Photo by Steve Rogers Willapa Valley HS junior Karli Friese clears the bar at last Thursday's track and field action at North Beach High School in Oyehut.
“We had a great meet here on Thursday,” Raymond HS Head Track and Field Coach Mike Tully told the Herald. “The boys ran away with their side of the meet and the girls team pulled out a win over a pair of tough teams.
“The boys were led by Rayce Newman's trio of individual first-place finishes in the 100, 200, and long jump (19-7),” Tully noted. “Alex Vaca was a double winner in the 400 and 800. Ally Phansisay had a great early season triple jump mark at 43-1¼ , and finished just behind Newman in the long jump. Darol Ratsavongsy made his season debut in leading a sweep of the top four places in the shot put. Aaron deMontigny tried the 3200 for the first time and came away with a victory.” deMontigny also ran third in the 1600.
“Overall, we've had a good start to the season, and hopefully we'll be ready for the upcoming Tri-District Meet in South Bend,” Tully said. “Our goal is to defend our title and keep the Henrie-Weisel Trophy in our possession for another year.”
Raymond won the 400-meter relay race with a time of :46.42. Seagull runners included Ally Phansisay, Elliott Murdock, Hunter Borden and Newman.
The Gulls also won the 1600 relay in 3:46.17 with Murdock, James Hamilton, Borden and Newman.
Ratsavongsy won the shot with a top throw of 42 feet, 10 inches; Hamilton was second, and Alan Phansisay took third place.
Also for the Seagulls, Terry Broten was second in the 400 and 110 hurdles and third in the 200; Borden placed second in the 300 hurdles; Ben Meade was third in the pole vault; Stefan Latimer ended up third in the discus; Neal Riley ran third in the 400; and Murdock placed third in the 100.
For South Bend, Spencer Case placed second in the javelin and Dalyn Ogilvie was third. Dennis Johnson was third in the triple jump, high jump and long jump, and Jose Bucio ran third in the 800.
Lady Gulls Make it a Sweep
Raymond's girls scored 164 points to defeat second-place South Bend's total of 148. Ocosta was third at 104, followed by Naselle (44), Wishkah Valley (22) and North River (8).
“The girls team didn't have a lot of first-place punch, but they scored a number of second, third, and fourth-place finishes to outpace South Bend and Ocosta,” Coach Tully pointed out.
“Aiysha Garcia made her first meet of the season a productive one with a win in the 400 (1:14.79) and second-place finishes in all three throwing events,” Tully said. “Hannah Dykes picked up a solid win in the triple jump (31-8), while Kendra Dunsmoor started her season with a win in the pole vault (6 feet),” Tully said. “Patty Rojas had a good day as well with a win in the 100 hurdles (:18.89), and second-place finishes in the 300 hurdles and pole vault.”
Raymond's Gabby Oatfield ran second in the 400 meters. Mikayla Collins of RHS finished second in the 3200, and Dykes was second in the long jump.
The Lady Indians won two relay races, including the 400 (:55.09) with Alison Funkhouser, Kaelani Collins, Morgan Patterson and Emily Sanchez. The same foursome won the 800 with a winning time of 1:58.06).
South Bend's Ashley Pearson won the 800 meters with a time of 2:42 and teammate Diana Morales was third.
South Bend's Kathryn Staats was first in the shot put with a top throw of 36 feet, 10 inches; teammate Katlyn Sawyer placed third. Staats was third in the javelin and Sawyer was fourth.
Also for the Lady Indians, Makenzie Russell won the high jump at 5 feet., and she was third in the triple jump.
Emily Sanchez of SBHS won the long jump with an effort of 14 feet, 5 ½ inches.
Sanchez took second place in the 200 and teammate Brianna Kinney ran third.
Collins took second in the 100 and Dykes was third.
Tammy Kousonhsavath placed second in the triple jump and third in the long jump for the Lady Indians.
South Bend hosts the annual Tri-District Meet Thursday at 3:30.