CENTRALIA — Naselle attended the May 6 freshman invitational track meet in Centralia. Jackie Steenerson starred for the girls’ team, and the boys showed strength in the throwing events. Thirty schools sent freshmen athletes to the event.

Steenerson finished third of 12 qualifying competitors in the high jump at 4’6”. She smashed her personal record in the long jump at 13’11”, ninth place out of 27 qualifiers. She ran the 200 meters in 30.48 seconds.

The javelin, discus and shot put are the biggest strengths for Naselle’s boys track team, and the freshmen class’s performance Saturday indicates that will continue to be the case. Cody Condon threw the javelin 110’4”, a huge step up from his previous best of 94’4” and ninth best in a field of 55. Condon’s discus throw of 77’10” took 11th place. Gabriel Gilbert had a personal-best shot put of 29’7.5”, finishing 14th place.

Gilbert also showed versatility, running a 13-second 100 meters, a 26.51 second 200 meters, and a 15-foot long jump. Condon ran the 100 meters in 13.16 seconds and pole vaulted 8’6”.

Hannah Wirkkala was 11th in the discus throw at 62’5”, a personal record. She also set a personal record with a 22’6.5” shot put, continuing the steady improvement she has shown in that event.

Jessica Clark ran a personal-best 15.49 second 100-meter sprint. She ran the 200 in 32.53 seconds and the 400 in 1:16.

Bailey Barrett set personal records in the 100-meters (15.5) and 200-meters (32.6). She also ran the 400 meters for the first time, completing it in 1:18.7.

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