Raymond boys win subdistrict team title


NASELLE — Raymond earned the boys team championship at the Pacific League/subdistrict Class 2B track meet Friday at Naselle.

Strong in the sprints and jumps, the Gulls totaled an even 200 points to finish 40 ahead of runner-up Northwest Christian.

Northwest Christian, with 196 points, nearly doubled the totals of South Bend and North Beach, which tied for second in the girls meet.

Raymond’s Rayce Newman won the boys 100 and 200 meters, with times of 11.42 and 23.45, respectively. He also joined Ally Phansisay, Carte Bisbee and Alex Sida on a winning sprint relay team.

Bisbee edged Phansisay with one-quarter of an inch in the boys long jump (19-8 1/4). Phansisay had won the triple jump on Wednesday.

Raymond freshman Alex Vaca ran 2:02.84 to win the boys 800 and also ripped off a 52.2 anchor leg to help pull out the boys mile relay.

Raymond’s Andrew Hamilton captured the boys shot put (46-1).

“It was a good meet. We qualified a lot of kids and put ourselves in a good position for district,” Gull coach Mike Tully said. “He had a lot of PRs and had a lot of season bests. Hopefully, we can continue that over the next couple of weeks.”

Willapa Valley’s David Rockett went 12-6 to take the boys pole vault, while teammate Matt Konigsberger won the javelin with a throw of 158-9.

All five Twin Harbors schools garnered at least one event win in the girls meet.

North Beach received victories from Chloe Werner in the girls 100 hurdles (16.03) and Crystal Lynch in the discus (122-9).

Hyak coach Bob Wiley, however, was most pleased with his team’s depth.

“It was a lot of third-place finishes that made the difference for us,” he said.

He cited Quay Sotomish, Paola Robles, Noelle Trygstad and Margot Fresquez for fine performances.

South Bend’s foursome of Allison Funkhouser, Morgan Patterson, Kaelani Collins and Emily Sanchez captured both the 4x100 and 4x200 relays.

Ocosta freshman Kelsey Gundersen rallied in the stretch to outkick Northwest Christian’s Hailey Bredeson in the girls 800 with a time of 2:30.56.

“She ran a really strong race,” Wildcat coach Aaron Anderson said. “She kept herself in position where she could outkick (Bredeson).”

Gundersen also joined Kiana Ballo and Rachael and Rebekah Saul on a winning miley relay team. Coach Anderson cited Ballo and Luke Anderson for good showings.

Raymond’s Hannah Dykes won the girls triple jump (33-7).

Willapa Valley’s Lauren Friese had won the girls pole vault on Wednesday.

The top four in laned events and top five otherwise advanced to district Thursday at Raymond. Summaries will be reported in Sunday’s edition.