CONDON - The Long Creek boys track team put together several outstanding performances at the Condon Invitational track meet on Saturday, April 19, scoring 25 points to finish in eighth place against some of the top Class 2A and 1A teams from Oregon and Washington.
Goldendale, Wash., was the overall winner of the boys half of the meet with 87 points, and the strong Ione team finished second with 77.
The Mountaineers ran well in both the 400 and 1,600-meter relays, finishing third in both events.
In the 400, the team of Max Corley, Jorge Sanchez, Ilirjan Mistari and Travis Brown ran the race in a time of 50.16.
Sanchez, Brown, Ben Corley and Max Corley came back in the 1,600 with a time of 3:53.88.
Individually, Max Corley placed fourth in the 400 with a time of 56.37, and Ben Corley placed fifth in the 1,500 at 4:41.90.
"The kids did really, really well at the meet," Long Creek coach Marianne Smith said. "We also had some huge PRs recorded as well. Although we didn't place, just about all of the sprinters recorded personal bests in the 100 and 200, and our throwers are coming along as well. We were getting up to 10 foot personal bests."
In the field events, Michael Dreher had a throw of 126-5 to finish fifth, and Brown was sixth at 118-9.
Sanchez was fifth in the long jump with a leap of 17-3.
In the girls half of the meet, Wallowa was the winner with 101 points, followed by Sherman County with 90.
For the Long Creek girls, Jennifer Lynall earned points with a sixth-place finish in the 400, and Val Bonnanfant was sixth in the javelin to account for the Mountaineers' two points and a 14th-place finish.
"Christy Brown didn't place, but she cut nine seconds off her best time in the 800 and cut six seconds off her time in the 1,500," Smith said.
The Monument girls team scored four points to finish in a tie for 12th place.
Kayla Cole, who coach Debbie Cole said has been fighting a cold for a week, did not run in the 800 or 1,500 events, but earned a fourth-place finish in the discus.
"Heidi Hermens and Dominika Klausova didn't score any points, but they both had personal bests in the javelin and shot put events," Cole said.