By Brandon Hansenfirstname.lastname@example.org
Chewelah took the warm weather and ran with it on Wednesday against Colville and Medical Lake. The Cougars racked up nine first-place finishes on the Indians’ home track then notched four first-place finishes at the Priest River Invitational on Saturday, April 23.
“We always strive for incremental improvement; personal records are our focus and with those often comes winning performances,” Chewelah coach Shirley Baker said. “We always see jumps forward with our underclassmen, but the number of personal bests marked by our juniors and seniors is what is telling of the hard work they are putting in this season.”
At the Colville NEA League meet, Chewelah’s Peyton Danly set a personal best in the 100-meter dash (11.57) while placing second. Danly was also second in the 200-meter dash (24.30).
Conner Krouse notched first place finishes in the shot put (50-7.5) and discus (112-10). Krouse notched a personal best in the shot put. Krouse was also second in the triple jump (39-5.25).
Josh Adelsperger was first in the javelin (136-11) and fourth in the shot put (35-11). Reimes Schatz was second in the 800-meter run (2:21.43) and sixth in the 1,600-meter run (5:30.33). Brenden Flanagan was third in the 300-meter hurdles (46.77), third in the long jump (19-0.25) and third in the triple jump (36-0). Isaac Hall was second in the discus (108-00), while Chayse Frizzell was second in the high jump (5-8).
On the girls side, Maggie Cobb continued her tear through the track season. The multi-talented Cobb won the 100-meter hurdles (16.44) by over four seconds, the triple jump (34-2.5) and the long jump (16-5) with a personal best. Cobb was also third in the 200-meter dash (28.97).
“Maggie has been a consistent performer since her freshman year,” Baker said. “Conner is really coming into his own as he matures physically and competitively.”
Kyrstan Miller had another milestone day, winning the shot put (40-8) and breaking the Chewelah school record for the third time. Miller also was tied for first in the javelin (93-10).
Andrea Franks was second in the 100-meter dash (14.44), second in the high jump (4-6) and fourth in the long jump (14-7). Samantha Trudeau was fourth in the shot put (30-6), third in the discus (81-07), tied for first in the javelin (93-10) and fourth in the triple jump (28-6.25). Madison Triplett was fifth in the shot put (30-5) and second in the discus (95-08).
At the Priest River Invite on Saturday, the 4×100 meter relay team notched first place with a personal best of 46.46 from Peyton Danley, Chayse Frizzell, Conner Krouse and Brenden Flanagan.
Krouse won the shot put (48-2) and discus (130-10) with a personal best in that event. Krouse was also third in the triple jump (37-6).
Danley also placed third in the 100-meter dash (11.92) and second in the 200-meter dash (24.19).
Reimes Schatz was sixth in the 800-meter run (2:17.01) with a personal best and 10th in the 1,600-meter run. Brenden Flanagan was second in the 300-meter hurdles (45.72), third in the long jump (18-7.5) and fifth in the triple jump with a personal best (37-.75).
On the girls side, Miller won the shot put event with a meet record (38-5.25), while Samantha Trudeau was third in the event (32-2) with a PR and Madison Triplett was fifth (31-.75). Jayden Rainer was seventh in the event (28-11.5)
The Cougars swept the top spots in the discus with Miller getting a personal best and first place (105-08), Rainer taking second (99-09), Trudeau notching third (93-04) and Triplett being fourth (93-03). Trudeau was also third in the triple jump (29-2.5).
Andrea Franks was fifth on the 200-meter dash (28.88), third in the high jump (4-8) and third in the long jump (14-2.5).
The girls 4×100 relay team of Savannah Blain Kyrstan Miller, Becca Thompson and Samantha Trudeau was third after a personal best of 58-3.
After Chewelah traveled to Riverside for an NEA League meet on Wednesday, they’ll return to Idaho for the Lake City Invitational on Friday.