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South Whidbey boys win javelin, triple jump titles

Kale Reichersamer hands off to Nick French in the mile relay at the Cashmere Invitational on Saturday, April 12.  - Kris Rodden photo
Kale Reichersamer hands off to Nick French in the mile relay at the Cashmere Invitational on Saturday, April 12.
— image credit: Kris Rodden photo

Competing in only his third official triple jump, South Whidbey senior Kale Reichersamer claimed first place at the Cashmere Invitational on Saturday, April 12.

The Falcon senior out-jumped the other two dozen athletes with a mark of 39 feet, 11 inches, which was 2.5 inches shorter than his career-best leap.

Teammate Nick French, also a senior, won the javelin event with a throw of 171 feet, 5 inches. The mark was more than three feet farther than the second-place finisher from LaSalle, Matt Wellner.

South Whidbey’s girls team had four first-place finishers on the 1,600-meter relay. Jaime Rodden, Anna Leski, Megan Drake and Mackenzie Hezel finished in 4:19.39, the fastest mile-relay race run by a South Whidbey team in the past four seasons. They needed almost every second as a team from Lynden was close on their heels with a 4:20.43 finish.

South Whidbey girls: 200 — 5, Leski, 27.94; 400 — 10, Drake, 1:07.41; 800 — 4, Rodden, 2:28.02; 3,000 — 7, Mallorie Mitchem, 12:15.30; 100-meter hurdles — 11, Allie Vanbenschoten, 19.47; 300-meter hurdles — 6, Vanbenschoten, 51.68; 800-meter relay — 3, Bailey Forsyth, Hezel, Leski, Maia Sparkman, 1:52.10; shot put — 18, Morgan Davis, 25-5.75, 28, Sanna Bjork, 20-5; discus — 25, Bjork, 62-11, 28, Samantha Arrants, 54-6; javelin — 8, Hezel, 95-7; high jump — 7, Zoe Tapert, 4-8; long jump — 3, Sparkman, 15-7.75.

South Whidbey boys: 100 — 14, Reichersamer, 12.25, 19, French, 12.29; 400 — 25, Zach Spross-Ramsey, 1:01.24; 800 — 4, Cole Zink, 2:04.80, 16, Truman Hood, 2:14.87; 1,500 — 16, Evan Mellish, 4:40.71; 3,000 — 14, Cory Ackerman, 11:04.23; 1,600-meter relay — 5, Zink, Mellish, Reichersamer, French, 3:42.64; shot put — 35, Alex Leski, 24-10.75; discus — 36, Leski, 58-3; javelin — 11, Andy Madsen, 133-3; pole vault — 5, Madsen, 11; long jump — 7, Reichersamer, 18-10.75.

 

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