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Raider Track finished its last two-meet week with the Northeast B meet in Davenport April 26 and the Rieke Invite at Peshastin on the 29th.

Head Coach Lori Adkins was pleased with the progress the team made last week. “Between the two meets last week, our athletes pulled down a lot of (personal records). This shows promise we set up for postseason.”

At Davenport, the Raider boys finished seventh in team scoring with 46.5 points. LR girls finished 16th with two team points.

Cameron Tillman placed placed eigth in the 100-meter dash with the time of 12.46 seconds, a new PR. Later in the 200, Tillman took fourth with a PR of 25.64. In pole vault, Tillman placed fourth, clearing the 8-foot standard.

In the 110 meter high hurdles Robert George placed third in 17.86 seconds, then took third in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles 47.33. He took sixth at triple jump with 34 feet, 3.5 inches.

Nathan Morrell took home fifth place in shot put with the throw of 36 ft., 7.5 inches. Then at discus, Morrell placed fourth with his season-best throw of 109 feet.

Will Friedlander placed fourth in the 400-meter dash with the PR time of 58.34. Angelo Clark placed seventh in the shot, throwing a PR of 35-2. Matthew Tillman tied with brother Cameron for fourth in the pole vault, clearing 8 feet.

The 4x100 relay team of Nathaniel Hall, Will Friedlander, and Matthew and Cameron Tillman placed sixth in 54.83 seconds.

Keianna Vera was the only placer for the Raider girls, taking seventh place in the javelin with the PR throw of 80 feet, 3 inches. Madeline Piccolo ran a PR in the 200-meter dash, finishing in 31.23. Marisha Hobrecht ran a PR in the 100 in 16.95.

At the Rieke Invite the Raider boys scored 8.4 team points to finish 14th. The LR girls scored one team point to finish 16th.

Jonell Denschel was the only Raider girl to place at the Rieke Invite, taking eighth in the discus with the throw of 78-9. George placed fifth in the 110-meter high hurdles in 18.27 seconds. The Tillmans tied again for eighth in the pole vault, clearing 8 feet. The 4x100 relay team of Friedlander, Hall, Tillman and Tillman ran a PR time of 48.10 for fifth place.

This week the Raiders have the final regular season meet on Friday in Royal City to take part in the Ron Vanderholm Invite at Royal High School. LR will be joined by schools from all classifications from the Columbia Basin and Yakima Valley. Field events will start at 3:30 p.m. and track events start at 4 p.m.


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