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Friday Harbor nabs big wins at league meet; Barnes, Johns, Short first in events | Track and Field

Top photo: Friday Harbor’s Kia Johns takes the lead against a Lopez runner en route to a first-place finish in the 100m hurdles, April 1 at Friday Harbor. Bottom photo: Dasuni Gurusinghe, center, was a member of the winning 4x200 relay team and placed second in two individual events. - Contributed / Gene Helfman
Top photo: Friday Harbor’s Kia Johns takes the lead against a Lopez runner en route to a first-place finish in the 100m hurdles, April 1 at Friday Harbor. Bottom photo: Dasuni Gurusinghe, center, was a member of the winning 4x200 relay team and placed second in two individual events.
— image credit: Contributed / Gene Helfman

Friday Harbor’s Kelsey Barnes put the shot 31 feet 8 inches and threw the discus 89 feet 7.5 inches to win those events at the Northwest A/B League meet, April 1 in Friday Harbor.

“This was great effort on their parts as they were competing against 17 different schools, of which two were 4A schools and nine were 2A schools. Wow,” Friday Harbor Coach Darrin Scheffer said.

Kayla Short threw the javelin 109.7 feet to win that event. Her long jump measured 14 feet 6.5 inches, good enough for first.

Kia Johns placed first in the 100m hurdles with a time of 17.69.

Friday Harbor’s 4x200 relay team won first, posting a time of 1:57.96, outdistancing No. 2 Mount Vernon Christian by 4 seconds. Dasuni Gurusinghe, Kia Johns, Amanda Turnbull and Kayla Short comprised the winning 4x200 team.

Friday Harbor turned in several notable finishes.

— 100m: Gurusinghe, second, 13.65.
— 200m: Gurusinghe, second, 29.28.
— 300m hurdles: Turnbull, second, 53.65.
— Long jump: Johns, second, 13 feet 6 inches.

Next: The Wolverines travel to La Conner April 13 for a meet vs. Meridian and Nooksack.

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