White River track teams easily defeat visiting Washington Patriots

The track and field season got off to a roaring start for White River High, as both the boys and girls teams easily whipped the Washington Patriots.

The programs paired off Thursday afternoon under cloudy skies on the Buckley campus.

White River’s boys defeated the Patriots 90-41 and the Hornet girls were even more decisive, winning 104-39.

A highlight of the afternoon was the boys 110-meter high hurdles, which featured two of the state’s best. In the end, White River’s Devin Liebel edged Washington’s Victor Gamboa, clocking a time of 14.47 seconds to Gamboa’s 14.53. Liebel was a two-time winner, also taking the 300-meter hurdle race.

Other Hornet boys claiming top honors were Nick Wells, who won both the 100-meter and 200-meter dash; Chris Fisher, tops in both the 800 and 1,600 meters; Austin May, 400 meters; Wes Fueston, 3,200 meters; Scott Anderson, shot put; Andrew Northam, long jump; Spencer Wilson, pole vault; Sean Hayes, javelin; and both the 400- and 1,600-meter relay teams.

Leading the way for the Hornet girls was Jade Crawford, who won three events on the day. She topped the field in both the 100- and 300-meter hurdle races, as well as the high jump.

Other winners for the White River girls were Kacy Coyle, 3,200 meters; Johnna Coughlin, 100 and 200 meters; Madison Moser, 800 and 1,600 meters; Maddi Stinson, 400 meters; Amanda Lance, long jump; Madison Budinich, triple jump and pole vault; Megan Miller, javelin; and both the 400- and 800-meter relay teams.


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