Newman won the 100 and 200-meter sprints and the triple jump and Dykes was a winner in the 100 and long jump. Newman was also on the winning 4 by 100 relay and Dykes ran on the winning 4 by 200 relay. Also running on the 4 by 100 squad were Ally Phansisay, Elliott Murdock and Alex Sida. Also running on the 4 by 200 team were Kira Dunsmoor, Abby Maneman and Aubrey Boyes.
Raymond’s 4 by 400 relay team were winners with runners James Hamilton, Sida, Murdock and Alex Vaca.
Raymond’s Andrew Hamilton claimed first place for the Gulls in the shot put, was second in the discus, and ended up third in the javelin.
“Despite the wet weather, we had an excellent start to our season on Thursday,” Raymond HS Head Track and Field Coach Mike Tully told the Herald. “We faced some good competition and had some excellent early season marks. Rayce Newman led the way for the boys team with three individual first-place finishes in addition to anchoring the winning 4 by 100 team. Andrew Hamilton had an excellent early season shot put mark of 44-7 in winning the event. The boys 4 by 400 team, which featured three freshmen, also had an impressive win. We had a number of boys who weren't able to compete due to a shortage of practices, so our depth wasn't what it will be later in the season.
“On the girls side, Hannah Dykes had a very good afternoon, winning three individual events and anchoring the winning 4 by 200 relay team. Hannah had a great early season triple jump mark of 32-11. Overall, I was very happy with the way our kids performed. I'm excited to see what kind of progress the kids can make throughout the season.”
Also for the Gulls, Vaca finished second in the high jump and Phansisay placed second in the long jump and triple jump, and placed fifth in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles. Murdock, just a freshman, ran third in the 400 meters. Sasha Crow finished fourth in the javelin. Sida took fourth place in the triple jump and Vaca was fifth in the triple jump. James Hamilton wound up sixth in the shot put.
Raymond’s Maneman placed third in the triple jump, took fourth place in the long jump, and was fifth in the javelin. Boyes ran second in the 100. Aiysha Garcia garnered fourth place in the shot put and 200 meters. The Lady Seagulls placed second in the 800-relay with Boyes, Garcia, Courtney Hagain and Dunsmoor. Patty Rojas was second of three runners in the 400 meters, and was fifth in the 300-meter low hurdles, and sixth in the 100 high hurdles. Hagain took fourth place in the 1600.
Willapa Valley’s teams placed second of the seven teams.
“I think we competed well for the first meet of the year,” Willapa Valley HS Head Track and Field Coach Dave Ege told the Herald. “The weather was typical for early season in western Washington and is as much an opponent as the other teams. We had a lot of kids picking up where they left off last year as far as times and distances and that’s great.”
Valley claimed first, second and fourth in the javelin with Trevor Cook, Anthony Sagen and Jason Fluke. Only four athletes competed in the event.
Matt Konigsberger ran second in the 400 meters for the Vikings and was third in the triple jump. Cody Buchanan finished fifth in the 100 meters and Fluke was sixth in the javelin.
Lady Viking Katrina Ege was third in the discus and Kate Rockett was fifth. Dominique Kudasik was second of three runners in the 3200 meters and Iris Heckman pulled up third.
Willapa Valley competes at North Beach Thursday while Raymond heads to South Bend.
Editor’s Note: For complete results of the Raymond meet, go to Hometowndebate.com and click on sports.