Adam Collins will lead a delegation of 13 Chewelah Cougars to this weekend’s Bi-District Track and Field Championships at Riverside.
Collins was the spotlight performer at the Northeast A League Meet last Saturday at Newport, where he won all three jumping events. He won the high jump at a height of 6’2″. His winning leap in the long jump was measured at 19’4.5″. He then won the triple jump at a distance of 41’11”. Although none were personal records, all three first place finishes were better than anyone in the league could equal or surpass.
Collins will be the favorite in this Saturday’s high jump competition. He is the bi-district leader in this event with his season-best jump of 6’3″. He also leads bi-district qualifiers in the triple jump with his best distance of 42’11”. However, he is currently second on the long jump leader board.
Kaitlin Krouse was the winner of the top qualifier in the girls’ discus. She won the event with a throw of 112’11”. She also placed second in the shot put with a toss of 31’2″. So, she will compete in both events at this Saturday’s bi-district meet.
Joining Krouse in the girls’ throwing events will be Jayden Rainer. The young freshman thrower placed third in the discus with a throw of 98’11”. She then finished fifth in the shot put with a distance of 28’10.75″.
McKenzie Miller will also compete in two events at Riverside. He placed second in the 110-meter high hurdles with a career-best time of 17.12 seconds. He then placed second in the 300-meter low hurdles, which he ran in 42.73 seconds.
Daniele Bradley will be spending her time in the jumping pits with Collins. She qualified to compete in the high jump and the long jump in this weekend’s bi-district competition. She placed third in the high jump when she cleared the bar at 4’6″, equaling her best height of the season. In the long jump, she placed fourth with a leap of 14’6.5″.
Kody Karsh will compete in the discus at the bi-district meet after placing fifth at Newport with a toss of 114’7″. Chris Lambert threw the javelin 143’5″, placing third in that event to qualify for this weekend’s event.
Venessa Calhoon will throw the javelin for the Cougar girls. She placed fourth at Newport last weekend with a distance of 90’8″.
Sevannah Blain will be the only Chewelah girl entered in the individual running events. She placed fourth in the 400-meter run with a time of 71.26 seconds.
Both of the Chewelah girls’ relay teams will run at Riverside. Liz Taft, Summer Hodgden, Moriah Hudson, and Bradley will team up to compete in the 4×100-meter relay and the 4×200-meter relay.
By Geno Ludwig, The Independent Staff