Bears have strong opening season meet at Papa Wells


Members of the Brewster High School varsity track and field team include, front row, from left: Ernie Nanamkin, Kim Nila, Kelsey Ochoa, Giselle De La Paz, Victoria Rios, Julissa Olvera, Betty Martinez, Miriam Garcia. Standing, from left: Freddi Bastidas, Tessa Orozco, Brandon Bach, Clarissa Zepeda, Alfredo Nila, Marta Martinez, Ubaldo Arellano, Esmeralda Ochoa, Samantha Arellano, Juan Arellano, Karste Wright, Juan Garcia, Ramiro Rincon, Duvan Martinez, Raul Jimenez, Miguel Hernandez.
BREWSTER – Despite losing three state competitors – Chance Williams, Cade Smith and Drew Dezellem – to graduation last year, the Bears varsity track and field has two state athletes among 14 veterans returning this season. The team more than held its own in its first meet of the season at the well-attended Papa Wells Invite at East Valley High School in Yakima last Saturday, March 18.

BREWSTER – Despite losing three state competitors – Chance Williams, Cade Smith and Drew Dezellem – to graduation last year, the Bears varsity track and field has two state athletes among 14  veterans returning this season. The team more than held its own in its first meet of the season at the well-attended Papa Wells Invite at East Valley High School in Yakima last Saturday, March 18.
Brewster was among three 2B teams in a field of 27 that included 20 schools of size 1A or larger.
The boys had several finished among the top 10 in either varsity or freshman-sophomore divisions.
Sophomore Ernie Nanamkin leaped to a PR second place 18-feet, 2-inches in the Fresh/Soph long jump and ran the 100 meters in a fourth-place PR time of 12.06 seconds. Nanamkin also finished ninth in the 200M varsity and threw the javelin to a sixth-place distance of 139’3”.
Freshman Alfred Nila tossed the 12-pound shot a personal record distance of 34’8.5” to place fifth among the Fresh/Soph. Nila also threw the discus 95’10” to finish in the middle of the varsity pack.
On the girls’ side, freshman Karste Wright finished eighth in the varsity long jump with a PR leap of 13’11.75”. Wright also ran a 1:17:43 time in the Fresh/Soph 400 meters to capture 12th place and threw the javelin a PR 60’1”.
The Bears will next compete at Bridgeport on Thursday, March 30, together with Soap Lake and Omak.

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