JUNCTION CITY — The Newport track team blistered the brand-new oval surface and pits at Junction City High School Saturday, earning championship status for both men’s and women’s squads in a legendary 18-way invitational.
It was a gender-
The Wisconsin-style scoring, a point system based on the number of contestants which compels every athlete to score, fit nicely with Coach Kurt Hargett’s push for individual progress. The Junction City Invitational “is designed to make sure every athlete contributes to your team score,” said a meet official.
Remarked Hargett, “Even if you’re not at the top of the state brackets, you’re valued as much as anyone else if you’re trying to improve. This is not an elitist sport.” By claiming some events and placing among the Top 5 in most, Newport’s egalitarian approach paid off.
JUNCTION CITY INVITATIONAL
Saturday, April 6
TOP 10 MEN’S VARSITY
TOP 10 WOMEN’S VARSITY