Track Districts


This Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18, most tracksters will see their season come to a head with the district meet. All varsity athletes on Ashland High School’s track team will compete in their events against Redmond High School, Eagle Point High School, Mountain View High School, Bend High School, and Summit High School in Redmond this weekend. The top three athletes in each event from each of the schools will compete for a chance to go to the state championships in Eugene.

The two athletes that take first and second at the district meet will go on to the state meet and compete against Oregon’s best in the division. Some “State” hopefuls are Kelsey McKelvey in javelin, Brandon Vaughan in pole vault, and Victoria Lawton-Diez in the pole vault. Kelsey McKelvey currently leads the district with a personal record of 124’ 5” and Brandon Vaughan is fourth with a vault of 13’ 6”. Although these athletes are the top of their class, they will have to perform their best to make the state meet.

Friday and Saturday will prove to be an exciting couple of days for all track athletes. Even if they don’t win at the district meet, athletes will have the opportunity to miss a day of school and compete with athletes from other schools. For most, the district meet will be the end of the season, but the best of the best will continue on. Those who don’t will always have next year to look forward to.