The Toledo and Adna track and field teams took a quick trip across the Columbia River into Oregon on Saturday for the 16-team Willamette Falls Invite. The Riverhawks’ boys team took eighth while its girls were 16th, and the Pirate girls and boys finished 11th and 14th, respectively.
Adna’s Jordan Stout was the lone local athlete to win an event, taking first in the boys 3,000 meters with a time of 9:17.11.
Behind him, Kolton Moon had the next-best result for the Pirates, finishing fourth in the boys 300-meter hurdles (44.66). The Pirates’ girls 4x100 relay team — Sophia Hagseth, Lydia Tobin, Sorena Neilson, and Megan Price — got fifth place with a time of 56.57, while Rebekah Boyd had the best individual finish, taking seventh in the discus at an even 84 feet.
Jordan Mckenzie had Toledo’s best placing, taking second in the boys 400-meter dash with a time of 51.98. He also came in 10th in the 200-meter dash (11.96). Treyton Marty came in third in both the 1,500 meters (4:23.37) and the 3,000 meters (9:27.02). Mckenzie, Trevin Gale, Ray Robinett-Skoubo, and Bryson Trosper teamed up to finish fifth in the 4x400 relay (3:46.19), Zack Smith was sixth in the high jump (5 feet, 4 inches), and Jaih Tilton was seventh in the shot put (40 feet, 4.5 inches).
Jasmine Kemmerer was the highest-place Toledo girl, finishing 9th in the 300-meter hurdles (54.84).
Tumwater Led By Jumpers in Tri-Cities
The Tumwater and Onalaska track and field team went up against nearly 50 other schools from three different states at the Pasco Invitational on Saturday.
The T-Birds’ best performances came in the boys jumps, where Jayden Thomas finished second in the high jump (6 feet, 4 inches) and Makhi Odoms took third in the long jump (21 feet, 6.75 inches) and sixth in the triple jump (41 feet, 10.25 inches).
On the girls’ side, Ava Jones was third in the 200-meter dash (25.72) and sixth in the 100 (12.55). Selly Beyene, Cassidy Hedin, Reese Heryford, and Annabelle Clapp took sixth in the girls DMR with a time of 13:22.10.
John Hoffer was the lone Tumwater boys runner to place top-10, finishing eighth in the 1,600 meters (4:21.60).
Onalaska had two runners take to the track, with Isaac Fitch finishing 29th in the boys 400 (54.73) and Riley Carter finishing 33rd in the boys 300-meter hurdles (44.56).
Lowe Leads T-Wolves in Cashmere
The Morton-White Pass track and field team headed eastward Saturday, joining a host of schools ranging the classification ladder in Cashmere for the Cashmere Invite.
Max Lowe led the T-Wolves with a third-place effort in the boys triple jump at 39 feet, 1 inch. He also placed ninth in the long jump at 17 feet, 9 inches, a quarter-inch ahead of teammate Tony Belgiorno, who took 10th.
Gaven Cheney was fourth in the discus (109 feet, 6 inches). Belgiorno’s best finish came in the 400-meter dash, taking seventh in 54.03, and Hunter Brackett was eighth in the 1,500 meters (4:32.25).
Lowe, Belgiorno, Clark Henderson, and Noah Troy were sixth in the 4x100 relay (47.56), while Lowe, Belgiorno, Bracket, and Eric Brown were sixth in the 4x400 relay (3:50.69).
Madyson Bryant took seventh in the girls 400 (1:08.16), while Ayricka Hughes was ninth in the 3,000 (13:36.74) and Karah Fairhart was ninth in the javelin (80 feet).
Hoff Finishes 6th at Sparks
Over 60 schools — the bulk of them 3As and 4As — converged on Sparks Stadium in Puyallup for The Nike Union Athletics Club’s South Sound Invitational, and a couple of Bearcats made their mark on the day.
W.F. West sent a pair of pole vaulters to the meet, and junior Lucas Hoff finished sixth out of a field of 31 vaulters — and matched the previous meet record — clearing 13 feet, 6 inches.
Elijah Annonen got over the bar at 10 feet, tying for 17th.