PENDLETON - Amy Jones broke the meet record in the triple jump and Tyler Page won the 400-meter event for the Grant Union High School track team at the prestigious Bucks Classic Track Meet at Pendleton High School on Saturday, March 29.
Pitted against some top-notch competition from schools in Oregon and Washington, including Walla Walla and powerhouse Class 4A teams from Hermiston and Pendleton, the Prospector boys and girls teams earned respectable fifth-place finishes at the meet.
The boys scored 32 points and the girls tallied 24.
Walla Walla was the winner in both the boys and girls halves of the meet, scoring 187 and 170 points respectively.
The Hermiston boys and girls finished second, with Pendleton coming in third.
Jones record-setting jump was measured at 37 feet, seven and one-half inches, and Page was clocked at 51.57 seconds in his winning effort.
Grant Union, a dominant competitor in jumping events in recent years, also earned fourth and fifth-place finishes in the girl's triple jump, with Kaylee Lemcke and Bree Myers going distances of 32-9.5 and 32-0.5 respectively.
Page also ran a strong race in the 200 meters, to a third-place finish in a time of 23.92.
Other Prospector competitors scoring points at the meet included Danny Cosgrove, who finished second in the high jump clearing the bar at 5-10. He also placed third in the triple jump with a leap of 38-7.75, and Marshall Schultz who threw the discus 147-5 good for a fourth-place finish.
Josh Arnall captured seventh place in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:10.50, and the Grant Union boys 1,600 meter relay team finished fifth in a time of 3:51.00.
For the girls, Jones earned a third-place finish in the long jump at 16-3.75, and Lemcke finished eighth in the event at 14-7.50.
Kristal Holliday was eighth in the pole vault at 7-6, and the 1,600 meter relay team finished fifth.
The Prospectors next meet is at the Mac-Hi Carnival of Speed in Milton-Freewater on Friday, April 4.