Oak Harbor girls 1st, boys 2nd at Stanwood Invitational | Track

The Oak Harbor High School track teams built some momentum heading into the postseason with strong showings at the Stanwood Twilight Invitational Friday, May 9.

The Wildcat girls won the nine-team meet with 155 points. The Oak Harbor boys tied Stanwood for second with 108.5 points; 4A power Lake Stevens won with 176.5.

The Western Conference Championships at Marysville-Pilchuck High School are next for the Wildcats. The preliminaries and several finals begin at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 14. The other finals begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 16.

At Stanwood, the Oak Harbor girls were led by the double wins of sophomore Taylor Deconzo (shot put, 33-11.25; javelin, 92-08) and a first and two seconds from Alex Laiblin.

Laiblin captured the 3,200 (11:23.54), finished second in the 1,600 (5:29.83) and joined Jackie Dejesus, Deja Bunch and Jonalynn Horn to place second in the 4x400 relay (time not reported).

Kiesha Watts, Janae Payne, Alana Austin and Matti Miesle combined to win the 4x200 relay (1:53.78).

Horn ran second to Laiblin in the 3,200 (11:33.35).

John Rodeheffer placed second twice (1,600, 4:34.99; 3,200, 9:54.42) to pace the Wildcat boys. Daniel Nunes finished second in the 200 (24.7).

Other results:

Third, girls: Payne, 100, 14.05; Horn, 1,600, 5:33.46; Kaylee Lamb, shot, 32-03.75; Hayley Lundstrom, (tie) high jump, 4-10; Claire Anderson, (tie) high jump, 4-10; Rebecca Klestincoua, pole vault, 7.

Third, boys: Kris Medina, 100, 12.18; 200, 24.74; Sebastian Ceaser, 800, 2:10.1; Tanner Walker, javelin, 137-04; long jump, 18-0.25; 4x100 (Jared Grey, Nunes, Medina, Anthony Alexander), 46.85; 4x400 (Ceaser, Nunes, Josiah Welch, Ben Danielson), 4:31.18.

Fourth, girls: Priya Osborne, 100, 14:07; Austin, 200, 29.13; Suzanne Kaltenbach, pole vault, 7; 4x100 (Miesle, Osborne, Payne, Watts), 56.17.

Fourth, boys: Nunes, 400, 54.16; Tyler Dodd, shot, 41-04.75; Diangelo McKinney, long jump, 17-11.75.

Fifth, girls: Watts, 100, 14.11; Kaltenbach, 400, 65.19.

Fifth, boys: Stephen Dixon, 110 hurdles, 18.03; Gray, 300 hurdles, 45.36.

Sixth, girls: Bunch, 400, 65.79; Laura Rodeheffer, 3,200, 12:36.58; Nalani Gabbert, 100 hurdles, 17.6; Dejesus, 300 hurdles, 53.67; Juliet Asperry, pole vault, 6-06; Osborne, long jump, 14-10-.75; Anderson, triple jump, 31-10.25.

Sixth, boys: Welch, 400, 54.23; Dixon, 300 hurdles, 45.65.

Seventh, girls: Watts, 200, 29.78.

Seventh, boys: Robert Hartley, 1,600, 5:01.11; Gray, 110 hurdles, 18.3; Zack Norton, triple jump, 35-04.25.

Eighth, girls: Gabbert, 300 hurdles, 54.69; Mariah Bolander, shot, 27-10.5.

Eighth, boys: Gray, 200, 25.07; Adam Nelson, 800, 2:16.7.

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