Battle Ground hosted its traditional Tiger Invitational, which has been we have enjoyed numerous times over the years. This year Camas joined the action and their star Alexa Efraimson racked up some very impressive times for this early in the campaign. Alexa is only a junior but she has had a very active indoor season and is well ahead of the normal curve for Northwest runners. She recorded a rather scintillating 800 Meter time of 2:08.83 for this time of the season with Nicole Goecke of Prairie following in 2:18.82. Efraimson also annexed the 3200 Meter title with a fine mark of 10:16, as her team mate Marlee LaFore nipped Prairie’s Michaela Bruns for second with 11:46. Jamie Ferris of Prairie took fourth with 11:55 and Cassie McKinnon of Camas came in fifth with 12:05.
Union star Alexis Fuller topped the field in the 1600 meters with 5:19.70 with Alisa Pudlitzke of Camas earning second with 5:22 and in so doing had a three second margin over Savanna Craig of Mountain View. Fuller, incidentally had placed third in the 800M with 2:24, while Pudlitzke joined Efraimson plus Savanna Joyce & Maddie Woodson in Camas’ triumph in the Distance medley Relay, which was won with 12:22.44. Jai’lyn Merriweather of Evergreen scored in the 400 Meter Run with 60.46, as Lindsay Asplund of Prairie & Chisom Elce of Skyview claimed second & third with versions of 61 seconds.
Danica Person of Mountain View was victorious in the 100 & 200 Meter Dashes with times of 12:36 & 26:52. Marcus Gaylor of Columbia River matched that fete for the guys & included a time of 11.13in the shorter race.
Kaden Harbertson of Skyview was a double winner in the distances as he garnered victories in the 1600 Meters (4:34) & the 3200 Meter (9:53). Aaron Brumbaugh of Mark Morris took second in the 1600M with 4:36 with Riley Hein of Camas trailing by a second. James Breen of Heritage secured place in the longer event and was followed across the finish line by Austin Blankenship of Columbia River (9:55) & Aaron Brumbaugh (10:05). Nick Barclay ran a brisk 50.71 to claim to guys 400 Meters. Keaton Spiller of Heritage was victorious in the two-lapper with a time of 1:58.
There were a few efforts in the Field Events that stood out with Aubrey Ward-El of Skyview leading the way in a fine Javelin Field with a throw of 127-04. Jossilyn Blackman of Battle Ground threw 123-04 & Tuileisu Anderson went 100-5 for third. Ward also scored in the Shot Put with 42-94.50. Guadalupe Mendoza of Heritage was victorious in the Discus with 113-08, while Camas thrower Nicole Corbett was not far behind with 110-11. Jordan Hunter of Hudson’s Bay finished third with 102-10. Danae Lee, also Hudson’s Bay, cleared 5 feet 1 inch in the High Jump to win that event.