NASELLE — Wishkah’s boys won their first track meet in 10 years by outpointing six larger schools on Thursday at Naselle.
Winning five events, the Loggers amassed 111 3/4 points to finish 10 points ahead of Class 1A Toledo.
South Bend took the girls meet with 124 points, 32 more than runner-up Ocosta.
Keigan Gardiner was a two-time winner for Wishkah’s boys, taking the 200 meters in 25.1 and the short hurdles in 16.72.
Teammate Ethen Arnold won the 100, Trey Berge took the javelin with a fine mark of 155-10 and the Loggers also won the 4x100-meter relay.
“We had 12 PRs from the end of last year, which for a first meet was quite surprising,” Wishkah coach Bob Eager said. “We’re very excited. A good showing by all the kids. The kids came out and surprised us.”
South Bend’s Dennis Johnson swept the horizontal jumps. Ben Nelson continued North River’s strong tradition in the throws, winning the discus and placing third in the shot.
South Bend’s girls won five of the seven field events, with Kathryn Staats a double winner in the shot and javelin.
Ocosta coach Aaron Anderson cited Griffin Wright, who ran a personal-best 57.6 to win the boys 400 meters and Rebecca Saul, for a strong performance in her leg of the girls 4x100 relay.
Full summaries of Thursday’s meet will be published in Saturday’s The Daily World.