Mount Shasta junior Austin Herrick accomplished a rare feat, and the Bears’ girls team won a section championship during the NSCIF Division 3 track and field meet Friday at College of the Siskiyous in Weed.

With rain and snow falling at times during the day, Herrick won four gold medals to qualify for the Northern Section Finals in four events.
He was first in the 100m, 200m and long jump and anchored the Bears’ 4 by 400 relay team to victory. That team included Tim Jaegel, Mathew Buchanan and John Holst.

Only the winners from each Division 3 event automatically qualify for the Section Finals, which include competitors from schools of all sizes.

Every Mount Shasta girls team member competing at the Division 3 meet scored points by placing in the top 6.

Coach Steve Nesheim called it “a decisive division championship.”
The Mount Shasta girls scored 165 points. Trinity placed second with 110.

Section Finals qualifiers for the girls team were senior Kendra Woodglass in discus, freshman Janelle Jaegel in pole vault, the 4 x 100m relay team of junior Courtney Evans, senior Nikki Roda, freshman Ellen Sampson, and sophomore Callie Toews, and the 4 x 400m relay team of Evans, Sampson, Woodglass, and Toews.

Both relay teams had their best times of the season, 53.61 in the 4 x 100 and 4:34.2 in the 4 x 400.

“We take a lot of pride in our relay performance at the end of the season,” Nesheim said.

The coach also noted that the Bears had few scratches at the meet. “The girls ran through any aches, pains and cold conditions to secure a win.”

Nesheim said the varsity boys team, with a division win out of reach, scratched many entries so competitors could concentrate on their better events.

They sacrificed the 4 x 100m relay and changed personnel in the 4 x 400m.

Nesheim said he shifted Herrick and junior Tim Jaegel to a 400m relay leg in hopes of winning that event. 

“Jaegel kept us close after one leg,”?Nesheim said. Then “Buchanan ran ‘real big,’ taking the lead in a bold move on the back stretch and a 53 second split. Holst held the lead, then Austin Herrick ran his fastest split ever to hold off a closing Portola team.”

They finished just two seconds off the school record of 3:36.97 set last year by Evans-Houston-Warn-Herrick.

Nesheim said the meet, “administratively speaking, went off without a hitch despite the uncooperative occasional rain or snow showers. I had many great Mt. Shasta High School spouses, friends and parents helping me. I owe them a lot of credit.”

He said this will be the last time Mount Shasta hosts this group of Division teams because of next year’s realignment. The Bears will compete next year in an SVL track-only league with Pierce, Willows, Live Oak, Durham, and Trinity. The Division will include teams like East Nicolaus, Williams and Colusa.

Photo galleries from the Division 3 meet:



http://www.mtshastanews.com/photos/x1070023034/PHOTOS-Junior-Austin-Herrick-leads-Bears-into-Section-Finals?page=0

http://www.mtshastanews.com/photos/x289832985/PHOTOS-Mount-Shasta-girls-win-NSCIF-Division-3-Track-and-Field-team-title?page=0

 

Mount Shasta results as posted at athletic.net

Mens Results

100 Meters - Varsity - Finals
1, Austin Herrick, 11.40a, 11

200 Meters - Varsity - Finals
1, Austin Herrick, 23.07a, 11, PR
6, Jordan Hanna, 24.57a, 10

110m Hurdles - 39" - Varsity - Finals
4, Jordan Hanna, 18.43a, 10

300m Hurdles - 36" - Varsity - Finals
2, Tim Jaegel, 45.21a, 11

4x400 Relay - Varsity - Finals
1, 3:38.88a
Jaegel, 56.6; Buchanan, 53.7 PR; Holst, 55.9; Herrick, 52.6 PR.

Shot Put - 12lb - Varsity - Finals
8, Jose Estrada, 32-11.00, 11

High Jump - Varsity - Finals
4, Tim Jaegel, 5-06.00, 11
4, Jordan Hanna, 5-06.00, 10

Pole Vault - Varsity - Finals
3, John Holst, 10-00.00, 11

Long Jump - Varsity - Finals
1, Austin Herrick, 19-04.00, 11
6, Sawyer Ducharme, 17-01.50, 11

Triple Jump - Varsity - Finals
4, Tim Jaegel, 37-05.25, 11
8, Sawyer Ducharme, 35-02.00, 11
 
Women’s Results

100 Meters - Varsity - Finals
3, Nikki Roda, 13.82a, 12
6, Natasha Watson, 14.87a, 10

200 Meters - Varsity - Finals
3, Nikki Roda, 29.20a, 12

800 Meters - Varsity - Finals
1, Lisa Shinohara, 2:54.04a, 11
2, Margot Mattson, 3:02.93a, 9
3, Keelin Shea, 3:03.37a, 12

1600 Meters - Varsity - Finals
2, Kerstin Bree, 6:20.67a, 12
3, Lisa Shinohara, 6:31.31a, 11
4, Danielle Tognolini, 6:33.46a, 10
5, Sara Rogers, 6:52.45a, 10

3200 Meters - Varsity - Finals
2, Danielle Tognolini, 13:17.43a, 10, PR
3, Sara Rogers, 14:30.86a, 10

100m Hurdles - 33" - Varsity - Finals
4, Kendra Woodglass, 19.30a, 12
5, Margot Mattson, 28.85a, 9

300m Hurdles - 30" - Varsity - Finals
2, Kendra Woodglass, 54.34a, 12
4, Janelle Jaegel, 58.01a, 9

4x100 Relay - Varsity - Finals
1, 53.76a
Evans, Roda, Toews, Sampson

4x400 Relay - Varsity - Finals
1, 4:34.38a
Evans, 73.2; Sampson, 66.8 PR; Woodglass, 69.8; Toews, 64.8

Shot Put - 4kg - Varsity - Finals
3, Courtney Evans, 25-11.50, 11

Discus - 1kg - Varsity - Finals
1, Kendra Woodglass, 94-06, 12
2, Courtney Evans, 94-03, 11
6, Melissa Galindo, 55-10, 11

Pole Vault - Varsity - Finals
1, Janelle Jaegel, 7-06.00, 9, PR
2, Margot Mattson, 7-00.00, 9

Long Jump - Varsity - Finals
3, Nikki Roda, 12-10.50, 12

Triple Jump - Varsity - Finals
2, Janelle Jaegel, 29-08.00, 9, PR