Local tracksters compete at Southeast 2B meet

DeSales’ Mary Crowley watches her discus take flight during the Southeast 2B track and field meet at Martin Field on Wednesday.

DeSales’ Mary Crowley watches her discus take flight during the Southeast 2B track and field meet at Martin Field on Wednesday.


WALLA WALLA — Waitsburg-Prescott took home the boys team title and DeSales captured the girls team title here at Martin Field in Southeast 2B track and field action Wednesday, but it was Kaitlyn Andrews who did it all for the Dayton Bulldogs. Andrews paced the Bulldog attack with four individual first place finishes.

Andrews won the shot put with a heave of 29-feet, 4 1/2 inches.

And, in just her third competitive long jump event, Andrews broke the 16-foot barrier with a 16-1.5 leap to earn first place.

“I’ve always done javelin and the 100, and picked up the long jump this year,” Andrews said. “I started the first meet at 14, second meet 15, and was aiming for 16 today. Hopefully, I can continue working and keep improving.”

Andrews did not have her best day in the javelin, where she finished fifth at the 2013 state meet, and was coming off a 119-9.5 throw last week, but her throw of 110-10 captured first place Wednesday.

“On my second throw, I twisted funny and pulled my elbow,” Andrews said. “Once it starts hurting, I don’t do too well after that. Last year, I was pretty nervous at state and threw 118. I’m going to get extra training and I am aiming for the 140s this year.”

Andrews capped her day by leading the Bulldogs to a 1-2-3 sweep in the girls 100-meters. She ran a season-best 13.29 seconds for first, with teammate Carissa Price second in 14.38, and Alexis Walker completed the Dayton sweep with a 14.39 for third.

“It (the 100) was good,” Andrews added. “I’m thinking I want to get into the 12s this year.”

Owen Lanning led Waitsburg-Prescott to the boys team title as Lanning won both the 110 and 300 hurdles. He also placed first in the triple jump and ran the third leg on W-P’s winning 4x400 relay team.

In the last race of the day, W-P’s team of Kobie Brown, Kevin Aquino, Lanning and Dalton LaRue ran away from the field to win the relay in 3:52.79.

Lanning posted a 17.31 to win the 110 hurdles and posted a season-best 43.62 in capturing the 300 hurdles.

“It was a PR, but I threw off my steps on the back stretch,” Lanning said of ‘his race’ (the 300). “If I don’t stutter, it will increase my speed a lot. In the 110, I could’ve increased my speed, but I three-stepped to the last two (hurdles) and had to alternate legs. I’m working to get better at both (races).”

On his second triple jump, Lanning went 41-2 to capture the event.

“The triple jump is my favorite event,” Lanning added. “That (41-2) felt really good. Tyler Shafer and Brandon Penner, once they get their phases down, they are going to help us a lot.”

Lanning qualified for state in both hurdles and the triple jump last year and is hoping for a return trip in 2014.

“It will be good to have that experience (being at state) for this year,” Lanning said. “I just have to keep my nose to the grind stone and keep working hard.”

Kevin Aquino ran a 58.8 to win the 400 for W-P and lead W-P to a sweep of the first six places.

W-P’s 4x100 relay of Aquino, Al Sessay, Brown and LaRue ran to first in 47.20.

In the field, Nate Bartlow’s 36-04 won the shot for W-P, Penner took first in the discus with a 109-05 heave, and Brown won the high jump at 5-8.

On the girls side, freshman Emily Adams won both distance races for W-P. Adams captured the 1,600 in 6:22.7 and the 3,200 in 13:39.46.

Beka Adams won the discus for W-P with a 63-06 effort.

Isaiah Scheel turned in a 11.82 run in the 100 to take first place for the DeSales boys.

Juan Cortez won the 1,600 in 4:52.66 for the Irish, and Isaac Mata claimed first in the 800 with a 2:14.88 run.

“We’re trying to get Juan down in the 4:30s,” Irish coach Mike Scheel said. “We’re trying to get him to qualify for the Pasco Invite.

“Isaac was a little disappointed in his time in the 800,” Scheel said. “He didn’t go out fast enough, but he’s got the mentality to run that race and we will see some good things out of him.

“Isaiah’s 100 was impressive,” he said. “He wants to break the school record. If he keeps going, he might be able to do it.”

On the Irish girls side, Brittany Lemons in 29.59 took home first in the 200.

Anna Ruthven won the 800 in 2:56.02.

Stacia Deal, Allison Wujek, Lemons and Amy Elmenhurst combined to win the 4x200 relay in 1:57.9.

Wujek captured first in the high jump at 4-10, took first in the 100 hurdles with a run of 16.80, and in the highlight race of the night, Wujek’s anchor leg in the 4x100 relay caught and passed Pomeroy to give the Irish a win in 55.33 to the Pirates’ 55.34. Deal, Elmenhurst, Lemons, and Wujek combined to capture the win.

“Wujek is having a great year,” coach Scheel said. “Seeing her in that 4x100 was amazing. She’s so talented, we have to figure out where to put her.

“We’re just trying to build up and practice through these meets,” Scheel said of the early season. “When we come back from spring break, we hit it really hard. That’s when we’ll see the big jumps and improvements.”

Memo Morphin picked up two first-place finishes for the Pomeroy boys. Morphin got off a 129-foot javelin throw to win the event, and cleared 10 feet in the pole vault to earn first.

Jackson Hall soared 17-10.5 in the long jump to produce the Pirates’ third victory.

For the Pirate girls, Skylar Smith cleared 7-06 to win the pole vault.

Cody Keller and Ryan Hepker paced the Walla Walla Valley Academy boys. Keller won the 200 in 26.13 and Hepker ran unopposed in the 3,200 to capture first in 15:45.68.

Abbie Underhill paced the Knights girls team, as she won the triple jump with a 30-07 effort, was second in the long jump with a 15-07 leap, and took second in the 100 hurdles with a 18.31 run.

Freshman Katryna Anderson captured first in the girls 400 with a 1:17.99 run.


SHOT PUT — 1, Nate Bartlow, W-P, 36-04; 2, Zion Branson, W-P, 35-05.5; 3, Pablo Rodriguez, DeS, 35-02.5.

DISCUS — 1, Brandon Penner, W-P, 109-05; 2, Zion Branson, W-P, 107-08; 3, Nate Bartlow, 95-10.

JAVELIN — 1, Memo Morphin, Pom, 129-00; 2, Brandon Penner, W-P, 121-11; 3, Tyler Shafer, W-P, 117-01.

HIGH JUMP — 1, Kobie Brown, W-P, 5-08; 2, Cameron Terry, W-P, 5-00; 2, Braden Kimball, DeS, 5-00.

POLE VAULT — 1, Memo Morphin, Pom, 10-00; 2, Cole Mayfield, Pom, 9-00.

LONG JUMP — 1, Jackson Hall, Pom, 17-10.5; 2, Isaiah Scheel, DeS, 17-08.25; 3, Wesley Henderson, WWVA, 16-09.5.

TRILE JUMP — 1, Owen Lanning, W-P, 41-02.0; 2, Brandon Penner, W-P, 33-01.75; 3, Tyler Shafer, W-P, 32-07.25.

110 HIGH HURDLES — 1, Owen Lanning, W-P, 17.31; 2, Kobie Brown, W-P, 17.47; 3, Wesley Hendrickson, WWVA, 18.01.

300 INTERMEDIATE HURDLES — 1, Owen Lanning, W-P, 43.62; 2, Wesley Hendrickson, WWVA, 45.57; 3, Sergio Alexis Pena, DeS, 46.02.

100 — 1, Isaiah Scheel, DeS, 11.82; 2, Dominic Kjeldgaard, DeS, 12.01; 3, Caleb Atkins, WWVA, 12.09.

200 — 1, Cody Keller, WWVA, 26.13; 2, Tim Van den dikkenberg, WWVA, 30.22.

400 — 1, Kevin Aquino, W-P, 58.8; 2, Travis Crocket, W-P, 1:00.39; 3, Nick Wilson, W-P, 1:01.86.

800 — 1, Isaac Mata, DeS, 2:14.88; 2, Matthew Warren, Day, 2:39.76; 3, Ryan Hepker, WWVA, 2:50.67.

1600 — 1, Juan Cortez, DeS, 4:52.66; 2, Daniel Ness, DeS, 5:27.35; 3, Zech Bryan, Day, 5:28.91.

3200 — 1, Ryan Hepker, WWVA, 15;45.68.

400 RELAY — 1, W-P, Kevin Aquino, Al Sessay, Kobie Brown, Dalton LaRue, 47.2; 2, Pom, Jackson Hall, Jacob Hirsch, Ruslan Schmidt, Memo Morphin, 48.66; 3, W-P, Jacob Hargrove, Joe Leamy, Travis Crocket, Reshaun Crocket, 49.05.

1600 RELAY — 1, W-P, Kevin Aquino, Owen Lanning, Kobie Brown, Dalton LaRue, 3:52.79; 2, DeS, Kris Arellano, Dominic Kjeldgaard, Isaiah Scheel, Sergio Alexis Pena, 3:57.34; 3, Pom, Jackson Hall, Memo Morphin, Jacob Hirsch, Rusian Schmidt, 4:04.95.

TEAM SCORES — 1, W-P 146.5, DeS 68, Pom 48, WWVA 45, Day 16.5.


SHOT PUT — 1, Kaitlyn Andrews, Day, 29-04.5; 2, Alyssa Hendrickson, WWVA, 29-01.75; 3, Meara Baker W-P, 23-11.00.

DISCUS — 1, Beka Adams, W-P, 63-06; 2, Kimmie Hamann, W-P, 62-07; Mary Crowley, DeS, 61-04.

JAVELIN — 1, Kaitlyn Andrews, Day, 111-10; 2, Selina Benito, W-P, 72-08; 3, Alexus Snyder, W-P, 63-09.

HIGH JUMP — 1, Allison Wujek, DeS, 4-10; 2, Pearl Blachy, Pom, 4-06; 3, Adreanna Barnett, Pom, 4-02.

POLE VAULT — 1, Skylar Smith, Pom, 7-06.

LONG JUMP — 1, Kaitlyn Andrews, Day, 16-00.5; 2, Abbie Underhill, WWVA, 15-07; 3, Shaylyn Roosevelt, Pom, 12-09.

TRIPLE JUMP — 1, Abbie Underhill, WWVA, 30-07; 2, Emily Adams, W-P, 29-09.5; 3, Angie Dedloff, Day, 26-05.

100 HURDLES — 1, Allison Wujek, DeS, 16.8; 2, Abbie Underhill, WWVA, 18.31; 3, Alexis Walker, Day, 19.33.

100 — 1, Kaitlyn Andrews, Day, 13.29; 2, Carissa Price, Day, 14.38; 3, Alexis Walker, Day, 14.39.

200 — 1, Brittany Lemons, DeS, 29.59; 2, Carissa Price, Day, 30.31; 3, Rebecca Reyes, WWVA, 30.85.

400 — 1, Katryna Anderson, WWVA, 1:17.99.

800 — 1, Anna Ruthven, DeS, 2:56.02; 2, Rachel Wright, WWVA, 3:45.65.

1600 — 1, Emily Adams, W-P, 6:22.7; 2, Josie Anhorn, DeS, 7:26.84.

3200 — 1, Emily Adams, W-P, 13:39.46.

400 RELAY — 1, DeS, Stacia Deal, Allison Wujek, Brittany Lemons, Amy Elmenhurst, 55.33; 2, Pom, Maddie Fry, Pearl Blachy, AdreAnna Barnett, Skylar Smith, 55.34; 3, WWVA, Rebecca Reyes, Rachel Thiel, Alyssa Hendrickson, Abbie Underhill, 56.95.

800 RELAY — 1, DeS, Stacia Deal, Allison Wujek, Brittany Lemons, Amy Elmenhurst, 1:57.9; 2, Pom, Maddie Fry, AdreAnna Barnett, Skylar Smith, Shaylyn Roosevelt, 2:01.35; 3, WWVA, Rebecca Reyes, Rachel Thiel, Katryna Anderson, Heather Anderson, 2:09.21.

1600 RELAY — 1, Pom, Shaylyn Roosevelt, Skylar Smith, Cheyenne Miller, Maddie Fry, 4:51.47; 2, DeS, Josie Anhorn, Amy Elmenhurst, Anna Ruthven, Mary Crowley, 5:30.89.

TEAM SCORES — DeSales 65, Dayton 63, Waitsburg-Prescott 59, Walla Walla Valley Academy 55, Pomeroy 47.


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