Over the weekend, the Ellensburg Bulldogs track and field tore up the Dan Holder Relays in Yakima. There were personal records galore in this meet for the Bulldogs. The team took full advantage of their personal records to let their competition in the CWAC know just how strong their men’s and women’s teams are this year.
The Lady Bulldog’s throwers took the meet by storm as they showed their true power this year. Avery Fisk, Samantha Goveia, and Spencer Green had a tremendous showing in both the shot put and discus events.
Green proved that she was in mid-season form as she went out and threw over 27 feet in the shot put and sent a discus soaring to just over 90 feet. Goveia crushed the meet by not just posting a personal record in the shot put but, also posting a personal record in the discus as well. Not to be outdone by her teammates, Fisk launched a discus into the air that finally landed 113.5 feet later for her very own personal record. She also just missed get herself another PR in the shot put by 1 single inch.
In the Javelin the girls had 3 of the top 8 throws in the meet. Green kept up her solid meet by posting a top throw of 95 feet for a top 10 finish. Morgan Whitemarsh and Madison Arlt both set personal records for the season on Saturday with throws of 99.2 feet and 103.4 feet respectively.
The girls throwing team is a very close, tight-knit unit that works extremely well together and makes each other better. “We are all so competitive and we all want to beat each other but, at the same time we want each other to do well because we are a team and we are a family,” said Avery Fisk. This shows at the meets as the girls are clearly happy for each other when they personal record, but at the same time, a little friendly competition continues to push them to be at their best. This has led to them having one of the best teams in the district.
The men’s team would not be out down by their female counterparts and threw some very impressive personal records as well. Mathew Jewitt built off his momentum from the last meet and threw the discus 114 feet. Jewitt crushed his previous personal record that he set last week by 3 feet. Jonas Keller, competing in his first high school track meet ever, threw his best discus 74 feet. As Keller gets more meets under his belt, his numbers will continue to rise as he looks to build off this quality first outing.
The boys picked right up where the girls left off by posting two huge personal records for their program. Andrew Campbell threw the shot put an impressive 39 feet, for his best throw of the year so far. Building off Campbell’s early success, Orrin Walker sprinted over from his triple jump event to be the first Bulldog this year to throw the shot put 41 feet. This was a huge step forward for the Bulldogs, as they have been searching a thrower to throw past the 40 feet mark early on this year.
To keep with the trend of the day, there were plenty of personal records for the Ellensburg boys when it to came throwing the javelin. Walker decided to that one personal record wasn’t enough for him so he went out and got himself another personal record. He chucked the javelin 118 feet for his best throw of the day. Jasper McCutcheon joined in on the fun by popping off a personal record of his very own.
Coach Ed Callaghan, Ellensburg’s new throwing coach this year, is very excited by the results of his team. When asked about how happy he was with his team’s performance, Coach Callaghan said, “It’s our 4th meet of the year and it seems like everyone is [setting personal records]. That’s awesome.” If the Bulldogs can keep up performances like this in their future meets, they will have a fantastic year.
That wrapped a stellar day for both the boys and girls Bulldog track teams. Catch the Bulldogs in 1 week at the Davis Invitational for their next track meet.
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