Raymond boys took first overall of the eight teams participating with a collective score of 145, four points better than Northwest Christian-Lacey. South Bend placed sixth with 24 points. For the girls, Raymond grabbed second at 100, just over South Bend athletes at 88.
“I was very happy with our performance at the first meet of the season,” Raymond HS Head Track and Field Coach Mike Tully told the Herald. “It was nice to have some decent weather so the kids could put down some good early-season times and marks. I was happy with the way the kids went out and competed despite some soreness from the workouts they've put in over the past 2½ weeks.” It was a one, two finish for Raymond runners Rayce Newman and Ally Phansisay. In the 100 and 200 meter short runs, Newman took a pair of first places finishes with Phansisay on his heels in the 100.
In field events, it was Phansisay over Newman in the triple jump where Phansisay leap out to 41 feet, a couple feet more than Newman taking second.
The day for Newman garnered three first place finishes, including a team first in the 4x100 Relay, and a second place in the triple jump for the Raymond team. The 4x400 relay team also took first overall and one member, Hunter Borden lead the field in the low hurdles followed by teammate Terry Broten. South Bend’s AJ Sanchez took a fourth in both the 100-meter dash and low hurdles. With their best placement in the high jump by Spencer Case taking third.
“On the boys side, Rayce Newman looked smooth in winning both sprint races,” “Hunter Borden looked strong in winning the 300 hurdles. Terry Broten ran well, finishing second in both hurdle races. Both boys relay teams ran good early-season times. Freshman Kason Koski captured the high jump with a PR of 5-7 in his first high school meet. Our shot put crew of James Hamilton, Alan Phansisay, and Neal Riley looked good in capturing second through fourth places. Ally Phansisay had a good first meet mark of 41-0 in taking the triple jump.”
Lady Gulls Second in Girls' Meet
The girls of Raymond and South Bend went one-two in the 100-meter dash running Hannah Dykes, Raymond and Emily Sanchez, South Bend, in the 13’s. Dykes went on to take first place finishes in the long and triple jump events, and Sanchez grabbed another second in the 200-meter dash.
Kathryn Staats of South Bend threw for a first place distance in shot put and a fifth place in the javelin.
The two schools will meet again at Raymond for another Pacific League meet on March 27.
“The girls team was low on numbers, but they competed well to finish second behind Northwest Christian,” Coach Tully said. “Hannah Dykes was a triple winner in the 100, LJ, and TJ. Hannah has been working hard on her sprint technique and ran very well in the 100. Hannah also anchored the winning 4x100 team along with Patty Rojas, Cydney Flemetis, and Mikayla Collins. Gabby Oatfield picked up a pair of 2nd place finishes in the 400 and high jump.”
Team and individual results:
Boys Scoring: 1, Raymond, 145; 2, NW Christian, 141; 3, Ilwaco, 60; 4, Pe Ell, 44; 4, Wishkah Valley, 44; 6, South Bend, 24; 7, Taholah, 20.