CHS track and field puts on good show in Yakima

Cedarcrest High School’s track and field team made their way across the Cascades to Yakima yesterday, and posted modest results at the Holder Relays.

The Red Wolves boys took eighth overall with 18 points, while the girls finished 11th overall, scoring just under 12 points. Mill Creek’s Jackson won the boys’ team title, while Kennewick’s Southridge landed the girls’ crown in the event hosted by Eisenhower High School and which drew a nice number of teams from around the state, including Cedarcrest’s Cascade Conference rival Sultan.

On the boys’ side, freshman Dave Boak once again made his mark, taking second in the 100 meter freshman/sophomore race, clocking 11.71 seconds. Another strong showing from the underclassmen came in the freshman/sophomore pole vault competition, where sophomore Matt Hineline cleared 10 feet, six inches to take second in that event. Among varsity athletes, senior Logan Orndorf took third in the 1600 meters, clocking 4:38.73, and fellow senior Jon Gunderson took third in the 2k steeplechase, with a time of 7:11.40.

Rounding it out, senior Ryder Withrow took third in the high jump, leaping six feet.

Meanwhile, on the girls’ side, most of the strength came from youth. Freshman Briana Deveraux took third in the 400 meter freshman/sophomore race, clocking 1:04.53, and fellow freshman Madi Shinn scored a fourth in the freshman/sophomore 1600 meter run, with a time of 5:53.45. A third freshman, Laurel Goodwin, shined in the freshman/sophomore discus event, where she finished sixth with a solid throw of 63 feet, three inches.

Among varsity entrants, senior Amelia Anderson took second in the 2k steeplechase, with a time of 8:50.60, and fellow senior Kathryn Smith grabbed fourth in the shot put with a toss of 31 feet, 7 ½ inches. Smith also earned a sixth place finish in the javelin with a toss of 100 feet, and fellow senior Bailey Parish cleared nine feet, six inches to take sixth in the pole vault.

Rounding out the girls’ activity, freshman Nicole Vanderwal took seventh in the freshman/sophomore 100 meters, with a time of 14.23 seconds.

CHS is off next Thursday, and will resume action next Saturday at the Solberg Invite in Bellingham.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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