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Posted on Apr 22, 2019

Quincy athletes face sturdy foes at Cashmere Invite

Gathering some tough competition under a cloudy sky, Cashmere’s annual invitational meet also welcomed Quincy’s track and field athletes.
The meet’s final results showed that Quincy athletes put up some noteworthy marks in Chelan County, despite some less than ideal conditions and an impressive slate of opponents.
The Jacks finished 15th in team scores among boys, with eight points, and ninth in team scores among girls, with 28 points. Okanogan (105 points) won the girls’ side of the meet and the hosts (82 points) won the boys’ side.
Among girls, Taylor Thomsen set a personal-record in the shot put with 35 feet, 7.75 inches, good enough for second place. She also set a season-best mark in the discus, with 98 feet, seven inches, good enough for third place.
Jane Kennedy finished fourth in the 400 meters, with a season-best mark of one minute, 4.64 seconds. In the 800 meters, Bryn Heikes finished fifth, with 2:32.87 minutes. She also finished sixth in the 1,500 meters, with 5:24.43 minutes.
The foursome of Julissa Herrejon, Avery Vander Veen, Ashley Guadarrama and Cynthia Diaz finished fifth in the 4×200 relay with 1:59.90 minutes.
Vander Veen finished sixth in the javelin with 85 feet.
Among boys, Jalen Spence finished third in the 300-meter hurdles with 43.33 seconds, a personal-best mark. He also finished fifth in the 110-meter hurdles with 18.20 seconds, another PR for the freshman.
Omar Ramos finished ninth in the 1,500 meters, with a time of four minutes, 35.46 seconds, a personal-best as well.
Aiden Heikes finished seventh in the pole vault with 10 feet, and ninth in the high jump with five feet, two inches. The pole vault mark was a personal-best for Heikes, a ninth-grader.
In the long jump, Pablo Mariscal finished ninth with a leap of 18 feet, two inches.
Next up for the Jacks is a trip to Selah for a league meet.
Then, it’s the big home meet, the CliftonLarsonAllen Quincy Invitational on Saturday, April 20, starting at 10:30 a.m.

By Sebastian Moraga,