Spring Track and Field
The Coed Relay team of Morgan Hawkins, Erick Oscarson, Kai Clausen, Darcy Austin competed in the 100 meter Co-Ed relay in Bridgeport.
Chelan track athletes winning meets
Coach Skip Boyd checks in with GLC
By Richard Uhlhorn
Chelan’s young track team is 35 strong this year with only five seniors on the roster. The team has participated in four track and field meets so far this year and Coach Boyd says, “We have done well, but our competition is very tough.”
The team is competing in all events this year with the exception of the triple jump. “We are looking for a triple jumper,” said Boyd.
Following are some of the results so far this season:
Chelan won the Brewster Co-Ed relay meet and the boys team won the Tonasket meet last week. At this time, the mile relay team of Erik Oscarson, Cole Schwartz, Kai Clausen and Enrique Diaz had the third best time at 3:41 in District 6 and 7. This puts them in the top three relay teams in the State.
The girls 4X200 relay team of Darcy Austion, Morgan Hawkins, MacKenzie Harris, Johanna Fuller and Bree Holloway are knocking on the door to also be in the top three.
In the field events, Karley Pittsinger is a top competitor in the Shot Put at 30’-10” and the Discus with throws of 92’-7”. Darcy Austin is throwing the Javelin 102’-6” and Gabby Sandoval puts the Discus out there 81’-8”. Enrique Diaz is throwing the Javelin 128’ followed by Erick Oscarson with throws up to 115’. Asa Schwartz is Shot Putting at 37’-4” and throwing the Discus 112’.
Konnar Stevens is Long Jumping 18’-1” and Manny Munoz and Mykey Flowers are High Jumping 5’-4” and 5’-1” respectively. Johanna Fuller is High Jumping 4’-6” and Bryan Cadena is Pole Vaulting up to 9’.
Eric Oscarson is the fastest on the team in the 100 meter dash at 12.01 seconds and Konnar Stevens is hitting the finishline in the 200 meter dash in 24.71 seconds. Kai Clausen is running the 400 meter run in 58.37 seconds.
On the girls side its Morgan Hawkings hitting the tape in the 100 meter dash at 13.69 seconds. Darcy Austin is running the 200 meters in 28.63 seconds and Bree Holloway is running the 400 meters in 65.78 seconds. Daisy Compos is running the long 800 meters in 2:48.
Erick Oscarson and Manny Munoz are the team’s top competitors in the 110 meter high hurdles at 17.19 seconds and 18.40 seconds respectively. Enrique Diaz is hurdling the 300 meter intermediate hurdles in 44.51 seconds.
Chelan’s distance runners are also competing well against the competition with Jessica Galvan running the 1600 meters in 6:42 with Kari-Ann Clausen following on her heels in 6:45. Ivan Reyes is running the distance in 5:09 for the boys.
Marissa Palazzon is running the 3200 meter run in 14:40 and over on the boys side, Giovanni Reyes is running the same distance in 11:47.
“That pretty well completes the best marks to this point in the season,” writes Boyd. “We are starting to hit our stride as the kids are just now getting into track shape and understanding what it is going to take to compete at the District 6 and 7 level.”
The team traveled to Eastmont on Tuesday (the results of that meet are not in yet) and will travel to the Quincy Invitational on Saturday. “Our coaching staff are doing an outstanding job of helping our athletes work through the technical aspects of Track and Field events.” This year’s coaching staff includes Brett Pittsinger working the throwing events, Mark Anderson coaching distance running and high jumping and Eric Romero coaching the sprints and relays. Head Coach Skip Boyd is coaching the hurdles, pole vault and helping in every other capacity he has time for. “We are looking forward to the rest of the season and to finding out how good we will be at the end.”
That pretty well completes the best marks to this point. We are starting to hit our stride as the kids are just now getting in track shape and understanding what it is going to take to compete at District 6 and 7 level. We are going to 2 meets this week. The Eastmont meet on Tuesday and the Quincy Invite on Saturday. Our coaches are doing an outstanding job of helping our athletes work through the technical aspects of Track and Field. Those coaches are Bret Pittsinger working the throws, Mark Anderson coaching distances and High Jump, Eric Romero coaching the sprints and relays and I coach the Hurdles, Pole Vault and help our in any other capacity. We are looking forward to the rest of the season and finding out how good we will be.”