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By Andrew Christiansen

Records set in Goldendale's opening track and field action


Andrew Christiansen

STRONG DEBUT: Sophomore Ian Fitzgerald, of Goldendale had a good start to his track career at the school with a sixth place finish in javelin and as part of the winning 4x400 relay team.

Alex Cloud fought back to win back county honors in the javelin, last week at The Dalles Wahtonka Mulle-Leavitt track and field meet. Cloud set a new Personal Record (PR) with a toss of 112-feet, 7-inches to finish second behind Condon-Wheeler's Justine Homer, who threw 121-6. Previous week's winner, Juli Quinton, on Klickitat had to settle for third place with a toss of 99-2 and Larissa McConville, Cloud's Lyle-Wishram teammate was fifth at 96-2.

Goldendale's team saw their first action of the season with a number of athletes posting PRs. Trent Radway added four feet to his PR with a 121-9 throw in the javelin, but it was newcomer Ian Fitzgerald's 130-6 that proved to be the top throw for the Timberwolves. Fitzgerald, a sophomore, was also part of Goldendale's winning 4x400 relay team which included Dominick Rose, Caleb Pittman and Demetrius McCoy. also had a PR in the shot put of 31-5.5, but did not compete in the event in 2015.

Goldendale's Mykhail Lembke also had a PR in an event he hadn't competed in since 2014, the 1500 meters. Lembke was ninth in 5:04.25, just ahead of teammate Lucas Anderson, who was 10th in 5:04.75. Other PRs for Goldendale were Isaiah Foster, with his appropriate green hair on Saint Patrick's Day, with a long jump of 17-3.5 and Katie Priddy with 40-3 in the javelin and 9-10 in the long jump.

Ocean Bryan posted the only other win for Goldendale with a 51.59 hand timed 300 meter hurdles. Her counterpart Lembke was second in the boys' 300 hurdles in 45.68. Rose got off to a good start in the 200 meters, just missing his PR with a hand timed 25.07 for sixth place.

Lene Riggers was the top freshman leading the way with a strong run in the 400 meters for a fifth place finish in 1:10.03. She was also 10th in the triple jump at 27-1. Other Wolves with top 10 finishes were Sierra Clear (seventh in 100 meters), Sierra Plum (sixth in 800 meters), Suzanna Bilderback (fourth in triple jump and seventh in 100 hurdles), Conner Doubravsky (seventh in discus). Goldendale's 4x100 relay teams placed second for girls (Bryan, Bilderback, Riggers and Clear), and third for the boys (Foster, Doubravsky, McCoy and John-David Pomerinke). Riggers, Plum, Clear and Reanna Holycross were fifth in the 4x400 relay.

The meet was also the first time out for Bickleton and Kira Harvey got off to a good start with four top 10 finishes. While Harvey didn't PR in any of the events, it was a good first time out with third place in the 100 meters at an adjusted 14.04 seconds. She was also third in the 100 hurdles and 10th in the 200 meters. Harvey jumped 7-6 in the pole vault for third place.

Riley Brown set a PR in the triple jump at 38-11.75 for third place and Troy Roberts also had a PR at 10 feet in the pole vault.

Other top 10 places for Bickleton were Andrew Gannon, third in the 1500 and 10th in the 400 meters, Emily Hanson, third in the discus, Kyle Underwood fifth in the high jump at 5-6 and ninth in the long jump, and Katrina Cardenas who was 10th in the javelin at 80 feet.

Lyle-Wishram's freshman sprinter Sydney Rains continued to score points for the Cougars. Rains won the 100 hurdles in an adjusted 18.24 and was ninth in the 100 meters in 14.64. Rains was also sixth in the long jump.

Also posting a win for the Cougars was Josh Showalter in the pole vault with a jump of 11-feet, adding six-inches to last week's jump and closing in on his 11-6 PR. Second place in the shot put went to Ellie Smith at 31-3 and Cloud also placed third in the pole vault.

Other Cougars with top 10 finishes were: Gavyn Nelson (fifth javelin), Elijah McCullough (seventh shot put, seventh javelin, eighth shot put), Sam McCullough (seventh 300 hurdles), DaSean Leslie (seventh pole vault), Alex Pabon (eighth 200 meters), Randy Hubbard (eighth 400 meters, 10th 200 meters), and Lacy Carse who continued her climb in the javelin, topping 90 feet for sixth and an eighth place in the shot put.

Andrew Christiansen

PUTTING IT OUT THERE: Goldendale's Mikayla Hagedorn was the team's only shot put entry for girls.

Also competing were athletes from Glenwood, Klickitat and Trout Lake. Kinley Troh continued to amaze in the shot put with a throw of 29-6 for fifth place. The Glenwood freshman was almost two-feet beyond he next best freshman and ahead of fellow freshman Liz Fink, of Trout Lake, who was seventh. Troh was also 10th. Klickitat's top places besides Quinton's third in the javelin were fifth place for Easton Atchley in the long jump, seventh for Atchley in the 200 meters, ninth for Quinton in the discus and ninth for Mackenzie Tuthill in the triple jump and 10th in the long jump. Kya Fee was top performer for Trout Lake, finishing fourth in the 800 meters. Joanna Peck was sixth in the 100 hurdles, Fink was ninth in the javelin, Anne Underwood was eighth in the 400 and Jacob Sholtis was eighth in the long jump.


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