Raymond hosted seven schools with the Seagulls taking first place in the boys' competition and Willapa Valley winning the girls meet last Thursday.
The Seagulls tallied 190 points to win comfortably over second-place North Beach at 142. South Bend (70) was third, followed by Willapa Valley (61), Taholah (27), North River (5) and Mary M. Knight (1).
“I was very happy with our performance on Thursday,” Raymond HS Head Track and Field Coach Mike Tully told the Herald. “It was a good, competitive, seven school meet. It was nice for the weather to cooperate so we could lay down some good marks before spring break. We had 53 season PR's in the meet, which shows that we're making good progress.
“The boys team continued to use their depth to outpace a good North Beach squad,” Tully said. “Rayce Newman avenged a loss at the tape in the 100 by outpacing Carson Ketter from North Beach in the 200. Rayce also had a PR in the long jump (19-7) to capture that event as well.
The Seagulls claimed victory in the two long distance races.
“Freshman Carlos Cruz ran a big PR in the 1600 to take that event,” Tully said. “Aaron deMontigny continued his good running in taking the 3200.
“Jayce Freeman had a huge day with big PR's in the 110 and 300 hurdles, the 200, and leading off the victorious 4 by 400 team,” Tully continued. Running for the Gulls in the winning 4x400 relay were Elliott Murdock, James Hamilton, Hunter Borden, and Alex Vaca with a time of 3:44.55.
“Hunter Borden and Terry Broten each dropped over a second off their season bests in going one, two in the 300 hurdles,” Tully said..
“Darol Ratsavongsy (44-3) led the shot put crew to a second through fifth finish along with James Hamilton, Pedro Villegas, and Alan Phansisay,” Tully noted.
South Bend's Dennis Johnson was a winner in the high jump (5-8); Raymond's Kason Koski was third at 5-6. Johnson was also second in the long jump and Trevor Cook of Valley was third.
Johnson also won the triple jump with an effort of 41 feet, 5 ½ inches; teammate Tristan Hansen was second and deMontigny placed third.
Valley's Matt Konigsberger won the 400 meters in 53-flat and he placed third in the 100 and 200 meters, and javelin.
Valley's Jason Fluke took first place in the pole vault, followed by Delong, Reidt, and Trevor Cook of Valley in fourth.
South Bend's Jose Bucio won the 800 meters at 2:19.38; Valley's Dom Delong was third.
In the 1600, Thomas Jakobsen of RHS finished second, and Jordan Reidt ran third for the Gulls in the 3200.
Broten took second place in the 110 hurdles and Freeman was third.
Hamilton finished third in the shot put and Freeman ran fourth in the 300 hurdles for the Seagulls.
For the Indians, Dalyn Ogilvie was second in the javelin, and AJ Sanchez placed fifth in the 300 hurdles for the Tribe.
Broten was fourth in the 200 meters and Neal Riley ran fourth in the 400 for the Seagulls.
Lady Vikings Triumphant
Willapa Valley scored 142 points to nip South Bend's output of 139. The Lady seagulls also turned in a solid performance with 116 points. North Beach was fourth at 91, followed by Mary M. Knight (24), North River (5) and Taholah (1).
Coach Tully talked about his girls' efforts. “The girls team had a solid third-place finish despite only capturing one first-place finish, Hannah Dykes in the triple jump. Aiysha Garcia had top three finishes in all three throwing events, plus the 300 hurdles. Cydney Flemetis made her debut in the javelin and captured a second-place finish. Mikayla Collins continued to run well in the 3200, finishing second,
South Bend's Emily Sanchez came away first in the 200 (:27.97) and long jump (15-4).
Kathryn Staats of SBHS won the shot put with an effort of 36 feet, 2 inches. Staats was also a winner in the javelin at 101-6, and Cydney Flemetis of RHS was second.
Kaelani Collins won the 100 meters in :13.24; Dykes was second at :13.50, followed by Abby Hodel of WVHS in third place. Hodel was also third in the 200.
Jessica Cook of Valley won the 800 meters with a clocking of 2:37.42 and an eyelash behind her was Ashley Pearson of South Bend at 2:37.78.
Finishing first in the 3200 meters was Dominique Kudasik of Willapa Valley with a time of 13:53.31. Raymond's Collins placed second.
Lady Indian Traci Hoffman won the 1600 in 6:22.24 and Kudasik was second.
The Lady Indians won the 400 and 800-meter relays. Runners for the Lady Indians were Morgan Patterson, Sanchez, Collins and Alison Funkhouser.
Winning the pole vault for Valley was Lauren Friese at 9 feet, 6 inches.
Mkenzie Russell of SBHS won the high jump, and Valley's Shania Barton took second.
In the 100-meter hurdles, Valley's Lauren Friese finished second and Raymond's Patty Rojas was third.
Gabby Oatfield was second for the Lady Gulls in the 400.
Kate Rockett of Valley took second place in the discus, and Sara Chapman was third in the shot put.
Willapa Valley and South Bend compete at the Naselle Comet Invitational April 22.