Wa-Hi boys capture Sweeney Invite track and field team title


LEWISTON - Wa-Hi captured the boys team title here Saturday in track and field action at the Sweeney Invitational.

Jonah Hoe took home two firsts to lead the Blue Devils to the team title.

Hoe ran 22.35 seconds to win the 200 meters and jumped 20-feet-3 to take the long jump. Kyle Jameson claimed the other individual blue ribbon for Wa-Hi. Jameson won the 300 hurdles in 39.9.

Wa-Hi scored 175 points to lead the eight team field.

The Blue Devil girls won the 4X100 relay and the 4X200 relay to finish second in the team race. Couer D'Alene took the girls title with 202.5 points and the Blue Devils were next at 108.

On the boys side, Stuart Gillin ran a 11.66 to finish second in the 100 behind CDA's Carlos Martinez' winning run of 11.47.

Gillen came back to give Wa-Hi a one, two sweep in the 200 as Gillen followed Hoe across the finish line in 23.68.

Ben Wolpert, in his varsity debut, ran to second in the 800. Wolpert turned in a 2:06.15 to CDA's Mike Dunton who ran a 2:05.05 to win.

Sean Newcomb, in 4:41.22, and Paul Gilmore, in 4:46.07, gave the Blue Devils second and fourth place points in the 1600.

Greg Heller and Sean Hollenbeck finished second and third in the 3200. Heller finished in 10:03.47 and Hollenbeck ran a 10:29.91.

Jameson, in 16.16, and Blake Gerling, in 16.76, finished second and third in the 110 hurdles. Gerling ran a 39.91 to give Wa-Hi another one, two sweep as Gerling turned a 39.91 to finish .01 behind Jameson.

Wa-Hi's 4X400 relay team won in 3:34.43. The Blue Devil 4X800 relay team took first in 8:21.52.

Peter Sirmon added two thirds in the field events. Sirmon jumped 10-06 for third in the pole vault and long jumped 19-05.5 to finish third behind Hoe's winning leap of 20-03.

Darnell Handcox came up four inches short in the triple jump. Handcox leaped 37-11.5 to finish second for Wa-Hi behind McCall-Donnelly's Jeremy Springer who hopped, skipped, and jumped 38-03.5 to win.

On the girls side, Maggie Callan finished second in the 100 and fourth in the 200 for Wa-Hi. Callan ran a 13.75 in the 100 but was edged by Lake City's Jayden Hall who beat Callan to the tape in 13.60.

Dominque Cox ran a 1:02.40 to earn a second in the 400 for Wa-Hi, three seconds behind MCDL's Kara Barth's 59.13.

Jami Klicker ran an 18.05 in the 100 hurdles to earn fourth place points for Wa-Hi, and Ashley Cornia's 50.4 in the 300 hurdles was also good enough for a fourth.

In the field, Megan Thompson got off a 92-01 discus heave to finish fourth. Elizabeth Wood triple jumped 31-03 to finish fourth.

Wa-Hi hosts its own local area invite Thursday at Martin Field with the meet set to go at 3 p.m.


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