13-14 Chelan Sports

5.23.14 Bi-District Track

Jose Padilla shattered the Chelan High School shot-put record with a throw of 56 feet at the Bi-District Track meet in Cashmere on Friday, May 23. It is a record that will probably hold for a number of years.

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Shot put records fall at Bi-District Track Meet
by Richard Uhlhorn

It must have been rarified air on Friday, May 23, at the Bi-District Track and Field meet in Cashmere. Both Jose Padilla and Karle Pittsinger broke school records in the shot. Padilla also broke the record in the discus.

Padilla, a sophomore, shattered Michael Young’s 1993 record of 52’3” with a shot put throw of 56’3” He also broke Young’s discus record of 147’07” with a throw of 150’03”. Asked how he felt afterwards, the quiet giant said, “I feel really good.”

Pittsinger also placed first in the shot with a throw of 41’09” which was a new meet record for the girl’s event. She will continue to state to defend her state championship from last year. Karle also took second in the discus with a 128’01” throw.

The Bi-District Track and Field meet had schools from the Caribou Trail League and the NEA from Spokane competing for the top four slots to the State Championships this coming weekend at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.

Morgan Hawkins was quick on the track with a third place finish in the 100 meter dash at 13.24 seconds. She also anchored the 200 meter relay team and helped to bring home a 3rd place in that race in 1:51.40. Rebecca Ediger, Daisy Campos and Addie Ivory joined Hawkins in that race.

Senior Asa Schwartz placed 3rd in the discus with a throw of 145’02” and fourth in the shot put with a 50’04: throw which were PRs and a trip to the State Championships.

Freshman Sterling Gordon placed 3rd in the boys Javelin with a throw of 153’-03”. According to Coach Skip Boyd, it is pretty special to qualify for the state tournament as a freshman.

Haley Holiday soared over the high jump bar at 5’ for a second place finish followed by her teammate Jenny Sundberg who just missed the 5’ mark but was good enough to make it into the state tournament with a 4’08” leap and 4th place. 

Pole Vaulter Bryan Cadena will vault at the State meet by flying 12’-3” to take 4th place. 

Those athletes competing that did not make the state tournament but turned in some PR times were Drew Morris running a 1:05.48 in the open 400 taking 8th place. Addie Ivory also ran a time of 2:45.93 to take an 8th place in the open 800m run. 

Dillon Dawson set a new PR of 2:11.71 to finish in 8th place in the 800m run.  Ivan Reyes finished 8th in the mile run with a time of 4:48.94 and Allie Barnes (5:43.97) and Jessica Galvan (5:59.33) also in the girl’s mile with Allie taking 6th and Jessica finishing in 10th place.  The boys two mile race was contested by Gio Reyes as he ran a new PR of 10:59.91 taking 11th place.

In the Long Jump, Matt Antonio Jumped a competitive distance of 18’-0.2.75” to take 8th place and Drew Morris jumped 12’-0.7.50” to finish 12th place. Jenny Sundberg threw the girls Javelin 68’-04” to finish 12th place. Rebecca Ediger vaulted 7’-06” for a new PR in the pole Vault to take 11th place. Donny Watson high jumped 5’-08” to finish in the 6th place position. Melina Evig threw a PR distance of 94’-04” to finish in the 6th place spot in the girls Discus. The girls 4 x 400m relay team of  Haley Holiday, Addie Ivory, Daisy Campos and Morgan Hawkins finished just out of the State meet by taking 5th with a time of 4:23.42. 

Chelan’s team will embark for the State meet on Thursday to work out on the State Track at Eastern Washington University. The State meet will be contested on Friday May 30 and culminate on Saturday May 31. 


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