TD sets 30 PRs at Kiwanis Invite

The Dalles 4x100-meter relay squad had a final tally of 44.85 seconds to chalk up fourth place at Kennison Field Friday in Hermiston. In the photo are, from left to right, Denver Neill, Gabe Helseth, Reed Twidwell and TJ Green.

Competing against 14 other schools from Washington and Oregon, The Dalles track and field squad tallied a combined 30 personal records and the girls totaled 51.5 points for fourth place at the Kiwanis Twilight Invitational Friday in Hermiston.

“It was just a good showing by our athletes,” TD head coach Garth Miller said. “They are just getting the job done. I really like how they are competing well against good competition as we head down the final stretch of the season.”

Leading the girls was Emma Mullins, who put forth a solid time of two minutes and 28.27 seconds in the 800 meters to secure second place, and the 4x400-meter relay team of Elena Cardosi, Jenna Miller, Liz Tapia and Mullins had a time of 4:20.61 to lock down second place.

Tapia was third-best in the 400 (1:03.64), Emily Johnson turned in a 12:36.73 for third in the 3,200, a personal record, and set a personal record in the 1,600 (5:46.51), and the 4x100-meter relay group of Emily Adams, Cardosi, Tapia and Kristine Carter were fourth-best after their 51.91.

Carter took fourth in the long jump (15-5.25), Jenna Miller was fifth in the 200 (28.15), Tressa Wood was fifth in the 1,600 (5:40.31, a personal record) and Jenna Miller added a fifth-place effort in the triple jump (31-4, a season-best).

Aurelia Hill had personal records of 9:10.74 in the 2,000-meter steeplechase and 2:50.37 in the 800, Ashley Quisenberry went off for a personal record 54.59 in the 300-meter hurdles and triple jump (28-6), and Keisha Oregon had a toss of 28-7.25 for a personal record in the shotput.

Samuel Alvarez had the boys’ best finish of second place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a personal-record mark of 10 minutes and 17.53 seconds, Reed Twidwell claimed third in the 200 (23.4), a personal record, Justin Conklin placed third in the high jump (6-0), Steven Stanley reeled off a height of 12-0 for fifth place in the pole vault, and TJ Green leapt to a 19-3 to garner fifth place in the long jump.

Reed Twidwell Taylor Morehouse set a personal record of 10-6 in the pole vault, Noah Holloran added an 18-1 in the long jump, a personal record, Gabe Lira was sixth in the 1,600 (4:46.37, a personal record), and Aiden Orion had personal records in the shotput (41-4) and javelin (105-1.)

The 4x100-meter relay team of Gabe Helseth, Denver Neill, Twidwell and Green went for a 44.85 to take fourth place, and in the 4x400-meter relay, the squad comprised of Jack Bonham, Tristan Bass, Green and Neill went for a third-place tally of 3:38.40, which gave the boys team 50 points for sixth in the standings.

The Dalles junior varsity heads to Bend for the Summit Meet at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, and the entire team goes to Gresham for the 55th annual Centennial Invitational at 11 a.m. Saturday.

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