MONTESANO - Ilwaco's Jake Nesbitt claimed the boys' javelin with a heave of 135 feet, five inches, while Bonnie Perez of Ilwaco took the girls' javelin competition at 100 feet, five inches to highlight Ilwaco's performance at an eight-team meet hosted by Montesano. Annika Wolters in the 400 meter run, Cameo Ulbricht in the 800, and Kelly Freese in the 1,600 were individual Lady Fishermen winners and for the boys Stephen Berglund in the 3,200, Matt Kaino in the 800, and Eddie Knick in the 100 were also individual champs for the Fishermen.
Ilwaco's boys finished second in impressive fashion, finishing well behind the host Bulldogs and the girls were third behind Ocosta and Montesano. Both Ilwaco 4x400 relay teams won their events going away.
Coach Sarah Taylor said, "Annika Wolters ran the open 400 for the first time and won the race with a solid time. Cameo Ulbricht continues to improve her 800 speed and Bonnie Perez continues to dominate in the javelin."
The boys took the 4x400 in 3:47.05 as Knick, Jeff and Jake Nesbitt, and Kaino packed the baton and the girls' team of Wolters, Ulbricht, Melany Bliss, and Perez won their 4x400 in 4:35.92. Wolters victorious time in the 400 was 68.11, Ulbricht won the 800 in 2:39 and Freese eclipsed the field in the 1,600 in 5:52.75. Berglund won the grueling 3,200 in 11:08, Kaino was victorious in the 800 in 2:09.54 and Knick won the 100 meter sprint in 11.59.
Jeff Nesbitt was runner up in the shot put with a heave of 36-6 and was third in the javelin with a throw of 123-4. The 4x100 relay team of Joe Berglund, the Nesbitt brothers, and Shane Persinger was also third with a time of 50.41. Luke Jensen placed sixth in the 200 (26.43) and Vicente Fuentes was eighth in the same race (26.84). Jensen was also sixth in the 400 (63.53) and Evin LaPlatney earned a seventh place in the 800 (2:28.94) and eighth in the 1,600 (5:15.57), while Stephen Berglund was fourth in the same event, crossing the finish line in 5:03.91.
Knick and Jake Nesbitt tied for sixth place in the high jump, as both cleared 5-4. Four other Fishermen finished seventh as Bobby Richards ran the 3,200 in 15:19.21, Chris Gibson turned in a 21.99 in the 110 high hurdles, Fuentes ran a 49.58 in the 300 intermediate hurdles, and Persinger threw the javelin 116-2.
Taylor had praise for the Fishermen, saying, "Jacob Nesbit continues to be impressive in the javelin and relay events. Jeff Nesbit also has done very well in shot put, javelin, and the relays. Eddie Knick continues to run well in the sprints, Matt Kaino in mid-distance, and Stephen Berglund in the distance events. Chris Gibson and Vicente Fuentes are making improvements in the hurdle events."
Bliss was second in the 400 meters race (1:12.02) and Freese second in the 800 (2:41.36). Ulbricht was third in the 100 (14:02) and Perez hit the tape in third place in the 200 (28.97). Ilwaco's 4x100 relay team was also third as Bliss, Perez, Wolters, and Ulbricht ran a combined 55.56. Wolters added a sixth place finish in the 100 high hurdles (19.31).
Anna Gerke was fourth in the 300 low hurdles (1:25.91) and Nicole Meyer was fifth (1:26.20). Anna also finished sixth in the discus (81-4) and eighth in the shot put (23-10), while Gwen Gerke was eighth in the discus (69-4). Monica Millner earned a fifth-place finish in the high jump (4-0) and Amanda Byrd just missed placing in the shot with a toss of 22-8.
Taylor concluded by saying, "The diversity of both the boys and girls and having people in each event has really helped the teams to score well."
Girls Team Scores
4-North Beach 75
7-Mary M Knight 42
Boy's Team Scores
6-Mary M Knight 46
6-North Beach 46