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Raiders wrap up regular track season

Ready for districts


Raider Track finished the regular season with athletes placing in two meets.

The LR boys finished sixth overall in the Bridgeport Invite May 6, with 42 team points. The girls’ squad took ninth with 41 team points.

The Raiders travelled to Royal City May 9 to compete in the Ron Vanderholm Invite, where the girls finished 13th with 19.5 points, and the boys took 19th with 9.5 points.

“They are performing well and we are excited to see what they can accomplish at the Sub-District Championships,” Head Coach Lori Adkins said.

At Bridgeport, Nathaniel Hall’s PR time in the 200 (24.28 seconds) also placed him third at the meet. Matthew Tillman also set a PR in the 100 with the time of 12.99 seconds. Will Friedlander ran a PR time in the 800 at Bridgeport in 2 minutes, 24.6 seconds. Robert George took sixth in the 110 hurdles in 19.49.

The 4x100-meter relay team of Will Friedlander, Cameron Tillman, Coltin Williams and Nathaniel Hall took seventh 49.71. The 4x400 team took sixth in 4:04.95.

In the shot put, Octavio Alejandre came back from injury and promptly took first with a throw of 44 feet, 4 inches. Coltin Williams was the other Raider boy to take first, clearing the 9 foot, 6 inch height in the pole vault. Gene Fenton placed third in the Pole Vault, clearing 8-6. In the triple jump, Robert George placed seventh with the PR leap of 34-3.

Chyenne Kelly-Marconi once again led the Raider girls, placing in all her events. In the 100, Kelly-Marconi placed fifth in 13.68. She took second in the 100-meter hurdles with a PR of 16.42. Later in the 400 she placed second in 65.27. In one of the last races of the day, Kelly-Marconi took seventh in the 200 in 28.85.

Aiyana Picard ran PR times in the 200 (29.96) and 400 (74.24). Clare Castrodale ran the 800 in 3:37.8, a PR.

Eren Moon placed in both the shot and discus. Moon threw 29-2 for sixth in the shot and 82-4 in for fifth in discus. Alexa Hanway took the only first for the Raider girls, clearing the 6 feet in the pole vault.

At Royal City, the Raiders faced a bigger field of competitors with most of the schools from the 2A Central Washington Athletic Conference and 1A South Central Athletic Conference.

Alejandre built on his Bridgeport success, throwing a new PR of 46-10 in shot to take third place.

In pole vault, Coltin Williams cleared 9-6 again to take fifth. Will Friedlander leapt 34-10.5 inches to a new PR in the triple jump. Matthew Tillman PRed in the long jump by 18 inches, soaring 14-11.

Once again, Kelly-Marconi took home ribbons in all her four events. In both her jumping events, she placed fifth with jumps of 14-11.5 in the long, and 32-8in in the triple. On the track Kell-Marconi took second in the 100 hurdles in 17.63 seconds. In her final event for the day, she ran for seventh the 400 in 66.62 seconds. Moon was the other girl to place for the Raiders, taking seventh in the shot with a throw of 31-6.

The Sub-District meet starts at 4 p.m. Friday in Oroville, where LR, Oroville, Manson, and Liberty Bell will compete for the top four spots in all events to advance to districts May 24 at Ephrata.

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