Makayla Earl launched a shot put throw of 37 feet, five inches at Colville last week, adding a full two feet to her own personal-best throw to win that event in Chewelah’s first league meet against the Indians.
Earl also won the discus with a distance of 100 feet, nine inches and placed second in the javelin.
She had the only two wins of the meet as the Cougar girls were defeated by the host Indians, 99-29 in Northeast A league competition.
Likewise, the Chewelah boys won only two events at Colville, both by Zach Schneider, as they were beaten by the Indians, 113- 23.
Schneider won the 110-meter high hurdles in a season-best time of 15.74 seconds. He followed that by running the 300-meter low hurdles in 41.58 seconds, another season best.
Earl and Schneider also won both events at the Dan Birdsell Invitational Meet at Deer Park on Friday. Earl won the shot put with a toss of 35’4″ and the discus with a distance of 102’9″. Schneider ran a time of 15.80 seconds in the high hurdles and won the low hurdles in 41.50 seconds.
Adam Collins placed second in the long jump (19’4″) and the triple jump (37’9″0, and finished third in the high jump (5’4″).
Brittney Wuesthoff was second in the long jump (13’2″), third in the 100-meter (14.49), and fifth in the javelin (74’7″).
Moriah Hudson placed second in the 400-meter run and the 800-meter run. Her time in the 400-meter was 1:18.20. In the 800-meter, she ran a 6:40.00.
James Culverwell placed second in the javelin with a throw of 135’11”.
Abby Stenback finished second in the 300-meter low hurdles with a time of 1:11.09.
Mackinzie Miller was third in the low hurdles (46.50) and in the long jump (18’2″). He placed fourth in the high hurdles (17.99).
Jacob Culverwell was third in the 400-meter run (65.59) and fifth in the discus (103’8″).
Anthony Champion finished fourth in the 800-meter run (2:51.29), Bethany Rich placed fourth in the discus (64’0″), and Bradley Earl was fourth in the triple jump (24’7″).
Megan Rowe placed fourth in two events. Her time in the 200-meter run was 34.54 seconds. She had a distance of 12’3″ in the long jump.
This year’s Cougar track team is dominated by young athletes, mostly freshmen and sophomores, who are steadily improving their times and distances in the cold and rainy weather.
By Geno Ludwig, The Independent Staff
In this photo: Megan Rowe placed fourth in the long jump with a distance of 12 feet, three inches. Mara Schneider photo