OCOSTA Dustin Eaton ran to victory in the 200-meter dash in his personal best time of 24.7 and Chandler Chapman continued to dominate the high jump in the Pacific League. He won a nine-school track meet at Ocosta April 18 by clearing 6 feet, his best jump of the season.
Chapman and Eaton helped lead the Comets boys to second place, while the Naselle girls finished sixth behind the second place finish of Katie Green in the 3,200 in her seasons best time of 13:13. Eaton was also second in the 100-meter sprint in 12.23. Chapman won a second-place ribbon in the triple jump by hop, skip and jumping 37 feet. Chad Andring placed second in the shot put with a toss of 39-feet-11, just an inch from his goal of 40 feet.
Justin Martinez turned in an outstanding performance in the 300-meter high hurdles with a time of 48.52 to finish in second place. My main goal is to gain speed in my running events and see where that will take me, Martinez explained.
Jordan Badger uncorked a throw of 75-feet-8 to place third in the javelin. Christina Carter had a personal best in the discus with a throw of 53-feet-6 and she placed eighth in the shot put and also competed in the javelin throw for the Comets.
Levi Wasmundt scored well for Naselle in the distance races, placing fourth in the 1,600 in 5:23.2 and sixth in the 800-meter run in 2:28.8. Martinez was seventh in the 200 in 28.03. Kyler Wulf turned in a solid showing as he placed fourth in the 200 in 20.71 and he was seventh in the long jump with a leap of 15-feet-5. Eaton was fifth in the javelin (112-feet-8) and Chapman placed seventh in the throwing event (95-feet-6) to add to the Comets point total.
Jake Condon competed in the sprints, Keith Reitz in the distance races, Dakota Phillips in the hurdles and throwing events and Jake Clark, Trevan Stanturf and Cody Kirkman were in the throwing events for Naselle.
I want to do well in the throwing events and learn what to do to get better, Stanturf said earlier in the season.
Id like to go to state in the pole vault and keep improving. I enjoy my time with my teammates and the competition that track offers, Wulf said. He and Condon competed in the pole vault.
North Beach 100
Mary M. Knight 9
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North River 2.5