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Posted on Apr 23, 2015

Quincy boys win CliftonLarsonAllen Invite

 Kleyn leads Lady Jacks at Quincy Invite

Samantha Kleyn is closing in on a school record in the 300 hurdles.  At this time the junior .03 seconds off the record set by Krystal Bowman in 1994.  Bowman ran the race in 47.70 and on Saturday at the CliftonLarsonAllen Quincy Invite Kleyn posted a time of 47.73.

“I’m excited,” said head coach David Stoddard.  “I will tell you that.  The last three meets she has PRed.

“She’s running harder.  She’s just figuring it out.   It’s how bad do you want it.”

On the boys side, Travis Harris, Spencer Elmore, Luis Camacho and Carlos Sanchez have quietly put together a fast 4×400 relay team.  They opened the year with a three-minute, 51-second race at the Ray Cross Invitational.

On Saturday, the foursome clocked in at 3:35.54.  That is the second fastest 1600 relay any Quincy team has run in the past four years.  Last year the team had a 3:34 personal best, but it was at the end of the season.

“That was a five-second PR,” said coach Cory Medina.  “That same team ran at Cashmere and had a 3:41, so everyone had their best race.  Harris ran the first 400 in 54.74, followed by a 54.86 by Elmore, while Camacho had a 53.73 and Sanchez’s anchor leg was in 52.74.

The relay team won their race to help the Jacks win the team title with 87 points, eclipsing second plasce Ephrata who scored 78.5 points.

CliftonLarsonAllen Results

Boys team scores:  Quincy 87, Ephrata 73.5, Cashmere 65, Cascade 57, Royal 49, Okanogan 38, Odessa-Harrington 35.5, Naches 28, Chelan 22, Omak 18, Cle Elum 15, Lind-Ritzville 15, Lake Roosevelt 11, Wahluke 4, Othello 3, Toppenish 2, Yakama Nation Tribal 2, Wellpinit 1, Soap Lake 1.

Quincy highlights

200-4, Sanchez 23.89.  400-2, Sanchez 53.15; 4, Camacho 53.58.  800-1. Elmore 2:05.50.  1600-1. Elmore 4:39.84.  3200-1. Victor Salgado 10:13.50.  110H-6, Harris 17.21.  300H-3, Harris 43.12.  400R-2, (Camacho, Sanhcez, Harris, Ricardo Saldana) 45.85.  1600R-1. Quincy (Harris, Elmore, Camacho, Sanchez) 3:35.54.  Shot-3, Alberto Tafoya 45-2.  Discus-1. Tafoya 128-9.

Girls team scores: Cashmere 73, Ephrata 70, Okanogan 61, Royal 45, Lind-Ritzville 38, Wilbur-Creston 31, Quincy 30, Naches 30, Almira-Coulee-Hartline 28, Chelan 26, Cascade 22, Omak 19, Toppenish 10, Lake Roosevelt 10, Oroville 10, Manson 9, Soap Lake 2, Ce Elum 2.

Quincy Highlights

200-4, Kleyn 27.93.  3200-Dezarae Westra 13:08.07.  110H-3, Kleyn 16.17.  300H-1. Kleyn 47.73.  Shot-5, Mashayla Schaapman 30-0.5.  LJ-3, Kleyn 15-11.25.  TJ-7, Kaitlin Ramsey 31-11.5.

~Kurtis J. Wood/sports@qvpr.com

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