PROSSER - Sunnyside Christian High School junior Chelsea Jones, who is competing with the Grandview High School track and field team, heaved the shotput 29-1 Tuesday night at a meet in Prosser.
Coach Jared Lind was pleased with Jones' performance, which was more than a foot further than second place thrower Dawn McCullough of Prosser.
Tiffany Champion and Erica Mendez of Grandview placed third and fourth, respectively, in the shotput with showings of 26-7 and 24-6.
The placings in the shotput were not enough for a win for the Lady Greyhounds. Grandview girls placed third with a score of 31. Connell had 67 points and Prosser 65.
Jones placed second in the discus with a throw of 80-2. She placed third in the javelin with a distance of 88-7.
In the long jump, Grandview's Tohnya Wysong placed second with a distance of 14-8. Her jump was one inch shy of Prosser jumper Kendra Cabbage.
"She (Tohnya) had a scratch that was much longer," said Lind. "There's a lot of potential there."
In the pole vault, Akana Tomizawa placed fourth with a 7-6 effort.
Ashley Luper also placed fourth in her event, the high jump, clearing 4-0.
Brittnee Sanchez, one of the top runners in the state, was defeated by Connell's Cydnee Knight in the 1,600 meter run. Sanchez finished second in the race with a clocking of 5:37.07. Knight clocked a first place time of 5:29.08.
"The girl who beat her is going to be her competition at State," said Lind.
In a close race, the Grandview High School girls 4x200 relay team came from behind to beat Prosser by less than a second. Grandview finished with a clocking of 2:01.69.
"Tohnya Wysong came from behind and beat Prosser," said Lind.
Grandview runners placed third in the 4x400 relay with a clocking of 4:33.31.
In the 100-meter hurdles Kara Stanton placed fourth with a time of 18.45. She placed third in the 300-meter hurdles in a time of 53.31.
The Grandview boys team won its meet with 73 points.
Grandview runner Cordero Cisneros took top honors in the 400-meter dash, 53.41; the 3,200 meter run, 10:29.48; and anchored the 4x400 relay team for Grandview, which won with a clocking of 3:43.68.
"He had a great day," said Lind.
Also competing in the 3,200 meter run from Grandview was Darrin Naylor, who finished second with a time of 11:30.55, and Robert Barajas, who clocked a fourth place finish with a time of 12:41.45. Naylor also placed third in the 800-meter run with a clocking of 2:29.91.
The Grandview 4x100 relay team took second place honors in the race with a clocking of 47.52. The team came in less than a second behind the Prosser High School relay team, according to Lind.
In the 300-meter hurdles, first time hurdle competitor Juan Razo of Grandview finished first with a clocking of 44.52.
"It was pretty impressive," said Lind. "His form is not there yet, but he's pretty fast and pretty tough."
Also placing in the 300-meter hurdles were Matt Concienne, who clocked a third place finish of 47.36, and David Rodriguez, who placed fourth with a clocking of 52.63.
In the 110 high hurdles Concienne placed second with a clocking of 19.69.
1,600 meter runners Ivan Zamora and Robert Barajas placed third and fourth at the meet for Grandview. Zamora clocked a time of 5:16.94 and Barajas' time was 5:37.41.
Grandview long jumpers swept the first three places at the competition. Silas Hansen was first with a jump of 18-7. Josue Schneegans placed second and James Vela was third.
Schneegans placed second in the triple jump, clearing a total distance of 36 feet. Hansen was third with a distance of 34-9.
High jumper Noel Hinojosa placed third for Grandview, leaping 5-6. Placing fourth for Grandview was Max Saldana, who cleared a height of 8-6.
Placing first in the shotput, Grandview's Cody McMillan hurled the ball 46-7. Also for Grandview, Andrew Peterson placed second with a distance of 41-5.5.
McMillan also placed second in the discus with a toss of 127-4.
Grandview's Heleodoro Lopez placed second in the javelin with a throw of 124-11.