Tigers out to a fast start on the track
The Douglas High track & field squad got its season under way Saturday, hosting a four-school league meet at the Big George Sports Complex.
Going up against Damonte Ranch, Galena and Wooster, the Tigers came away with a number of strong early-season performances.
On the boys side, senior Alex Macabales won the 100 with a time of 11.30 seconds, just ahead of teammate Michael Nolting, who took second at 11.6 seconds.
Freshman Jared Mora was seventh in the event at 12.0, freshman Koby Hinnant was seventh, also at 12.0, and Tay Simms finished eighth.
Douglas strung together a pair of strong relay teams in the 4×100 with Nolting, Nick Abreu, Cole Melhus and Bailey Vidaurri taking second at 44.93 second and Hinnant, Macabales, Sam Melhus and Mora taking third at 46.4 seconds.
Douglas also took second in the 4×200 and 4×800 relays.
Senior Cole Melhus finished third in the 400 with a time of 55 seconds and tied for first in the high jump, clearing 5-6, as did Brandon Harmon. Tay Simms tied for the win in the pole vault at 11 feet.
Marshall McKown tossed the shot put 43 feet, 9.5 inches and Colton Waggoner had a throw of 132-03 in the discus. Waggoner turned in a 36-3.75 in the shot put.
Josh Cassity finished seventh in the 1,600 (5:26.40) and Austin Croxall was eighth at 5:26.40. Parker Hoshizaki was sixth in the 400, Jake Passas was sixth in the 800, followed by Ben Cochran, Zak Scherbak, Nolan Greth and Croxall in order.
Ian Isherwood tied for third in the pole vault, Ben Cochran tied for sixth and Nick Abreu tied for eighth.
Abreu took third in the long jump and Joey Swisher was fifth.
For the girls, Olivia Abbott won the 400 at 1:02 and Lindsey Adams won the 800 at 2:29.6. Morgan Weston swept up the throws, winning the discus (90 feet, 6 inches) and the shot put (27 feet, 7 inches).
Corryne Millett won the long jump at 15 feet, 10 inches.
Abbott, Marissa Cowan, Sydne Huck and Lizzy Byrne teamed to take second in the 4×100 relay with a time of 53.7 seconds.
Douglas finished second in the 4×200, 4×400 and 4×800 relays as well.
Freshman Maddy Lowe made a splash in her first varsity experience, taking second in the 300 hurdles (51.9 seconds) and third in the 100 hurdles (17.6 seconds).
Shawnee McFadden was second in the high jump (4 feet, 8 inches) and fifth in the pole vaut.
Carrina Bell finished third in the 100 at 13.9 seconds. Marissa Cowan was fifth in the 200 (28.8), while Bell was seventh at 29 seconds.
Darby Mattinson finished fifth in the long jump and fifth in the high jump while Amber Taylor was eighth in the long jump. Emma Brennecke was ninth in the pole vault, Millett was sixth in the high jump, followed by Bell in seventh.
Savannah Haase took fourth in the discus, Kalyn Campbell was fifth and Maci Harjes was eighth. Campbell took fifth in the shot put, Haase was sixth, Harjes was seventh, Madison Detherault was eighth and Tristin Silva was ninth.
Madison Cote finished eighth in the 1,600, Maria Munoz was third in the 800, April Hoogendijk was fifth in the 400 and Huck finished sixth in the 100.