By René Ferrán | Photos by Leon Neuschwander
Austin Stampflee had reason to feel confident entering the final round of the Class 6A boys long jump Friday at the OSAA track and field championships at Hayward Field in Eugene.
The Glencoe junior had jumped 22 feet, 3¼ inches, in the second round of the competition. No other jumper in the field had gone that far in their career.
That was until Westview senior William Onwo matched that jump on his final attempt. While Stampflee still led the competition on a tiebreaker, he didn’t know that.
“When he put that 22-3 up, that surprised me,” Stampflee said. “I was like, ‘OK, he’s here to win it.’ I just had to put my all into this one, because everything is going to come down to this jump.”