WP Track and Field Has Strong Home Meet

Lund’s James Harris and White Pine’s Carl Henze race during the 110-meter hurdles. Harris and Henze finished first and second in the race. (Staff photo by Lukas Eggen)

Lund’s James Harris and White Pine’s Carl Henze race during the 110-meter hurdles. Harris and Henze finished first and second in the race. (Staff photo by Lukas Eggen)

By Lukas Eggen Ely Times Staff Writer

The White Pine High School track and field teams took the boys and girls team titles at home last Friday as White Pine hosted an 11-team meet.

Highlights included Shania Marques and Lucy Fullmer taking the top two spots in the high jump and Madeline Pickens, Savannah Drew, Kinsey Bradshaw, Hannah Marich and Brittany Bennett sweeping the top five spots in the triple jump.

Autumn Lawrence set a new personal record of 12.12 seconds en route to a second place finish in the 100-meter run while Caitlin Stanton took first in the 800 and 1600-meter runs.

On the boys side, Jarett Gubler took first in the 800-meter run, triple jump and long jump and took second in the triple jump.

Jesse Petersen took first in the 400-meter run and the boys and girls track teams appear to be headed toward becoming a big contender at the divisional meets.

“I thought it was a great meet for all of our athletes,” coach Justin Locke said. “We are positioning ourselves for our divisional tournament well.”

Playing in front of a home crowd for the first time this season, the Bobcats and Ladycats didn’t disappoint with two first place team finishes.

But Locke said Friday was a success because of one other reason as well because the meet wouldn’t have been possible without the help of parents and volunteers who assisted with timing, running results to the appropriate people and assisting in checking athletes in before events, all of which ensured that the meet ran as smoothly as possible.

“I want to thank all the parents and volunteers for helping out with the track meet,” Locke said. “Without them, none of it would be possible. I also want to thank J&M Trucking for sponsoring the coaches’ hospitality room and a very special thanks to the coaching staff.”

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