Photo by Mark Gibson
The Dalles Wahtonka's David Esquivias competes in the javelin during last Saturday's invitational track meet on Sid White Field in The Dalles. TDW recently competed in the Sherwood co-ed event on Wednesday.
As of Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Dalles The Dalles Wahtonka track and field team hit the rainy terrain for the Sherwood co-ed relays on Wednesday and put up some good performances overall with personal records and good finishes for this early in the season.
“I thought our team did a great job against some good competition,” said TDW head track and field coach Garth Miller. “We continue to work hard and put up some good performances as a team. I think we can improve even more as long as we stay focused during practice.”
On the day, 2012 state placer Lio Tunai continued his shotput dominance, taking first-place honors with a distance of 52-feet-3.5 inches.
Harris Farr appears to be hitting a high mark for a state trip, as he chalked up first place in the long jump with an impressive distance of 19-feet, three inches.
On the girl’s side, Yasmin Hill added a gold medal in the high jump with a height of 4-08 topping the field.
Katie Burns joined in on the upper echelon with first place in her try at the 300-meter hurdles, where she stopped the watch in 53.91 seconds.
Maddie Wood ended up third in her top event, the 3,000 meters, with a marker of 11:41.06 telling the story.
Emily Morin added a 12:12.03 for eighth place in the same event.
Katie Conklin finished seventh in the 100-meter hurdles at 20.09, and Burns tallied a 20.10 for eighth in the standings.
Hannah Schechtel tossed a 28-02 in the shotput to place fifth, and Olivia Starks added another fifth placing to her record with a 91-06 in discus.
Right behind Starks was Schechtel, who threw an 88-02 for sixth place.
On the boy’s side, Zach Nerdin did well in his multi-faceted day on the track.
Nerdin ended up fifth in triple jump at 35-05, and added a third in high jump where he crossed the bar at a high of 5-10.
Farr moved in the right direction once again in the high jump as well in a fifth-place deadlock with Nerdin at 5-10.
Mark Johnson had a top height of 10-00 for fourth place in the pole vault, and Sant Strassheim followed up the pack in second place in the long jump, where he soared as far as 19-02.
David Esquivias had a good distance in javelin at 129-04 for sixth place and Joey Duong had a toss of 121-09 for fourth place in the discus.
Tunai added a second-place turnout in discus where he muscled home a 125-03, just a few inches short of the top tosser.
TDW is resting this week for spring break, but this high-flying group will hit the track once again at 3:30 p.m. for the Columbia River Conference JV tournament on April 2.
At 4 p.m. April 5, the team travels to Mount Hood community college for another big test.