By Jaryd Cline
Sports editor 

Good showing in the field for Bickleton, Glenwood at Ramos Relays


March 28, 2018

Jaryd Cline

Glenwood junior Kinley Troh, shown throwing the shot put during the Mullen-Leavitt Invitational on March 16 in The Dalles, recorded a 27 foot, 9 inch, throw in the same event for fifth place at the Ramos Relays on Saturday in Selah.

The Glenwood Eagles and Bickleton Pirates of the Greater Columbia Gorge League both were at the 14-team Ramos Relays on Saturday in Selah, running some relays but also competing well in the fielding events.

There were only four relays ran from both local schools at the Linda Smith Track in Selah, but 13 total athletes, some in multiple events, finished the day with new personal bests.


Senior Kira Harvey, who last year finished fifth at the state meet in the 100 meter hurdles, finished fifth in the same event on Saturday in 19.23 seconds. Although she didn't compete in the pole vault, another event in which she placed at state in last year, she threw the javelin for the first time in her high school career for a mark of 68 feet, 5 inches.

Sophomore Jazmin Ayala also threw the javelin for the first time in high school for a mark of 37 feet, 5 inches, while senior Emily Reese improved on her javelin throw from the week before with a personal-best throw of 25-02.

Junior Cesareo Arriaga recorded a monstrous throw in the javelin and cracked the top 10 among the 56 total competitors in the javelin. His throw of 132-11.05 was over 24 feet farther than his previous personal best which he set at the WindBreaker Invitational on March 16. Arriaga also ran in the mixed relay, running the 400 meter leg while freshman Christian Arriaga ran the 1,200 meter leg, sophomore Ethan Andrews the 800 meter leg, and junior Michael Gannon ran the 1,600 meter leg. The team finished eighth overall in that mixed relay in 13:14.29.

Other personal bests for the Pirates last Saturday were Christian Arriaga in the pole vault (7-06), Andrews in the long jump (13 feet), and freshman Ezequiel Gonzales in the long jump (13-08.5), javelin (79-08), and the shot put (23-04) which he threw in for the first time.


Glenwood had one of each boys and girls team in a relay, and both went on to finish 13th in the 4x100.

The girls consisting of freshman Nahaleigh Schuster, sophomore Bella Couch, junior Kinley Troh, and sophomore Brooklyn Emerson finished in 1:00.80, and the boys group of freshman Duly Morris, sophomore Nolan Ryan, sophomore Andy McFall, and sophomore Kevan Bren ran the relay in 52.75.

Bren, the only Glenwood boy to advance to state last season, also long jumped on Saturday, cracking the top 10 with a 17-08.25 leap.

Morris vaulted himself to a top-10 finish in his first try at the event, setting the bar at 9 feet, McFall PRed in the discus at 79-08, and freshman Preston Bartek set new highest marks in the javelin (92-05) and discus (57-05).

Troh, along with running in the 4x100, added a pair of top-five marks with her shot put (27-09 for fifth) and discus throw (89-01 for second).

Coming up

Saturday's Ramos Relays was the last meet the Eagles will compete in before returning from spring break.

Glenwood is off until April 14 for the Dick Horyna Invitational at Stanfield Secondary School in Oregon. They will be joined by Lyle-Wishram with the first events starting at 10 a.m.

Bickleton will be at the Don Holder Relays on Saturday at Zaepfel Stadium along with Goldendale and larger teams throughout the state such as Nathan Hale High School in Seattle, Pullman, Richland, and a couple South Central Athletic Conference teams as well.

The Pirates are off until after the break when they finish with the Holder Relays, returning on April 13 for the Rivers Edge Meet in Umatilla, Oregon, at noon.


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