Merriweather twins set meet records at Oregon Relays

Dai’lyn wins 200, Jai’lyn wins 400, both run 1,600 relay




It was a record-breaking day for the Merriweather twins of Union at the Oregon Relays.

Dai’lyn Merriweather broke the meet record in the 200 meters and Jai’lyn broke the meet record in the 400 meters at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

Dai’lyn smashed her previous best time in the 200, winning in 23.77 seconds, which is by far the fastest time in that event in the state at all classifications. Jai’lyn placed fourth in the 200 in a time that would have been the fastest in the state (24.43) had Dai’lyn not run. Woodland’s Julia Stepper was eighth in 25.76.

Jai’lyn improved almost two seconds off her previous state-best time in the 400, winning in 54.26 seconds. Dai’lyn was second in the 400 in 56.58.

And the twins teamed up with Makayla Woods and Brooklyn Jackson to help Union break the meet record in the 1,600 relay, winning in 3:54.39, cutting five seconds off their previous state-best time.

In other girls events at the Oregon Relays, Camas’ team of Ellie Postma, Emily Jenkins, Madison Child and Rachel Blair placed second in the 3,200 relay (9:35.51), Camas’ Madison Peffers was second in the high jump (5 feet, 5 1/4 inches) and Skyview’s Krystal Kaufman was third in the 800 (2:18.57).

In the boys meet, Connor Jensen of Skyview won the discus (163-4) and the Camas 3,200-relay of Cade Greseth, Luke Albert, Yacine Guermali and Daniel Maton won in 7:57.68. Also, Ridgefield’s Trey Knight was second in the hammer throw (192-7) and Union’s Trevor Bushman was second in the pole vault (14-7 1/4 ).

• At the Williamette Falls Invitational in Oregon City, Heritage’s Gavin Lee improved on his best mark in the javelin, winning with a throw of 190-0. Not to be outdone, Battle Ground’s Curtis Stradley threw a new state-best mark of 211-1 at the Wolfpack Invitational on Friday in Tumwater.