Wowsers! What a 2021 State XC Meet(S) for Campers, Coaches, Parents and Aficionados!
187 Steens Campers qualified and raced in their respective State XC Meets.
146 campers from Oregon, 16 from Idaho, 11-Alaska, 9-Washington, 3-Wyoming, 1-Connecticut and 1-S. Carolina. California not included as State Meet is held November 27th.
Broken down their race efforts finished like this:
44 — TOP 10 PODIUM FINISHERS:
3 — STATE CHAMPIONS– Allie Bruce-Boise (ID), Zac Knapp-Enterprise and James Crabtree-Sherwood.
7 — SILVER MEDALISTS–Samantha Smith- Boise (ID), Megan Cover-Catlin Gabel, Isaiah Rodriguez- Knappa, Wyatt Montgomery-LaPine, Sofia Stubblefield-Phoenix, Anna Prussian-Sitka (AK) and Chad Hughes-Siuslaw.
4 — BRONZE MEDALISTS—Grace Yaconelli-Ashland, Wesley Shipsey-C. Catholic, Trevor Nichols-Heppner and Kyla Potratz-Phoenix.
5 — 4th PLACE MEDALISTS—Henry Coughlin-Crescent Valley, Elwood Hosking-Phoenix, Caleb Brown-Pine Eagle, Jordan White-Neah-Kah-Nie and Isabel Swain-N. Salem.
5 — 5th PLACE MEDALISTS—Kaden Helder-Boise (ID), Jake Sorani-Cascade Christian, Rylee Colton-Siuslaw, Taylor Fox- Union/Cove and Caleb Lakeman-Tualatin.
4 — 6th PLACE MEDALISTS—Nathan Stein-Ashland, Ansen Converse-Bandon, Benjamin Bourne-Santiam Christian and Sadie Gump-Vernonia.
7 — 7th PLACE MEDALISTS—Logan Smith-Boise (ID), Kate Middleton-Corvallis, Kendall York-Lincoln, Aiden Smith-Lincoln, Silas Demert-Sitka (AK), Kyle Hughes-Siuslaw and Alex McIntyre-Weston McEwen.
3 — 8th PLACE MEDALISTS—Emma Lutz-Blanchet Catholic, Bayden Menton-Enterprise, and Michael Maiorano-S. Medford.
4 — 9th PLACE MEDALISTS—Holly Hutton-Bandon, Annika Zuschlag-Boise (ID) and Masson Shaw-Burns and Barrett Justema- Summit.
2 — 10th PLACE MEDALISTS—Jeffery Rogers-Sherwood and Eli Williams-Union/Cove
31 — 11th through 21st PLACINGS!
Campers listed above, other Steens tentmates and in some cases non campers (not yet anyway 😉) combined to bring home: 15 STATE TROPHIES!
STATE CHAMPS—BANDON GIRLS, BOISE GIRLS, CHUGIAK (AK) GIRLS, ENTERPRISE BOYS, SIUSLAW BOYS/GIRLS, SUMMIT GIRLS and UNION/COVE BOYS.
STATE 2nd PLACE—BANDON BOYS, CENTRAL CATHOLIC BOYS and SITKA (AK) BOYS.
STATE 3rd PLACE—BOISE BOYS, LINCOLN GIRLS and BOYS, S. ALBANY BOYS and UNION/COVE GIRLS.
STATE 4th PLACE—ZERO. NADA.
JUST MISSED– 5th PLACE—IDA B. WELLS GIRLS, HOMER (AK) BOYS, SANTIAM CHRISTIAN BOYS and SHERWOOD BOYS.
NOTABLE: S. Albany Boys 3rd Place highest ever! Siuslaw Girls under the radar-but not under the weather. A surprise win to all except the Lady Viks and their Coach. Gotta love your 6th girl’s 48th place if you are a Tiger from Bandon!
The “Oh Crap, it’s Over Moment” when Sherwood’s James Crabtree (who had led from the gun) got caught by C. Catholics (and fellow Steens Camper) Wesley Shipsey and Franklins Charlie North with less than 400 meters to go. James found “a raging Steens Bull” caught another gear and WON in the days best time of 15:04.5!
The State Meets Biggest Smiles Awards go to:
- 1st place- Sherwood’s Coach John Mantalas whose thoughts went from “OH CRAP to OH HAPPY DAY”
- 2nd— Sherwood’s James Crabtree!
- 3rd—Small Schools Big Dreams Author and former Steens Camper David Ribich after Enterprises Zac Knapp won 3A Title
- 4th– Union/Coves Steve Sheehy—This Coach holds the “Perma-Grin” State Meet Record!
WELL DONE STEENS CAMPERS, COACHES AND MENTORS! CONGRATULATIONS YOU ARE THE VERY BEST!
And to think, we have TRACK AND FIELD to look forward to. We at Steens can Hardly Wait!