Shockers run well at quad meet

Taylor Willms closely follows Erin Mullins of Cascade in the 3200 meter run. (Joel Harding photo)

 

By Joel Harding
Empire Press Correspondent

The Waterville Shocker track team ran well against 1A teams Cashmere and Cascade, and perennial 1B track power Entiat at the Cashmere quad meet held April 28 at the Peshastin Sports Complex. Kelsey Browning was again dominant in the long distances with Taylor Willms a close second. Waterville took several places in the field events. The boys were near the top in the 4×100 relay, but a dropped baton between the third and fourth runners took them out of the race.

Browning won the 800 and the 1600, with a fourth in the 400. Willms finished second in both the 1600 and the 3200 and came in third in the 800. Lexi Deishl took a fourth in the 800. Elaina Thomsen finished third in the 300 hurdles and fifth in the 200 meter dash. The girls 4×200 relay team finished third in that race. For the boys, Rafi Capi was second in the 400, third in the 1600 and fifth in the 800. Chris Dronen picked off a fourth in the 200 and a fourth in the 400. Cristian Morales was fifth in the 3200 and sixth in the 800. Dayn Madsen was sixth in the 100 meter dash.

In the field events, Thomsen won the high jump. Deishl received her highest place in the field events with a second in the javelin. Brandon Dorn took a fourth in the javelin for the boys. Alex Capi took sixth in the shot put. Deishl and Dronen received sixths in the long jump for girls and boys, respectively.

The Shockers have had about 10 days to tune their skills before competing in the Bridgeport Invitational Meet May 8. On the two following Fridays, May 15 and May 22, they will compete in the South sub-district qualifying meet at Kittitas and the district meet at Ephrata. The state meet will be May 29-30 at Eastern Washington University.

 

Cristina Suarez, center, gets a good start in the 200 meters. Cole Borden holds her starting block steady. (Joel Harding photo)

Cristina Suarez, center, gets a good start in the 200 meters. Cole Borden holds her starting block steady. (Joel Harding photo)