Blaine heads to NWC Championships strong

Published on Thu, Apr 19, 2012 by Kyle Elliott

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The Borderites track teams couldn’t have asked for a better finish. They competed in the Larry Eason Invitational on April 14 against some of the best athletes in the region and came away happy. The Borderites were up against schools from 1A classification all the way to 4A, and a few from Canada as well.

The girls’ side finished sixth overall; the boys finished 11th overall. Head coach Mike Grambo wasn’t worried about the boys’ finish.

“We could have probably placed higher,” Grambo said. “We were missing Tom Bradley.”

The teams should feel proud, he added. They competed against 45 schools on the boys’ side and 39 on the girls’.

“I was very pleased,” Grambo said. “The girls brought home a trophy. We also only missed the school record for the 4x400m by one second.”

Even more impressive, Saturday’s meet was the first one in which the relay team ran. Cherish Morrison, Olivia Olason, Kieya Villars and Kiersten Sigfusson took home first place for the event with a time of 4:07.69.

Morrison had four personal records in the meet as well, setting marks in the 100m and 200m sprints as well as the 4x400m and 4x200m relays. Sigfusson took fourth in the 400m and was also part of the 4x200m team that finished second. That relay team consisted of Sigfusson, Morrison, Olason and Olivia Adams.

The boys’ 4X400m relay also did well, finishing third.

Eddie Avena finished fourth in the shot put, throwing 48'11''.

The pole vaulters also did well. Shaypher Hendricks and Andrew Dahl each finished at 13' and Gordie Kordas finished at 12'.

The teams’ next meet is the NWC Championships at Civic Field on Friday, April 20.