5.16.14 Track- Bi-District Qualifier
Holiday cleared 5í in the high jump and will have a chance this coming Friday,
May 23, to tie or beat Coco Poirerís school
team qualifies 26 for Bi-District meet
Info provided by Coach
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.