Monte girls win
SHELTON — Montesano’s girls took team honors in the Shelton Invitational, the final pre-state test, on Saturday.
With four champions, the Bulldogs totaled 58 points. North Beach, with two female winners, placed second with 37.
Host Shelton ran away with the boys team title, scoring 60 points. Perennial state champion Montesano had an off day on the male side of the ledger, but finished a distant second with 29. North Beach placed third with 22.
The state championship meet is scheduled for May 3 at White Salmon.
Montesano’s Noah Ewing and Rayna Ashlock received the Outstanding Lifter Awards. Ewing won the boys 198-pound championship with a 1,425 total. Ashlock took the girls 114-pound crown with a 665 lift total.
Ashley Laney, in the 105-pound division (with a 570 lift total), Corrie Stewart at 165 (855) and Charley Schimelpfenig at 181 pounds (635) were Montesano’s other female champions.
North Beach’s Shyanne Morrow took the 198-pound crown with a 735 total and teammate Dakota Dycus prevailed in the unlimited classification with a 900-pound total.
Elma’s Wesley Allen at 123 pounds (765), North Beach’s Jacob McCabe-Brown at 165 (1,200) and Montesano’s Evan Bialkowsky at 242 pounds (1,185) were among the boys champions.
Other Grays Harbor placewinners:
114 — Max Howard, North Beach. 148 — Brandon Rose, Montesano. 242 — Byron Peterson, Montesano. Unlimited — Jake Massoth, Montesano.
114 — Michael Tagman, Montesano. 132 — Erik Warner, Montesano. 148 — Skyler Wells, North Beach.
97 — Kasey Hearn, North Beach. 105 — Chazlyn O’Bannon, Montesano. 132 — Myranda Floch, Montesano. 148 — Lyndsy Quinn., Montesano. Unlimited — Alexis Johnsen, North Beach.
132 — Sidney Hamilton, Montesano. 198 — Gillian Teague, Montesano.
EUGENE, Ore., — Elma’s Ray Stark placed second in the boys 300-meter hurdles in the prestigious Oregon Relays Saturday at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field.
Stark led most of the distance, but was slowed when he clipped the final hurdle. His time of 39.62, however, was the fastest by any Washington Class 1A hurdler at that distance this season. He finished three-tenths of a second behind Tyus Kuykendall of Sheldon, Ore.
Hoquiam’s Devin Kelly placed fourth in the boys 200-meter run and seventh in the 100 meters. There were 40 entrants in each event, with the top-eight placing.
Two other Grizzlies cracked the top eight. Olivia Rose took seventh in the girls triple jump and Anthony Nash was seventh in the freshman boys 100.
Hoquiam’s girls 4x100-meter relay, although barely failing to place by taking ninth, was clocked in 50.75 — the season’s best time by a Washington Class 1A quartet. Brittoni Wright, Emma Skinner, Rose and Savannah Smith formed that team.
Skinner was cited for a personal-best time in the girls 200 meters.
Elma’s Natalie Grant established a personal best of 1:00.85 in the girls 400 meters, but settled for 13th overall. Some of the top runners from Washington, Oregon and Idaho competed in the meet.
PASCO — North Beach junior Caleb Bridge broke a school record and recorded two top-eight finishes in the prestigious Pasco Invitational on Saturday.
Bridge uncorked a throw of 154-10 — about 2 1/2 beyond his previous school record — to place seventh in the boys discus. Only 11 feet separated the top seven finishers in this event, won by Hanford’s Dallon Grinder at 165-9.
With a throw of 48-11 3/4, he was eighth in the shot put. R.A. Long’s Mitch Moe won this event with a mark of 55-5 3/4.
Bridge’s discus mark was the tops among Class 2B throwers this season. He already owned the state’s top 2B mark of 50-9 1/2 in the shot.
More than 1,500 athletes representing 115 schools from three states competed in the meet, regarded as one of the top all-classification invitationals in the state.