Raymond boys, Valley girls take first-day lead at Pacific 2B sub-district meet


NASELLE — Raymond’s boys and Willapa Valley’s girls got a jump on the rest of the field by piling up the points and moving athletes on to next week’s district meet during Wednesday’s opening day of the Pacific 2B Subdistrict meet.

Raymond’s Ally Phansisay won the triple jump event, North Beach’s Caleb Bridge won the discus and Lauren Friese claimed the pole vault event for the Twin Harbors schools.

The Gulls scored 38 points to lead the boys meet after the first day. Host Naselle is second with 24 ad South Bend is third at 20.

The Vikings used a top-five sweep in the pole vault event to vault over the field and lead with 40 points. South Bend is second at 35 and Northwest Christian is third at 34.

Only seven field events were contested on Wednesday, along with the preliminary races on the track. On Friday, the remaining field event finals will start at 3:45 p.m. and the running finals start at 4:15 p.m.

The top-five finishers in each event advance into next week’s District IV 2B meet at Raymond.

Phansisay and teammate Rayce Newman took the top-two spots in the triple jump, while Andrew Hamilton hit a 10-foot PR to take second behind Bridge in the discus.

“For the most part, the kids we expected to advance, advanced, and the kids we thought would advance in the running advanced,” Raymond head coach Mike Tully said. “It was a good start to sub-districts and I hope we can continue that streak on Friday and get people qualified for the district meet.”

North Beach head coach Bob Wiley cited his four field event qualifiers, including Bridge, who threw 145-11 to win the discus.

Willapa Valley’s girls were powered by a top-five sweep in the pole vault, led by Lauren Friese’s win at 9-6. Northwest Christian won the other three field events contested, including two for Karen Bulger in the javelin and shot put.

Pacific 2B Subdistrict Meet

At Naselle High School

Wednesday’s Finals

Boys

Raymond 38, Naselle 24, South Bend 20, North Beach 16, Ocosta 13, Northwest Christian 4, Willapa Valley 2.

HJ — 6-2 — Chapman (Nas), Herrera (Oco), Case (SB), Johnson (SB), Carter (Nas). TJ — 42-4 — Phansisay (Ray), Newman (Ray), Chapman (Nas), Herrera (Oco), Johnson (SB). Disc — 145-11 — Bridge (NB), Hamilton (Ray), Fruh (NB), Halverson (SB), Crow (Ray).

Girls

Willapa Valley 40, South Bend 35, Northwest Christian 34, Raymond 21, North Beach 13, Ocosta 8, Naselle 2.

PV — 9-6 — L. Friese (WV), Huber (WV), K. Friese (WV), Smaciarz (WV), Cook (WV). LJ — 15-3 — Sowers (NWC), Dykes (Ray), Sanchez (SB), Sotomish (NB), VanMarter (NWC). Jav — 152-1 — Bulger (NWC), Curtis (SB), Staats (SB), Rockett (WV), Poulsen (Oco). Shot — 41-4 — Bulger (NWC), Lynch (NB), Staats (SB), Garcia (Ray), Curtis (SB).