Washington. Idaho. Take your pick, whatever state Maggie Cobb is in she still continues to rack up the first place finishes. Cobb – sitting at No. 4 in the state 1A ranks for the 100-meter hurdles and No. 3 in triple jump – was able to collect five first-place finishes last week for the Cougars.
She wasn’t the only one getting first place finishes.
“We had multiple PR’s in our meet at Riverside last Wednesday, so that demonstrates our athletes are working hard and we are managing the intensity of their practice schedules,” Chewelah coach Shirley Baker said. “Our district meet is May 20-21, so we have two more league contests and one more invitational to move athletes marks up the standings into the top sixteen to qualify for districts.”
At a NEA League meet at Riverside last Wednesday, Cobb won the 100-meter hurdles and the triple jump (33-1.5). Kyrstan Miller – breaker of several school records – won the shot put (40-4) and the discus (106-10).
Samantha Trudeau completed the sweep for Chewelah in the throwing events with a personal best 112-02 to win the javelin. She also took second in the shot put (32-8).
Also in the shot put, Madison Triplett tied for third (31-3) and Jaden Rainer was fifth (30-2). Triplett was also second in the discus (100-9) while Trudeau was third (96-4) and Rainer was fourth (94-3). Miller was second in the javelin (106-4).
In the running events, Andrea Franks was third in the 100-meter run (14.64) and Savannah Blain was fourth (14.79). Cobb was second in the 200-meter run (29.38) while Franks was right behind in third place (29.50)
Andrea Franks was second in the high jump (4-6)
“Andrea could really make some gains in the high jump,” Baker said.
On the boys side in Chattaroy, Conner Krouse won the shot put (49-10) and the triple jump (38-1.5), while taking second in the discus (121-1). Brenden Flanagan won the 300-meter hurdles (43.68) with his fastest time of the season and Josh Adelsperger was second in the javelin (144-0) with his best throw of the season.
“Brenden has made consistent improvements in the 300-meter hurdles and long jump through the season,” Baker said. “I think he is ready for a big gain any time.”
Peyton Danly notched a pair of second-place finishes in the 100-meter (12.05) and 200-meter (24.35) runs. Reimes Schatz was fourth in the 1,600-meter (5:29) run.
Chayse Frizzell was second in the high jump (5-4), Dakota Kroiss was third in the long jump (16-8).
“We have seven athletes ranked in the top three in their events, which makes them likely candidates for state qualification as only the top two athletes at our district meet move on to state,” Baker said.
Those seven are Peyton Danly in the 100-meter run, Conner Krouse in the shot put, Maggie Cobb in the 100-meter hurdles, long jump and triple jump, Kyrstan Miller in the shot put, discus, and javelin, Jayden Rainer in the shot put and Samantha Trudeau in the javelin.
At the Lake City Invite in Couer D’Alene, Cobb won two events for the girls – taking first in the 100-meter hurdles (15.88) and the triple jump (35-6). Cobb was also fifth in the 200-meter run (29.05).
Andrea Franks was fifth in the 100-meter run (14.41), sixth in the 200-meter run (29.21) and fifth in the high jump (4-8). Trudeau was fourth in the shot put (32-4) while Rainer was fifth in the discus (101-2) Trudeau was sixth in the discus.
Franks was also fifth in the high jump (4-8).
On the boys side, Krouse was second in the shot put (48-10) and fourth in the discus (125-9). Danly notched a fifth-place finish in the 100-meter run (11.82) and a fourth-place finish in the 200-meter run (23.81).
Brenden Flanagan was fifth in the 300-meter hurdles (46.11), fourth in the triple jump (36-8.5) and sixth in the long jump (18-1.5). Frizzell was sixth in the high jump (5-6).
Chewelah’s 4×100-meter relay team of Danly, Flanagan, Chayse Frizzell and Conner Krouse was third (47.15) at the Idaho meet.
By Brandon Hansen/The Independent Staff