Yakima Herald Rebublic

Week 3 Poll Yakima Herald Rebublic Sep 20, 2012

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 & Bellarmine Prep lead Polls Yakima Herald Rebublic Sep 4, 2012

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.

Wapato’s Ibarra shines at Davis Invitational Yakima Herald Rebublic Apr 9, 2012

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. 

Bland leads Bulldogs to Jewett title Yakima Herald Rebublic May 4, 2011

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)

Rams Get A Second Wind Yakima Herald Rebublic Apr 18, 2011

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

Sanchey earns top-3 finish Yakima Herald Rebublic Nov 5, 2007

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.

West Valley girls open with two close victories Yakima Herald Rebublic Sep 14, 2007

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.

Olander, Johnson win, lead relay to season best Yakima Herald Rebublic May 20, 2007

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

Ike runs past Davis Yakima Herald Rebublic Apr 30, 2007

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.

Prep track and field Yakima Herald Rebublic Apr 4, 2007

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.

Eisenhower\'s VanDeBrake headed to Washington St. Yakima Herald Rebublic May 6, 2006

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).