By SVERRE BAKKE
Klickitat freshman Samantha Brewer won three events and placed second in a fourth last Saturday during a 13-team invitational track and field meet in Condon, Ore.
Brewer established personal records in winning the 300-meter intermediate hurdles (53.62 seconds), the high jump (5 feet, 2 inches) and the triple jump (33-1.5). Moreover, she posted her second-fastest time in the 100 hurdles (16.50).
Teaera Churchwell of Lyle/-Wishram also shined in four events at Condon.
The sophomore sprint-er/jumper captured first place in the 400 dash (1:03.6) and took top honors in the long jump with a career-best mark of 13 feet even. Her second-place efforts came in the 100 (13.16) and the 200 (PR, 27.71).
All told, Lyle/Wishram athletes recorded six personal records.
Freshmen Brittany Price and Holly England each set two PRs: Price in the shot put (3rd place, 27-1.5) and the javelin (2nd, 97-2), and England in the 100 (14.76) and the 200 (31.60).
On the boys side, Klickitat senior Herschel Sanchey was first to the finish in the 800-, 1500- and 3000-meter runs, and Lyle/Wishram swept to victories in the 400 and 1600 relays in season-best times.
Klickitat’s other top finishes went to Jeromie Mason (3rd in triple jump, 5th in long jump) and Matthew Brewer (6th in the 200 with PR of 26.48, 6th in triple jump).
Other highlights for Klickitat included Rodger Lambert’s two PRs (74-0 in the javelin, 1:06.20 in the 400) and Christopher Lambert’s career-best effort in the long jump (15-5).
Lyle/Wishram athletes notched 20 personal records during the meet in Condon, which is located about 35 miles south of Arlington, in Gilliam County.
Brian Neifert led the L/W boys with four PRs, Kyle Murphy had three and Mike Murphy, Aaron Churchwell, Jonavan Jim, Nolan Smith and Steven McClusky each tallied two for the Cougars, who finished first in the team standings.
Victories in the two relays helped put L/W over the top.
The 4x100 relay of Jim, Henry Matai, Jim Price and Robert Phelps—running just its second race together—posted a time 47.82 seconds.
The same foursome, but in a different order, completed four laps in the 4x400 relay in 3:43.79. (The quartet clocked in at 3:45.2 at a meet in Stanfield, Ore., April 1.)
Lyle/Wishram’s only first-place finish in an open event went to Phelps in the 400 run.
Second-place finishers for L/W were Matai in the 110 hurdles (PR, 16.04) and Mike Murphy in the shot put (PR, 43-7).
Trout Lake/Glenwood girls won six of 17 events last Saturay at the 19-team Portland Christian Invitational Meet in Portland, Ore.
Neola Putnam paced TLG with victories in the 800 and 1500 runs.
Single event winners for the Mustang Eagles were Anna Schmid in the 300 hurdles, Kindra VanLaar in the pole vault, Emily Paxson in the 3000 run and Liz Vogt in the high jump (PR, 4-8; up from 4-7).
Other notable performances came from thrower Dave’y Lumley (2nd in discus, 4th in javelin), Vogt in the 200 (2nd) and long jump (2nd), Paxson in the 1500 (2nd), Schmid in the 100 dash (5th, PR) and Jessie Robertson in the 3000 (3rd, PR).
TLG’s boys were led by Luke Larson, who equaled his personal record of 12 feet and placed second in the pole vault.
Moreover, Trout Lake/Glenwood got top-10 efforts from Tyler Cope (4th, 110 hurdles, PR; 10th in long jump), Mikael Dick (6th, 400), Donny Woodruff (7th, pole vault, PR), Kyle Webberly (8th, 100) and its 4x400 and 4x100 relays (6th and 7th, respectively).
Trout Lake/Glenwood distance standout Neola Putnam ran her first 400-meter race of the season and the first 3200 of her career during Washougal’s Panther Twilight Invitational Meet on March 28.
She placed third in the 400 and fourth in the 3200.
Personal records on the day went to Liz Vogt in the long jump (15 feet, 1 inch), Kaylene Tyndall in the shot put (26-7.25) and Jessie Robertson in the 1600 (6:14.00).
In the boys meet, TLG’s Tylynn Scoggins tallied a career-best mark in the discus. His throw of 126 feet, 6 inches bettered his personal record by 2 inches.
Todd Wells, in the 1600, and Kristian Rubesh, in the pole vault, also established new PRs during the eight-team meet that included teams from five 2A schools and two 3A schools.