(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent)
Cougars will bring several top-10 athletes into postseason, it appears…
Lilly Kirry is one of the best hurdlers in the country and it showed at the Prosser Invite over the weekend. Kirry won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.09 and won the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 46.31. Kirry also won the 200-meter with a time of 26.68.
This was against bigger Yakima and Tri-Cities area schools with more athletes to choose from for their track and field roster. Still the small Chewelah cadre of athletes impressed as well.
The girls relay 4×100 team took fifth place (52.82) with the legs of Kirry, Elle Carpenter, Keelin Middlesworth and Maili Masuda.
In the throws, Natalie Rose Shepard placed fifth in the discus with a mark of 96-01. Freshman Milayna Hartill set a PR in the shot put with a mark of 31-8.5 to place sixth.
The boys had some top ten finishes as well. In the shot put event, Kaden Krouse set a PR, throwing 40-10.5 to place sixth while teammate Wade Baker placed seventh (40-6).
Krouse was also eighth in the triple jump with a mark of 37-11. Judah Katona finished tenth in the 200-meter run (24.25). Brad Larson PR-ed to place 11th in the javelin with a throw of 140-0.