Raiders end regular track season on good notes


Raider track completed its regular season on Friday at Liberty Bell, with many of the athletes surpassing personal records and placing themselves in position to compete at sub-districts.

This year the Raiders will be competing in the Central Washington South Sub-District at Kittitas High School this Saturday starting at 11 a.m.

Last week the Raiders travelled to Bridgeport April 30, where Chyenne Kelly-Marconi again placed in all four of her events. She took third in both the high jump (4 feet, 6 inches) and 300-meter hurdles (54.40 seconds). Kelly-Marconi also finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles in 18.79 seconds, and sixth in the 200-meter dash in 29.41.

Lukas Hermetz recorded three PRs: in the 100 meters in 12.59, the 200 in 26.87, and in the 1600 in 5:06.46. Hermetz’s 1600 time was good enough to place him sixth for the meet.

Alexia Hanway placed in two of the three events she competed in at Bridgeport. In the pole vault, Hanway cleared the 5-foot standard to take fifth place. Later in the 800, Hanway ran a 2:56 to take sixth. Hanway also ran the 100 finishing in 15.27.

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Mary Ann Matheson placed in both of her races at Bridgeport. In the 800, Matheson finished behind Hanway for seventh with a 3:09. Earlier in the 3200, Matheson took fifth in 14:36.02.

Alaynah Herman also placed in the 3200, taking sixth in 15:47.78. Eren Moon was the only other Raider girl to place at Bridgeport. She took home fifth in the shot with a PR throw of 29-02.

Octavio Alejandre led the Raider boys’ throwers, taking fifth in the shot, throwing 38-06. He also placed 5th in the discus, throwing a career PR of 101-01.

Bryson Goggles-Whalawitsa placed seventh in the discus with a career PR throw of 90-07.

Coltin Williams took home a second place in the pole vault by clearing 7 feet.

Corban Wilder ran three events. In the 200, he ran for a career PR in 27.78. He finished the 400 in 1:02.84, and the 800 in 2:41.

The Raiders then travelled to Liberty Bell Friday for a Sub-District tune up, where Kelly-Marconi earned two blue ribbons. She finished first in both the triple jump (31-01.5) and 100 meter hurdles (17.74).

She also took second in the 300 hurdles with career PR of 51.95, and third in the long jump with the leap of 13-09.75.

Moon took home a first place finish of her own, popping out a 32-foot throw in the shot. Moon also placed in the discus by throwing 74-09, the eighth best throw of the night. Both throws are career PRs for Moon.

Alexia Hanway placed in two of her events at Liberty Bell, finishing sixth in the 800 in 2:57.54 and fifth in the 3200 in 14:37.60. Clare Castrodale also placed in the 3200, taking seventh in 16:31.4, a career PR.

For the boys, Sean Waters led in placing, taking third in the shot with a PR of 41-04.5 and fourth in discus. Alejandre also placed in the shot, throwing 37-09 for fourth place.

Goggles-Whalawitsa threw a career PR in the shot at Liberty Bell with the throw of 35-02.5, and a PR in the javelin at 86-07.

Lukas Hermetz ran a 2:25 800 at Liberty Bell for a PR.

The Raiders go to the Central Washington 2B Sub-District South at Kittitas High School Saturday. The meet will feature Kittitas, LR, Riverside Christian, and White Swan. From this meet the top four placers move on to the District 5-6 meet May 18 at Ephrata High School.


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