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Harper ends track season with trophy, claims third at state

Harper freshman Ryan Talbot (center) and sophomore Corbin Palmer (far right) race in the 300 hurdles event at the 1A track and field state championships held at Western Oregon University last weekend. (Photo by Steve Talbot)

MONMOUTH — Harper Charter School took third place overall among boys teams in the Class 1A state track and field championships last Saturday.

The Hornets did it with only three athletes on the team: Morgan Butler, Corbin Palmer and Ryan Talbot. 

They ended the competition tied for third with Sherman, behind Dufur in first and Joseph, second.

Butler won the discus, finished third in the long jump and placed fourth in the 200 on a wet, rainy day. The Harper senior did all that despite feeling a little sick on race day.

“I didn’t feel so good, so that’s . . .