Girls second, boys third at North Marion meet

The Sweet Home track team traveled to North Marion on Tuesday for capital conference three way meet with the Huskies of North Marion and the Outlaws of Sisters.

“We have been nursing a lot of injuries and held a number of people out of this meet.” Coach Billy Snow said. ” Added to that we had about 10 kids or so ineligible to compete because of grade deficiencies. Bottom line is we had a different look to our lineup than we have had in recent meets.”

Girls Results

Our girls finished second to the Outlaws with the final score being Sisters, 101; Sweet Home, 79 and North Marion, 16.

“Our girls did a great job of competing today, scoring a lot more points as a team than we thought they would,” Coach Snow said. “Sisters has a ton of speed on the track and recently got back the defending state champ in the 100M. We just did not have the guns to stick with them on the track.”

Husky throwers had “an awesome day”, scoring 28 points in three events. Out of nine opportunities to score the girls got eight of them.

“That is just an incredible day in anyone’s book and a tribute to their hard work and the work of their coaches, Jim Kistner, Karen Gaskey, Randy Whitfield, and Christine Cvitanich,” Coach Snow said.

Rachel Gaskey won the discus with a lifetime PR of 111-11 which puts her #6 on the junior list. Rachel was also second in the shot and then won the javelin with a season PR of 93-09. Krystle Streight was just behind Gaskey with a big win in the shot put at 33-07 and a second in the discus in a PR 96-04.

Meaghan Schaefer PRed in the shot at 29-08 to place third and had a PR in the discus (72-08) also. Other Husky placers were Lisa Brocard in the jav at 89-03 for second and Shaina Burnett in the discus with a 3rd at 76-11.

Other throwers with PRss were Shaina Burnett (shot 29-01), Megan Hershberger (discus 85-07) and Diane Kennelly (discus 54-07).

On the track, Anne Helfrich had a good day. She ran 5:40.1 for fourth in the 1500M and came back to run a tough PR in the 800M to take 2nd in 2:46.6.

Lisa Brocard picked up the lone Husky win on the track, taking the high hurdles in a PR 18.0. Nicki Emmert ran a season PR 19.4 for third in the same race.

Megan Snow had a season best in the 3000M of 12:56.8 to take third. Kari McGuyre (68.9) and Elissa McCartin (73.0) went 3-4 in the 400M. Kierya Schreves was fourth in the 100M at 14.6, a season PR.

Other placers on the track were the 1600M relay team of Alisha Basham, Emmert, Holly Keesecker, and McCartin. The 4 X 100M relay team was a new one and due to injuries didn’t have any practice until meet day. They almost got the baton around but had a pass out of the zone to get disqualified.

In the jumps, Lisa Brocard was second in the long jump at 15-03.75. Kayla Casteel had a long jump PR of 12-06.5. In the triple jump, Nicki Emmert went 28-08 for fourth place. Kari McGuyre (4-06) and Elissa McCartin (4-04) again went 3-4, this time in the high jump. Finally, Alisha basham went 6-06 in the pole vault for third at 6-06.

Boys Results

North Marion won the boys side with 75 points with Sisters second with 63 and Sweet Home third at 45.

“Our guys competed well but we were just shorthanded in too many places, especially on the track with the speed that North Marion has this year,” Coach Snow said.

John Lovik had the lone win on the track running a superb race by himself and winning the 3000M in 9.28.1, almost equal to his district winning time of last year.

Mike Lummus had a PR in the 800M at 2.08.5 to finish 2nd.

Skyler Brown ran a great 300M hurdle race to run second in a season PR of 47.5, Ian Lynn ran 12.6 to place fourth in the 100M with Ryan Garrett fourth also in the 400M at 57.3.

Jeremy Fischer took a fourth in the high hurdles in a time of 18.2 for our only other points on the track.

Other PRs on the track came in the 200M by Ryan Sipe (26.3), Ryan Garrett (25.9), and Brandon Smith (28.3). In the 100M, Sipe (12.6), Wayne Martinez (12.7) and Dillon Hutchins (13.9) had PRs.

Mike Ritenour tied his PR in the 400M and Nic Wirth had a season PR in the 1500M. The 1600M relay team of Lynn, Robert McGarry, Brett Badgett and Chris Burford had a great run and PRed at 3:49.4 although they ended up out of the scoring.

In the field, Matt Slauson won his two specialties with a PR tie in the shot at 49-03 and a discus throw of 132-03.

“Matt continues to be a huge contributor to our team success in the field area,” Coach Snow said.

Malcolm Brown took third in the shot with a PR of 37-04. Robert Rice also had a PR of 35-03. Robert came back to PR in the discus also at 109-01 for second with Seth Graves picking up third at 105-09.

In the javelin, Brown was the lone scorer with a PR of 138-10 for fourth place. Also having season PRíss in the jav were Seth Graves, Alex Brown, and Blair Geil.

Graves also had a big PR in the long jump on his last attempt at 18-08 to place second.

Seb Strickler PRed again in the triple jump and ended up a close second at 35-04.75. Richard Westvik also had a PR at 33-10.5.

In the pole vault Robert McGarry had another consistent showing with the win at 13-00. Mike Barnes got in his first meet after an extensive injury and went 9-00 for fourth. Richard Westvik also tied his PR in the vault.