Next spring, the state track and field championships for all six Oregon high school classifications will be staged at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field in Eugene.
The Oregon School Activities Association, the state's governing body for high school sports, has announced that Western Oregon University in Monmouth will no longer serve as host for the Class 3A, 2A and 1A state meets. Those championship events will be combined with the 6A, 5A and 4A meets, to be held as two two-day meets, on either May 23-25 or May 24-26.
The exact dates and a time schedule for the meets are yet to be determined. The OSAA board is scheduled to vote today about whether to run the meet Thursday through Saturday (May 23-25) or Friday through Sunday (May 24-26).
According to a report by the (Eugene) Register-Guard, plans call for the preliminary events for Class 3A, 2A and 1A to take place on the first day of the meet and the finals for those classifications to be held early on the second day. The 6A, 5A and 4A meet would begin on the afternoon of the second day and conclude on the third day.
Oregon rushing record falls
Thomas Tyner, a senior running back at Aloha High School in Beaverton, set a state record with 643 yards rushing and scored 10 touchdowns in an 84-63 home victory over Lakeridge High School of Lake Oswego on Friday night — his 18th birthday.
Tyner's rushing yards are third-most nationally for a prep player, behind John Giannantonio's record of 754 yards in a game for Netcong High School in New Jersey in 1950, and Paul McCoy's 661 yards rushing for Matewan High School in West Virginia in 2006.
Tyner, who has committed to play football at the University of Oregon, surpassed the state high school single-game record of 508 yards rushing set last season by West Albany's Jake LaCoste.