A handful of records, mainly in Class B girls, was established during the recent Vern Fox Valley Middle School All-League track meet.
The one Class A mark to fall was in the boys 400-meter dash where Greenacres’ Brad Whitley sprinted 54.12, lowering his Class B record from last year by 3.38 seconds.
Whitley also won the 800 in 2:12.32, but had timed 2:11.84 in the preliminaries, just .14 away from the record. He was second in the high jump and fourth in the 100 for the Bruins league champs.
Greenacres scored 117 points, nearly double or more than anyone else in the Class A field.
Centennial’s Tyson VanDinter, won the 200 in 24.85 and long jump at 18-51/2 and also was second in the 400 and third in the 100.
East Valley’s Matthew Eatock won the 100- and 65-meter hurdles.
Bowdish edged Evergreen 114-106 in Class B boys, and Rocket Anthony Brown established a 1,600-meter record of 5:08. He also won the 800 in 2:20.78, long jump in 16-81/4 and was part of the 1,600-relay win.
Teammate Kevin Harder swept the 100 and 200 and ran on the victorious 400 relay.
North Pines’ Preston Nolen won the shot put and javelin, the latter in a record 159-9. Evergreen’s Nicholas Pendergrass won the 65 hurdles and was second in the high jump and shot put.
Records in the girls Class B meet were by Breanna Barsten in both the girls 800 and 1,600. She timed 2:26.9 in the former and 5:28 in the latter for team champion Evergreen, which edged Bowdish 1171/2 to 109.
Grizzlies teammate Nikki Caudill won the 200 and 400 sprints, was second in the 100 and third in the long jump. Caudill’s 1:01.9 prelim time in the 400 was a class record. She ran 1:02.4 in the finals.
Bowdish’s points came from firsts by Maygen Evenson in the long jump and Stevie Gildehaus in the javelin. Evenson was second in the 400 and ran on two relay champions. Gildehaus and Hayley Stephens were second and third in other races and were part of the 1,600 relay victory.
Evergreen also won the Class A meet behind Brooke Sanders’ victories in the 100, 200 and 400 and Tristina Kline‘s wins in the 800 and 1,600. She also ran on the victorious 1,600 relay.
St. John Vianney eighth-grader Madeline Fuchs, representing North Pines, won the 65 hurdles, was second in the 200 and 400 and shared third in the high jump.
Legion season begins
No American Legion Senior (AAA) League baseball team is unbeaten a week into the season, though the Bandits got off to a 4-1 start including a doubleheader sweep of Pullman Patriots on Monday.
University High catcher Ken VanSickle had four hits for the Bandits during the 13-3, 1-0 victories, including two doubles and a triple.
The Cannons were 1-1, Michael Stewart with four hits, including a home run and double. Mark Lengyel had two hits in the Cannons’ win.
Among the myriad games already played by AA Legion teams, Kimmel Athletic Supply (U-Hi) beat Spokane Athletic Supply (West Valley) 4-1 on Dan Jordan‘s three-hitter for the championship of a tournament in Cheney.
Kimmel beat SAS (Central Valley) twice, 7-2 and 5-4, and beat Cheney 5-4 en route to the title triumph. Thirteen different players hit safely during the tournament, including Travis Lewis and Adam Smith who each had three-hit games. Lewis homered and Smith tripled.
In league, the team knocked off previously unbeaten Lewis and Clark 11-1 on Monday and beat Central Valley 12-0 for a 2-1 record at 1-1. Tom Peterson had six hits including a home run in the pair.
After tying Medical Lake 10-10, SAS (WV) beat East Valley 4-1 and Kimmel Athletic (Ferris) 12-1 during its journey to the Cheney finals. The team is 2-2 in league, including a 2-0 win over University on the three-hit pitching of Alex Stanley.
WV won 12-2 at Medical Lake, Mitch Phillips and Phil Gannon with two hits each, including a home run by Gannon, and lost 6-2 to Ferris in league play.
Spokane Athletic (CV) finished third in Cheney with a 4-2 win over Medical Lake and is 2-3 in league after losing to Ferris and U-Hi. Nick Lallier and Eric Peck have been among CV’s early hits leaders.
East Valley was 0-3 in Cheney but is off to a 2-1 league start following Monday’s 11-0 whitewash of Cheney by Scott Bunkelman and hitting by Travis Hauff and Ryan Campbell.
University’s 16-U Colt team was 2-0 through last weekend.
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