Grizzly track and field starts season

The Lassen High School track and field teams are back at it for the 2018 season.

The Grizzlies have four strong teams representing the purple and gold: Varsity boys, varsity girls, junior varsity boys and junior varsity girls.

This year, the Grizzlies, the Anderson Cubs and the Yreka Miners started their season with a meet at the Yreka Track Stadium Wednesday, March 28.

The Grizzlies took home nine individual first-place finishes as well as two relay first-place finishes.

Individuals who finished with the goal included Ariana Miranda, Skyler Sager, Jack Mallery, Garrett Sandborg, Cynthia Melton, Bradley Woods, Dallin Lee and Neil Growdon.

Miranda had a season record time of 2:42.81 in the varsity girls’ 800-meter dash.

Sager had a season record time of 1:02.53 in the junior varsity boys’ 400-meter dash.

Mallery had a personal record time of 4:56.47 in the junior varsity boys’ 1,600-meter dash.

Sandborg had a personal record time of 11:15.96 in the junior varsity boys’ 3,200-meter dash.

Melton had a personal record distance of 30 feet and 8 inches for the varsity girls’ 4-kilogram shot put.

Woods had a personal record distance of 43 feet and 8.5 inches for the junior varsity boys’ 12-pound shot put. He also had a personal record distance of 117 feet and 7 inches for the junior varsity boys’ 1.6-kilogram discus.

Lee finished the varsity boys’ high jump with a season record height of 5 feet and 10 inches.

Growdon had a personal record height of 5 feet and 4 inches for the junior varsity boys’ high jump.

As for the first-place finishing relay teams, the varsity boys’ team of Derek Bettencourt, Xyler Elias, Lee and Drew Nickell finished the 4×100 relay with a time of 46.09 seconds.

The junior varsity boys’ team of Growdon, Josh Harlow, Caleb Heffner and Lucas Fish finished the 4×400 relay with a time of 4:13.45 to take the gold.

In addition to the many first-place finishers, the Grizzlies had multiple athletes place well while competing at Yreka.

In the varsity boys’ 100-meter dash, Elias was first to finish for the Grizzlies and third to finish overall with a season record time of 11.96 seconds. Derek Bettencourt finished fifth overall with a season record time of 12.19 seconds. German Martinez finished ninth overall with a personal record time of 13.02 seconds, and Calvin Hackbarth finished 11th overall with a personal record time of 14.53 seconds.

As for the varsity girls’ 100-meter dash, Kirsten Lama was first to finish for the Grizzlies and fifth overall with a season record time of 15.63 seconds. Taylor Fennel came in sixth with a season record time of 15.75 seconds. Luisa Murmann finished eighth overall with a personal record time of 16.29 seconds, and Hailey Moore finished ninth with a personal record time of 18.05 seconds.

For the junior varsity boys’ 100-meter dash, Woods finished seventh overall with a personal record of 12.82 seconds. Chris Hackler finished eighth with a personal record of 13.75 seconds, and Spencer Krier was 12th to finish with a personal record of 14.26 seconds.

In the junior varsity girls’ 100-meter dash, Grace Gatie finished third overall with a personal record time of 14.92 seconds. Molly Bettencourt finished fourth with a personal record time of 14.98 seconds. Gaige Thompson finished fifth with a personal record time of 15.20 seconds. Madison Smith finished seventh overall with a personal record time of 15.50 seconds and Trysta Spangle finished eighth with a personal record time of 15.57 seconds.

The varsity boys’ 200-meter dash saw Derek Bettencourt finish fifth overall with a season record time of 25.19 seconds. Martinez finished seventh with a personal record time of 26.70 seconds, and Hackbarth finished ninth overall with a personal record time of 35.59 seconds.

For the junior varsity boys’ 200-meter dash, Sager finished sixth with a personal record time of 27.64 seconds, and Hackler finished seventh with a time of 28.24 seconds.

As for the junior varsity girls’ 200-meter dash, Gatie finished second overall with a personal record time of 31.35 seconds. Smith finished fifth with a personal record time of 33.29 seconds.

For the varsity boys’ 400-meter dash, Jacob Vanderly finished second overall with a personal record time of 1:01.20.

The varsity girls’ 400-meter dash saw Murmann finish eighth overall with a personal record time of 1:20.22.

In the junior varsity boys’ 400-meter dash, Krier finished third overall with a personal record time of 1:11.38.

The varsity boys’ 800-meter dash saw Sterling Chandler finish fourth overall with a personal record time of 2:23.89. Jacob Wilburn finished fifth with a season record time of 2:26.16. Vanderly finished sixth overall with a personal record time of 2:29.40.

The junior varsity boys’ 800-meter dash saw Growdon finish second overall with a personal record time for 2:22.81. Fish finished third with a personal record time of 2:25.89, and Heffner finished seventh overall with a personal record time of 2:43.48.

In the varsity boys’ 1,600-meter dash, Deric Davenport finished third overall with a season record time of 5:11.77. Wilburn finished fourth with a season record time of 5:16.59, and Hunter Zimmerman finished ninth with a personal record time of 5:53.53.

For the varsity girls’ 1,600-meter dash, Miranda finished third overall with a season record of 6:21.11. Mary Cizin came in fourth with a season record time of 6:24.98, and Savannah Huskey finished sixth overall with a personal record time of 6:56.10.

In the junior varsity boys’ 1,600-meter dash, Sandborg finished second overall with a personal record time of 5:00.83. Trenton Morgan finished fourth with a personal record time of 5:17.64. Fish came in fifth overall with a personal record time of 5:20.74. Jacob Daniels finished seventh with a personal record time of 5:28.87. Jack Duncan finished night with a personal record time of 5:32.95. Brad Garrison finished 11th with a personal record time of 5:48.41, and Heffner came in 13th overall with a personal record time of 5:56.57.

In the varsity boys’ 3,200-meter dash, Davenport finished second overall with a season record time of 11:26.77.

For the varsity girls’ 3,200-meter dash, Cizin came in second overall with a season record time of 13:49.38. Huskey finished third with a personal record time of 13:49.64.

The junior varsity boys’ 3,200-meter dash saw Morgan finish second overall with a personal record time of 11:21.92. Mallery finished third with a personal record time of 11:24.34. Daniels came in seventh with a personal record time of 12:15.88, and Garrison finished ninth with a personal record time of 13:17.58.

For the varsity boys’ 110-meter 39-inch hurdle event, Nickell finished second overall with a season record time of 19.76 second.

As for the junior varsity girls’ 110-meter 33-inch hurdle event, Molly Bettencourt finished second overall with a personal record finish of 20.96 seconds. Caitlyn Crosby finished third with a season record time of 20.82 seconds.

In the varsity boys’ 300-meter 36-inch hurdle event, Nickell came in second overall with a season record time of 47.51 seconds. Chandler was third to finish with a season record time of 49.29 seconds.

The varsity girls’ 300-meter 30-inch hurdle event saw Lama finish fifth overall with a personal record time of 1:04.13.

For the junior varsity girls’ 300-meter 30-inch hurdle event, Crosby finished second overall with a season record time of 1:02.88.

The varsity girls’ 4×100 relay, made up of Akilah Bussey, Lama, Miranda and Fennel, finished third overall with a time of 59.77 seconds.

For the varsity boys’ 12-pound shot put, Keith McDaniel finished eighth overall with a season record distance of 29 feet and 0.5 inches.

The varsity 4-kilogram shot put saw Rossaly Pissors finish sixth overall with a personal record distance of 18 feet and 10.5 inches. Devyn Stamback finished seventh with a personal record distance of 17 feet and 7 inches.

In the junior varsity boys’ 12-pound shot put, Elijah Morales finished second with a personal record distance of 38 feet and 5.5 inches. Harlow finished third with a personal record distance of 35 feet and 8.5 inches. Landon Bennett earned fifth place with a personal record distance of 33 feet and 5.5 inches. Ryne Delgado finished 10th overall with a personal record distance of 27 feet and 9 inches.

The junior varsity girls’ 4-kilogram shot put saw Allison Magarrell finish fourth overall with a personal record distance of 20 feet and 10 inches. Spangle finished sixth with a personal record distance of 19 feet and 11.5 inches. Arianna Geoia finished 10th with a personal record distance of 15 feet and 4 inches. Abby Dunn finished 11th with a personal record distance of 8 feet and 7.5 inches.

For the varsity boys’ 1.6-kilogram discus, McDaniel finished third overall with a season record distance of 91 feet and 9 inches. Zimmerman finished ninth with a personal record distance of 42 feet and 7 inches.

In the varsity girls’ 1-kilogram discus, Melton finished fifth with a season record distance of 75 feet and 6 inches. Pissors finished sixth with a personal record distance of 44 feet and 5 inches, and Stamback earned seventh with a season record distance of 38 feet and 6 inches.

For the junior varsity boys’ 1.6-kilogram discus, Growdon earned second overall with a season record distance of 102 feet and 3 inches. Morales finished third with a personal record distance of 100 feet. Harlow earned fourth with a personal record distance of 93 feet and 4 inches. Bennett finished sixth with a personal record distance of 90 feet and 4 inches. Delgado earned 12th-place with a personal record distance of 67 feet and 8 inches.

The junior varsity girls’ 1-kilogram discus saw Magarrell earn third overall with a personal record distance of 68 feet and 6 inches. Geoia finished eighth with a personal record distance of 47 feet and 9 inches. Spangle finished 10th with a personal record distance of 42 feet and 6 inches.

The varsity boys’ high jump saw Martinez earn third overall with a personal record height of 5 feet and 6 inches.

The varsity girls’ high jump saw Cizin earn second overall with a season record height of 3 feet and 6 inches.

As for the junior varsity boys’ high jump, Daniels finished third with a personal record height of 4 feet and 10 inches. Duncan and Bennett tied for fourth with a personal record height of 4 feet and 8 inches for both.

The junior varsity girls’ high jump saw Crosby finish third overall with a season record height of 4 feet.

In the varsity girls’ long jump, Huskey finished seventh overall with a season record distance of 11 feet and 8 inches. Bussey finished eighth with a season record distance of 11 feet and 6 inches. Fennel finished ninth overall with a season record distance of 11 feet and 4 inches. Genesy Davis finished 12th overall with a season record distance of 9 feet and 9 inches, and Moore finished 13th with a personal record distance of 9 feet and 2.5 inches.

The junior varsity boys’ long jump saw Krier earn fourth place with a personal record distance of 15 feet.

For the junior varsity girls’ long jump, Thompson finished third overall with a personal record distance of 12 feet and 1 inch. Tatiana Munoz finished sixth overall with a personal record distance of 11 feet and 4 inches, and Molly Bettencourt finished eighth overall with a personal record distance of 10 feet and 4 inches.

In the varsity boys’ triple jump, Zimmerman earned eighth place with a personal record distance of 25 feet and 2 inches.

As for the varsity girls’ triple jump, Bussey finished second overall with a season record distance of 26 feet and 7 inches. Davis finished third overall with a season record distance of 22 feet and 4 inches.

The junior varsity boys’ triple jump saw Krier finish third overall with a personal record distance of 25 feet and 2 inches.

The junior varsity girls’ triple jump saw Munoz earn second with a personal record distance of 19 feet and 2 inches.

The next track and field event for the Lassen High School Grizzlies will be held Wednesday, April 11 at West Valley.