Freeman boys, girls each post team victories in District 1A meet
It was a good day for Freeman’s track teams.
Spearheaded by Kelsie Lashaw’s win in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, Freeman’s girls won all but two of the running events en route to a first-place finish at the District 7 1A track and field meet at Central Valley.
The boys, led by Kevin Hatch’s wins in the long and triple jumps, also cruised to a win.
LaShaw, who came in at 13.39 in the 100 and 27.08 in the 200, and Amber Raines, with a 6:08.38 in the 1600 meters and a 13:00.86 in 3200 meters, both had two wins as the Scotties racked up 232.50 points, nearly three times that of second-place Liberty (83).
Freeman also swept the relays and got a win from Leticia Andersch in the shot put (28-1 1/2 ) and discus (104-01).
The Lancers were led by Christina Dahm’s first-place finish in the 400 meters (1:02.40) and Shawn Hennessey’s win in the long jump (15 feet, 4 inches).
Lind-Ritzville, led by Destry Killian’s win in the 100-meter hurdles (16.78) and Jessica Heidenreich’s win in the high jump (5-4), finished third with 63 points. For the boys, Freeman, led by Hatch’s wins in the long jump (19-7 1/2 ) and triple jump (40-7), won all but two of the field events en route to a 233 point total, well over two times that of second-place Lind-Ritzville (96).
TJ Hunt led the Broncos as he won the 100 meters (11.58), the 110-meter hurdles (16.64) and the 300-meter hurdles (40.85). He also was a member of LR’s winning 4x400-meter relay team.
Northwest Christian, led by Steve Vandenburg’s wins in the 800 meters (1:55.77), 1600 meters (4:58.38) and 3200 meters (10:35.50) was third with 83 points, Colfax fourth with 63, Liberty fifth with 27 and Kettle Falls sixth with 7.