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MLHS meet lets athletes tune up before districts

by CASEY MCCARTHY
Staff Writer | May 4, 2021 1:00 AM

Moses Lake High School hosted teams from the North Central Washington Region last Thursday for the Chiefs’ lone home track and field meet this season, celebrating Senior Night and the team’s 18 seniors.

Moses Lake head coach Nicki Weiland said the kids have been really positive in practice and events all season and added it was nice to see the seniors recognized in this strange year. She said the kids have done a good job of coaching and supporting one another before and after events.

With the reduced season, Weiland said, they’ve had to move some training and other things up to speed things along.

“We’ve had to push everything like two weeks ahead,” Weiland said. “We’ve got some really good coaches. Without them, the season wouldn’t go as well as it has, and the kids wouldn’t be achieving and enjoying the success themselves.”

Weiland gave a few shoutouts to some players who have stood out for her this season. She cited Lacey Moser as a multi-event athlete who would be first or second in multiple events if regionals were to start tomorrow. Goziechi Abonyi is another Moses Lake senior who Weiland said has stepped up for any event they’ve asked her to and has performed well across the board.

On the boys’ side, Marcus Duvall and Zackary Reyer are two juniors Weiland said have been performing well. She’s excited to see what they can do as seniors with a full season next spring, she added.

Ephrata High School head coach Dan Martin said the Tigers had only had 19 practices heading into the meet in Moses Lake. Martin said the coaches have worked hard to fit everything in five weeks.

Julia Davis is a player he said has been a pleasant surprise in the 100 meter and 200 meter events, in addition to anchoring both relay teams.

“She’s just learning, she’s never been in track, so she’s been a really pleasant surprise this year,” Martin said.

Tyler Lybbert has been a senior leader for the boy’s team all season and has shown great leadership, Martin said. Joshua Green has been a good addition to the program as a sophomore, following in the footsteps of his brother, Johnny Green, who went on to run at Washington State University.

“He’s working really hard coming off a sore hamstring,” Martin said.

In the shot put and discus, Lola See is a senior athlete Martin said could go on to the next level if she wants to.

Athletes will gear up this week for the District South event in Quincy on Thursday, with the top 16 athletes in each event heading on to Wenatchee for the North Central Washington Regional meet.

Here are the top three finishers in each event:

Boys 100 meter dash

Tyler Lybbert (EPH)

Joshua Green (EPH)

Travis Hendrick (EPH)

Boys 200

Joshua Green (EPH)

Tyler Lybbert (EPH)

Ryan Johnson (ML)

Boys 400

Conrad Ziemer (EPH)

Caden Shenemen (EPH)

Jake Goude (ML)

Boys 800

Ethan LaBonte (ML)

Aidan Devine (EPH)

Jack O’Shea (ML)

Boys 1600

Nicholas Elliot (ML)

Ethan LaBonte (ML)

Aidan Devine (EPH)

Boys 3200

Nicholas Elliot (ML)

Hayden Malone (EPH)

Angel Vazquez-Jimenez (WAH)

Boys 100 meter hurdles

Travis Hendrick (EPH)

Solmon Green (ML)

Josue Sanchez (EPH)

Boys 300 hurdles

Trent Black (EPH)

Travis Hendrick (EPH)

Josue Sanchez (EPH)

Boys 4x100 relay

Ephrata

Moses Lake

Wahluke

Boys 4x400 relay

Ephrata

Moses Lake

Wahluke

Boys high jump

Joshua Green (EPH)

Logan Marlow (WAH)

Jake Goude (ML)

Boys long jump

Jake Goude (ML)

Brayan Calvario (WAH)

Denis Hernandez (EPH)

Boys triple jump

Luke Regimbal (ML)

Tucker Cobb (EPH)

Hunter Handy (EPH)

Boys pole vault

Luke Nelson (EPH)

Tyler Raine (EPH)

Calvin Molitor (ML)

Boys discus

Zackary Reyer (ML)

Mathew Keyser (EPH)

Jacob Van Kirk (EPH)

Boys javelin

Cole Hertz (EPH)

Logan Marlow (WAH)

Rhody Raymond (ML)

Boys shot put

Marcus Duvall (ML)

Wesley Kriete (EPH)

Jacob Van Kirk (EPH)

Girls 100 meter dash

Kadie McMulan (EPH)

Halee Moore (EPH)

Kyah Villalta (EPH)

Girls 200

Julia Davis (EPH)

Saige Roylance (ML)

Ebubechi Abonyi (ML)

Girls 400

Kate Mount (ML)

Victoria Legittimo (Wilson Creek)

Girls 800

Olivia Waites (ML)

Camdyn Cox (EPH)

Marissa Bischoff (ML)

Girls 1600

Camdyn Cox (EPH)

Camryn Holterhoff (ML)

Adrianna Redstar (EPH)

Girls 3200

Camryn Holterhoff (ML)

Alexa Laughlin (EPH)

Maren Blair (EPH)

Girls 100 meter hurdles

Samantha MacNeil (EPH)

Sydney MacdDonald (ML)

Goziechi Abonyi (ML)

Girls 300 hurdles

Samantha MacNeil (EPH)

Sydney Macdonald (ML)

Aspen Merkle (MLCA)

Girls 4x100 relay

Moses Lake

Ephrata

Moses Lake Christian

Girls 4x200 relay

Moses Lake

Ephrata

Moses Lake Christian

Girls 4x400 relay

Moses Lake

Ephrata

Wahluke

Girls high jump

Jayla Sainsbury (EPH)

Sydney Macdonald (ML)

Anna Ribellia (ML)

Girls long jump

Lacey Moser (ML)

Leslie Sanchez (EPH)

Kate Mount (ML)

Girls triple jump

Lacey Moser (ML)

Sydney Macdonald (ML)

Hayden Mills (ML)

Girls pole vault

Lacey Moser

Macie Loutherback (ML)

Lyra Castleton (ML)

Girls discus

Lola See (EPH)

Marthajayn Moore (EPH)

Jenna Blackman (ML)

Girls javelin

Rashann Olsen (EPH)

Adrianna Redstar (EPH)

Hayden Mills (EPH)

Girls shot put

Lola See (EPH)

Angela Adams (EPH)

Daisy Coleman (EPH)

Casey McCarthy can be reached via email at cmccarthy@columbiabasinherald.com.

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Courtesy Photo/Laurissa Martinez

Ephrata High School's Luke Nelson vaults himself into the air at the track & field meet last Thursday afternoon at Moses Lake High School.

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Courtesy Photo/Laurissa Martinez

Moses Lake's Curtis Miller leads the pack with Ephrata's Edgar Rojas, left, in close pursuit at the North Central Washington Region track & field meet at Moses Lake High School last Thursday