Calderwood and Sandri get double wins at league championship

South Whidbey athletes excell in league contest at Cedarcrest.

Cayla Calderwood placed first for South Whidbey in the girls high jump Wednesday, flying over the bar five feet, 1 inch, then triple jumped 35-7.75 for another first place during the first day of Cascade Conference championships at Cedarcrest High School.

On Friday, sprinter Lauren Sandri kicked up her performance several notches, taking first in the 100-meter dash with 12.96 seconds and first in the 200-meter event with 26.51. McKenzie Walker was right behind at 13.25 and 26.98.

“Cayla has been off for more than two weeks with a quad injury, took only one jump in the triple and decided not to take her other five attempts,” said Falcon coach Doug Fulton said. “Her high jump was a season personal best.”

Also for the Falcons, Andy Bennett had a career PR in the long jump in placing third at 20-09.50.

Both Zach Idso and Jackson Engstrom had PR’s in the discus, throwing 121 feet, 4 inches and 120-05 respectively. Nikki Enters threw her discus 93-10 for fifth. Emily Martin set a career PR by 31 seconds in the 3,200-meter distance run for seventh place at 12 minutes, 7.51 seconds.

“We had a solid first day,” Fulton said.

The Falcon girls — Gwen Bakke, Sandri, Walker and Laurie Robinson — won the 400-meter relay in 1:46.49. In the 800-meter run, the girls team — Caroline Habel, Emily Martin, Robinson and Erica Johnson — won with 4:24.29.

The South Whidbey boys 400-meter relay team — Eric Stallman, Jon Poolman, Chandler Thompson and Hisashi Sanda — took first-place honors in 43.99.

Andy Bennett won the 300-meter hurdles in 41.33.

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