Wa-Hi girls 3rd, boys 5th at regionals

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SPOKANE — Wa-Hi’s girls finished third and its boys fifth during Class 4A regional track and field action that ended here Saturday at Spokane Falls Community College.

“This was an unbelievable weekend for our track and field teams,” Wa-Hi coach Eric Hisaw said. “It’s almost impossible to say enough about these kids and the fantastic job they did competing this weekend.”

On Friday, Maddie Sirmon qualified for the Class 4A state meet by placing second in the javelin (131 feet, 6 inches).

“This was a super event for our girls,” Hisaw said. “The girls threw very, very well.”

Shortly after the girls javelin, Peter Sirmon earned a state berth with a second in the pole vault (14-0).Right after the girls javelin, Peter Sirmon placed 2nd to qualify in the pole vault.

“He has been a marked man all season as the No. 1 4A pole vaulter and it’s great to see him qualify,” Hisaw said.

Hannah Burns is on her way to state after placing second in the shot put (38-2.75).

“It was neat to see our girls competing against each other and also happy for each other at the same time,” Hisaw said.

The girls 4x100 relay team qualified for state in unusual fashion, Hisaw said.

“The girls (Hannah Moeller, Dominique Cox, Maggie Callan, Ally Gibbar) broke the school record, and finished 3rd,” Hisaw said. “They really ran well. By the time the night was done, Richland’s team was disqualified for having a girl drop an event in the meet, which subsequently eliminated their relay. Our girls were bumped to No. 2 and they are state bound. Kind of a strange deal, but they ran great and do deserve to go.”

Wa-Hi’s boys triumphed in the 4x100. Robert Miller, Stuart Gillen, Darnell Handcox, and Etyhan Gardner provided the necessary punch for victory and shattered a school record by a half-second.

“We came in with the best time overall, but I knew it would take a great effort to win it,” Hisaw said.

On Saturday, Logan Reardon took second in the boys shot put (52-7.5).

“He had a great throw when he really needed it,” Hisaw said.

Katarina Tonhdavong posted a win in the discus (131-9).

“Kat unleashed the throw of her life,” Hisaw said. “The great thing about this event was that we placed five girls in the top eight.”

Ashley Cornia emerged victorious with a lifetime best in the 300 hurdles (46.11).

“She would not be denied,” Hisaw said. “She was super and qualified for the state meet for the first time in an individual event.”

Ben Wolpert produced a Blue Devil second in the 1600 (4:16.20).

“He’s such a fun kid to watch as he has a great feel to the race,” Hisaw said. “It was really exciting to watch as he pulled away down the stretch to qualify.”

Cornia teamed up with Dominique Cox, Brittany Gibbar, and Maggie Callan to win the 4x400 relay.

“From the moment the gun went off, they never looked back,” Hisaw said. “We led every step of the way. They shattered the old school record by three seconds. This was a testament to their mental toughness and their belief in each other.

“It was about as good a meet as I honestly could’ve hoped to have had,” Hisaw said. “We are taking 19 kids to the state meet next weekend. That’s the most we’ve taken in the 16 years that I’ve been here. This coaching staff does such an outstanding job and they never get enough credit. They are sensational.”

District 5/8 Regional Track Meet

Wa-Hi Results

Boys

100 — 3. Stuart Gillin, 11.13. 7. Ethan Gardner, 11.30.

200 — 5. Ethan Gardner, 22.87.

400 — 5. Robert Miller, 51.03.

1600 — 2. Ben Wolpert, 4:16.20. 9. Sean Newcomb, 4:30.29.

3200 — 4. Sean Newcomb, 9:18.59. 14. Paul Gilmore, 10:11.41.

300 HURDLES — 8. Rob Thonney, 43.10.

4x100 — 1. Wa-Hi, 42.37.

4X400 — 5. Wa-Hi, 3:30.03.

SHOT PUT — 2. Logan Reardon, 52-07.50. 11. Quinn Piver, 41-00.00.

DISCUS — 6. Logan Reardon, 147-09. 10. Nathan Brewer, 127-01. 11. Quinn Piver, 126-03.

POLE VAULT — 2. Peter Sirmon, 14-00. 7. Garret Kenny, 12-06. 11. Roark Nelson, 11-00.

LONG JUMP — 9. Peter Sirmon, 20-00. 9. Darnell Handcox, 18-07.75.

JAVELIN — 6. Logan Reardon, 168-06. 11. Nik Miner, 146-05. 14. Alexander Pickel, 131-05. 15. Zach Gilvey, 123-06.

HIGH JUMP — 5. Brian Seekamp, 6-00.00. 8. Alexander Pickel, 5-10.00. 12. Zach Telfer, 5-08.00.

Team scores — 1. Mead 148. 2. Central Valley 96.5 3. Joel Ferris 90.33. 4. Richland 85. 5. Walla Walla 70.83. 6. Lewis and Clark 55. 7. Gonzaga Prep 45. 8. Pasco 39. 9. Chiawana 26.33

Girls

100 — 5. Allyson Gibbar, 13.26.

200 — 5. Brittany Gibbar, 26.89. 6. Dominique Cox, 27.02.

800 — 6. Rachel Nelson, 2:26.37.

1600 — 5. Courtney Cox, 5:21.83. 12. Catherine Feistner, 5:33.15. 15. Jennifer Wall, 6:00.34.

3200 — 4. Courtney Cox, 11:23.99. 9. Hannah Hampson, 11:56.24. 12. Lea Davidson, 12:29.46. 14. Jennifer Wall, 12:46.61. 15. Emily Leinweber, 13:17.2.

300 HURDLES — 1. Ashley Cornia, 46.11.

4x100 — 2. Wa-Hi, 49.79.

4X400 — 1. Wa-Hi, 3:58.15.

SHOT PUT — 2. Hannah Burns, 38-02.75. 3. Katarina Tonhdavong, 37-07.5. 6. Madison Doepker, 64-11. 14. Lauren Wardwell, 29-09.75.

DISCUS — 1. Katarina Tonhdavong, 131-09. 3. Hannah Burns, 121-10. 5. Madison Doepker, 110-05. 6. Maddie Sirmon, 104-02. 8. Marie Hallowell, 100-06.

JAVELIN — 2. Maddie Sirmon, 131-06. 4. Madison Doepker, 127-10. 8. Marie Hallowell, 114-04. 14. Jessie Shives, 98-10. 15. Arianna Parker, 93-08.

HIGH JUMP — 4. Kiana Newcomb, 4-10. 4. Kate Hogan, 4-10.

POLE VAULT — 8. Brenna Barnett, 9-00.00.

LONG JUMP — 13. Maddie Sirmon, 14-08. 16. Hallie Adkins, 13-10.5.

TRIPLE JUMP — 6. Ashley Cornia, 34-06.50. 10. Miranda Doyle, 33-02.50. 15. Kiauna Canada, 30-06.75.

Team scores — 1. Richland 157.66. 2. Central Valley 119.82. 3. Walla Walla 116.5. 4. Lewis and Clark 75.66. 5. Joel Ferris 71. 6. Gonzaga Prep 61.16. 7. Mead 54.16. 8. Chiawana 29. 9. Pasco 7.

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