Northwest Weekend Review 3/24

We covered the Tiger Invitational elsewhere but Northwest athletes were performing at a number of other events over the weekend.    Of special note was the Idaho invasion of Arizona’s Chandler Rotary Invitational.   Erik Harris of Twin Falls had an outstanding performance in the Mile, where he placed second behind Bernie Montoya of Cibola, who ran 4:10.  Harris ran a sterling 4:11.38 to take second.

Morgan Choate of Vallivue placed seventh in the 800 Meters with a school record of 1:55.84, as Harris finished fourth in 1:54.11.   The girls’ Two Mile had a strong field, which included Rolonda Jumbo of Chinle & Sarah Fakler of Xavier but Mikayla Malaspina of Vallivue carried the Idaho colors to a fourth place finish in 11:11.  Her team mate Alyssa Faulks ran 5:44 in the Mile.   (Jumbo also won the Mile with her 4:57)

     Anthony Armstrong of Kamiakin ventured to Yakima for the Ram Relays and followed up his victory last weekend in the Richland Jamboree with a triumph in the 1600 Meter Run in 4:19.90.   Hunter Johnson of Mount Spokane ran 9:33 to claim the 3200 Meters, while Joseph Collett of Hanford went 39.50 in the 300 Hurdles.  Adam Mahama of Pullman scored in the Discus with 158-05.  Mahama also was second in the Shot Put behind Kamiakin’s Forrest Reading, who went 47-05.    Kamiakin’s Stephanie Rexus led the way in the girls’ 3200 Meters with 11:41 & her team mate Megan Beauchene scored in the 1600M with 5:14.

    Kaci Jones of Stanwood was impressive in the Terrace Relays with a Javelin mark of 127-11, while Molly Greger of Juanita led the way in the High Jump with 5-02.  Drew Thompson led the guys with 6-02 in the High Jump.

    Lena Grube of Crow had a busy day at the Warrior Relays in Oakridge, Oregon winning the javelin (119-06) & the Discus (123-03).  She also earned second in the Shot Put behind Samantha Weaver of Yoncalla, who won with 38-00.

    Savanna Haverfield of Tahoma won the Javelin at the Liberty Invitational in 112-05.   Haverfield also won the hurdles in 16.1.  Marina Roberts of Kingston led the way in the 1600 Meters with 5:11.  Ken Norton of Issaquah had a fine early time in the 400M with his 53.7.

     Although it did not occur on the weekend, Jordan McPhee of Mt. Rainier impressed in a dual meet against Tahoma (3/21) by running 10:54 for 3200 Meters.   That mark is the leading time in the state for the young season, as McPhee is coming off a successful basketball campaign.