OCOSTA — With the postseason next up for the Naselle track and field team, the Comets went into last Thursday’s regular season finale at Ocosta looking to polish their performances. The Comets set a number of new personal records (PRs) at the eight-team meet and even dominated the results of a couple of events.
Comets claimed three of the top five spots in two events at the meet. Lillian Zimmerman placed third in the girls shot put with a distance of 29-feet-5, followed by teammates Karinda Cooper in fourth (28-feet-11.75) and Ellie Miller in fifth (23-feet-11). The Comets accomplished this again in the girls high jump with senior Ellie Chapman taking third, followed by Sophie Scrabeck and Zimmerman, who tied each other for fourth. All three cleared 4-feet-6, a new PR for Scrabeck, with Chapman clearing the height in fewer attempts.
Scrabeck and Chapman also both placed in the javelin, with Scrabeck taking second with a throw of 89-feet-5, and Chapman finishing fourth with a PR throw of 67-feet — it was her first time ever competing in the event. Chapman also took fourth in the girls long jump, with her best jump of the year, 13-feet-7, and teamed with Jordan Clark, Cooper and Lia Willenbrock to place second in the girls 4x100 relay in 57.70.
Junior Shon McEneny also placed in multiple events, taking second in the javelin with a throw of 133-feet-2, fourth in the discus with a distance of 97-feet-11, and teaming with Jacob Bouts, Steven Wirkkala and Joe Monroy to finish fourth in the boys 4x100 in 58.56. Antonio Nolan set a new PR in the boys 200 meters, finishing with in the time of 26.28 — it was his first time competing at that distance since last April.
Lindsay Hunt finished third in the girls 800 in a time of 3:02.56 — only a second off her PR time. Ellie Miller took third in the girls discus with a throw of 77-feet, and Scrabeck took third in the pole vault clearing 7-feet-6. Willenbeck set a new PR in the girls 200, placing fifth in a time of 31.14, while Micah Cenci set a PR in the girls 400, placing fifth in 1:15.34.
Naselle track and field athletes setting new PR’s but finishing outside the top five in their events were: BOYS 100 - Antonio Nolan 12.94, Cameron Burch 13.12, Erik Lund 13.17; 200 - * Erik Lund 27.33, Ian Fontanilla 28.72, Steven Wirkkala 29.00; Shot put - Joe Monroy 19-feet-2.5; Javelin - Ian Fontanilla 88-feet-6; Long jump - Cameron Burch 14-feet-5; Triple jump - Antonio Nolan 29-feet-8, Erik Lund 28-feet-6. GIRLS 100 - Lia Willenbrock 14.75, Sophie Scrabeck 15.24; 200 - Lillian Zimmerman 31.68, Ellie Miller 32.24; 400 - Amelia Ruch 1:15.58, Lindsay Hunt 1:17.09, Kim Gonzalez 1:22.27; 800 - Kim Gonzalez 3:18.41; Javelin - Selah Wulf 19-feet-1.
The Naselle track and field team has this week off after completing their regular season and will next host the District IV 1B meet on Wednesday, May 17, with field events getting underway at 5 p.m., and track events following at 6 p.m.