WESTPORT - Ho Hum, another track meet, another championship performance by Naselle's Nicole Laney in the 400 and pole vault and by Tylor Nortrup also in the vault. Nortrup cleared a state-leading 12-6 in the pole vault, the second straight meet he has PR'd (personal record) and Laney won the 400 in a sizzling 66.26 and again launched herself 7-6 in the vault.
The Comets boys were third in the eight-school event with 66 points and the girls finished in fifth place with 74. South Bend literally ran away with the boys' meet with 168.5 points and Northwest Christian girls eked out a win by edging Raymond 138 to 137 and South Bend was close behind with 125 points.
The Comets 4x400 relay team of Drew Macy, Randy Hamm, Alex Bennett and Nortrup claimed third with a time of 4:01.37. Macy was fifth in the 400 (58.22), third in the high jump (5-6) behind Conor Smith's leap of 5-8, good enough for second place, and Macy was fifth in the triple jump (35-8).
Nathan Reitz was sixth in the grueling 3,200 (11:17.12), eighth in the 1,600 (5:07.52) and seventh in the triple jump (35-6). Bennett was second in the pole vault, clearing 9-6. The Comets throwers were led by Hamm's fifth in the javelin (121-2) and Bryant Oman's fifth in the discus (100 feet even). Hamm was also eighth in the discus (94-2) and Ollie Baker beat him by two inches for seventh place (94-2). Baker was also seventh in the javelin with a toss of 119-8. Tim Blaylock was eighth in the shot put with a 31-8 mark.
For the Comets girls Laney was second in the 800 with a time of 2:38.68, as all of her performances were either her personal best marks or tied for that record. The Naselle 4x400 relay team earned third place with Samantha Bauer, Jodi Christie, Laney and Taylor Wasmundt packing the baton. Christie was sixth in the 200 (31.08) edging Bauer who was seventh (31.58) as both runners did their personal bests. Christie was third in the 400 (69.46) and she was third in the pole vault (6-6) behind Wasmundt's 7-0 vault, good for second place.
Tasha Stenvall finished third in the 3,200 (13:52.4) and sixth in the 400 (no time given). Wasmundt finished fifth in the discus (72-10) and seventh in the javelin with a toss of 80-7.