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Amaro sets Sunnyside school record

KENNEWICK - The Sunnyside High School boys track team managed a split yesterday when the Grizzlies competed against Kamiakin and Kennewick in a CBBN track meet at Kamiakin High School.

The boys beat the Kennewick Lions 93-44, but lost to the Braves by a score of 102-43.

On the girls side, the Lady Grizzlies lost to both schools; 134-16 to Kamiakin and 81-67 to the Lions.

The big news for Sunnyside was the shattering of the school record in the javelin throw. Eric Amaro bested the old mark of 163-8 when he tossed the 800g javelin a distance of 170-1. The mark earned Amaro a first place finish in the event. Teammate Andrew Daley came in third place with a distance of 135-2.

Amaro also earned second place honors in the 110m hurdles. His time of 17.12 seconds was only bested by Tyler Perrins of Kamiakin, who ran the event in 16.38.

Sunnyside's Eduardo Salmeron took first place in the triple jump with a distance of 41-9.5. Sunnyside Coach Darren Mezger said Salmeron's mark puts him in the top 16 in the state.

Salmeron also had two third place finishes. He cleared 5-8 in the high jump for third place honors. The event was won by Tyler Holle of Kamiakin when he cleared 5-10.

Salmeron's other third place finish came in the long jump with a distance of 19-10. Again, Kamiakin's Holle won the event with a distance of 21-1.25.

Sunnyside's Jorge Ramirez scored a personal record in the 200 meters with a time of 23.20, a time that was good enough for first place honors at yesterday's track meet. Mezger said Ramirez shaved almost a second off his previous PR.

Ramirez placed second, as well, in the 300m hurdles with a time of 42.76. He was edged by Kennewick's Bodie Simpson's time of 42.67.

Earning second place finishes for the Grizzles were Juan Reynoso, who clocked a time of 10:38.14 in the 3200m event; and Ryan Rice, who cleared 12 feet in the pole vault.

The 3200m was won by Keegan McCormick of Kamiakin with a time of 10:29.9. The pole vault was won by Arturo Gonzalez of Kamiakin when he cleared 12-6.

Eduardo Cuevas earned a third place finish in the 400m event with a time of 55.17. The event was won by Codi Nickerson of Kamiakin with a time of 52.86.

Also placing third was Omar Cantu, who threw the discus 116-10. The event was won by Kamiakin's Forrest Reading with a distance of 126-11.

The Sunnyside 4x400 relay team of Cuevas, Ramirez, Sergio Lugo and Reynoso clocked a time of 3:51.54, which gave the team a first place finish.

The 4x100 relay team of Lugo, Mario Madrigal, Ryan White and Ruben Roman clocked a time of 46.82, which earned them a second place finish. The event was won by the Kamiakin team of Spencer Ballo, Corey McLean, Holle and Nickerson.

On the girls' side Kendall Platsman earned Sunnyside a first place finish in the high jump. She cleared 4-10 for the win.

The Broersma sisters gave the Lady Grizzlies four third place finishes at yesterday's event.

Marisa Broersma placed third in the 100 meters with a time of 12.92.

"This is the first time in a long time we've had someone run this event under 13 seconds," Mezger said.

The event was won by Khadidja Toure, who clocked a time of 12.67 for the win.

Broersma also placed third in the 200 meters with a time of 27.01, as well as the 400 meters with a time of 1:03.51. Kyra Brannan of Kamiakin won the 200 meters with a time of 25.11. The 400 meters was won by Ellie Heiden of Kamiakin when she clocked a time of 1:01.02.

Brittney Broersma earned a third place finish in the 300m hurdles with a time of 52.24. Kamiakin's Rebecca Neal won the event with a time of 49.90.

Three Lady Grizzly relay teams placed in the top three, as well.

Ashley Montes, Vanessa Alvarez, Nereyda Barajas and Brittney Broersma combined to place second in the 4x100 relay with a time of 54.44. The Kamiakin team of Neal, Toure, Kyra Brannan and Heiden placed first with a time of 50.04.

Miranda Borrego, Brittney Broersma, Madison Marquez and Marisa Broersma teamed up for second place honors in the 4x400 relay with a time of 4:31.08. This event was won by the Kamikain team of Amity Freese, Brittany Brooks, Megan Beauchene and Danielle Brandon, who clocked a time of 4:28.78.

The Sunnyside 4x200 relay team placed third in its event. Montes, Mellissa Amaro, Barajas and Laura Carrillo combined for a time of 2:07.58. The Braves again took first place. The team of Brannan, Neal, Toure and Marissa Rodriguez clocked a time of 1:53.08 for the victory.

The Sunnyside boys now have a league record of 2-1. The girls are 0-3 in CBBN competition.

Both squads will be competing on Saturday, April 23, when the Grizzlies participate in the Prosser Invite, beginning at 2 p.m.

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