EJ teams are tops in track and field

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Posted 4/23/21

East Jefferson squashed Sequim and Port Angeles in boys and girls track last week in Port Angeles.

Both EJ squads posted team wins.

The EJ boys dominated in the throws, taking the top two spots …

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EJ teams are tops in track and field

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East Jefferson squashed Sequim and Port Angeles in boys and girls track last week in Port Angeles.

Both EJ squads posted team wins.

The EJ boys dominated in the throws, taking the top two spots in all three throwing events. 

EJ junior Anson Jones won the shot put with a personal record (PR) of 39-7/5 with senior Ryan MacGreggor in second with a 35-9. Junior Gage Barry won the disc with a PR throw of 97-2. Junior Tusker Behrenfeld placed second with a 95-11, and senior Bjorn Danaan-Devas was third with 82-4. 

Danaan-Devas also took first in the javelin with a 145-8 throw and Behrenfeld took second with a PR of 140-10.

In the girls throws, senior Gina Brown and junior Ava Vaughan-Misfud were the top finishers for EJ in the disc and shot put. Brown was third in both events with a shot throw of 28-3/5 and 93-9 in the disc. Vaughn-Misfud was fourth in the shot with a 25-9/5 and seventh in disc with 72-9. 

Freshman Ellise Gardner was third for EJ in the javelin with a throw of 75-6.

EJ girls were unbeatable in the jumps, taking the top three spots in the long jump and the top two in triple. 

Freshman Ava Shifflet jumped 13-4.25 to win the long jump, followed by juniors Aurin Asbell (13) and Lia Poore (12-5/5). 

Poore prevailed for first in the triple jump with a PR of 29-3.75, and Asbell was second with 28-10. 

Senior Tanner Carstensen was the stand-out jumper for EJ taking third in both high jump (5-3) and long jump (18-2, PR) and first in the triple jump (28-2/75, PR). 

Freshman Grady McCary was the second EJ finisher in the long jump with a 10th-place finish in 13-7/25 and freshman Connor Paterson claimed fourth in the triple jump with a 28-9.

In the running events, junior Jerome Reaux Jr. was the top finisher for EJ in both the 100- and 200-meter races. He placed fifth in the 100 meter (12.10) and second in the 200 (25.52).

Freshman Addy Asbell was the top girls finisher for East Jefferson in the 100-meter (fifth, 14.58) and also finished fourth in the 200-meter (31.15). 

Aurin Asbell placed third in the 200 in 29.05. 

EJ athletes won both the boys and girls 800-meter with freshmen Aliyah Yearian and Ava Shifflet going one-two in 2:53.53 and 2:53.55, respectively.

Junior Max Allworth-Miles won the boys race in 2:09.92 and freshman Denver Milne took eighth in 2:27.88.

Allworth-Miles and Milne took the same places in the 1600-meter race with times of 4:48.58 and 5:20.86 (PR). 

In the girls 1600 race, sophomore Camryn Hines placed second in 5:58.13 and freshman Fiona Fraser was fifth in 6:13.88.

The 3200-meter boys race was easily won by sophomore Sebastian Manza in 11:08.12 and on the girls side Yearian took second in 12:40.2. 

The EJ girls had solid performances in the hurdles with sophomore Stephanie Sanchez placing second in the 100-meter hurdles with a PR time of 17.90. 

Freshman Audrey Matthes also set a PR of 20.49 to finish fifth. In the 300-meter hurdles, Poore ran a 58.34 for third place. 

The boys 4x100 relay team (Tanner Haddenham, Reaux, Behrenfeld, and Carstensen) raced to second place behind Olympic with a time of 48.27. 

The girls 4x210 (Brown, Sanchez, Addy Asbell, Matthes) also placed second behind Olympic in 56.54. 

To conclude the meet, the girls 4x400 (Fraser, Yearian, Tadu Dollarhide, and Hines) was third in a time of 5:04.74.

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