Hermiston had a pair of winners on Saturday at the Strandberg Invitational at Central Valley High School in Spokane.

Jazlyn Romero won the javelin with a toss of 129 feet, 11 inches, while sophomore Paige Palzinski won the shot put with a mark of 37-8¾.

Palzinski also was seventh in the discus (106-10), while Sheridan Deike was third in the javelin (96-5), and Bailey Young added a fifth-place finish in the shot put (33-9).

On the track, McKaylee Young finished second in the 100 meters in a personal best time of 12.60 seconds. She also was seventh in the long jump with a leap of 15-9½.

Jayden Ray added an eighth-place finish in the 400 (1:03.40), while the 4x100 relay team of Abigail Sharon, Young, Kamryn Aldred and Ray finished sixth in a time of 53.77.

The Hermiston girls were seventh in the team standings with 49 points. Central Valley won the team title with 115.

For the boys, the 4x100 relay team of Benjamin Wicks, Thomas Reagan, Donovan Wilson and Garrett Walchli placed sixth with a time of 45.34.

Walchli also was sixth in the 200 with a PR of 22.98 seconds, while Freddy Mendoza was sixth in the 800 in a time of 2:03.71, and Seth Buck cleared a personal best 12 feet for sixth in the pole vault.

Central Valley won the boys team title with 90.5 points. Hermiston was 16th with 12 points.


Hermiston’s Jazlyn Romero unleashed a personal best throw of 146 feet, 1 inch Thursday to win the javelin event in a Mid-Columbia Conference meet at Kamiakin.

Romero’s mark is the fourth best in the state this spring, regardless of classification.

Paige Palzinski placed first in the shot put with a mark of 36-7 3/4. Bailey Young followed at second, throwing a personal best 34-11 3/4.

In the 100-meter dash, MaKaylee Young finished second at 12.80. Amanda Nygard finished third in the 800-meter at 2:32.86. In the 1600-meter, Sydney Sanchez placed fifth with her personal best time of 5:44.18, and Shelia Solrio set a season record with her 6:00.47, eighth-place finish.

Jayden Ray placed third with a PR in the 300-meter hurdles, finishing at 50.63.

Hermiston’s Broc Remmer placed third in the men’s high jump event (5-8), then went on to set a personal record in the long jump, soaring 19-7 3/4.

Remmer wasn’t the only Bulldog to have a record day. In the 1,600, Hermiston occupied the sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth spots in the top 10, with each athlete setting a new personal record.

Anthony Duron placed sixth, crossing the finish line at 4:49.70. Gregory Anderson finished seventh at 4:52.21, and Jackson Shaver (4:53.11) and Angel Benites Vera (4:53.87) were right behind him.

In the 200-meter, Simon Headings (sixth; 24.23), Freddy Mendoza (eighth; 24.49), and Skyler Stubbs (ninth; 24.77) all set new PRs.

Mendoza also set a personal record in the 400-meter, placing fourth at 53.06. Headings followed up at fifth with a PR at 53.10, and Freddy Ibarra placed eighth with a PR at 57.31.

Hermiston’s 4x100 relay team, consisting of Benjamin Wicks, Thomas Reagan, Donovan Wilson, and Garrett Walchli placed third with a time of 46.35.

Ibarra, Anderson, Benites Vera, and Heredia teamed for a third-place finish in the 4x400 relay, clocking in at 3:54.55.

Hermiston’s Seth Buck tied for fourth in the pole vault with Walla Walla’s Dash Simon with a personal record of 11-06.



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