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FH men claim second in four-team match up | Track & Field

Friday Harbor long-jumper Aaron Prager, in flight, at the Wolverines April 5 home meet. The Wolverine men finished second of four teams competing, a couple points behind league rival La Conner.  - Scott Rasmussen
Friday Harbor long-jumper Aaron Prager, in flight, at the Wolverines April 5 home meet. The Wolverine men finished second of four teams competing, a couple points behind league rival La Conner.
— image credit: Scott Rasmussen

By Steve Wehrly/Journal reporter

"We're improving," Friday Harbor track coach Darrin Scheffer said after the Wolverines finished second in the men’s field April 5, in the team’s only home meet of the season.

"It's our best team result in a while," said Scheffer, adding that he and the team look forward to notching an overall win soon.

Freshman Willie Blackmon finished first the 300-meter hurdles, with a personal best of 44.62 seconds. The 9th grader is only one second over the all-time Friday Harbor record of 43.7 seconds, a record Scheffer thinks Blackmon will break, "if he keeps progressing."

Blackmon also took second in the 200-meter sprint with a time of 25.34 seconds, and anchored a second-place finish for the 4/100 meter relay team in 48.47 seconds.

Lucas Jagel tossed the discus 115 feet to win that field event—bettering his previous mark by nearly six feet

The Wolverines sealed their second-place finish with three second place finishes: Jarray Napier, 11.97 seconds in the 100-meter sprint; Sam McMain, 12:24.25 in the 3200; and Aaron Prager, 16'11.5" in the Long Jump. More team points were added with third place finishes by Jose Guerrero in the 800 and 1600 meter runs, Malcolm Winn in the 3200, and Napier in the High Jump.

The women's team was missing some athletes and finished with only a few points, but Julia Miller garnered a second in the 800 meters at 3:06.35 and Alaina Schiffer threw the javelin 82'4.5" for a second place.

Two meets are scheduled for next week: Lopez on Wednesday, April 18, and LaConner on Friday, April 21.

 

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