Surrounded by 60 teams, 2,000 athletes and thousands of screaming fans, the Papermakers were in track and field heaven at the University of Oregon Relays Friday and Saturday, in Eugene.
“The meet has a big atmosphere, big talent, big everything. It’s a lot of fun,” said head girls coach Alisa Wise. “How often do you get to compete alongside college athletes and see your name up on the big screen? You hope the kids appreciate the opportunity and the experience.”
“When you’re one of 7,000 people in that one stadium, you really see how impressive this sport can be,” added head boys coach Rod Raunig.
Megan Kelley had an amazing meet for the Camas girls. She finished first in the 400-meter dash, with a personal best time of 56.88 seconds.
“Ending the Oregon Relays with a PR in one of my main events makes me really happy,” Kelley said. “I love running in that stadium. It’s so historical. Every time you step on that track, you feel empowered. It really is a magical place.”