SELAH - Both, Sunnyside's boys and girls teams garnered a second place finish yesterday at a three-school track and field meet hosted by the Selah Vikings.
Noe Zamarron and Yanet Candido each scored two victories for the Grizzly tracksters.
Zamarron was a double winner in the 100-meter dash and high jump. Candido's two wins came in the 800 and 1,600-meter runs.
The host Vikings topped both Sunnyside and Wapato in the boys and girls scoring.
Selah's boys tallied 68 points, compared to 58 by Sunnyside and 53 for Wapato. Selah's top athlete yesterday was Gary Lorance, who won the 3,200, the 800 and ran the first leg on the winning 1,600-meter relay squad. Wapato also had a three-time winner in O. Mangrubang, who claimed top honors in the pole vault, the long jump and in the 400-meter relay.
In the girls scoring, Selah accumulated 95 points. Sunnyside was second with 40 points and Wapato totaled 35. Selah was led by Kierea Meloy, a three-time winner in the 100, high jump and 400-meter relay. Wapato got two wins from M. Badonie in the long jump and 400-meter run.
In winning the boys 100-meter sprint, Zamarron clipped runner-up Hugo Peralta of Selah by one-tenth of a second. Zamarron sped to an 11.6 clocking. His Grizzly teammates, David Pacheco and Jaime Sambrano, were third and fourth in the short dash, respectively, with times of 11.8 and 12.0.
Zamarron went four inches higher than Selah's Seth Einst in the high jump to claim top honors. The Grizzly athlete cleared the bar at 5-4, compared to the runner-up leap of 5-0 by Einst. Zamarron also recorded a second place finish in the triple jump with an effort of 37-5. That was one foot, seven inches short of the winning leap set by Selah's Zach Lawhorn. Sambrano was fourth in the triple jump (35-6).
The Sunnyside boys also got wins from Luke Schilperoort, Daniel Escobar and Casey Smith.
Schilperoort posted the fastest 400-meter time on the day, speeding to a clocking of 54.9 seconds. That eastily bested the runner-up time of Wapato's Steven James, who hit the finish line in 57.1 seconds. Schilperoort, too, earned a second place finish in the 200, recording a time of 24.0 seconds. The winning time, by Wapato's Villasenor, was 23.5 seconds.
Escobar's victory came in the shotput. He heaved the ball 41-2 to easily top the field. The next best throw was 39-5 by a Wapato athlete. Escobar also notched a third place finish for the Grizzlies in the discus with a 113-4 throw.
The top discus performance was turned in by Sunnyside's Smith, who got the platter to fly 117-3. Teammate Eric Reinhold was second (110-4).
Sunnyside's Cipriano Meraz brought home two second place finishes for the Grizzlies. He was the runner-up in the 1,600, clocking a 5:03.4 compared to the winning time of Wapato's Gilbert Suarez (4:53.4). Meraz was second, too, in the 800, running to a 2:14.9 time. Selah's Lorance won the 800 in a time of 2:04.6.
The Grizzly boys also received a second place finish from Michael Graham in the 110-meter high hurdles (17.0), one-tenth of a second back of Brady Linder of Selah.
Candido, in leading the Sunnyside girls to their runner-up performance at the three-school meet, skated to an easy victory in the 1,600. She circled the oval in 6:10.5, far out in front of second place finishing Angelica Arreola of Wapato (6:30.3). Candido's second win on the day, in the 800, also was a masterful performance by the Lady Grizzly runner. She hit the 800 tape in 2:43.1. Nicole Ashby of Selah was a distant second in 2:49.9.
The Sunnyside girls also got wins from Brenda Barrios and Cassie Jolliff.
Barrios had the top javelin throw, recording an effort of 86-7. Her teammate, Christy Linde, was second (85-11).
Jolliff's victory came in the pole vault. She soared to a height of 9-0, a full foot and a half higher than the runner-up from Selah. Jolliff also had a pair of second place finishes. In the 110 high hurdles, she clocked 18.3 seconds, just one-tenth of a second behind Courtney Hutchins of Selah. In the high jump, Jolliff cleared the bar at 4-8, second only to Selah's Meloy (4-10). Also, Jolliff placed third in the 300-meter low hurdles in a time of 54.8 seconds. Wapato's Ana Arreola was first (50.7).
Maria Ramirez, too, turned in a couple of noteworthy performances yesterday for Sunnyside. She was second in the discus (82-6) to Selah's Carmen Sterkel's throw of 93-6, and placed fourth in the shot (24-9).
Vanessa Alvarez of Sunnyside claimed a second place finish in the 100, finishing three-tenths of a second back of Meloy, who ran a winning time of 13.4 seconds. Alvarez also was third in the 200 (28.7), compared to Karina Rivera's winning time of 28.1 seconds for Selah.