Track qualifies 17 to district meet
LR takes four sub-district championships
Raider track and field athletes took four sub-district championships in Oroville May 16, where the top four from each event move on to the District 5-6 meet Saturday.
LR finished third overall for both the boys’ and girls’ squads and sent 17 on to the district meet at Ephrata High School May 24.
“All of our athletes dug deep and came up within the top four qualifiers for the district meet,” Head Coach Lori Adkins said. “We are proud of their efforts and will use this week of practice to further refine technically.”
Chyenne Kelly-Marconi moved on to districts in all four of her events. She won the triple jump with leaps totaling 33 feet, 0.5 inches. Kelly-Marconi also took the championship in the 100-meter hurdles, finishing in 18.29 seconds. She placed second in the long jump with a 14-6 jump. To round out the day Kelly-Marconi brought home third in the 400 in 1:8.24.
Nathaniel Hall also advanced to districts in all four of his events. Hall is the sub-district champ in the 200-meter run, with the time of 24.54 seconds. He took fourth in the 100 in 12.16. and third in the 400 in 60.35.
Octavio Alejandre won the sub-district championship in the shot, throwing 44 feet, 5 inches.
The Raider 4x100 relay team of Nathaniel Hall, Cameron Tillman, Matthew Tillman, and Will Friedlander also advanced to districts, placing fourth in 49.93.
Aiyana Picard advanced in two events, placing third in the 100 in 14.11. She placed third again in the 200 with the season personal record time of 29.62. seconds.
Alaynah Herman placed third in the 800 in 3:26.31, and fourth in the 1600 in 7:11.51.
Clare Castrodale moved on in the 800 and 3200. She took fourth in the 800 at 3:37.67 and third in the 3200 in 16:14.29.
Alexis Tanphantourath will compete at districts in the shot and javelin. She placed third in the shot with a throw of 22 feet, and threw the javelin 53 feet, 5 inches to take fourth.
Robert George placed second in both hurdle races. In the 110-meter hurdles, George finished in 20.06 seconds, and in the 300 intermediate hurdles in 50.49.
In the 800-meter dash, Will Friedlander took fourth in 2:22.07. He cleared 8 feet to take third in the pole vault.
Nathan Morell placed third in all the throwing events. He threw the shot 34-9, attained a PR of 106-8 in the discus, and a PR of 112-7 in the javelin.
Gene Fenton placed second in the pole vault by clearing 8-6. Paladine Williams placed fourth in the 1600 in 6:06.18.
Mary Ann Matheson advanced in the discus with a 45-3 throw for fourth. Alexia Hanway placed second in pole vault by clearing 6 feet.
Now the Raiders are preparing for the District 5-6 action on Saturday at Ephrata High School. Field events at the District 5-6 meet start at 11 a.m. Track events begin at noon.
All the 2B schools of the Central Washington B League will be in attendance.
For complete sub-district results, visit Athletic.net.