CV's Sandvig wins 800 and 1 Sandvig, who nike stock runs cross country but previously played baseball in the spring, said he developed a good kick during races in the fall. He put that to use again Saturday. "I just came with the state of mind that I could kick better than everybody else," he said. Sandvig came from the middle of the pack to win the 1,500 in 4 minutes, 14.61 seconds. He later passed teammate Isaac Wilson in the closing stretch of the 800 to finish in a personal best 1:58.69. Wilson, the 2016 800 district champion, was second in 1:59.06. "Seeing the way he shifts gears in practice and his ability to turn it on like that, we had a clue of something special like that," CV coach Tyler Bushnell said of Sandvig. The top two placers in each event and those reaching qualifying marks and times advance to the 5A state meet, May 19 20 at Hayward Field in Eugene. Crescent Valley junior Talanoa Hufanga showed off his top end speed with wins and personal bests in the 100 (11.07) and 200 (22.56). Hufanga, considered one of the top high school football players in the country in the 2018 graduation class, won 400 district titles the previous two years but is focusing on the shorter distances this spring to help him in the fall. Hufanga nipped Silverton's Brock Rogers by .01 seconds in the 100. He won a little easier in the 200, besting teammate Trey Adams, who finished in 23.08. South Albany's Jose Gomez won the shot put at 51 feet even after losing Friday's discus final by two inches. His mark Saturday was just three inches off his personal best set May 1. He's making his second straight state appearance in the shot nike vapor untouchable put. Lebanon's Joey Stroup claimed the 400 final in 51.29, just ahead of Central's Isaac Burgett (51.57). It was a strong performance that ended with a chest first landing on the track following a strong lean at the finish line. "It's everything I could dream of, running since freshman year and getting first in districts. It's really what I worked up to," said Stroup, a senior. "It's nice to have some competition at districts. That's what really makes me strive to get better." The Warriors were competing without two of their best sprinters in Cole Sipos and Nathaniel Maddox but still managed to finish second in the 4x100 relay. Lebanon's Vasiliy Altuhov was runner up in both hurdles races to earn state berths. He ran a personal best 15.39 in the 110 hurdles. Saturday's area third place finishers included Lebanon's Raymond Knuth (100) and Dillan Weber (javelin), Corvallis' Doug Burris (1,500) nike 6 panel hat and Crescent Valley's 4x100 relay.