Generations meet and compete in Ilwaco

<I>KEVIN HEIMBIGNER photo</I><BR>The softball throw was one of several challening, fun events at the All-Comers Track Meet in Ilwaco last Friday. There will be another this Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Ilwaco High School.

ILWACO - Tracksters of all ages competed in the All-Comers Meet Friday in Ilwaco, with nearly every participant coming away with at least one ribbon. Shouts of "Go dad!" or "Nice job son [or daughter]" filled the air as competitors from six to 60 gave it their best.

Field events began with Cathy Schmidt leading all throwers, with a 153 feet, one inch toss of the discus and a 41 feet, one inch put of the shot.

Jack Whealdon won the softball throw with a mark of 121'3" and Marina Oman long jumped 7'9" and Garret Binion leaped 16'6" to win in their age groups. Highlighting the running events were Evan Sutherland's win in the 50 meter dash (11.7), Karl Oman's 1:25 in the 400 meter run, Mike Anderson's 1:02, Binion's 57 seconds and Tom Sutherland's 1:13 time in the same race.

The feature event was the mile with Karl Oman, Jack Whealdon, Jon Hayes, Mike Anderson, Tom Sutherland, and Joe Williams each picking up victory in their respective age divisions.

There will be another All-Comers Track Meet at Peterson Field in Ilwaco Wednesday. Field events begin at 5:30 p.m. with a $1 entry fee required. Age groups are 1 to 6, 7 to 10, 11 to 13, 14 to 17, 18 to 35, 35 to 49 and over 50.

The track meet will be concluded with the ever popular family relay. If you have any questions, contact Ned Bittner, 642-7759 or Joe Williams, 642-3672. Better yet, just show up at 5:30 p.m. at the field with your dollar and be ready to run, jump, and throw.

Discus Winners:

Katie Arnal, Nate Dahl, Cathy Schmidt, Nick Lyster

Shot Put:

Schmidt, Ivan Roane, Arnal, Dahl

Softball Throw:

Evan Sutherland, Corbin Sutherland, Marina Oman, Jack Whealdon, Desmin Wirkkala

Long Jump:

Evan Sutherland, Owen Sutherland, Marina Oman, Garret Binion, Mike Anderson

50 Meter Dash:

Evan Sutherland, Karl Oman, Jack Whealdon

Mile Run:

Karl Oman, Jack Whealdon, Jon Hayes, Mike Anderson, Tom Sutherland, and Joe Williams

400 Meter Run:

Karl Oman, Robert Gibbons, Garrett Binion, Mike Anderson, and Tom Sutherland

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