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Grizzly track teams at Hanford Invite

RICHLAND - Sterling Scott led a one-two-three finish for Sunnyside in the 1,600 meters, and Jordyne Jaquish captured first-place honors in the high jump to lead the Grizzly boys and girls track teams at yesterday's Hanford Invite.

Also competing at the non-league meet were Richland, Kiona-Benton and host Hanford.

"Overall it was a good, solid early season performance," said Grizzly Coach Robin Bryson. "It was our first meet with kids in three or four events."

In the boys meet, Scott recorded a first-place time of 5:.00.8 in the 1,600, followed by teammates Gracen Gonzalez (5:04.4) and Jacob Rogers (5:05.6), who earned second and third, respectively.

Sunnyside's Casey Smith captured first-place in the discus with a throw of 117-7. "That's better than he was performing at this point last year," Bryson said. "He's already within three feet of his personal record."

Also in the discus, Grizzly teammates Eric Rinehold and Jason Aquirre were second and third, respectively, with throws of 116-6 and 115-0.

Michael Graham brought home second place honors in the 100 meter high hurdles with a time of 16.5, and earned third place in the 300 low hurdles by finishing in 46.5.

Rinehold was second in the javelin with a toss of 132-5.

In the girls meet, Jaquish was first in the high jump with a mark of 4-10.

Christy Linde was second for Sunnyside in the 100 meter hurdles, recording a time of 15.8. Linde was fourth in the 300 low hurdles with a time of 51.2.

Fatima Ruelas ran a time of 13.2 for second place in the 100. She was also third in the 200 with a time of 27.5.

Melissa Miller recorded a second place leap of 25-7 in the triple jump.

Claire Schilperoort placed second for the Grizzlies in the discus with a throw of 104-5. She was also fourth in the javelin with a toss of 99-3, and third in the shot put with a mark of 30-1.

Sunnyside's Yanet Candido recorded a pair of third-place finishes, running a 5:55.7 in the 1,600 and a 2:36.2 in the 800.

Maria Ramirez was third in the discus with a throw of 83-11.

"A lot of the athletes are right at where they left off last year," Bryson observed. "It was a really good competition for us."

Sunnyside track will make its home debut next Tuesday in a dual meet with Prosser.

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