|3/27/2013 12:21:00 PM|
Track star Pittsinger breaks two school records
Junior Karle Pittsinger broke two school records that date back to 1995 on March 19 when the Chelan track team hit the road to compete for the first time this season, in Quincy against Quincy, Omak, and Brewster.
Pittsinger, a thrower, made a giant throw in the discus of 120-6 to beat the previous school record by more than three feet. Pittsinger broke a second record on March 19, raising the record from 37-3 to 39-4. She won both the discus and shot put and took fifth place in the javelin with a throw of 75-5.
The Chelan girls track team also took victories in the high jump and the 100 meter race. Junior Morgan Hawkins finished the 100 meter race in 13.84, .02 seconds in front of second place finisher Tobin from Quincy. Freshman Bridget Wyant finished just under a second more than Hawkins for fourth place. Sophomore Makenzie Harris finished in seventh place with a time of 15.21.
Junior Jenny Sundberg took first in the high jump clearing 4-8. Teammate Haley Holiday took third in the event after she cleared 4-6.
Freshman Melina Evig placed second in the javelin (795-) and the discus (73-2).
The girls 4X100 team fell to Quincy and Omak with a time of 1:01 but beat Omak in the 4X200 with a time of 1:59 to take second place. Sophomore Daisy campos took second in the 400 meter run finishing in 1:08.
The boys team was able to win six events at the meet in Quincy. Two events won were by junior Asa Schwartz, a thrower, who beat his personal records in the shot put and discus. Shwartz threw 43-4 in the shot and 139-11 in the discus.
The boys 4x100 and 4X400 relay teams were also champions at Quincy. The 4X100 team, Bryan Cadena, Lane Molina, Ty Schwartz, and Julian Buyas, blew the competition away finishing in 48.62, more than three seconds faster than second place finisher Omak. The 4X400 team, Buyas, Ty Miller, Schwartz, and Mykey Flowers finished 2-1/2 second faster than second place finisher Brewster.
In a race with over 30 runners, senior Erick Oscarson took first place in the 100 meter race with a time of 12.13. Oscarson also took second in the 300 meter hurdle race in 44.81. Flowers finished fourth in the 200 meter race in 25.43.
The sixth first place finisher came from senior Manny Munoz who cleared 5-6 in the high jump, two inches higher than the next best jumper.
On March 26, the Goats hosted their first and last home meet of the season. Seniors from both boys and girls teams were recognized before the meet started. Al Boyd, a former track and field athlete for Chelan was also recognized for still holding the 800 meter run record since 1972.
"This record has never been broken," said Chelan Head Coach Skip Boyd. "We have had a couple of very good athletes in the mean time run around 1:57 but no one has broken his record [1.54]."
Dave Hellyer was also recognized for being a part of local track and field meets for over 20 years.
Kacie Thrift may be reached at 682-2213 or email@example.com.
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