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'Hounds nip Wildcats

TOPPENISH - The Grandview High School track teams traveled for a league meet at Toppenish High School yesterday.

The Greyhounds girls team outperformed the Toppenish High School girls track team 75-71.

Anna George, Brittnee Sanchez and Jesse Reynolds all earned three first place honors.

George's efforts in the shotput, discus and javelin earned her recognition with throws of 34-5, 93-5 and 118-8, respectively. According to Grandview High School Track Coach Jared Lind, she is one of the best performers in field events in the Lower Valley.

Sanchez's first place victories came with her speed on the track. She ran the 1,600-meter run and the 800-meter run in times of 5:59 and 2:35, respectively. She and her 4x400-meter relay teammates, Kealey Johnston, Krystal Martinez and Anastasia Andrews earned their win with a time of 4:26.9.

Johnston also earned a first place showing in the girls long jump with a leap of 15-8.5.

Reynolds' first victory was with a time of 17.39 in the 100-meter hurdles. She earned another win for the Greyhounds with a 49.94 finish in the 300-meter hurdles, and she competed in the 4x200-meter relay with George, Giovanni Gomez and Mari Cruz. Together, they earned a first place showing in 1:55.84.

Also, earning first place for the Grandview girls was Marissa Herrera in the girls high jump. She leaped 4 feet 2 inches for the victory.

The boys team also had a stellar day in Toppenish. They edged the Wildcats 73-72.

Earning three first place victories for the Greyhounds was Joseph Babcock in his field events. His high jump leap of six feet earned him his first victory in the meet. He also out-jumped his competition in the long jump and triple jump with distances of 19-9 and 42-10, respectively.

Seven other boys joined the first place winners for Grandview in their individual events.

On the track, Ricky Gonzalez outran the competition in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.06, Vi Perez's time of 53.76 in the 400-meter run was .02 seconds faster than teammate Timo Wilken, Jordan Murataya ran the 800-meter run in 2:17 and Jose Mendez finished the 3,200-meter run in 11:00, ahead of teammate Jordan Sanchez's 11:23. Hurdler Shea Storm outperformed teammates Tim Taylor and Matt Concienne with a time of 17.93 in the 110-meter hurdles, and Juan Razo ran the 300-meter hurdles with a final time of 42.32.

In the boys javelin throw, Tim Taylor threw for 159 feet in the field events.

Overall, the Greyhounds could not have asked for a better day.

They will participate in the Jewett Invitational in Ellensburg tomorrow (Saturday).

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