SPORTS: Crescent track team excels at 16-team relay event; Forks baseball drops doubleheader

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EDMONDS — Crescent’s 1B track and field team took on larger schools again and fared well at the 16-team Terrace Relays at Edmonds Stadium on Saturday.

The event was sponsored by Mountlake Terrace High School.

Competing in the unique relay format (no 100-, 200-, 400- and 800-meter events) where all shorter races were conducted as part of various relays, Crescent came away with some solid results, Crescent coach Darrell Yount said.

“The girls team tackled the killer middle relay of 600-200-400-800, a race that left it’s sprinters wondering, ‘What was my coach thinking?,’ ” Yount said.

“And yet within that format, Jandi Frantz flew to a great 2:10 600-meters [equals 2:45 800-meters[ and newcomer frosh Nycole McNaughton raced to 31.3 in her first-ever 200 meters, teaming with Kellie Belford [:69 400] and Devanie Christie [3:11.0 800].”

Crescent field athletes also performed well while competing within huge fields (about 50 entries per event).

High jumper Donovan Christie (ranked No. 2 in state) scaled 5 feet, 10 inches with an oh-so-close miss at 6-feet even, good for second place and the team’s best finish on the day.

Christie also had marks of 17-06 in long jump and 36-07.5 in triple jump.

Javelin thrower Quenton Wolfer, ranked No. 3 in state, sailed out to 140-09 for fourth place while Josh Sowders blasted 39-06.75 in shot put for sixth.

Devanie Christie flew to 18.15 for fifth in the 100 hurdles and 84-07 for ninth with javelin while Shannon Williams hit 29-07.25 for ninth in the shot.

Senior captain Belford raced to 54.22 for seventh and super freshman Ryan Lester raced to 55.62 for ninth in the 300 hurdles as all the above athletes garnered prestigious top-10 honors.

Other great finishes went to Martin Waldrip with 4:48.53 (20th) in the 1,500 and an outstanding time of 9:54.12 (12th) in the 3,000 (equals 10:41.0 for 3,200); and Jandi Frantz with distance of 13-09.5 (12th) in long jump; Quin’Tinn March with time of 18.39 (12th) in 110 hurdles and 47.29 in 300 hurdles.

Others include Meagan Shamp with distance of 70-08 (15th) and Shannon Williams with 69-07 (17th) in discus; and the girls 4x100 relay (57.45) with team members Frantz, McNaughton, Lester and Belford as all moved into or improved their standings within the state’s top-10 marks.

Next up will be the North Olympic League teams of Crescent, Neah Bay and Clallam Bay competing in a triangle meet at the Crescent Logger track Thursday for the 3:30 p.m. start.

Tenino 12, 11, Forks 0, 1

TENINO — The Spartans dropped a SWL-Evergreen Division doubleheader to the Beavers on the road Friday.

The Tenino Beavers won the first game 12-0 in five innings.

Mitchell Leppell led the Spartans offensively by going 2 for 3. Javier Con treas and Reece Hagen added a hit each.

Tenino won the nightcap 11-1 in six innings.

Reece Moody was 1 for 2 for the Spartans while Contreas and Leppell were both 1 for 3.

Leppell scored the Spartans’ only run when he was knocked in by Mark Jacobson’s RBI-single.

The Spartans next play at Elma today and host Montesano on Thursday.

Last modified: March 25. 2013 5:27PM
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