Chehalem Field and Track Classic Recap
Updated: Jun 14, 2022
Newberg High School hosted the Chehalem Field and Track Classic on their track in Newberg, OR on Friday night. The meet had a number of outstanding distance events. Kaiya Robertson of Franklin entered the elite 1500 as the overwhelming favorite and Kaiya did not disappoint. The future Boise State Bronco, Kaiya took the lead and never gave it up. Her time of 4:27.68 is a personal best and finished ahead of Eva Novy-Hidlesley of Lincoln who also ran a PR.
It was anybody's race to win in the boy's elite 1500. In the end senior Caleb Lakeman pulled away with the victory in a personal best time of 3:52.35. Lakeman, who will be attending Georgetown in the fall, finished ahead of James Crabtree of Sherwood who ran 3:53.30 for a personal best. In fact eight of the nine finishers in the 1500 all achieved PRs.
The 3000 was run under the lights and it cooled down considerably. The cool weather did not stop Lincoln's Riley Cash who won big with a time of 10:12.44 for a personal best. The boy's 3000 was a close race between Jack Meier of West Salem and Antony Giesch of host school Newberg. Ultimately Meier leaned in front of Giesch for the win in a personal best time of 8:50.27.
The other distance event was the 4 X 800 and Lincoln girls won the event by fifteen seconds with the Lincoln girls averaging 2:25 per 800. Tualatin boys also won by a large margin in the 4 X 800 with a time of 8:00 and the Lakeman brothers of Aaron and Caleb both ran their leg in 1:58.
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