Tigers display winning ways in track

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
Katie McIntyre of Dunsmuir, right, placed first in the 100 meter dash at Mount Shasta High School's Fair Weather Meet April 1 in Mount Shasta. McIntyre also won the varsity girls shot put and triple jump.

Dunsmuir freshman Jeff Rhoades broke the school’s varsity shot put record with a throw of 39 feet, 4.5 inches and took second in the discus at Mount Shasta High School’s Fair Weather Meet Thursday.

Katie McIntyre broke the school 100m record with the fastest time in the division this season, 13.24 seconds, tying her for the fourth best time in the Northern Section.

McIntyre also set a new school record in the triple Jump at 30 feet, 0.5 inches.

She finished first in the 100m, triple jump and shot put (26-0.25).

Nate Gonzales set two personal bests in the triple jump (38-6.5) and long jump (19-1.75) and finished second in both.

Junior Matt Hall placed 2nd in the 800m and 3200m, while newcomer Isaac Crockett placed 5th in the 800m.

The Tiger varsity girls continued to shave time off their 4x100m relay with a second place finish.

More good news was produced by the JV Tigers, but there was also the disappointment of losing sophomore Jake Mekeel to an injury. 

Freshman Orion McRee took 1st in the high jump, and freshman Justin DeClusin placed 3rd in both the shot put and high jump.

Freshman Remi Ewens placed 2nd pin both triple and long jump.

Mekeel took 1st in the JV shot put and 4th in the high jump

Coach Steve VanErt said DHS “suffered a great loss with the injury that Jake sustained while attempting the high jump. He ripped a muscle off of his hip, taking a small piece of bone with it. He will laid up for 7-10 days and then on crutches for several weeks. Jake is a great athlete who puts his whole heart and body into everything he does. His injury was a freak accident that could not be foreseen in any way.”

The Tigers are taking this week off and then will spend three weeks in their “speed development phase.”

Their next competition, the MVL?meet, is scheduled for April 21, followed by a meet at Burney April 23.

For a complete list of results from the Fair Weather Meet see: