BY GINI DAIVS / THE CRESWELL CHRONICLE
The Creswell girls’ track and field team placed first and the boys’ team placed second as the Bulldogs competed at the annual Glide Small Schools meet on March 22.
“Overall the kids did very well in this meet, but we also had some kids scratch due to injuries,” said Creswell Head Coach Tristy DuFault.
The Lady Dawgs won four events in besting nine other teams to win the girls’ meet with 145 points. 2A Central Linn placed second with 104 and 4A South Umpqua placed third with 79.
Hannah Bettis won the 300m hurdles at 55.94a, Cali Allen won the javelin at 118-06, Alyssa DuFault won the high jump at 4-10 and Natalie Campbell won the long jump at 14-11.
Days Creek, a 1A team, won the 10-team boys’ meet with 114 points. The Bulldogs placed second with 99.5 and Central Linn was hot on their heels with 99.
Josh Yates won the javelin at 136-03, and Coach DuFault reported that Christian Tucker also won the 1500m, although Glide did not report placing and times for that event.
The timing at this meet was really horrible,” DuFault said, adding that with Tucker’s unrecorded win and other placing/timing errors, “technically I am pretty positive that the boys also won the meet as well.”
Also participating were host 3A Glide; 2A Oakland, Riddle and Yoncalla; and 1A Glendale and Umpqua Valley Christian.
In other scoring finishes for the Lady Dawgs, Shelby Lamm is recorded as placing second in the 100 meters in a personal record time of 13.96a, while Haley Anderson also PR’d, placing third in 14.42a and Addison Werner placed fifth in 14.62a. However, DuFault noted that Anderson actually beat Lamm in their heat.
Anderson placed third in the 200 with a PR of 30.15a, Lamm placed fourth in 30.80a and Freya DeMasters PR’d in placing seventh in 31.48a; and Isabel Ochoa placed third in the 400 with a PR of 1:09.22a.
Also scoring, DeMasters placed third in the 800 in 2:56.17a; Katie Campbell placed third in the 1500 in 5:59.02a and Ruby Quiroz-Ariza placed fourth in 6:04.21a; Allen placed second in the 100m high hurdles in 20.46a and Bettis was seventh in 21.19a; and the 4x100m relay team of Anderson, Natalie Campbell, Lamm and Allen placed second in 56.38a.
The 4x400m relay team of Katie Campbell, Natalie Campbell, DeMasters and Quiroz-Ariza placed second in 4:43.83a; Bettis placed third in the pole vault with a personal record of 6-0 and Kristina Gonda placed fourth with a PR of 5-0; and DuFault placed second in the triple jump in 28-11.5 and third in the long jump at 13-11.5.
In other scoring finishes for the Bulldog boys, the 4x100m relay team of Judson Briggs, Nick Bronson, Josh Lezcano and Gauge Smith placed second in 48.06a and the 4x400m relay team of Lezcano, Jesse Wittenborn, Calvin Tharp-Jackson and Tucker placed second in 4:02.21a.
In another unrecorded placing, DuFault said that Tharp Jackson also placed in the 1500: “I think he took fourth or fifth, but I’m not 100 percent sure on that,” she said.
Smith placed fifth in the 100 in 13.57a and Bronson was sixth in 13.79a; Briggs placed second in the 200 in 25.16a; Wittenborn placed fourth in the 400 in 1:05.48a and Ben Vaughn placed eighth with a PR of 1:12.63a.
“Josh Lezcano finished second in his heat in the 400 meters but they have him as no time; they have Jeramiya Yates as running the 100, but he didn’t; Andrew Cox has no-time in the 100, but he ran it,” DuFault reported.
Wittenborn placed second in the 800 in 2:20.62a, Grant Marshall placed fourth with a PR of 2:23.44a and Diego Fregoso was eighth in 2:33.37a.
Vaughn placed second in the pole vault with a PR of 7-06 and Devin Schrader placed third at 7-06, Yates placed fourth in the shot put with a PR of 40-09.5 and in the discus at 107-08, Smith placed second in the long jump with a PR of 18-08.5 and Andrew Cox was eighth at 16-05, Curshawn Nasholm was fifth in the javelin at 105-07, Christian Tucker was seventh in the high jump with a PR of 4-08 and Nick Mullen was seventh in the 110m hurdles in 24.20a.
The Dawgs are idle this week. “We will take spring break to get some kids healed up for our next track meet on April 5 at East Linn Christian,” DuFault said.