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CCHS dominates Icebreaker
Cowboys earn nine firsts, Cowgirls seven, as Crook County easily wins
Clark Woodward passes the baton to Alonzo Lopez in the 4X100 relay, which CCHS won.
March 18, 2013
Crook County High School dominated their own Icebreaker Invitational on?Thursday, easily winning both the boys and girls portion of the event.
“I was tickled,” said head coach Ernie Brooks. “The whole meet is management and getting around, so I didn’t get to coach much, but I got to see some great performances by a young team.”
The Cowboys took nine firsts in the meet as they scored 162 points, easily outdistancing the field. Madras finished second with 67 points, while Burns and Grant Union tied for third with 48 points and Culver rounded out the scoring with 23 points.
The Cowgirls were nearly as impressive, taking seven firsts and scoring 155 points.
Burns finished second in the girls competition with 66 points. They were followed by Culver, 55, Grant Union, 43, and Madras, 33.
Alonzo Lopez led the way for the Cowboys, taking first in both the 200 (24.183), and 400-meters (54.106). Lopez also anchored the Cowboys’ 4x100 relay team to victory in a time of 47.043. Other members of the relay team were Marcus Greaves, Brandon Zemp, and Clark Woodward. In addition to the three wins, Brooks noted that Lopez also crossed the finish line first in the 100-meter dash. However, the times were lost for the first three runners across the finish line.
Crook County’s Sam Santiago officially won the event with a time of 12.093. However, in addition to Lopez, a Madras runner, and Zemp all finished ahead of Santiago.
Chance Sutfin also added a pair of first-place finishes for the Cowboys, winning the discus (135-09), and shot put (43-06). Sutfin also finished third in the javelin with a toss of 136-02.
“If we can get him to spin and get in a dynamic position, there is no telling how far he can throw the discus,” said Brooks.
The Cowboys swept the 800-meter run, with Luis Rivera winning in a time of 2:10.80, while Jesse Santiago, Liam Pickhardt, Mike Burleigh, and Dustin Seyl took the next four places.
Cody Thurman also earned a victory for the Cowboys, winning the 300-meter intermediate hurdles with a time of 49.232.
The final Cowboy first came in the 4x400 relay where Rivera, Pickhardt, Woodward, and Michael Seyl won with a time of 3:59.00.
The Cowgirls also had a number of individuals with outstanding performances.
Jumping for the first time in high school, Makayla Lindburg led a Cowgirl sweep of the high jump, clearing 4-10, while Kathryn Kaonis and Hannah Troutman were second and third respectively with clearances of 4-08, and 4-06.
The Cowgirls were also strong in the pole vault where they took the first five places. Danielle Michael easily won, clearing 8-06, while McKenzie Zirbel took second with a clearance of 7-06. Cheyenne Young and Natlie Kimmel tied for third with leaps of 6-06, while Brielle Worthing finished fifth with a height of 6-00.
Crook County also had a pair of winners in the throwing events.
Molly Viles tossed the discus 98-11 to lead a trio of Cowgirls. Sierra Fortado took second with a throw of 83-10, while Ashton Morgan finished third with a throw of 82-06.
Throwing the shot put for the first time ever, Kaonis took first place with a heave of 31-00.
“She won the shot with only the Hood River Clinic and 45 minutes of practice,” Brooks said.
The Cowgirl sprinters swept the 100-meter dash with Madeline Bernard (13.559) edging Laken Berlin (13.593) and Zirbel (13.677).
Berlin also had a solid leap in the long jump, taking second place with a jump of 15-04.
Crook County also swept the 3,000-meter run with Irene Morales winning in a time of 13:35.80, while Natalie Stenbeck, 13:46.01, and Kimmel, 14:38.46, took second and third place respectively.
The final Cowgirl runner to win an event was Annalisa Peer, who took first in the high hurdles with a time of 22.103.
“We have some kids that are young that can compete,” Brooks said. “We are starting to build that depth and we had some good starter marks.”
Crook County is back on the track tomorrow when they compete in the Bend Relays. The meet, which will be held at Bend Senior High, is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.