Brattain gets top Celt finish at state meet

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Perry Groves makes an impact in the triple jump.

Perry Groves makes an impact in the triple jump. (Photos by Bill Donaldson)

By ERIC A. HOWALD
Of the Keizertimes

McNary High School junior Daniel Brattain took third place in the 110 meter hurdles and narrowed the gap between his best time in the 300 hurdles and a new school record at the OSAA State Championships May 24 and 25.

“In the 110 prelims, I came out and I tied for first in the heat. I think I got a pretty good race in, but I knew I would need a good start in the finals and I would have to stay low and quick over the hurdles,” Brattain said. “In the finals, I didn’t get the good start, but I was quick over the hurdles.”

Brattain’s third place finish in the 110 in 14.82 was an improvement on his placing in event at the same meet last year when he took fourth. It was his first appearance in the 300 meter race at the state meet, and his time of 39.55 earned him sixth. Brattain spent much of the season battling injury, but set a new school record in the 110 despite the challenges.


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