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Haringa, Rinehold, Jaquish, Schilperoort lead Grizzlies to victory over Kennewick Lions

KENNEWICK - Roy Haringa captured first-place honors in two events to lead the Sunnyside High School track team at a four-way CBL meet at Southridge High School. Also competing yesterday besides the Grizzlies and host Southridge were Kennewick and Eastmont.

Team scoring was recorded against all three opponents. The Sunnyside boys prevailed 73-59 over Kennewick, but lost 86-57 to Eastmont and 112-29 to host Southridge.

The Lady Grizzlies earned a 71-65 team win over Kennewick, but also lost to Eastmont and Southridge by respective scores of 100-39 and 115-31.

Haringa swept to top finishes in the two hurdle events, winning the 110 meters in 16.59, and the 300 in 44.06. Teammate Kennedy Sarmiento was sixth and fifth in those respective events with times of 18.05 and 46.71.

Brice Rinehold provided the other first-place finish for the Sunnyside boys, capturing the top spot in the javelin with a toss of 158-10. He was also second in the discus and third in the shot put, with marks of 118-7 and 39-10.5, respectively. The shot was won by Josh Antonson of Southridge with a throw of 43-3. Winning the discus with a mark of 124-1 was Southridge's Evan Hejmanowski.

Kyle Pearson was seventh in the shot and sixth in the discus for the Grizzlies, with respective marks of 36-11 and a personal best of 107-8. Teammate Jesus Mendoza was sixth in the javelin after posting a throw of 131-6. The distance is a personal best for the first-year performer.

The Sunnyside 4x100 relay team of Jose Madrigal, Haringa, Sarmiento and James Sanchez posted a second-place time of 47.5, bested only by the Eastmont foursome's time of 46.8.

Gracen Gonzalez was third for the Grizzlies in the 1,600 meters with a time of 4:51.45. He was followed by teammate Patrick Watts in fifth, who just beat five minutes with a time of 4:59.33. Sunnyside's Jacob Rogers was sixth in the 3,200 in a time of 10:53.55.

Madrigal had the best finish for Sunnyside's boys in the long jump, with a sixth place leap of 17-8 for a personal best. James Sanchez was sixth for Sunnyside in the 200 meters, posting a time of 25.83.

Coach Robin Bryson said Watts had a personal best time in the 1,600, and praised performances by Haringa and the 4x100 relay team. "Roy ran really well," she said.

She also noted Madrigal's long jump mark. "He was jumping into a headwind. He's improved his best by a foot over the last two weeks," she said.

Jumping and throwing events were again a strength for the Sunnyside girls, as Jordyne Jaquish took home first-place honors in the high jump with a mark of five feet even, and Claire Schilperoort had a meet best mark of 106-3 in the discus. Schilperoort was also second in the javelin with a throw of 111-2, bested only by Kennewick's Reina Malito's mark of 113-2.

Sarah Kilian was second for the Lady Grizzlies in the shot put with a throw of 33-0.5. Winning that event was Easmont's Madi Miller with a mark of 35 feet even.

Jaquish captured third place honors in the long jump with a distance of 15-3. Chelsea Putnam of Eastmont won the event with a mark of 15-9.75. Jaquish was also third in the 100 hurdles with a time of 19.7, a little more than two seconds back of winner Chelsea Bourque of Southridge, who posted a time of 17.4.

"That was a good set of performances by Jordyne," Bryson observed. "Sarah Kilian also had a very good day, she's improved her mark by two feet over the last week."

Sunnyside freshman Jocelyn Yanez posted a pair of third-place marks, clocking a 5:57.65 in the 1,600 meters and 2:40.62 in the 800. The 800 was won by Nikki Dotter of Eastmont in a time of 2:37.87 and the 1,600 by Southridge's Kari Merrell in 5:51.01.

In other highlights for the Lady Grizzlies, the 4x200 relay team of Tanya Lugo, Teresa Ramos, Rica Parramore and Jaquish clocked a third place time of 2:01.67. Also, Brittany Messmore helped the Sunnyside cause with a fourth-place time of 14:15.63 in the 3,200 meters. Ramos was sixth in the 400 with a time of 1:09.6.

"I was pretty pleased with the performances we had despite the fact it was very cold and windy," Bryson said. "Across the board I was very pleased."

Sunnyside returns to action tomorrow, Saturday, at Eisenhower High School for the Holder Relays.

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