Track & Field roundup: Harborites excel at Oregon Relays, Chehalis Activators


EUGENE, Ore. — It was a good day to be a thrower and a jumper from Grays Harbor at the Oregon Relays on Saturday.

Competing at Heyward Field at the University of Oregon, Aberdeen’s Shayna Wilson led the Harbor contingent with a second-place finish in the javelin.

Hoquiam’s Cole Smith added a fourth-place finish in the javelin to his weekend peformances and Mikayla Johnson was tied for sixth overall in the high jump. Hoquiam’s boys 400m relay team took fifth as well, the lone relay points score by Harborites.

In the girls javelin, Wilson took the lead with her fourth throw of the event at 128-1 (39.05 meters). Her final two throws couldn’t better that mark. Stacey Titchenal, of McNary-Keizer, Ore., on the event on her fifth throw at 139-3 (42.44m).

Smith, who won the high jump on Friday night, got his mark on his third throw at 170-8 (52.03m) to take fourth. Johnson made her first three high jumps on her first attempts, but missed all three at 5-2 1/4 to finish at 5-1/4 (1.53m).

Hoquiam’s 400m relay team of Tyler White, Paul Girts, Devin Kelly and Nolan Hoiness won its heat and finished fifth overall at 43.26.

Other notable finishers include: Elma’s Wesley Allen finishing ninth in the freshman 3,000m run; Kelly took 10th in the 200m; Hoquiam’s Evan Erickson was 13th in the javelin (158-9); Elma’s Emily Gibson was 15th in the javelin (104-5); Aberdeen’s Brock Struthers was 16th in the javelin (156-0); Hoiness was 16th in the 100m; and Hoquiam’s Savannah Smith was 16th in the 200m.

Chehalis Activators

CHEHALIS — Three Twin Harbors small-school athletes walked off Chehalis High School’s stadium on Saturday afternoon with championship titles around their necks after the annual Chehalis Activators track meet.

Wishkah’s Keigan Gardiner and North Beach’s Caleb Bridge and Crystal Lynch won one event each, with Gardiner resetting a school record in the process.

Gardiner, a junior, won the 110-meter high hurdles at 15.89 seconds, bettering the previous school record of 16.1 set by Ben Clark in 2009. The Logger got some competition from Rochester’s Cody Triana, who helped push him throughout the race.

“Keigan was about 2-3 steps ahead of him; it was a really nice race for both,” Wishkah head coach Bob Eager said. “He works hard, has good grades. He’s a nice kid and I’m happy for him. Overall, the meet was good for the kids. It was a great weekend.”

Bridge finished the day with two top-three finishes, including a victory in the discus with a toss of 139-1. He took third in the shot put at 43-2 1/2, the best out of any small-school competitor.

Lynch grabbed two top-four finishes and easily claimed a win in the shot put by more than 2 feet at 36-1. In the discus, Lynch was fourth at 95-0.

Raymond came away with a basket of medals, led by Hannah Dykes’ three top-four finishes (fourth, 100m; third, long jump; and fourth, triple jump). The Gulls’ Ally Phansisay scratches on his final two jumps to finish second in the triple jump, with teammate Rayce Newman third.

Newman also ran in the top five in the 100 and 200m sprints.

“If any of the two (scratched) jumps were in, (Ally) would have been right there in contention,” Raymond head coach Mike Tully said. “The kids were a little dead from the night before. The Friday (non-qualifiers) meet went long. It was a pretty good day.”

On Thursday, Wishkah, North Beach, Raymond and Ocosta will travel to the Naselle Invitational.

Chehalis Activators

At W.F. West High School, Chehalis

Saturday’s Results

(Twin Harbor results only)

Boys

1. Chehalis 86. 8. Raymond 26. 11. Wishkah and North Beach 16. 16. Ocosta 6.

100 — 5. Newman (Ray), 11.61. 200 — 4. Newman (Ray), 24.25. 800 — 5. Vaca (Ray), 2:10.02. 110 HH — 15.89 — 1. Gardiner (Wish). 4. Borden (Ray), 17.13. 6. Broten (Ray), 17.36. 300 IH — 9. Borden (Ray), 48.38. 1600 R — 7. Raymond, 3:51.91. 8. Wishkah, 3:53.83.

HJ — 3. Herrera (Oco), 5-6. LJ — 7. Phansisay (Ray), 19-0 1/2. TJ — 2. Phansisay (Ray), 42-2 1/2. 3. Newman (Ray), 41-2. 7. Herrera (Oco), 39-7. Shot — 3. Bridge (NB), 43-2 1/2. Disc — 139-1 — 1. Bridge (NB). Jav — 3. Berge (Wish), 149-4.

Girls

1. Pe Ell 66. 12. North Beach 19. 15. Raymond 14. 21. Ocosta 2.

100 — 4. Dykes (Ray), 13.54. 3200 — 8. Hagain (Ray), 13:07.00. 100 HH — 4. Werner (NB), 16.68. 7. Sotomish (NB), 17.71. 300 LH — 7. Werner (NB), 52.22. 800 R — 6. North Beach, 2:02.08. 1600 R — 8. North Beach, 4:51.68.

LJ — 3. Dykes (Ray), 14-9. 8. Sotomish (NB), 13-7. TJ — 4. Dykes (Ray), 32-7. 5. Saul (Oco), 30-5. 8. E. Anderson (Wish), 28-5. Shot — 36-1 — 1. Lynch (NB). 7. Doyle (Elma), 27-7. Disc — 4. Lynch (NB), 95-0.