TRACK & FIELD
Bellevue Christian Invite
KIRKLAND — Although operating with a limited squad, Montesano captured the girls team championship at the Bellevue Christian Invitational on Saturday at Juanita High School in Kirkland.
The Bulldogs finished with 96 1/2 points to beat runner-up Chelan by 8 1/2. Montesano placed third in the boys meet with 71 points, behind champion Chelan with 99 1/2 and runner-up Bellevue Christian with 71.
Montesano did not enter a full roster due to conflicts with academic testing and state powerlifting, but still competed successfully against teams from other districts.
“It was a pretty good meet for us, I’m glad we went,” Monte coach Doug Schupbach said. “We had a good look at other teams and some different athletes and had some pretty good performances, boys and girls.”
The Bulldogs won five individual titles. Bulldog freshman Shayla Floch had an outstanding day, winning the girls long jump with a mark of 15-11 — a personal best by about a foot — and placed in three other events.
Reed Hughes captured the boys 110 high hurdles, with a time of 15.6, and was third in the long hurdles.
Montesano’s distance runners fared well. Sydney Potter led a Bulldog sweep of the girls 3,200 meters, winning it in 12:07, with teammates Andrea Ostwald and Gabrielle Rudolph taking second and third. Ostwald and Rudolph also ran second and third, respectively, in the 1,600.
Connor Lovell won the boys 800 meters in 2:05.
Monte’s other win came from Tristan Darst, who took the boys 200 meters in 23.5,
Other Montesano athletes to place in the top eight:
100 — 4. Tristan Darst. 400 — 3. Kenny Roy. 7. Logan Truax. 1,600 — 2. Connor Lovell. 1,600 — 7. Logan Clements. 300 H — 3. Reed Hughes. Shot — 3. Isaiah Pellegrino. Jav — 7. Tristan Darst. TJ — 7. Logan Truax. LJ — 7. Kenny Roy.
100 — 4. Shayla Floch. 200 — 5. Shayla Floch. 1,600 — 2. Andrea Ostwald. 3. Gabrielle Rudolph. 4. Sydney Potter. 3,200 — 2. Andrea Ostwald. 3. Gabrielle Rudolph. Shot — 2. Jordan Spradlin. 8. Cortney Miller. Disc — 4. Jordan Spradlin. Jav — 2. Cortney Miller. 3. Jordan Spradlin. HJ — 3. Shayla Floch.
SHELTON — South Bend’s Makenzie Russell tied for second in the girls high jump at the 54th annual Shelton Invitational on Saturday.
Continuing her comeback after being sidelined with a knee injury, Russell cleared 5 feet. Columbia River’s Ellie Walker won the event at 5-2.
Russell was also seventh in the girls triple jump.
North Beach sophomore Olivia Fruh took second in the frosh-soph shot put with a personal-best mark of 30-8 1/2. Fruh led the event until Puyallup’s Kylie Myers got off a 32-4 throw on her final attempt.
Willapa Valley’s Kate Rockett took fourth in the girls javelin.
Raymond had a pair of fourth-place finishes, from Elliott Murdock in the boys 400 meters and James Hamilton in the boys frosh-soph shot put. South Bend’s Dennis Johnson took eighth in the boys triple jump.
Adna’s Regyn Gaffney, the daughter of Willapa Valley graduate Shannon Stratton, won the girls 100 and 200 meters in the prestigious all-classification meet.
Twin Harbors representation in this meet was smaller than usual, due to conflicts with other activities.