Teams from across the region compete in Nyssa’s Don Walker Invite

Adrian’s Logan Griffin takes to the air in the Triple Jump event at the Don Walker Invitational Friday in Nyssa. Twenty prep track teams participated in the invitational.

NYSSA – The Nyssa boys and girls track and field teams both finished second Friday at the Don Walker Invitational held at Nyssa High School.

Hundreds of athletes representing 20 schools from eastern Oregon and Idaho competed. 

Emmett’s track team placed first while Burns took third in the boys’ meet. In the girls’ competition, Burns finished at the top and Grant Union of John Day placed third.


The Bulldogs track and field team had 25 top-five finishes and both the boys and girls teams had winners.

On the boys side, Roberto Amezquita won the 100 (11.49) and the 200 (23.47).

Amezquita also ran in the 4×100 relay with Mario Gramajo, Landon McDowall and Ethan Draper to clinch first place.

Other strong finishes came from Landon McDowall, who finished in fourth in the 200 (24.07) and Pedro Chavez placed third in the 800 (2:07.55). Jose Sanchez posted two season records as he placed second in shotput (44-00.50) and third in javelin (143-04). Nyssa’s Kaleb Draper placed third in the pole vault (11-06.00).

On the girls side, Olivia Page won the 3000-meter race, Marly Ausman came in first in shotput, and Madisyn Hartley finished second in the 110-meter hurdles and long jump. 

Samantha Moore finished second in both shotput and javelin, while Sara Stevens vaulted to a height of 9-feet and took second. 


The Adrian boys and girls track and field teams turned in several strong showings at the Friday meet.

On the girls’ side, Roby Young placed first in the 200 (27.21) and posted a new personal best in the 100-meter dash after she finished third with a 13.75. Shayla Griffin came in second in the 100 and third in the 200. 

Griffin also ran with Lizzy Nielson, Kenzie Sorrell and Riley Lucas in the 4×100 relay and finished second.

In the boys’ meet, Adrian freshman Conley Martin finished sixth in the 100 and 200 sprints and took third in the 400, setting new personal bests in all three events.


On the boys’ side, Viking Thayer Williams set a new season record in the 400 after he placed first with 52.38. Brock Payne broke his own shot put record after he threw 45 feet and won the event.

In girls’ competition, Mattie Siddoway posted a new personal record when she placed first in the 400 in 1:02.30. Caroline Bruton also set a new personal best in javelin after throwing 104-feet-2. Morgan Harrison recorded a season best when she came in second in the high jump.


Harper’s Morgan Butler ran 23.71 in the 200 and came in second with a personal record best. Butler also finished fourth in the 100-meter dash and placed first in discus. Corbin Palmer jumped 40-feet-2 to finish second in the triple jump and finished fifth in the 300-meter hurdles.

Boys’ Results


1, Roberto Amezquita, Nyssa, 11.49. 2, Landon McDowall, Nyssa, 11.89. 3, Robert Plaster, Emmett, 11.99. 


1, Roberto Amezquita, Nyssa, 23.47. 2, Morgan Butler, Harper, 23.71. 3, Kimball Helms, Emmett, 24.06.


1, Thayer Williams, Vale, 52.38. 2, Tanner Garz, Emmett, 53.26. 3, Conley Martin, Adrian, 53.53.


1, Emmett Klus, Burns, 1:58.45. 2, JP Friedrichsen, Burns, 2:05.27. 3, Pedro Chavez, Nyssa, 2:07.55.

300 Hurdles

1, Landon Helms, Emmett, 40.71. 2, Wade Bond, Adrian, 42.33. 3, Zane Taylor, Burns, 42.41.

4×100 relay

1, Nyssa (Mario Gramajo, Landon McDowall, Ethan Draper, Roberto Amezquita), 44.87. 2, Emmett (Kayden Owens, Kimball Helms, Robert Plaster, Landon Helms), 45.38. 3, Idaho City (Quinten Turner, Kaden Heffington, Jake Sharp, Juan McFarlane), 46.00.

4×400 relay

1, Burns (Zane Taylor, Emmett Klus, JP Friedrichsen, Klayton Nutter), 3:34.33. 2, Powder Valley (Reece Dixon, Dominick Grende, Kaiden Krieger, Case Olson), 3:40.11. 3, Harper, (Corbin Palmer, Carl Edmondson, Ryan Talbot, Morgan Butler), 3:44.83.


1, Brock Payne, Vale, 45-00.25. 2, Jose Sanchez, Nyssa, 44-00.50. 3, Lance Snow, Emmett, 43-04.75.


1, Morgan Butler, Harper, 148-11. 2, Lance Snow, Emmett, 134-05. 3, Jacob Peterson, Notus, 131-08.


1, Mason Gerry, Grant Union, 153-04. 2, Levi Burke, Prairie City, 149-10. 3, Jose Sanchez, Nyssa, 143-04.

High Jump

1, Levi Burke, Prairie City, 6-05.00. 2, Wade Bond, Adrian, 6-00.00. 3, Cace Lewis, Payette, 5-10.00.

Pole Vault

1, Colt Uhlenkott, Tri-Valley, 13-06.00. 2, Justin Neyman, Emmett, 11-06.00. 3, Kaleb Draper, Nyssa, 11-06.00.

Triple Jump

1, Mason Morris, Grant Union, 42-00.50. 2, Corbin Palmer, Harper, 40-02.00. 3, George Wyatt Stocks, Cascade, 39-11.50.

Girls’ Results


1, Kaylee Wright, Grant Union, 13.58. 2, Shayla Griffin, Adrian, 13.71. 3, Roby Young, Adrian, 13.75


1, Roby Young, Adrian, 27.21. 2, Mattie Siddoway, Vale, 27.78. 3, Shayla Griffin, Adrian, 27.95.


1, Mattie Siddoway, Vale, 1:02.30. 2, Kaitlyn Wright, Burns, 1:02.48. 3, Sayge Root, Burns, 1:03.67.


1, Olivia Page, Nyssa, 11:51.82. 2, Olivia Winn, Burns, 11:58.34. 3, Riley Morris, Burns, 12:21.42.

100 hurdles

1, Kristin Carlin, Notus, 16.17. 2, Madisyn Hartley, Nyssa, 16.67. 3, Ruth Heffington, Idaho City, 18.97.

4×100 relay

1, Notus (Jessica Scott, Katelyn Booth, Kristin Carlin, Kortne Randall-Harper), 53.58. 2, Adrian (Lizzy Nielson Kenzie Sorrell, Shayla Griffin, Riley Lucas) 53.95. 3, Emmett (Korinne Peterson, Faye Welling, Daisy Vaughn, Hannah Hart), 54.27.

4×400 relay

1, Burns (Mckenzi Hoyt, Riley Morris, Kaitlyn Wright, Sayge Root), 4:26.49. 2, Emmett (Hannah Hart, Faye Welling, Kalyssa Montoya, Kat Menlove), 4:37.26. 3, Nyssa (Vanessa Ruiz, Olivia Page, Britain Hartley, Alexis Hernandez), NT.


1, Marly Ausman, Nyssa, 33-03.00. 2, Samantha Moore, Nyssa, 31-02.00. 3, Abby Lusco, Grant Union, 31-00.00.


1, Kaylee Wright, Grant Union, 130-03. 2, Samantha Moore, Nyssa, 118-02. 3, Caroline Bruton, Vale, 104-02.

High Jump

1, Kaylee Wright, Grant Union, 5-00.00. 2, Morgan Harrison, Vale, 5-00.00. 3, Roby Young, Adrian, 5-00.00.

Pole Vault

1, Danielle Grant, Payette, 9-06.00. 2, Sara Stephens, Nyssa, 9-00.00. 3, Beth Wegener, Cascade, 9-00.00.

Long Jump

1, Trinity Hutchison, Grant Union, 16-11.50. 2, Madisyn Hartley, Nyssa, 16-03.75. 3, Sydney Denison, Payette, 15-11.25.

Triple Jump

1, Sydney Denison, Payette, 32-04.50. 2, Sara Vanderwyk, Garden Valley, 30-06.50. 3, Cynthia Gonzalez, Nyssa, 30-00.50.