Nathan Fleck, a senior from Vernonia High School ended his Vernonia track career in style.
Fleck set new state record in the 800 meters while winning his second straight state championship at the 2A State Track Meet at Hayward Field in Eugene on May 24th
Flecks time of 1:57.07 was also a new Vernonia school record. Fleck led the race from start to finish, pulling away to win at the end by 30 meters. “He’s just been absolutely great all year,”said Logger head coach Byron Brown. He’s made all the runners around him better and pushed himself to excellence all season. He is possibly the best middle distance and all around runner ever to come out of Vernonia.”
The Logger’s Meghan Sullivan brought home four medals―in the 4×100, 4×400, and took 4th in the 100 meters and 5th place in the 200 meters. “This was just an outstanding performance by an outstanding athlete in just her sophomore year,” said Brown. “ Her 2nd leg of the 4×400 was absolutely amazing–she must have made up close to 75 meters on the leader and actually moved us from last to first at that point in the race. She almost killed herself doing it, but it showed what a champion she is. Expect great things if she can stay healthy.”
Senior Samantha Lindauer, capped career by also brought home four medals with an impressive 3rd in the 3K, 6th in the 1500, as well as the 4×100 and 4×400 relays. “This was a great way to finish her high school career–another leader on the track for us,” said Brown.
Maina Martin took 3 medals with a 7th in the 100 meters and medals in the 4×100 and 4×400 relays. Dezi Roberts, also a senior, took home 2 medals for 6th in the high jump and the 4×100 relay. Senior Rowan Cheney picked up a medal in the 4×400.
“I thought the kids did great, really exceeding everyone’s expectations,” said Brown. It was really a great season, especially for the girls team, and to cap it off with such an incredible performance at historic Hayward Field will make it memorable for a long time to come.