Quincy athletes shine at last QHS Invite at Jaycee Stadium
The QHS track and field team made sure that the last Quincy Invitational Meet at Jaycee Stadium was one to remember.
The Quincy High School boys team took third place, and the girls team took fourth, out of more than 20 teams competing. Ephrata took first in both girls and boys, with Cashmere taking second among boys, and Okanogan taking second among girls, followed by Cashmere.
Among boys, freshman Aiden Heikes set personal records in all three of his events, taking first place in the pole vault with 11 feet, six inches, and third place in the triple jump with 40 feet, 9.75 inches. He also finished fourth in the high jump, with five feet, six inches.
The relay team of Carmelo Martinez, Isaiah Ayala, Nate Ortiz and Israel Cavazos took first place, with a time of 45.63 seconds.
Omar Ramos finished second in the 1,600, with 4:57.87 minutes, a personal record for him. He also finished third in the 800 meters with 2:09.91 minutes, another PR for the sophomore.
Cavazos finished fourth in the 100 meters with 11.60 seconds and fifth in the 200 meters with 24 seconds.
Jalen Spence finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles with 17.94 seconds, a PR for the freshman, as well.
Among girls, Aiden’s sister Bryn Heikes took second place in the 800 meters, with a time of two minutes, 30.44 seconds, and third place in the 1,600 meters, with 5:41.08 minutes. Jane Kennedy finished second in the 1,600 meters with 5:40 minutes and fourth in the 800 with 2:30.50 minutes.
Taylor Thomsen took third place in the shot put with a toss of 35 feet, 10.5 inches a personal best for the junior.
In the javelin, Jacqueline Dearie finished fifth with a personal best mark of 98 feet, 10 inches.
Next up for the team is a league meet at Ephrata on Thursday, and a trip to Naches on Saturday.
By Sebastian Moraga, firstname.lastname@example.org