Wahoo Track and Field

300-METER HURDLER: Wahoo sophomore Kelsie Sears nears the finish line during the 300-meter hurdle event at the North Bend Invitational on April 23.  (Staff Photo by Jason Unger)

NORTH BEND – The Wahoo girls track and field team finished with their second consecutive runner-up team finish at the North Bend Invitational on April 25.

The Warriors scored 118 points at the meet, finishing behind only North bend Central, who won the meet with 137 team points.

The Warriors got the meet off to a good start by scoring 48 points in the field events.

Senior Kylee Edmonds won the pole vault after clearing 10 feet. Sophomore Toni Greenfield finished fourth in the event with a vault of eight feet.

Greenfield added eight points after finishing runner-up in the triple jump with a mark of 33-11.75.

Sophomore Aja Henderson scored eight points in the shot put after finishing second with a heave of 34-4.

Sophomore Sara Lindgren added medals in both the shot put and discus with her top performance coming in the discus where she finished third with a mark of 121-3.

Sophomore Kelsie Sears and freshman Taylor Luben added medals in the long jump after finishing fourth and fifth respectively.

Most of the Warriors damage came on the track where they scored 70 points.

The 3200-meter quartet of Kendal Brigham, Lauren Kavan, Jaci Schnakenberg and Zoe Christenson combined to finish with the meet’s top time of 10:15 (season best).

The Warrior sprint relay team made up of Edmonds, Sears, Luben and sophomore Kharissa Eddie also ran their season best time in North Bend. The quartet finished first with a time of 52.25.

Edmonds added a second place finish in the 100-meter dash after crossing the finish line with a time of 13.21.

Brigham scored eight points in the 400-meter dash for the Warriors after posting a season best time of 63.02.

Brigham, Kavan and Schnakenberg combined to score nine points in the 800-meter run. Brigham ended up third with a time of 2:27.59 (season best).

Christenson turned in her best mile of the season and finished second in the event with a time of 5:47.

Sprinter KaDee Johnson added a third-place finish in the 200-meter dash after posting a season-best time of 28.53.

Greenfield (400-meter dash) and Sears (300-meter hurdles) also medaled on the track for Wahoo.

The boys team ended up third at the meet with 84 team points.

Most of the Warrior points (48) came in the field events with a pair of first place finishes leading the way.

Senior Austin Schneider won the long jump with a mark of 21-8.25 and junior Luke Partridge added a gold medal in the discus with a season-best mark of 154-8.

Junior shot putter Brandon Swahn unleashed his best throw of the season (47-7.25) in the event and finished with a silver medal.

Warrior athletes Thomas Waido (high jump), Curtis Swahn (long jump), Michael Robinson (pole vault), Brett Whitaker (triple jump) and Callan Phillips (discus) also earned medals in the field events.

Junior Grant Crockett came through with a first place finish in the 1600-meter run, finishing with a season-best time of 4:55.

The Warriors sprint relay team made up of Curtis Swahn, Waylon Sherman, Sheldon Johnson and Partridge combined to run their best time of the year, ending up in second place with a time of 45.99.

Sherman posted a season-best time of 11.65 in the 100-meter dash, good enough for third at the North bend meet.

Johnson (200-meter dash) and Josh Graber (1600-meter run) also added medals on the track.

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