SHELTON — Twin Harbors athletes recorded a pair of runner-up finishes in the 52nd annual Shelton Invitational track meet on Saturday.
Aberdeen’s Tyson Stipic wound up second in the boys triple jump, bounding 42-8 to match a personal best. Shelton’s Roman Hurst won the event with a 43-1 marki.
Montesano freshman Tanner Birdsall ran second in the boys frosh-soph 100 meters at 11.55.
Raymond’s Hannah Borden ran 45.81 — a season-best in an automater-timed meet — in placing third in the girls 300 hurdles. Her longtime rival Alissa Brooks-Johnson of Pe Ell won the event in 44.87.
Aberdeen’s Poli Baltazar ran fourth in the 3,200 meters (9:26.52) and fifth in the 1,600 (4:22.63).
“We took a small group of kids and I was very happy with how they did,” Bobcat coach Kelly Stewart said. “It’s nice to see kids compete with a really high-caliber field.”
Conflicts with other activities, particularly proms, reduced the customary entry level of Twin Harbor athletes.
Raymond’s rapidly-developing Ally Phansisay came close to recording the area’s lone victory.
He scratched on what would have been a couple of 44-foot jumps in the triple jump.
“He had a couple of huge jumps that probably would have won the competition, but he scratched by a toenail.” Raymond coach Mike Tully reported.
As it developed, Phansisay placed eighth in that event at 40-10.
Other Twin Harborites to place in the top eight:
Shot — William Helman (Ocosta), fourth. Frosh-Soph Shot — Caleb Bridge (North Beach), fourth. Long Jump — Ally Phansisay (Raymond), sixth.
Javelin — Shayna Wilson (Aberdeen), fifth; Tiffanie Crea (Montesano), sixth (personal best 106 feet). 200 — Hannah Borden (Raymond), eighth. 100 hurdles — Borden, seventh. Pole Vault — Michaela Huber (Willapa Valley), seventh. Shot — Crystal Lynch (North Beach), eighth. Frosh-Soph Shot — Becke Shurtz (Ocosta), fifth.