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Track teams run at Westling
Before the season started Oak Harbor track and field coach Jay Turner wasnt sure what to expect with a young group of athletes.
Thats not the case anymore.
Both the Oak Harbor girls and boys teams continue to get stronger, most recently placing high in the 14-team Westling Invitational at South Whidbey High School.
We were pretty stoked both ways, for the boys and the girls, Turner said.
The boys nabbed a third place finish overall, with 80 total points. Only Ballard (139) and Kennedy (99.5) finished higher.
Leading the way for Oak Harbor was senior sprinter Cameron Fuller, who grabbed a second in the 200 (23.25), third in the 400 (51.34), fourth in the 100 (11.81) and was a member of the third-place 1600 meter relay team.
The Wildcats received their only victory of the day in the high jump where freshman Roderick Rumble leaped a personal best 6-foot-2 inches.
Thats pretty impressive for a freshman, Turner said.
Freshman Tyler Elliot also had a nice day, taking third overall in the pole vault, going 11 feet.
The Oak Harbor boys earned an abundance of points in the shot put where they claimed second, third and fourth place respectively with Bill Schacht, Nick DelPrete and Rumble.
The Wildcat girls team ended up in fifth place overall with 89.5 points. South Whidbey (133), Ballard (101.25), Kennedy (94.75) and Port Angeles (93.25) finished higher.
With two of Oak Harbors best throwers gone, Turner thinks an even better finish was possible.
If we would have had the whole team there Im sure we would have finished higher, he said.
Sophomore Bridgette Walker had a great day in the sprints. The transfer took second in the 100 (13.53) and third in the 400 (61.78) and also key in a second place finish for the 1600 meter relay team. She also nabbed a second in the triple jump with a leap of 32 feet, 1.5 inches.
She just keeps performing, Turner said.
The girls didnt have any first place finishers, but did have several in the top four. Other key performers included: ChrisGanna Cooper in the 200, Angelica Cooper in the 100 hurdles and Amy McElroy in the javelin.
Coupeville was a late entry into the Westling Invite, but put forth a solid performance. The girls took eighth and the boys took ninth in a meet that two other class A schools.
Senior Janiece Jenkins was a big scorer for the girls, taking third in the 100, fifth in the triple jump and was a member of the 400 and 800 meter relay teams that placed.
Kim Kisch took a second in the high jump, while Corrinne Gaddis was fourth in the long jump.
The CHS boys team was led by Andrew Moon, who took third in the 100, fifth in the 200 and anchored the fourth place 400 meter relay team. Other individuals who scored points for the Wolves were Jon Chittim in the 400 and Kyle King in the 800.
Coupeville will host the Northwest A/B league championships tomorrow at 3:30 p.m.
Local girls individual places: 100m: 2. Bridgette Walker, OH, 13.53; 3. Janiece Jenkins, C, 13.55; 5. ChrisGanna Cooper, OH, 13.73; 200m: 3. Cooper, OH, 27.8; 7. Megan Murphy, OH, 30.02; 400m: 3. Walker, OH, 61.78; 7. Mietra Smollack, OH, 61.91; 800m: 8. Meghan Newsome, OH, 2:47.4; 3200m: 7. Megan Hall, OH, 13:04.2; 100m hurdles: 3. Angelica Cooper, OH, 17.75; 6. Amanda Gordon, OH, 17.88; 8. Heather Plumberg, OH, 18.00; 300m hurdles: 7. Gordon, OH, 52.4; 4x100m Relay: 4. Coupeville (Corinne Gaddis, Jenkins, Alicia Heinen, Kim Kisch), 53.97; 5. Oak Harbor, 54.00; 4x200m Relay: 4. Oak Harbor, 1:59.21; 7. Coupeville (Gaddis, Jenkins, Heinen, Kyrsten
Huddleston), 2:06.10; 4x400m Relay: 2. Oak Harbor, 4:14.80; 4x800m Relay:
4. Oak Harbor, 11:16.00. High Jump: t2. Kisch, C, 4-08; Long Jump: 4.
Gaddis, C, 14-08.75; Triple Jump: 2. Walker, OH, 32-01.50; 5. Jenkins, C,
30-08.00; Discus: 6. Corey Schulz, OH, 90-04; 7. Lia Speer, OH, 88-05;
Javelin: 4. Amy McElroy, OH, 104-03; 5. Speer, OH, 86-01.
Local boys individual placers; 100m: 3. Andrew Moon, C, 11.80; 4. Fuller, OH, 11.81; 200m: 2. Fuller, OH, 23.25; 5. Moon, C, 23.85; 400m: 3. Fuller, OH, 51.34; 4. Jon Chittim, C, 52.71; 8. Roderick Rumble, OH, 55.16; 800m: Kyle King, C, 2:09.1; 3200m: 5. Josh Dix, OH, 10:31.8; 110m hurdles: 5. Richard Chong, OH, 17.71; 300m hurdles: 7. Chong, OH, 44.3; 4x100m Relay: 3. Coupeville (Riley Fishburn, Trevor Tucker, JJ Marti, Moon), 45.28; 5. Oak Harbor, 46.78; 4x400m Relay: 3. Oak Harbor, 3:37.40; 8. Coupeville (Tom Rogers, King, Clay Hughes, Chittim) 3:54.47; 4x800m Relay: 7. Oak Harbor, 9:19.80; High Jump: 1. Rumble, OH, 6-02; Pole Vault: 3. Tyler Elliot, OH, 11-00; Long Jump: 4. Marti, C, 19-04.00; Triple Jump: Raheem Maddox, OH, 38-01.25; Shot Put: 2. Bill Schacht, OH, 46-04.00; 3. Nick DelPrete, OH, 45-07.00; 4. Rumble, OH, 43-05.75; Discus: 7. DelPrete, OH, 112-11.