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Corvallis Blue Devils Eye Third Straight Title

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With divisional and state track meets in the next two weeks one of the teams to keep your eye on is the Corvallis Blue Devils.

"This time of the year is the best because everyone is starting to get excited for divisionals and state, and our team is awesome this year so we are hoping it will be a pretty good state meet for us," said senior Lakyn Connors.

"This has been a good year for us we came into the year with high expectations and the girls have really come through for us," said Corvallis Head Track Coach Spencer Huls.

The Corvallis track and field program has dominated Class A in the last five years.  The boys team has won three out of five state titles and the girls will try and make it three straight this year.

"Corvallis is blessed with some really great athletes and they're all better people and everyone works really hard and we have amazing coaches which is probably more than half the reason why we are so good," said senior Hannah Smith.

When Coach Huls took over the program he wanted to make track and field more important to athletes in the Corvallis community.

"That's the biggest change we've had is getting kids to make track and field a priority and the last few years we have and when you have good kids and you make it a priority good things happen, said Huls.

The strength of this years girls team is depth.  They around ten girls they plan on putting points on the board for them at state.

"We have that advantage over other teams, they have girls that can run the 400 nicely and stuff but we have girls that can do it in every event," said junior Ayden Eickhoff.

"We have a lot of depth so if everyone is doing the events they are good at we are able to get so many points it's not just that select few," said junior Sadi Henderson.

With so many talented girls on one team sometimes chemistry can be an issue, but not with Corvallis.

"Our coaches put a lot of emphasis on we are a lot of individuals but the pride you can have with a state championship title is one of the best feelings ever and so our team aspect is huge for us we are one big family," said Connors.

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