13-14 Chelan Sports

5.16.14 Track- Bi-District Qualifier

Haley Holiday cleared 5í in the high jump and will have a chance this coming Friday, May 23, to tie or beat Coco Poirerís  school record.

Track team qualifies 26 for Bi-District meet
Info provided by Coach Skip Boyd
by Richard Uhlhorn

The District 6 1A Championship meet was held at Quincy Washington under partially cloudy skies with a slight breeze blowing most of the day.  The meet is used to qualify athletes into the Bi-District meet in Cashmere to compete with the North East Spokane area schools to qualify for the State Championship meet at Eastern Washington University  Friday and Saturday, May 30 and 31. The top 4 qualifiers in the 100, 200, 400 and 800 are moving on and the top 6 athletes in the mile and 2 mile and all field events are moving on to Friday, May23 meet in Cashmere..

The Qualifiers for Chelan moving on to the Cashmere meet will be the following athletes:

Morgan Hawkins 3rd (13.16) in the 100m dash, Morgan Hawkins (3rd) 1:05.48 and Drew Morris (4th) 1:06.33 in the open 400m dash.  Addie Ivory (2nd )  2:39.81 in the 800m run with Dillon Dawson taking (4th)  2:14.66 in the boys 800m run.  Allie Barnes (2nd) 5:48.64 and Jessica Galvan (4th) 5:58.74 in the mile run with Janette Meneses  6:14.81 the alternate in 7th place and Ivan Reyes took (3rd) 4:56.74 place in the boys mile.    In the boys 2 mile Mereck Palazzo (5th) 11:23.07 and Giovanni Reyes in (6th) place 12:16.22.  The relay teams that are moving forward are the boys 400m relay with Asa Schwartz, Donny Watson, Skyler Rolfson and Lane Molina taking 2nd place 46.95 and the girls 800m relay team of Rebecca Ediger, Addie Ivory, Daisy Campos and Morgan Hawkins taking 3rd place 1:51.51 and finishing up the girls relays the mile relay team of Haley Holiday, Addie Ivory, Daisy Campos and Morgan Hawkins took first place with an exciting finish seeing Morgan Hawkins overtaking the Okanogan runner in the last 50 to place Chelan first in 4:20.

The girls and boys shot put was dominated by Chelan with Karle Pittsinger (42-05) taking first and Jose Padilla (51-05) taking second and Asa Schwartz (48-02.50) taking third place.

 The discus again was dominated by Chelan with Karle Pittsinger taking first with 122-05 and Melina Evig with a 4th place finish at 90-05, and Jose Padilla taking 2nd 137-11 followed by Asa Schwartz taking 3rd with a throw of 135-10. 

The boys javelin qualifiers are Sterling Gordon taking 2nd with a throw of 148-04 and Jenny Sundberg taking 6th with a throw of 82-0 followed by Melina Evig throwing 80-08. 

The high jump girls of Haley Holiday (1st) 5-0 and Jenny Sundberg (3rd) 4-08 will move on to Cashmere followed by Donny Watson with a jump of 5-04 to tie for 5th place. Haley tied her PR for the year of 5-0 and came close to clearing 5-02 which would have tied our school record held by Coco Poirer. Haley has another chance to tie or beat Cocoís record at the Cashmere meet.

In the Pole Vault Rebecca Ediger jumps to 7-0 and ties for 5th and Flyn Bryan Cadena took 2nd place jumping a height of 12-0.  Drew Morris (6th) 14.01.25 and John Matthew Antonio (6th) 18-01 move to Cashmere in the Long jump competition.  Those are the top finishers for Chelan that will move to the Bi-district meet in Cashmere on Friday May 23rd. 

   The complete roster of finishers for Chelan are as follows.  In the 100m dash Greg Newton in 6th place, Lane Molina 11th, Derek Griffith 18th  in the boys, and in the girls Rebecca Ediger 8th and Rachael Hawkins 11th.  The 200m dash saw Rachael Hawkins in 8th spot for girls, Lane Molina 9th and Greg Newton 14th  for the boys.   The 400m dash for the boys saw Julian Buyas taking 8th place and Derek Griffith in 9th place.  The boys mile had Briar Ivory take 8th place and in the girls 2 mile Caitlin Hunt took 9th place to finish out the running events.  The girls 100HH had Haley Holiday take 6th place.  The girls 400m relay team of Bridget Wyant, Haley Holiday, Rachael Hawkins and Rebecca Ediger took 6th place along with the boys mile relay team of Julian Buyas, Derek Griffith, Donny Watson and Mykey Flowers also took 6th place.  Dalton Dietrich took 13th place for the boys and Melina Evig took 19th place for the girls in the shot put.  Dalton Dietrich 12th place and Ryan Gerber 17th place in the boys discus.  The boys javelin throwers for the boys saw Ty Schwartz taking 8th place and Julian Buyas takes 11th and in the girls Melina Evig took 7th, Karle Pittsinger 8th and Emma Elsner in 13th.  The boys long jump competitor Lane Molina took 8th spot to finish out the field for the Chelan track and field team.

Some of the exciting hi-lights were Asa Schwartz just barely qualifying for the finals in the shot put with a throw of 41-02 and then stormed back in the finals throwing 48-02 to take 3rd place. 

The mile relay team of Chelan girls were narrowly beat by a tough Okanogan team last Friday night in Tonasket. Chelan had revenge on their agenda. When the baton was handed off to anchor Morgan Hawkins the Chelan team was slightly ahead of the Okanogan group. Okanoganís runner passed Morgan and led until the final 50 meters where Morgan summoned some additional strength to pass her and led the Chelan team to victory in the final girlís relay of the night. 

  The final story line goes like this: Chelanís Mykey Flowers pulled his hamstring a few weeks back and he did everything his physical therapist asked of him to make it back to the track for this meet. Mykey had clearance from his therapist to be able to try and run the relay with his teammates. Mykey chose to give it a try with the blessing of his father, his therapist, his relay teammates and Coach Boyd. Making a long story short, Mykey was the anchor leg of the relay team and started out in good form but the hamstring did not hold up as we had hoped and Mykey could not perform to his expectations.  Mykey showed great courage and strength of conviction and did finish the race but the Chelan team did not move on to the Bi-District  meet.  The Chelan team finished out of the required top 4 positions. 


Mykey Flowers embodies the true spirit of the 2014 Chelan Track and Field team. He trained and trained like many others on the team to be the best. He was injured while competing. He rehabbed the injury and then came back to the competition and competed with all his heart but came up short due to injury.  To me, this is the true value of sports and competition in relation to life itself. You perform to the best of your ability, you suffer a setback but you have learned through competing that you need to get back up and compete again. We have many athletes on this team that embody that spirit of competitiveness but Mykey Flowers chose to demonstrate his love for the sport of Track and Field through his actions. I am honored to have had the chance to watch Mykey Flowers complete his Senior season. 

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