Both the North Beach Hyaks and the South Bend Indians had competitors earn first-place medals at the Daily A Invitational in Seaside, Ore. on Saturday.
North Beach’s Lorin Cox and South Bend’s Hannah Byington showed the 10-team field why they are two of the fastest girls in the Pacific League as the pair claimed the top two spots in the short sprint events. Cox edged Byington by just over 0.3 in the 100-meter dash, winning with a time of 13.69.
In the 200, Byington and Cox crossed the line with identical times of 28.46, sharing the top spot on the podium.
South Bend senior Jessica Sanchez also earned individual gold at Saturday’s meet, claiming the javelin crown with a throw of 115 feet, 11 inches, six feet better than Seaside’s Anna Huddleston, who placed second (109-11).
Sanchez’s teammate, Karley Reidinger, placed fourth with a personal-best throw of 94-08.
Cox ran the starting leg of a North Beach 4×100-meter relay team that placed third. Cox joined Sky Bartell, Isabella Faris and Zeya Estavillo in running a 57.00, placing approximately a second behind second-place Warrenton (56.09).
Faris placed in the top five in two individual events, taking the fourth spot in the girls 400 with a time of 1:08.17 followed by a time of 2:38.48 to take the silver medal in the 800-meter race.
North Beach’s Tegan Meador placed third in the girls 3,000 meters with a time of 14:42.48, a new personal record for the senior.
South Bend’s boys team had multiple athletes win their respective events.
Indians sprinter Preston Lawhead continued his consistent start to the season, cruising to victory in the 400 (54.41), winning by nearly two seconds. The senior also took third place in the boys 200 (25.16) and fourth in the 100 (12.68).
South Bend hurdler Logan Stamos won two events on the day, taking the top spot in the 300-meter hurdles (45.70) and the triple jump (42-06.00), winning the latter event by more than a foot over Ilwaco’s Parker Keach (41-04.00).
Logan’s twin brother, Nick Stamos, also won an individual gold medal for South Bend, leaping 18-04.00 to win the boys long jump by nearly five inches over Naselle’s Faaoso Tutu’u (17-11.25).
Nick Stamos also contributed to South Bend’s victorious 4×400 meter relay team. He joined Cody Jones, Nathan Ashley and Lawhead to take the top spot with a time of 3:45.75, beating Astoria by 6.64 seconds.
North Beach had one student-athlete win an event with junior Isaiah Richards vaulting 12 feet-flat to win the boys pole vault, a foot-and-a-half better than Rainier’s Nathaniel Falls.
Several Hyaks placed third, including David Nessa (3000, 11:11.92), Evan Johnson (110m hurdles, 19.03; 300m hurdles, 49.66), Marcus Pope (javelin, 137-03) and Reagan Harnagy (high jump, 5-04).
For full results, visit athletic.net/TrackAndField/MeetResults.aspx?Meet=355929&show=all.
Tacoma 12, Grays Harbor 2
Tacoma blew a close game wide open with a six-run fourth inning to beat Grays Harbor 12-2 on Saturday in Tacoma.
Nursing a 3-1 lead, Tacoma (21-3, 4-0 NWAC West) scored six runs in the bottom of the fourth, capped by catcher Sam Olsson’s three-run home run to give the Titans a 9-1 lead.
Grays Harbor (1-18, 1-3) chipped away at the lead with a run in the sixth when William Gross scored on a Devin Burleigh RBI single.
But Tacoma responded with three in the sixth to put the game out of the Chokers’ reach.
Burleigh finished 2-for-3 for Grays Harbor with the second Grays Harbor RBI on the day.
Chokers designated hitter Lasith Narasinghe drove in Grays Harbor’s other run with a run-scoring single in the third inning.
Grays Harbor’s Zach Spradlin went 3-for-4 with a run scored.
The Chokers’ Michael Fitzpatrick took the loss for Grays Harbor, allowing eight earned runs on 11 hits in three innings pitched.