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Weather a factor for Raider track


Raider track and field athletes traveled north to Colville for the Ezra Gordon Invitational Saturday, where a thunder storm caused a three-hour lightning delay. When hail came down at 7 p.m., the meet was called off due to another round of lightning.

“Despite the adverse conditions, the athletes competed with strong efforts and improved their personal records,” Head Coach Lori Adkins said. “We as coaches were very proud of their performances.”

On the track, Nathaniel Hall, Will Friedlander, and Shania Carson all improved their 100-meter run times to season and career PRs. Hall also improved his 200 time to 25.9 seconds, a career PR. In the 400, he improved to a new PR of 57.72.

Matthew Tillman recorded a 2.5-second improvement in the 200 to a PR of 29.94. In triple jump, Tillman soared 3 feet further than the week before to record a jump of 31 feet, 2 inches.

Chyenne Kelly-Marconi placed in all four of her events at Colville. She finished eighth in the 400 with a career PR 69 seconds. Kelly-Marconi also took home seventh in the 100 hurdles in 18.68. Over at the long jump/triple jump pit Kelly-Marconi took home seventh and eighth places, respectively, with jumps of 14-4 and 30-8.5.

Eren Moon threw a career PR in the shot put at Colville to take home second place. Moon’s throw of 32-3.5 is 3.5 inches better than her previous PR.

Coltin Williams cleared 9 feet in the pole vault to lead the Raiders in that event. Gene Fenton and Matthew Tillman also vaulted, each clearing 7-6.

With no meets scheduled over Spring Break, the Raiders will be using that time to practice and prep for the Brewster Relays at Bridgeport on April 8. The meet will start at 4 p.m. with LR competing against Entiat, Pateros, Bridgeport, Manson, Oroville, Brewster, Okanogan, Omak, and Tonasket. All but three of the schools in attendance (Entiat, Pateros and Omak) will be Central Washington 2B North League members next spring.

Complete results are available at this link.

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