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By Jaryd Cline
Sports editor 

Small schools return for big track performances


April 18, 2018

Jaryd Cline

Glenwood sophomore Brooklyn Emerson leaps in one of her long jump attempts during the Mullen-Leavitt Invitational on March 16 in The Dalles. She finished first in the same event during the April 14 Dick Horyna Invitational in Stanfield, Oregon, jumping 15 feet, 4 inches.

The Lyle-Wishram Cougars track and field team was busy last week, competing at Wednesday's Trico League Meet in White Salmon before heading to Stanfield, Oregon, for the Dick Horyna Invitational.

Sophomore standout Brandon Montoya, however, wasn't with the Cougs when they made the trip across the river to Oregon. He was at the Pasco Invitational on Saturday among the thousands of athletes at one of the biggest regular-season meets which drew around 100 teams from around the state as well as Idaho.

Montoya was the only Cougar in attendance, sweeping first place in all three events he competed in.

He was the fastest in the field of 39 athletes competing in the 100 meter dash, finishing the finals in 10.94 seconds, his fastest time this season in the event.

He also took the top mark in the 200, finishing in 22.49. His time though in the preliminary race clocked in at 22.28, which also is the fastest he's run in the event this season. His personal record in both the 100 and 200 were notched at last year's state meet in Cheney. He won the state title in the 200 at 22 seconds, and finished runner-up in the 100 at 11.16, but was a bit faster in his preliminary time of 10.89.

He also jumped further than anyone else in the field of 42 athletes in the long jump. He jumped 23 feet, 3 inches to finish first, and was the only sophomore to finish in the top 20 of the event.

While Montoya was in Pasco on Saturday, the rest of the Cougs were in Oregon, along with Glenwood, for the Dick Horyna Invitational.

Lyle-Wishram senior Elijah McCullough took second, third, and fourth place respectively in the javelin, discus, and shot put and Glenwood sophomore Kevan Bren had two third place finishes in the 100 meter run and long jump, along with a fourth place showing in the 200.

Sophomore Brooklyn Emerson set a new personal record and took first in the pole vault at 8-07 while also finishing first in the long jump and fourth in the 100 meters.

Trico Meet

A few days earlier on April 11, the Cougs, along with the Klickitat Vandals, were in White Salmon for a 1A Trico League Meet.

Montoya swept first place in his specialty events (100, 200, and long jump) and also added a third place mark in the shot put.

Complete results of the meets can be seen in the paper.


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