OCOSTA - Nicole Laney cleared 8-feet-3 in the pole vault and Rob Baker went over the bar at 6-feet-3 in the high jump to capture Pacific League titles and the Naselle boys' 4x100 relay team of Baker, Kai Leach, Devin Thompson and Drew Macy flew to the title in 46.24 at the league meet in Ocosta Friday. The Comets boys finished fourth and the girls' team was sixth.
The top four finishers in lane events moved on to the District IV meet to be held Thursday, May 20 in Raymond and the top six in the field and non-lane events also qualified. Thompson was second in the 200 in 24.11, Macy was second in the high jump by clearing 6-feet and third in the triple jump 39-feet-2, and Leach finished third in the pole vault by going over 11-feet.
The Comets relay team of Jodi Christie, Sam Bauer, Nicole Laney and Danielle Larson was third in the 4x100 (55.54), second in the 4x200 (2:00.03), and second in the 4x400 (4:40.89). Also qualifying for district were Cramer Smith in the 1,600 and 3,200, claiming fifth in both races, and the 4x400 relay team of Nathan Reitz, Baker, Thompson and Macy that finished fourth. Jake Condon in the high jump and Baker in the long jump both placed sixth and just missed competing at district. Leach was second in the 100 prelims, but was disqualified on a questionable false start ruling in the finals.
Emily Green finished fifth in the 1,600 and Larson was fourth in the pole vault to move on to district. Also competing for Naselle were Levi Wasmundt, Jesse Lopez, Austin Smith, Keely McGuire, and Rachel Underwood. The top four finishers in all events from next Thursday's district meet in Raymond will advance to the state 2B track meet.