Tonasket track has good week


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Tonasket athlete Jacob Longmire won the high jump in Cashmere April 12, jumping five feet, eight inches.

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Photo by Bob Thornton

Tonasket athlete Jacob Longmire won the high jump in Cashmere April 12, jumping five feet, eight inches.

The team headed to the Brewster Co-Ed Relays April 8. Every running event was a relay with two girls and two boys, and in the field events a girl and boy team, according to Tiger track coach Bob Thornton.

The sprint medley team of Teriqua Cholmondelay, Hayden Terrill, Kat Howerton and Toshiya Ijichi placed third; the long jump relay of Hayden Terrill and Shelby Olma placed third; the distance medley relay of Howerton, Jacob Longmire, Veronica Puente and Tyler Monroe placed fourth; the weight person relay of Cholondelay, Josh Newton, Sarah Rillera and Ben Franklin placed fourth; the triple jump relay of Terrill and Howerton placed fourth; the discus relay of Tyler Monroe and Cholmondelay placed fifth; and the 3200 relay of Veronica Puente and Tyler Monroe running a 1600 each placed fifth.

“Despite that it was cool and threatening to rain, everyone came to compete,” Thornton wrote in an email.

On April 12,Tonasket traveled to Cashmere for a 15-team meet.

“The warm weather and good competition brought out their best with many setting new personal records,” Thornton wrote.

The 4 x 200 relay team of Lisa Ortega, Jessica Spear, Krystal Sauer and Deborah Rillera set the meet off to a good tone with a new personal best of 2:15, Thornton wrote.

Rebecca Shaub and Michelle Carlson finished in a near dead heat in the 100 meter in times of 16.35 and 16.36, respectively.

It was a good 18th birthday for Krystal Sauer, who had a new personal best of 6:23 in the 1500 meter. Jessica Spear ran a good race in a competitive 800 m which had the top three 1A girls in the state. Spear beat her old personal best by 14 seconds and finished fifth in 2:39.

In her first competitive pole vault, Sarah Rillera placed 10th with a vault of 6’6″. Shelby Olma had a personal record of 13’5″ in the long jump.

The girls finished the meet with the 4x 400 team of Jessica Spear, Kat Howerton, Shelby Olma and Michelle Carlson setting a new personal record of 4:57.

The boys also had a good match. Kellen Sauer edged out Jon Roster in the 100 m, finishing 13.81 to Roster’s 13.88. In his first 400 m this year, Jacob Longmire placed third in 55.23 and won the high jump at 5’8″, then took sixth in the triple jump at 36 feet.

Hayden Terrill had a tremendous meet, according to Thornton. He tied his all-time best in the pole vault at 12 feet, placing fourth, then placed third in the high jump at 5’8″ and fourth in the triple jump at 37’0.5″.

The Tigers are hosting the Tonasket Invitational April 18 beginning at 3:30.

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