(By Staff Reports/Chewelah Independent)
Miller also wins girls shotput event…
Athletes have a variety of sources for motivation. This past week, Maggie Cobb’s well of inspiration was a loss to a freshman the previous weekend in one of her state medal events. Lilly Kirry bested the veteran senior in the 100-meter hurdles at West Valley.
Cobb made sure there was no repeat performance at Colfax. She won the 100-meter hurdles in a season-best 16.23 seconds, beating Kirry to the finish line by a half-second. Kirry’s time was also a season-best 16.66 seconds.
This was not the only event in which the two went toe to toe. Cobb was the winner of the triple-jump with a distance of 34’7”. Kirry was just five inches behind her in second place with a distance of 34’2.5”. It is evident that the two will be battling each other throughout the season.
In all, Cobb won three events. Her leap of 15’5.25” was the winning distance in the long jump and ran a leg of the 4×100-meter relay.
Kirry also continued to have a banner day on the oval. She placed third in the 200-meter dash, being timed at 26.92 seconds.
Kyrstan Miller won another event for the Chewelah girls. She placed first in the shot put with a distance of 35’9.5 inches. In the discus, she threw 88’8”, placing seventh.
The Cougar gals placed eighth in the 4×100-meter relay. Joining Cobb were Elizabeth Chalmers, Charlotte Falstad, and Alyssa Fitzgerald. Chalmers also placed tenth in the long jump (13’11”).
The Chewelah girls placed third behind Lakeside and Freeman in the team totals out of the 23 schools competing.
The Cougar boys did not have an event winner. However, they had two second place finishers. Peyton Danly crossed the finish line second in the 200-meter dash with a season-best time of 24.52 seconds.
Conner Krouse finished second in the shot put with a throw measured at 49’3.75 inches. He also placed eighth in the discus with a distance of 118’3”.
Brenden Flanagan placed fourth in the 300-meter hurdles, running that distance in 44.81 seconds. In the triple-jump, he finished eighth with a distance of 36’9”. Work on the new track complex has not started yet. Road restrictions are keeping the heavy machinery off the highways, and the late rainy weather has left Snyder Field too soft and muddy to proceed on the project.