Track | Clay Lewis Invite

Hermiston’s Amanda Nygard, center, competes in the 800 meter run Saturday during the Clay Lewis Invite in Richland. Nygard took second with a time of 2:33.13.

Hermiston’s Jazlyn Romero was the only Hermiston athlete to win an event Saturday at the Clay Lewis Invite in Richland.

Romero took top honors in the javelin with a toss of 138 feet, 4 inches. Teammates Sydney Seavert (7th, 108-7) and Sheridan Deike (8th, 105-5) also earned points in the event.

The Hermiston girls finished fourth in the team standings with 79 points. Hanford won the team title with 157.33 points.

Deike also was sixth in the discus (109-10), while Romero was seventh (108-7).

In the shot put, sophomore Paige Palzinski was second with a mark of 35-6 — just one-quarter inch behind the winner.

Also for the Bulldogs, sprinter Elsa Torres placed second in the 100, crossing the finish line in 13.01. MaKaylee Young was fourth (13.08).

Sophomore Amanda Nygard placed second in the 800 with a time of 2:33.13, while in the 1,600, freshman Cydney Sanchez was fourth (5:47.83).

In the high jump, freshman Morgan Brown placed fourth with a height of 4-10.

The Hermiston boys were fifth in the 4x100 relay in a time of 45.46, while in the shot put, Sean Stewart was eighth (42-10).

In the 800, senior Freddy Mendoza finished fifth in a time of 2:02.67, while Gregory Anderson was seventh in the 3,200 (10:38.71), and Seth Buck was sixth in the pole vault (10-6).

MCC meet at Hanford

Hermiston may not have been the top team at Thursday’s Mid-Columbia Conference track and field meet at Hanford High School, but that didn’t stop Garrett Walchli from posting some winning times.

The junior placed first with a personal record of 23.63 seconds in the 200, and was second in the 100, clocking in at 11.51.

Walchli also teamed with Thomas Reagan, Donovan Wilson and Deryk Anderson for a second-place finish in the 4x100 relay (45.18). The same team also placed third in the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:45.82.

Hermiston also took home strong performances in the boys 800, with Freddy Mendoza taking second (2:04.77), and Simon Headings third (2:08.98).

Sean Stewart placed third in the shot put with a distance of 43-1¼, and Chase Bradshaw was right behind him at fourth with a mark of 40-6.

Stewart also finished second in the discus with a toss of 123-08, while Bradshaw took fourth (118-02).

Elsa Torres finished strong for the Hermiston girls. She took first in the 100 (12.87, a season record), second in the 200 (27.04), and teamed with MaKaylee Young, Amanda Nygard, and Kamry Aldred in the 4x400 relay for a first-place finish (4:27.25).

Young also took second in the long jump with a leap of 15-3¾.

In the javelin, Hermiston’s Sydney Seavert took third with a mark of 96-6, with Sheridan Deike following up at fourth with a throw of 93-8½ distance. Deike also took second in the discus with a mark of 109 feet.

Paige Palzinski finished second in the shot put (35-6¼), and Bailey Young took third (34-6¼).

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