Blue Devil boys, girls both first at Lewiston Invite


LEWISTON — The Walla Walla High School boys and girls track teams both finished first at the 13-team Lewiston Invitational here Saturday at Sweeney Track.

The boys scored 169 points with Lewiston coming in second with 123.5. The girls scored 180 points with Lewiston grabbing second with 108.

“We had a really, really good day to say the least,” Wa-Hi coach Eric Hisaw said. “We talked to the kids about going in and making this a statement meet and we really did. They went out and took care of business and just did a really good job.”

Wa-Hi runner Stuart Gillin headlined the event by finishing first in the 100 meters with a time of 11.28 seconds and the 200 (23.19).

Sean Newcomb took a first in the 3200 (9:40.19) and the boys distance medley team finished second (11:12.82).

Jonah Hoe grabbed second in the 400 (52.06) and first in the long jump (22-00.00).

“Jonah had a great day in the long jump, three jumps over 21,” Hisaw said. “The guys go 1-2-3 in the long jump — just outstanding.”

Ben Wolpert claimed runner-up in the 800 (2:02.75) and Ethan Gardner was second in the 100 (11.43).

Zach Telfer picked up a third-place finish in the 1600 with a time of 4:59.61 and third in the high jump (5-foot, 10-inches).

Logan Reardon was tops in the shotput with a 49-09.5 throw and second in the discus (141-05).

Peter Sirmon took first in the pole vault (14-00.00) and second in the long jump (20-02.75).

“He’s the state leader in vault and and he had his jersey just scrape off the bar at 14-6,” Hisaw said of Sirmon.

Darnell Handcox had triple jump of 40-06.00 to finish third.

On the girls side, Dominique Cox won 400 (1:01.69), Rachel Nelson the 800 (2:30.76) and Courtney Cox the 1600 (5:30.83).

The girls 4X100, 4X200 and 4X400 relay teams all finished first as well. The distance medley team took second (14:02.74).

“They won that (the 4x400) by darn near 80 meters,” Hisaw said. “It was awesome to watch.”

Allyson Gibbar took second in two running events. She took runner-up in the 100 (13.25) and 200 (27.51). Hannah Hampson was second in the 3200 with a time of 12:19.91.

Ally right now might be the surprise of the season, I’m really proud of her,” Hisaw said. “She’s just surprised people and she’s going to be a great weapon for us this season.”

Ashley Cornia’s 300 meter hurldes time of 46.90 was also good enough for second. She also took second in the triple jump with a 33-11.00.

Katarina Tondavong threw a meet-best shot put of 30-02.50.

“We had great depth,” Hisaw said. “I’m just really proud of the way our kids competed today. We had the longest trip of everybody and the kids handled it really well. It was a great effort by the kids today.”

Wa-Hi compete again Thursday at the Bucks Track Classic in Pendleton.


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