Senior Matt Pittsinger is having an outstanding season in field events on Chelan’s Track Team.
File Photo by Richard Uhlhorn
Chelan Track & Field Team has some top competitors
By Richard Uhlhorn
Chelan Track Coach Andrea Parnell is pleased with the performances of Chelan’s girl relay teams. “I would say all of our girls relay teams are very strong this year,” said Parnell. “I also look for Matt Pittsinger, Sarah Waszhewitz and Abraham Arias to have outstanding seasons in their field events.”
Parnell reported that Arias is breaking his personal best records at nearly every meet the team attends. “We also have a very strong group of freshman athletes to keep an eye on,” she said.
On Saturday, April 16, the team traveled to the Cashmere Track & Field Invitational and the girls 4X200 relay team recorded their season’s best time in a took second place for their effort. The relay team consists of Cody Knaub, Abby Phelps, Morgan Hawkins and Darcy Austin this year.
Here are some of the personal records set by Chelan athletes in Cashmere:
Bre Holloway (11th grade) set a personal record in the 800m
Bobby Anderson and Tanner Hendricks (9th grade) both set new personal records in the 200m
Sarah Waszkewitz (12th grade) Javelin & Discus
Cody Knaub( 12th grade) 200m
Darcy Austin ( 11th grade) Javelin
Abraham Arias ( 12th grade) Discus
Matt Pittsinger ( 12th grade) Javelin
On Thursday, April 14, the team went to Wenatchee for the JV Track & Field meet. Those results are available for viewing at: http://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/MeetResults.aspx?Meet=119909#383
Coach Parnell reported that it was cold and rainy but that the Chelan athletes put in a great meet, competing against 13 other teams from around the region including 4A competition from Wenatchee and Moses Lake along with 3A competition from Eastmont and West Valley-Yakima.
Personal records were also set at this meet as follows:
Abraham Arias - PR in Shot Put and Javelin
Kai Clausen - PR in 100m
Enrique Diaz - PR in Shot Put
Adolfo Gomez - Shot Put
Tanner Hendricks - 100m
Erick Oscarson - High Jump
Billy Poppie - Javelin and Shot Put
Corbet Sandvick - Shot Put and Discus
Crystal Avila - 1600m
Morgan Hawkins - 100m
Karle Pittsinger Shot put
Jenny Sundberg - High Jump
The Chelan Track Team travels to Quincy for the Quincy Invitational Track Meet on Saturday, April 23 with action beginning at 11 a.m.