ASTORIA - Competing against athletes from the bigger schools of Clatsop County as well as athletes from schools on this side of "Columbus Crick," South Bend, Raymond, and Willapa Valley, put the Naselle Comets in against some tough competition in the annual Daily Astorian Invitational Track Meet held Monday, April 10, in Astoria.
As expected, the Comets didn't earn many top places in the non-scoring meet, but the small team did well in some events. The Comets girls and boys demonstrated their leaping ability as Erin Saari won the girls' pole vault at 8' 0". Preston Torppa finished third in the boys' pole vault, clearing 10' 6", the same height that the second place vaulter cleared. The first place vaulter cleared 11' 0". Saari added a third place in the girls' high jump, clearing 4' 6", behind the first and second place jumps of 5' 0".
Other Naselle placers included:
Girls: Fourth - 4x400 relay team (Sylvia Herrold, Haley Landis, Elsa Butchart, Kelsey Fletcher) in 5:07.78; Fifth - 3,000 meters, Jenny Klinger in 14:29.34; Sixth - Long jump, Mayu Takami at 14' 5"; 4x100 relay team (Sylvia Herrold, Haley Landis, Mayu Takami, Elsa Butchart) in 1:00.52; 800, Kelsey Fletcher in 2:49.46; Seventh - High jump, Katherine Herrold at 4' 2"; Triple jump, Mayu Takami at 28' 8 1/2"; 200, Sylvia Herrold in 29.78; Eighth - Triple jump, Katherine Herrold at 28' 4"; 1,500, Kelsey Fletcher in 5:50.28; High hurdles, Mayu Takami in 19.38.
Boys: Fourth - Long Jump, Joseph Fletcher at 18' 6 1/2"; Fifth - Pole vault, Gabe See at 9' 6"; Sixth - Triple jump, Joseph Fletcher at 34' 6 1/2"; Eighth - 4x100 relay team (Tylor Nortrup, Kody Hamp, Andy Nortrup, Jeremy Ray) in 51.24.