Zach Schneider continued to hone in on the two Jenkins High School’s hurdling records last week when he ran career-best times in both events at Riverside last Saturday.
Schneider ran the 110-meter low hurdles in 15.27 seconds. He still has to whittle 28 hundredths of a second off his fastest time to erase the current record of 15.0 seconds. That record was set by Mike Frizzell, Chewelah’s current city administrator, back in 1990.
In the 300-meter low hurdles, Schneider ran a time of 40.03 seconds at Riverside. The current JHS record holder is Mark Richardson, who ran it in 39.87 seconds back in 1984. Schneider has to trim 17 hundredths of a second off his best time to establish a new record.
Schneider also won the low hurdles and the high hurdles at lakeside on Wednesday of last week.
Another Cougar winning two events at Lakeside was Makayla Earl. She had the best throw of the day in the javelin with a distance of 107’1″. She then won the discus with a throw of 99’11″.
Chewelah’s only other winner at Lakeside was Adam Collins, who won the high jump at a height of 5’10″.
Going into this week, the Cougars had only one league meet remaining on their schedule. That was at Freeman on Wednesday. They also competed in the Mead Invitational on Saturday.
Upcoming for Chewelah are the district, bi-district, and state meets. This year’s district meet will be held at Riverside on May 12. The bi-district meet against the Caribou Trail League will be at Cashmere on May 19. Then, the state meet will be at Eastern Washington University on May 26.
By Geno Ludwig
The Independent Staff
In this photo: Adam Collins at Newport. Mara Schneider photo