RAYMOND — With two wins and two second places, senior Ellie Chapman helped the Comet girls track and field team to a second place finish at the seven team meet at Raymond last Thursday. Chapman won the girls 300 hurdles in 52.73 and the high jump by clearing 4-feet-8 in fewer attempts than the second place finisher. She also took second in the 100 hurdles in 17.65, and the triple jump with a season best distance of 31-feet-1.5. Sophie Scrabeck also tied her personal record (PR) in the pole vault, winning the event with a height of 8 feet.
Junior Erik Lund was the top finisher for the Comet boys, setting a new PR of 109-feet-10 in the discus, good for second place. Lund also took fifth in the javelin with a throw of 112-feet-9, and joined Parker Dalton, Antonio Nolan and Ian Fontanilla to place fourth in 4x400 relay in a time of 4:06.98.
Senior Amelia Tutu’u took third in the girls 100 hurdles in a season-best time of 19.33. She also placed third in the javelin with a throw of 97-feet-2, her second-longest throw ever. Antonio Nolan took third in the 800 in a time of 2:23.52 and finished fourth in the 1,600 in a time of 5:16.50. Parker Dalton set a new PR while taking third in the pole vault, clearing 10 feet. Nolan and Dalton joined Ian Fontanilla and Gabriel Gilbert to take third in the 4x100 relay in a time of 52.03.
The 4x100 team of Bailey Barrett, Jaclyn Steenerson, Jessica Clark and Karinda Cooper placed fourth in the girls 4x100 in a time of 1:01.09. The 4x200 team of Amelia Ruch, Bailey Barrett, Karinda Cooper and Jessica Clark placed fourth in 2:11.68, followed in fifth by another Comet team made up of Jaclyn Steenerson, Kim Gonzalez, Micah Cenci and Sophie Scrabeck, who took fifth in 2:13.68. The Comet girls had two teams finish back-to-abc in the 4x400 as well, with Amelia Ruch, Ellie Miller, Lia Willenbrock and Micah Cenci placing fourth in 5:18.13, and Lindsay Hunt, Zanith Wulf, Amelia Tutu’u and Taylor Gudmundsen taking fifth in 5:22.30. Lillian Zimmerman took fourth in the shot put with a PR throw of 32-feet-11.5, and in the high jump, clearing 4-feet-6. Ellie Miller set a new PR in the discus, taking fourth place with a throw of 80-feet-1, while Taylor Gudmundsen set a new PR of 30-feet-2 to claim fourth in the triple jump. In the boys 4x100 relay, the team of Cameron Burch, Cody Condon, Cooper Miller and Shon McEneny finished fourth in 53.03, while freshman Jaclyn Steenerson took fifth in the girls high jump, clearing 4-feet-6.
Naselle tack and field athletes who set new PR’s but finished outside of he top five in their event were: GIRLS 100 - Amelia Tutu’u (15.13), Amelia Ruch (16.13); 200 - Jessica Clark (32.49); 400 - Lindsay Hunt (1:19.25), Kim Gonzalez (1:23.97); Discus - Karinda Cooper (64-feet-2); Javelin - Taylor Gudmundsen (76-feet-5); Triple jump - Lillian Zimmerman (28-feet-4.5). BOYS 200 - Faaoso Tutu’u (25.92); Shot put - Taren Vivlemore (24-feet-1); Discus - Joe Monroy (52-feet-9); Javelin - Steven Wirkkala (111-feet-4); Triple jump - Ian Fontanilla (32-feet-5.5).
The Comets have a busy week, having competed at the Pacific County Invite on Tuesday (after deadline), they will travel to Ocosta on Thursday for an eight team meet, and then select freshmen athletes will compete at the 34-team Freshman Invitational in Centralia on Saturday.