YAKIMA - In a non-scoring cross-over meet between 3A Sunnyside and West Valley, and 4A schools Eisenhower and Davis, the Grizzly track teams were led by Claire Schilperoort's first-place honors in the discus (109-7) and javelin (114-9).
For the Grizzly boys, Roy Haringa led the way at the meet, held at Davis, with first place honors in the 110 high hurdles (16.63).
Taking runner-up honors for Sunnyside was Haringa in the 300 hurdles (43.94). He was just behind Davis's Ernesto Gonzalez, who posted a time of 43.77.
Sunnyside's Brice Rinehold was second in three events; the shot put (41-5), discus (126-1) and javelin (158-5). Rinehold finished behind Eisenhower's Edward Martinez in the discus and the shot put, with respective marks of 131-11 and 43-3. West Valley's Mike Marshal topped Rinehold in the javelin with a mark of 171-3.
Haringa was also on a Grizzly 4x400 relay team that placed second in a time of 3:46.06. Other members of the Sunnyside foursome, which was surpassed by West Valley by a little more than five seconds, were Kennedy Sarmiento, Efrain Silva and Gracen Gonzalez.
In girls competition, Sunnyside's Jordyne Jaquish was second in the high jump with a mark of five feet even. She actually tied the height reached by Davis's Daria Winckler, but finished second based on number of tries.
Jaquish was one of several athletes who earned third place honors for Sunnyside, earning that mark in the long jump with a leap of 15-6.5 and in the 100 high hurdles in a time of 17.9.
Sunnyside's Francisco Navarro Rodriguez was third in the boys long jump, recording a personal best with a mark of 19-3. Sarmiento was third in the 110 high hurdles (16.97) and the 300 hurdles (45 seconds).
The Lady Grizzly relay teams were third in both the 4x100 (57.67) and 4x400 (4:57.22) events. The 4x100 featured Rica Parramore, Tanya Lugo, Katie Herndon and Jaquish. The 4x400 relay featured teammates Lugo, Ayla Schmick, Jocelyn Yanez and Teresa Ramos.
Other marks for the Grizzlies included a fourth place finish for Schmick in the 400 meters (1:11.4), and fourth place honors for Gonzalez in the 1,600 meters (4:47.89).
Sarah Kilian was fourth in the girls shot put, with a throw of 31-8, and Schilperoort was close behind in fifth place with a mark of 29-5. Kilian was also fifth in the discus with an effort of 79 feet.
Megan Tyler was fourth for the Lady Grizzlies in the javelin with a mark of 94-3.
"We had a lot of really good performances, especially for this early in the season," said Sunnyside Coach Robin Bryson. "We have a lot of kids who are coming in (with marks) where they left off last season."
She noted that Haringa was just a few seconds off his personal best in the 110 hurdles, and that Rinehold showed solid marks in the throwing events.
Bryson also praised efforts by Tyler, noting she came within a foot of her personal best in the javelin. Jaquish also earned praise for her performance in the 100 high hurdles. "We've been thinking about having her compete in the hurdles," Bryson said of Jaquish, who is the school's all-time record holder in the girls high jump.
Sunnyside will get its first taste of league competition at a league meet next Thursday, March 27, at Southridge High School.