Huskies third at Cascade meet

In a three-way meet under sunny skies at Cascade last Tuesday, the Husky tracksters finished third behind Cascade and Stayton.

“The kids competed hard and had some great marks and PRs on the day,” said Coach Billy Snow. “We just did not have the depth to keep up with the other teams, especially on the girls side. It was a good prep for our kids for the district meet though and we had a number of really good performances.”

Girls Results

On the track, the Husky 4 X 100M relay team of Ashley Smith, Lisa Brocard, Liz Aman and Stephanie Kragness opened the meet by running a PR 54.7, almost a second better than their previous best time. In the 1500M, Anne Helfrich (5:46.6), Megan Snow (5:51.7) and Mayumi Tanaka all ran season best times with Helfrich’s time good for fourth place.

In the 800M, Andrea Martin and Ana Andrade each had a season best time as did the 1600M relay team of Anne Helfrich, Megan Snow, Andrea Martin and Mayumi Tanaka. Helfrich and Andrade each had season PRs on their splits.

In the jumps, Lisa Brocard and Ashley Smith continued to be a tag team in the scoring department. Brocard took third in the high jump at 4-04 and came back to PR in the triple jump at 30-09.5 to claim third in that event, too. Brocard’s mark in the triple jump puts her No. 10 in school history. Smith went a season best 15-04.75 in the long jump to win that event. Her jump places her No. 4 on the frosh list. Smith returned to go 31-00 in the triple jump to finish second.

In the pole vault, Anne Helfrich finished a busy day going 6-00 to tied her PR in that event.

The throwing field on the girls side was extremely tough according to Coach Snow. It basically featured the district finals.

“This girls field was tough as most invites go,” Coach Snow said.

Nicole Burnside led the way with two third place finishes. She had a big PR of 34-00 in the shot put, about a foot and a half over her previous best. This places Burnside at No. 10 on the all time list, yet it was good enough only for third place.

Also setting a PR in the shot were Christine Smith, Shaina Burnett and Hannah Ross. In the discus, Burnside and Tara Graham had PRs but none of the girls could crack the scoring.

“They threw well but the field was incredibly tough and deep for a three-way meet. In the javelin, Burnside threw 95-10 for third place. Rachel Gaskey went 80-11 for a season PR and good enough for No. 10 on the frosh list.

Boys Results

On the boys side, the Huskies had some excellent times and marks.

The short relay team of Mauro Angulo, Mike Severns, Jared Allen and Matt Kragness, like the girls, opened up with a season PR of 45.4, good enough for second behind Stayton.

Severns came back to take third in the 100M dash in a near PR 12.0 while Angulo came back to run a good 200M in 24.8 to place fourth. His time puts him No. 9 on the boys soph list for SHHS.

Matt Kragness (50.8) and Justin Temple (54.1) went one and four in the 400M to tack on some team points. Kragness’ time was just short of what he ran at state last year and ties the No. 1 senior time in school history. IN the 300M hurdles, Jared Allen continued to add big points, running 43.2 to take second.

In the distances, Nick Graves ran a season PR 4:33.8 to place third. In the 800M, Andrew Allen continued to test the waters as he returns from some winter injuries and took third in a gutsy 800M, running 2:14.5. He went with a lap to go and just couldn’t maintain the pace the last 200M, Coach Snow said. In the 3000M, John Lovik had another season PR in 10:26.0 to place third while Richard Westvik went 11:31.4 for fourth.

In the final track event, the foursome of Nick Graves, Mauro Angulo, Justin Temple and Matt Kragness ran a season best 3:35.3 to nip Stayton at the wire.

“This was a great race for these kids and Stayton is one of the favorites on the boys side in this event,” Coach Snow said. “This should let these guys know that they can compete with these teams.”

Angulo (54.9) and Kragness (49.7) had PRs in the race.

Other PRs on the track came from John Lovik in the 1500M (4:48.0). Casey Baarson in the 200M (25.9) and the JV 1600M relay team of Chris Burford, David Burford, Skyler Brown and Andrew Allen.

In the throws, points were again hard to come by but not quite as tough as the girls field. Aron van Dijk led the way for the throwers by placing in two events. van Dijk put the shot 38-10 for third and came back to PR in the discus at 119-01 for fourth. Matt Slauson went 38-08 in the shot for fourth. In the javelin, Casey Aiello continued to add points by throwing a PR 148-03 for second place.

Other PRs in the throws came from Rob Martin and Brad Seiber in the shot, Chris Reed in the discus and Robert Rice and Todd Luttmer in the javelin.

In the jumps, Jake Dahlenburg and Keegan Burnett teamed to dominate the pole vault. Both had season best vaults with Dahlenburg winning at 12-00 and Burnett going 11-06. The third place finisher was 1 1/2 feet behind.

Mike Severns added points in the long jump with a near PR of 18-03 for fourth. In the high jump, Jared Allen tied his season best with a 5-06 to place second. Other PRs in the jumps came from Todd Luttmer in the triple jump and long jump and Seb Strickler and Richard Westvik, both in the triple jump.