Januik 2-for-2 in the 800

Seaside's Jackson Januik takes a breather after winning his second straight state title in the 800 meters.

EUGENE — While the Astoria girls were busy winning their second straight team title, there were other athletes from Clatsop County accepting medals at Hayward Field.

Topping the list (and the awards stand) was Seaside junior Jackson Januik, who continued the Gulls’ winning ways in the 800 meters.

For the third time in four years, a Seaside athlete was winning the 800 final on the final day of the state meet, as Januik outdueled Henley’s Chris Ramirez to win Saturday’s final in 1 minute, 58.42 seconds.

Ramirez finished in 1:59.17, followed closely by Astoria’s Lucas Carauna (1:59.22).

Seaside graduate Brett Willyard was the 800 state champion in 2013, and now Januik is the 2015 and ’16 winner. In Friday’s preliminary, Januik ran a personal best 1:57.91, fourth-fastest in school history.

Only a junior, Januik will be the clear favorite to make it 4 for 5 next year.

Other point-scorers from the weekend were Seaside’s Raiden Bowles, who cleared 14-feet to take third in the pole vault; and the Gulls’ Jaxson Smith, seventh in the long jump (20-7).

The foursome of Hunter Thompson, Januik, Will Garvin and Juneau Meyer combined for a 3:31.97 (seventh) in the 1,600-meter relay.

The Fishermen had two other medal winners, both in the throws, as Zander Arnold was seventh in the shot put (48-3¼), and Tim Barnett placed eighth in the discus (134-3).

The 3A/2A/1A portion of the state meet took place Thursday and Friday, and all three Clatsop County schools placed athletes on the victory stand.

Warrenton took five athletes to the meet, scored a combined 10 points, and returned with four medals.

The Warriors had a pair of sixth-place showings in the field events, as senior Eli Petersen closed out his career with a toss of 43 feet, 9½ inches in the shot put; and junior Tyler Whitaker scored his highest finish, taking sixth in the triple jump (41-7).

Whitaker added a seventh-place in the long jump (19-11¼), and Taylor Owens took seventh in the girls’ 300-meter hurdle finals (50.87).

Devon Bowser finished ninth in the shot put (42-4½) and 10th in the discus (106-2); and Rodrigo Verrisimo cleared 10-6 for 10th in the pole vault.

In the 2A meet, Knappa’s Devin Vandergriff qualified for the 400-meter final, and placed sixth in 1:02.75.

Senior Chris Montano soared 39-¾ for eighth in the triple jump, in addition to a 10th place showing in the long jump.

Vandergriff had the 11th-fastest time in the 800 meters; and Chelsea Sapp took 12th in the triple jump.

Jewell had two seventh-place finishes at the 1A level — Sean Hinson in the discus (125-7) and Gabi Morales in the 300 hurdles (50.02).

Hinson was 10th in the javelin, and the boys’ 400 relay team of Trystan Silva, Hinson, Dallas Ritchie and Ben Stahly had the 11th fastest time (48.26).

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