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Prep Track &Amp; Field Roundup

CHS boys take top honors at 17th Bruin invite; Lyle/Wishram pole vaulter sets school record at Sherman meet

A sweep of the sprints by Evan Nystrom helped Columbia High’s boys track and field team repeat as Bruin Invitational Meet champion last Saturday.

The CHS boys finished with 105 points—one fewer than La Center’s first-place girls team—in winning their third Bruin Invite title in four years.

Nystrom, a sophomore, earned his first Male Athlete of the Meet award thanks to his victories in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes. (His time in the 400 was a personal record, or PR.) He also ran a leg for Columbia’s second-place 4x400 relay.

All told, the Bruins won six of 16 events on a blustery day of competition, against athletes from Washougal, La Center, Toledo, Trout Lake/Glenwood, Stevenson and Estacada, Ore.

CHS’s other winners were Zachary Mart, with a PR of 20 feet, 6.5 inches in the long jump; Caleb Bell in the 300 hurdles, and the 4x100 relay of Jenson Ladiges, Enrique Granados, Sebastian Mael and Mart.

Columbia’s girls placed fifth in their seven-team field with 70.25 points. Stevenson, which had won five Bruin Invite titles in a row, finished third with 79.5.

Trout Lake/Glenwood, which won four of 17 events, tallied 79 points to take fourth place.

Senior Neola Putnam led TLG with victories in the 800 and 1600 runs, and also ran a leg for its victorious 4x400 relay. Liz Vogt anchored that relay and won the long jump with a PR vault of 16 feet, 6.5 inches.

The Female Athlete of the Meet award, however, went to Stevenson’s Amanda Stump for the second straight year and third time in four years. The senior standout placed first in the 100 and 200 dashes, as well as in the 300 hurdles.

Trout Lake/Glenwood’s girls team won six of 18 events last Friday on its way to winning its half of the 35th annual Lions Club Twilight Invitational in Goldendale.

Anna Schmid won the 200 and 400 dashes (in PR times), and placed second in the 100 dash (another PR) and 100 hurdles for TLG, which finished the eight-team meet with 120.5 points.

TLG also got first-place efforts from Liz Vogt in long jump, Emily Paxson in the 1600, Neola Putnam in the 3200, and its 4x200 relay of Anna Nakae, Mckenzie Zoller, Katie Welch and Lindsey Scott.

Klickitat, which placed fourth with 92 points, was led by Samantha Brewer and Kali Fargher.

Brewer posted first-place finishes in the 100 hurdles, high jump and triple jump, and a second in the long jump, while Fargher notched PRs in the javelin (1st, 108-1), long jump (4th, 13-4.5) and high jump (3rd, 4-6).

For Lyle/Wishram, which came in fifth with 58 points, Teaera Churchwell defeated TLG’s Schmid in the 100, but ran second to her in the 200 and 400 races.

Standouts in the boys meet included Lyle/Wishram sophomore Cody Carlson, who sprinted to victories in the 100 and 200, in PR times of 11.34 and 23.14 respectively.

Overall, Lyle/Wishram’s boys finished third with 111 points. Their other victories came from Henry Matai in the 300 hurdles, Robert Phelps in the pole vault, Jim Price in the shot put (with a PR of 45-1) and the 4x400 relay of Price, Ty Freemantle, Carlson and Phelps.

Evan Nystrom set PRs in the 100 and 200 dashes, and Ty Plummer tallied a PR of 42 feet in the shot put during last Thursday’s home meet against Stevenson, Rochester, Vancouver Christian and Dufur, Ore.

The CHS boys won the 16-event meet with 91 points. Their other winners were Plummer in the discus, Jonathon Frost in the 400, Caleb Bell in the 300 hurdles, and in the 4x100 and 4x400 relays.

In the 17-event girls meet, Columbia’s 65 points were second to Stevenson’s 86.

Winners for CHS were Anna Anderson in the 400, Sarah Gibson in the 3200, Aleigha Rude in the 100 and all three of its relay teams.

Lyle/Wishram’s boys scored 111 points last Saturday to win the 18-team Sherman County Invitational Meet in Moro, Ore.

Winners for the Cougars were Robert Phelps (pole vault, with a school record of 12-7), Cody Carlson (200) and Ty Freemantle (400).

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