UMATILLA - Impressive performances by Becky Landis, Danielle Barry, Danny Cosgrove and Josh Arnall propelled the Grant Union High School girls and boys to the team championships at the Umatilla Icebreaker track meet on Friday, March 19.
The Prospector girls scored 92 points to defeat second place Echo by 10 points, while the boys tallied 111 points to out-distance Joseph which finished second with 90.
"They did very well at this meet and we had some outstanding performances," coach Sonna Smith said.
Individually, Landis was the only triple-winner taking the long jump with a leap of 14-7, floating over the bar at 5-1 to capture the high jump and running the leadoff leg on the winning 1,600-meter relay. She also placed fourth in the triple jump at 31-11.5.
"Becky's height of 5-1 in the high jump was a personal best for her," Smith remarked.
Barry, who is just a freshman, won the 200 meters in a time of 28.49 and placed second in the 800 meters at 2:58.49 and ran the anchor leg on the 4x400 relay.
The girls 4x400 relay team of Landis, Kaylee Lemcke, Bree Myers and Barry won the event in a time of 4:28.60.
For the boys, Cosgrove won the high jump with a personal best of 6-5 and finished second in both the long and triple jumps with distances of 19-3 and 40-2 respectively.
Arnall captured his specialty race, winning the 800 meters in a time of 2:09.27 and also ran the leadoff leg on the second-place 1,600-meter relay team.
Other girls earning points in two or more events included Lemcke who finished second in the triple jump, fifth in the long jump and as a member of the winning 1,600 relay team, and Myers who was also on the 1,600 relay team and placed third in the triple and fourth in the long jumps.
Jeannie Allen placed fourth in the 800 meters and came in seventh in the 3,000.
Placing in one event were Josie Prophet who was seventh in the 100 hurdles and Jeannie Allen who was fourth in the 800.
Jyla Hill was third in the 100 hurdles, Angie Allen took seventh in the 3,000 and Shanley Day completed the girls' score card with an eighth-place finish in the high jump
On the boys side, Sterling Horn ran the anchor leg on the second-place 1,600 meter relay team, finished third in the 100 meters and seventh in the 200.
Peter Diezel finished second in the 110 hurdles and fourth in the 300 hurdles, while Dustin Kreger was sixth in the 300 hurdles and high jump events and seventh in the 110 hurdles.
Benjamin Sundemeier finished sixth in the 3,000 and seventh in the 1,500, and Dillon Pendleton placed seventh in the javelin and eighth in the shot put.
Single event placers in the running events included Justin Coats, fourth in the 1,500; Laramie Horn and Nolin Page, who both ran on the second-place 1,600 relay team, placed fourth and sixth respectfully in the 400; Caleb Sturgill, fifth in the 800; and Talyn Elliott, eighth in the 3,000.
In field events, Ben Dieker was fifth in the javelin; Lucas Berry sixth in the shot put and Alex Bremner sixth in the triple jump.
"The kids were very happy with the way they did and so was I," Smith said.