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Sophomore Emily Scanlan places eighth in high jump, qualifies for 100 hurdle finals

PHIL HAWKINS - North Marion sophomore Emily Scanlan makes her second trip to the state 4A girls 100-meter hurdles finals after placing sixth with a PR of 16.06 in Friday's preliminaries.In her second trip to the 4A state track and field championships, North Marion sophomore Emily Scanlan earned one medal on the first day and guaranteed herself another on the second day.

Scanlan just squeezed onto the podium in the high jump, finishing eighth overall with a final clearance of 4-10.

Five competitors were knocked out on the opening height, but Scanlan cleared it on her first attempt. That gave her the edge of Molalla's Anna Farner and Crook County's Rylee Troutman, who each needed two attempts, when all three were knocked out trying to clear 5-00.

Scanlan was able to finish above Farner and Troutman for eighth place and earn one points for the North Marion girls team total.

Scanlan followed the event by punching her ticket to the finals in the 100-meter hurdles competition.

The sophomore cutting nearly a quarter second off her personal-best with a time of 16.06 to head into Saturday's finals seeded sixth.

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PHIL HAWKINS - North Marion sophomore Mar Verastegui placed 14th in the 4A girls long jump on Friday.

Mar Verastegui

It was a tough debut for the North Marion sophomore jumper at the state meet. Making her first appearance in the state 4A girls long jump competition, Verastegui finished 14th in the field with a jump of 14-09.25.

The mark was the shortest of the season for Verastegui, who had hit at least 15 feet in every other meet this season, capping out with a PR of 15-11 in April.

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PHIL HAWKINS - North Marion senior Ulises Vargas finished 10th in the 4A boys long jump finals with a mark of 20-00.50.

Ulises Vargas

The lone representative for the North Marion boys track team, Vargas finished with a 10th-place finish in the long jump with a mark of 20-00.50. Vargas hit the mark on his third attempt in the preliminaries, falling just a half inch behind Phoenix Johnson of Seaside to advance to the finals.

Vargas will be back on Saturday, competing in the long jump competition.

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