Blue Devil girls second, boys third at invite


EAST WENATCHEE - Wa-Hi ran to a second-place girls finish here at the Wildcat Track and Field Invite Friday.

The Blue Devils earned 100.5 points to finish second behind Central Valley's 140 points in the eight-team race.

The boys ran to 89.5 points and finished third behind North Central who won the title with 146 points, and Central Valley, which finished second.

Kailee Davisson led the Blue Devil girls with a win in the 400 meters. Davisson won in 1:04.1 to edge out Bellevue's Julia Jordan, who finished second in 1:04.72.

Wa-Hi's 4x100 relay team of Ashley Cornia, Davisson, McKhayla Morris and Rachel Adkins earned the other blue ribbon for Wa-Hi with a run of 53 seconds even.

On the boys side, Garrett Gerling was a double winner for the Blue Devils. Gerling won the 200 meters by .53 seconds as he posted a 22.8 winning time.

Gerling won the 110 hurdles in 14.85 to easily outdistance Bellevue's Anthony Monahan, who finished second in 15.62.

Rachel Nelson came home second in the girls 3200. Nelson crossed the finish line in 11:47.41 as she was edged by Wenatchee's Hannah Kiser, who ran a 11:27.8 to win the event.

Wa-Hi's 4x400 relay team ran a 4:18.87 to finish second behind Skyline's 4:12.93. The team of Ana Andrade, Sarai Seekamp, Janice Barlow and Brittany Gibbar earned second-place points for the Blue Devils.

Blake Gerling added a second-place to the boys totals. Blake Gerling ran second in the 300 hurdles with a time of 42.48.

On the field side, Brandon Porter threw the javelin 171-feet, 2 inches to finish second to North Central's Luke Evans' 175-04, and Jake Robertson jumped 39-07.5 in the triple jump to finish second behind the 41-04.00 effort of North Central's Aaron Antonie.

The Blue Devil girls added three third-place finishes and a fourth to cap their afternoon.

In the 100 hurdles, Gabby Anderson posted a 16.5 time to finish third. Sydney Christensen got off a 105-03 throw in the discus to finish third behind Wenatchee's Becky Duhamel's 109-02.

In the triple jump, Adkins sailed 33-00.75 to take home a third-place ribbon.

Morris ran a 49.97 in the 300 hurdles to finish fourth for the Blue Devils.

Porter's heave of 47-feet even in the shot, earned a third place as Bellevue's Willie Gervais went over 50 feet (50-08) to win the shot put.

Aaron Nelson ran the 800 in 2:04.45 to claim fourth place points for the Blue Devil boys.

Wa-Hi's tracksters return to the cinders after spring break with an April 8 date with Chiawana in Pasco.


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