Mule athletes fare well in Thursday meet
The Wahkiakum Mules hosted their only home track and field event of the year last Thurseday.
For the boys, Austin Burns took third in the 100 meters with a time of 11.95, and Nevan Bingham came in fifth with a time of 12.22. Burns also took third in the 200 meters clocking in at 25.51.
In the 110 meter hurdles, Carl Kolditz finished third with a time of 20.15. Kolditz also placed fifth in the triple jump with a distance of 29’3”.
Ethan Cothren came in fifth place in the shot put, tossing it 36’3”. Koby Cothren took second in the javelin with a distance 112’0”. He also took fourth in the triple jump with 32’0.5” and fifth in the long jump with a leap of 16’0”. Ryan Quigley cleared 5’6” in the high jump and claimed third place.
The girls were well represented in the 100 meters, taking second, third and fourth place. Grace Peacock led the Mules with a time of 13.47, followed closely by Tyra Elliott who came in at 13.48. Cheyenne Barton clocked in at 14.21.
Barton and Peacock took second and third respectively in the 200 meters. Barton had a time of 29.00 and Peacock came in at 30.57.
Elliott won the 400 meters finishing in 1:06.87. Shona Heywood took first in the 800 meters with a time of 2:58.83. Kyrah Sciuto came in third in the 1600 meters with a time of 8:19.84. Shelbie Abbot took second in the 100 meter hurdles, finishing in 19.31.
The team of Elliott, Shona Heywood, Barton and Peacock took first in the 4x100 and 4x200 meter relays. They finished the 4x100 in 55.00 and the 4x200 in 1:55.70.
Tarah Wisner won the shot put, throwing it 28’7”.
On Saturday at the Decatur Frosh/Soph Invite at Federal Way Memorial Field, Gunnar Blix won the shot put and the discus events. He threw the shot put 44’8” and the discus 125’3”.
The Mule track and field team travels to Napavine on April 17 for their next meet.