RAYMOND - Five blue ribbon performances by Naselle's Nathan Reitz, Cramer Smith, Rob Baker, Kai Leach, and Drew Macy catapulted the Comets into a tie with Ocosta for first place in a Pacific League track meet at Raymond Thursday. The Comets girls' squad finished fourth as the 4x200 and 4x400 relay team of Jodi Christie, Samantha Bauer, Danielle Larson, and Nicole Laney were both first to the finish line.
Reitz won the 1,600 in 5:04.21, Smith was first in the 3,200 in 11:32.15, Baker cleared 5-feet-10 in the high jump, Leach went over the bar at 11 feet in the pole vault, and Macy leaped 38-feet-6 in the triple jump to pace the field. The Comets 4x200 time was 1:59 and their winning mark in the 4x400 was 4:47.5.
Leach was second in the 100 in 11.95 and Devin Thompson was second in the 200 in 25.29. Reitz finished second in the 800 and Smith was second in both the 400 and 800 for the Comets. Levi Wasmundt was fourth in the 1,600 and fifth in the 3,200.
Thompson, Baker, Macy, and Reitz teamed to finish second in the 4x400 in 3:59.0. Macy was second in the high jump, clearing 5-feet-8 and Jake Condon was third in the pole vault, going over 10 feet, while Leach was fourth in the long jump. Austin Smith and Jesse Lopez also competed for the Comets.
Christie was fourth in the 200 meter run and Emily Green placed second and Keely McGuire third in the 1,600. Larson, Christie, Laney and Bauer were second in the 4x100 relay and Laney finished second and Larson third in the pole vault. Rachel Underwood also competed for the Comets girls.