1st, varsity boys 100-meter dash, 11.55

Bryce Williams, 5th, varsity boys 100-meter dash, 11.66

Griffin Prather, 5th, varsity boys, 300-meter intermediate hurdles

Will Vaughn, 2nd, varsity boys high jump, 6 feet, 6 inches

Austin Laut, 2nd, varsity boys pole vault, 13 feet, 6 inches

Ella Bunce, 3rd, varsity girls pole vault, 9 feet, 0 inches

Ashley Dean, 6th, varsity girls pole vault 8 feet, 6 inches

Jaimi Gotro, 4th, varsity girls 300-meter low hurdles , 50.06

Varsity Girls 4 x 100 meter relay (Kristina O feet, Donnell, Kate Sanders, Skylar Caesar, Jaimi Gotro)  3rd  51.86

Varsity Boys 4 x 100 meter relay (Brandon Jetter, Kasian Strawick, Bryce Williams, Dominick Worsham) 3rd, 44.65

Arial Hendrickson, 4th, varsity girls 3200 meter run, 11:55.11

Nathan McHone Hutchinson, 4th, varsity boys shot put, 42 feet, 9 inches

Atiah Brinson, 6th, varsity girls shot put, 31 feet, 3 inches

Jack Root, 2nd, Frosh/Soph  boys discus, 117 feet, 10 inches, 3rd Frosh/Soph boys shot put  43 feet, 6 inches

Alexa Ray, 2nd Frosh/Soph  girls high jump, 4 feet, 10 inches

Angel Pears, 5th, Frosh/Soph girls high jump, 4 feet, 10 inches

Megan Priest, tied for 6th, Frosh/Soph girls high jump, 4 feet, 8 inches

Kylie Harrop-St. John   2nd Frosh/Soph girls pole vault  7 feet, 6 inches, 6th, Frosh/soph girls triple jump, 27 feet, 5 inches

Isabella Ralstin   5th, Frosh/Soph girls pole vault, 7 feet, 0 inches

Frosh/Soph boys 4x 100 meter relay (Alex Voege, Chubi Ohanele, Luke Goins, Michael Pittman) 2nd, 45.41

Natalie Kinney, 5th,, Frosh/Soph girls 300-meter low hurdles, 54.31

Chubi Ohanele, 3rd, Frosh/Soph boys 100-meter dash, 11.88

Max Augood, 5th,, Frosh/Soph boys 100-meter dash, 12.01

Michael Pittman, 5th,, Frosh/Soph boys 200-meter dash, 24.54

Sierra Salmon, 2nd Frosh/Soph girls, 400-meter dash  63.32

Sarah Dolley, 3rd, Frosh/Soph girls 3,200-meter run, 12:41.09

Mikhayla Polivka, 4th Frosh/soph girls, 3,200-meter run, 12:43.32

The next meet for the Oak Ridge track and field teams will be the Depth Charge held at Folsom High School on Saturday, March 15, at 9 a.m. Ten teams will participate in this meet.

Rob Fairley


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