Several Sasquatch steal show at meet
Dylan Seitz (Central Valley High) won the 110-meter hurdles in 15.07 seconds and the 400 hurdles in 54.74 Wednesday to highlight Community Colleges of Spokane’s effort at its Sasquatch Carnival track and field meet at Spokane Falls CC.
Wes Bailey (Mead High) of CCS won the men’s long jump in 24 feet, 5 inches, approaching the 24-6 1/4 that Olympic gold medalist Dan O’Brien jumped while at CCS in 1988.
Whitworth’s Carter Comito won the men’s shot put (56-10) and discus (197-11). Dakota Kliamovich’s winning women’s hammer throw (167-8) for the Pirates moved her into 14th on the national list.
• Idaho’s Drew Thompson is in fourth place and Ryan Bowen is in fifth after the opening day of the decathlon at the Western Athletic Conference Championships in Arlington, Texas.
Texas-Arlington’s Romain Martin leads with 3,885 points. Thompson has 3,445 and Bowen 3,287. Idaho’s Johanna Hocketstaller (2,998) is in eighth place in the heptatlon.
• Idaho swept the WAC weekly awards, as sprinter Liga Velvere and thrower Kristine Leonard (Lakeland High of Rathdrum) won the women’s awards while hurdler Jesse Villines and thrower Joseph Charles took the men’s honors.
Daniel Rowton hit a one-out, three-run homer to highlight a four-run sixth inning as Community Colleges of Spokane rallied for an 8-4 win over host Yakima Valley in the first game of an NWAACC doubleheader.
CCS (23-19, 14-12) led the second game 7-6 after a seven-run fourth, but the Yaks (28-14, 18-8) took the lead with a two-run sixth.
CCS ends its regular season Saturday at home against Walla Walla.
Emily Perlich (15-16) pitched a three-hitter and Heather Bishop (Colville) went 3 for 4 as North Idaho (23-33) opened the Region 18 tournament at Twin Falls, Idaho, with a 3-1 win over Snow (23-26).
Amber Meyers had an RBI single in the first inning, Bishop added an RBI single in the second and Shelby Carter hit a solo homer in the third for NIC.
NIC will play top-seeded Southern Idaho (47-9) today at the double-elimination tourney.