Ilwaco hosted and won the May 2 Pacific County track meet, which drew Raymond, South Bend, Willapa Valley, Naselle and North River. Alex Kaino took two first place finishes to lead the Fishermen boys team past second-place Raymond 173-155. Anessa Woodby’s personal-best long jump was one of four first place performances for Ilwaco’s girls, who also got a big all-around day from freshman Sophia Marsh. The Ilwaco girls’ 155 team points were 58 ahead of second-place Naselle.
Woodby, a senior, had a 14-foot long jump, her personal best total by ten inches. That put her in a three-way tie for first place.
Kaino ran his 100 meters in a hand-timed 11.39 seconds, a personal record, beating South Bend’s AJ Sanchez by a tenth of a second. He added a win in the 300-meter hurdles in 42.47 seconds.
Marsh was the top sprinter for Ilwaco’s girls, taking second in the 100 meters (14.5) and 200 meters (30.74), both personal bests. Her javelin throw of 78 feet came in third place.
Ryan Schenk (23.8) and Marcos Mendoza (24.9) went 1-2 in the 200 boys’ meters. Freshman Noah Miller won the 800 meters in 2:16.5. Tristan Trudell won the 1600 meters in 5:01.95, a personal record that lasted until Thursday, edging teammate Daniel Whiting by a second. Trudell also took ten seconds off his personal record in the 3200, winning in 10:59.84. Teammate Ben Brownlee (11:31.56) took second.
Alayna Marsh added a win in the 400 meters (1:06.07), ahead of teammate Cheyenne Bent in second place (1:12.11). Eliza Bannister took first in the 1600 (6:10.8), as did Nisa Mendoza in the 3200 (14:59.3). Kaytlenn Whelden ran the 300 meter hurdles in 51.31 seconds, finishing second behind Willapa Valley’s Hannah Cook.
Ilwaco’s girls won all three of their relays, while the boys won the 4x100 and 4x400.
Marcus Connor threw the discus 96’1”, second place in a field of over 20, and took third in the shot put (36’5”). Jack Odneal had a second-place javelin throw of 122’7”.
Makenzie Kaech took second in the girls’ shot put at 35’4”. Chandelle Thomas threw the discus 71’2” for fourth place.
Eliza Bannister took third in the girls’ triple jump at 30’8”. On the boys’ side, John Glenn was fourth in the triple jump at 35’4”.
Trent Ramsey was the top long jumper for Ilwaco’s boys, finishing seventh in a field of over 20 with a personal-record 16’10.5”. Jasmine Judd took seventh in the girls’ long jump at 12’1”.
Freshman Daniel Whiting tried his hand at the pole vault for the first time, vaulting an even seven feet.