Poli Baltazar topped the guys and Lila Klopfenstein of Meridian, Idaho led the girls' elite fields.
It will be be a reuduced field, which runs in tomorrow's Sunfair Meet. Two big names, who will no longer be on hand are Andrew Gardner & Amy-Eloise Neale.
This year's Sunfair Meet has been postponed for a week due to poor air quality.
Bellarmine & Camas lead the 4A girls, while Glacier Peak & Interlake hed 3A. Gig harbor remains at the top of 4a for boys with jackson second. At 3A North Central heads Kamiakin.
Gig Harbor & North Central head the 4A & 3A polls for guys, while Bellarmine & Glacier Peak top the gals.
Katie Knight, Amy-Eloise Neale & Kendra Weitz hope for big senior finales to add to already solid careers.) Gig Haarbor & Bellarmine lead the Pre-Season 4A Polls, while North Central & Glacier Peak head 3A. At 2A it's Sehome atop the boys' poll & Cheney in front of the girls.
Megan Beauchene (at Richland by Angela Collins) Wapato's Ignacio Ibarra won the Pole Vault at the Davis Invitational with 13-06 and Austin Carr of Kamiakin captured the 1600M in 4:30. Kamiakin's Megan Beauchene was a double winner with victories in the 800 (2:20) and the 1600 Meters (5:01). Hanford's Melissa Merrill soared to an impressive 5-06 in the High Jump.
Zuniga wins 100, 200 at Wells Invite
Amy-Eloise Neale topped a strong field in Yakima and in so doing eclipsed Bellarmine's Brie Felnagle's course record.
Zuniga snags four more medals Slowed by injury, Schooley 2nd
Jaeger’s sprint sweep leads West Valley girls to third
Bland leads Bulldogs to Jewett title Also of note not in story : Erin Hegarty of Hanford won the 1600 with 5:25.45, Kaytlyn Coleman of Kirkwood claimed the Discus with 130-09, Christine Kirkwood of Othello claimed the Javelin with 139-10, Jeff Ott of Ellensburg won the 3200 in 10:09.93 & the 1600 with 4:35.91 and Eduardo Salmeron of Sunnyside scored in both the Long Jump (21-00) & the Triple Jump ((41-06.25)
It took an uncompromising combination of speed and strength to cut through the stout wind and deep competition at Saturday’s 50th annual Pasco Invitational. And West Valley’s Chantel Jaeger and Lindsay Burns have plenty of both. Led by victories in their specialties — Jaeger in the 200-meter dash and Burns in the 400 — and a joint-effort in the winning 4×400, the sprint twins scored in four events each to power the Rams to second place in the Northwest’s largest prep track and field meet of the season
Marcus Schooley Sets Record at Davis Invitational
Amy-Eloise Neale ripped through a 3200M run in sparkling time at the Don Holder Relays in Yakima.
People to watch from Mid State. Thansk to Yakima Herald
By FRANK PURDY YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC— Herschel Sanchey knows all about the searing finishing kick of Matt Cronrath. The Klickitat senior was singed twice at last spring's state track meet, in the 800 and 1,600, by the closing speed of his Odessa rival in a pair of 1-2 finishes that saw Cronrath on top.
WENATCHEE -- With two tough wins by a total of eight points, West Valley's girls opened their Columbia Basin League 3A cross country season on Tuesday at Walla Walla Point Park. The Rams edged Hanford 26-29 and Kamiakin 25-30 with the help of an individual win by Lisa Olander. In non-league crossover duals, West Valley went 3-1 against 4A teams. At Pasco, Eisenhower's boys cruised to a 2-0 start with wins over Pasco and Davis.
Lisa Olander and Rachael Johnson won their specialties and then helped West Valley run a five-second season best for a state-qualifying effort in the 1,600-meter relay at Saturday's Class 3A regional meet at Spokane Falls Community College. Olander, the defending state 1,600 champ, won that race by 14 seconds, clocking 5 minutes, 4.17 seconds. Johnson, a four-year state qualifier in the 400, ran a career-best 57.85
YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC WALLA WALLA — Shanai Campbell's school record in the 100-meter dash helped Eisenhower edge Davis 73-70 in Columbia Basin League 4A track and field on Thursday. Eisenhower's boys also prevailed, downing the Pirates 99-45. Campbell, a freshman, clocked 12.41 seconds to break Tori Torres' 1994 school record. Crystal Johnson (200), Shawna Schooley (800) and Daria Winckler (shot) won events for Davis in the four-team meet. Cody VanDeBrake was a double winner for Ike's boys in the 800 and 1,600, and teammate Alex Couette hurled the discus 156-4. Eisenhower and Davis conclude the CBL dual season next week.
YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC EPHRATA — Davis' Sandra Martinez swept the distance events, while her Pirate teammate Graham Vaux won the boys 3,200 meters and took second in the 1,600 at the Ray Cross Invitational track and field meet Saturday. Martinez won the 1,600 in 5 minutes, 27.99 seconds, and took the 3,200 in 11:36.7 to help the Davis girls finish third in the team standings. Also in the girls meet, Riverside Christian's 800-meter relay team of Jenny Conner, Natalie Nobbs, Kristle Moss and Mychal Fitterer won in a time of 1:52.68. Vaux won the 3,200 in 10:02.79, and was second in the 1,600 in 4:32.52 to lead Davis to a second-place finish. Davis' 400-meter relay team of Jose Lopez, Edwin Rainey, Rafe Wright and Demitri Mandapat was also also victories.
Yakima Herald Wrap Up of DAVIS' "Papa' Wells Invitational
Pirates\' Martinez 2nd at Highlander SPOKANE
YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC PROSSER
YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC Eisenhower senior Chelsea VanDeBrake, currently the Big Nine Conference\'s top-ranked runner in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200, has given a verbal commitment to attend Washington State University on a track and cross country scholarship. VanDeBrake picked WSU after making other recruiting visits to Iona in New York and Seattle Pacific. \"It\'s always been my dream to run in the Pac 10,\" said VanDeBrake, who competed at West Valley through her junior year. \"On my visit I absolutely loved the team, and Isley Gonzalez (a WSU sophomore from Sunnyside) has been one of my really good friends since my sophomore year.\" VanDeBrake was the Big Nine\'s district cross country champion last fall and she placed sixth in the 4A state meet. This spring she leads the Valley in the 1,600 (5:05.66) and 3,200 (11:03.10).