Busy schedule ahead for Saturday
By DAMIAN MULINIX
For the Observer
SPOKANE — When you make it to the final flight of an event like javelin at the state championship meet, you know you’re getting a medal — it’s just a matter of finding out in what order they will be given. Naselle sophomore Shon McEneny found this out first hand after taking fourth in the 1B boys javelin Friday at the state meet at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.
McEneny fought a serious cross wind on the field during the event, blowing right to left, but went on to exceed his ninth place finish at last year’s state meet, placing fourth in the 1B boys javelin finals. McEneny threw his best distance (152-feet-9) on his second throw, only a few feet off of his PR.
“Compared to last year, it’s better. It was decent,” he said. “I was expecting 160 (feet). I threw 152. After that my shoulder was just no good.”
McEneny, who has been nursing a sore throwing arm for weeks, said he saw an ice pack in his immediate future.
“It’s hurting. A lot of ice tonight,” he said. It was a good way to end (the season).”
NHS junior Ellie Chapman had a 50/50 day, in her opinion, running the third fastest time in the girls 100 hurdles prelims, but coming up just short of the podium with a ninth place finish in the 1B girls high jump.
Chapman started her day by running one of her faster times this season in the 100 hurdles, 17.81, earning the number three seed in Saturday’s final. A little over an hour later the finals of the high jump began. Chapman wouldn’t make her second jump until an hour later. The long wait is not something she’s used to, but she didn’t want to say that was the problem.
“Normally (during the regular season) it’s just like two or three people,” she said. “I don’t want to blame it on that.”
The wait may not have been as bad had it not been so chilly. Chapman actually kept herself warm in a sleeping bag between her jumps. “It’s very windy. Last year it was really hot.”
She faulted on her three attempts at 4-feet-10 after safely clearing 4-feet-8 on just her fourth jump of the event.
“It just sucks. I really wanted to PR, or at least get 5 (feet),” she said. “Last year I was third and this year I didn’t event place.”
Naselle junior Karinda Cooper finished outside of the medals in the 1B girls shot put finals, placing 12th with a top throw of 28-feet-10.25.
The Fishermen advanced to Saturday’s finals in six running events Friday. The boys 4x400 team of Jacob Malmstadt, James Schenk, Seth Sonntag and Ryan Schenk had the second best time in Friday’s prelims, 3:32.11, just over a second behind the winner and only .11 of a second ahead of the third place finisher.
The girls 4x400 team of Anessa Woodby, Alayna Marsh, Eliza Bannister and Charity Fleck had the second fastest time during the prelims, 4:13.41. Fleck also made the finals in the girls 200 with a time of 27.49 and the girls 100 with a time of 13.27. She also joined Woodby, Ebby McMullen and Makenzie Kaech to put up the fourth fastest time in the 2B girls 4x100 relay, 51.76. McMullen also advanced to Saturday’s finals in the 2B girls 100 hurdles, with a time of 16.19.
Junior Seth Sonntag had the ninth best time in the 2B boys 400 meter prelims with a time of 52.29. The boys 4x100 relay team of James Schenk, Jacob Malmstadt, Alex Kaino and Ryan Schenk finished 12th in a time of 46.20.
“It was a good day. The girls all advanced to finals. There was a very chilly wind so there were not a lot of fast times posted today. Everyone ran smart and took care of themselves.”
Amelia Tutu’u advanced to Saturday’s final in the 1B girls 100 hurdles after finishing sixth in a time of 19.20.
Freshman Antonio Nolan finished 15th in the 1B boys 800 meters in a time of 2:18.30. Ellie Miller had the 14th best time in the 1B girls 400 meters, 1:14.62. In the 1B girls 800, freshman Darian Jacot finished 15th in 3:13.87.
The girls 4x400 team of Miller, Jacot, Tutu’u and Lindsay Hunt finished 16th in a time of 5:57.22, and the 4x200 team of Cooper, Miller, Jacot and Lillian Zimmerman finished 17th in a time of 2:14.43.
Only the top six in each laned running event (seventh and eighth place are alternates) advance to Saturday’s finals.
Day three (Saturday) will feature the finals in all remaining field events and all races.
• 10 a.m., 1B boys shot put finals - Cody Kirkman (flight one)
• 10 a.m., 1B girls discus finals - Raja Estes (flight one)
• 10:50 a.m., 1B girls hurdles finals - Ellie Chapman and Amelia Tutu’u
• 10:55 a.m., 2B girls hurdles finals - Ebby McMullen
• 11:30 a.m., 2B girls 100 meter finals - Charity Fleck
• 11:40 a.m., 1B girls 1,600 meter finals - Lindsay Hunt
• 11:55 a.m., 2B girls 1,600 meter finals - Eliza Bannister
• 12:30 p.m., 1B girls javelin finals - Amelia Tutu’u (flight one)
• 1 p.m., 1B boys pole vault finals - Parker Dalton
• 2:05 p.m., 1B girls 300 hurdles - Ellie Chapman
• 3 p.m., 2B boys javelin finals - Riki Thompson (flight two)
• 3 p.m., 2B girls shot put finals - Makenzie Kaech
• 3:10 p.m., 1B girls triple jump finals - Ellie Chapman (flight two)
• 3:20 p.m., 2B girls 200 meter finals - Charity Fleck
• 4:27 p.m., 2B girls 4x400 finals - Ilwaco
• 4:48 p.m., 2B boys 4x400 finals - Ilwaco