Sunday, April 14, 2024

Brewster and Bridgeport send 12 athletes to Cheney


BREWSTER / BRIDGEPORT – The Brewster Bears varsity track and field team sent four men and one woman to the state championships at Cheney last Thursday-Saturday, May 25-27.
It was the final tour for seniors Brandon Bach, Edgar Guzman, and Freddi Bastidas.
Guzman competed in both the 800-and 1600-meter distance races.
“Both of his times were either a personal record or just off his PRs,” coach Greg Austin said.
Bach, who placed second in earlier District 5/6 competition with a throw of 151 feet, 10 inches qualified for the state finals with his last throw in the preliminary round.
“He threw his best throw of the day on his last throw in the finals to move into eighth place and a medal,” said Austin.” I am really going to miss him in the spring.  He will be enlisting in the military in a few months.”
Bastidas, was competing in his first state meet in the discus event.
“Unfortunately, he did not have his best throws and failed to reach the finals,” said Austin. “I am going to miss his work ethics at practice these past years and wish him the best.”
Junior, Ernie Nanamkin “had a very successful state meet,” said Austin, “Placing in both the events (javelin and 400M) he qualified in.”
Nanamkin threw 163’2” in the javelin, a PR by over twelve feet and finished seventh.  
“Earlier in the day he ran in the finals of the 400M, placing eighth,” said Austin. “He has been so consistent all season and had a great finish.”  
Freshman, Karste Wright competed in the high jump and placed sixth.
“She came into the meet with some injuries to her lower legs and ankle and did not practice all week.,” said Austin. “She made some great attempts at five feet which would have been a PR for her. I expect to see her on the podium again next year.”


Emily Saucedo, with a sixth-place finish in women’s discus, and Brevin Evenson, eighth in the men’s triple jump, led the way for the Bridgeport varsity track and field team at the state championships in Cheney last Thursday-Saturday, May 25-27.
Saucedo threw the discus 107feet, 8 inches and Evenson leaped 40-08.75, to claim medals. Evenson also placed 18th in the high jump, clearing the bar at 5’8”.
Other Bridgeport state competitors included:
Nicanor Palacios - 10th and 13th respectively in the 300-meter hurdles (44.13 seconds) and 110M hurdles (17.43).
David Ochoa – 14th discus, 115-08; shot put, 15th, 40-08.5.
Jasmine LeDuc – 10th long jump, 16’; 15th 200M, 27.84.
Ivette Orozco – 12th discus, 99-06.
Itzel Muniz – 15th shot put, 86-04.
Lesly Velasco – 15th 300M hurdles, 51.96.
Esmeralda Garcia – 13th 400M, 1:05.52.
The Bridgeport relay team of Velasco, Garcia, LeDuc and Anayeli Trejo placed 13th in the 4x200 in 1:53.46.
Orozco, Velasco, LeDuc, and Maura Morales finished 16th in the 4x100 in 55.02.
Garcia, Velasco, Trejo and Catalina Martinez came in 14th in the 4x400 in 4:37.44.

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