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Jaynes, Wasson led teams in Havre

 

April 10, 2019



Though the Dodson Lady Coyotes and Whitewater Lady Penguins have less than a handful of athletes, both teams fared well in the Cal Wearley Memorial last Wednesday in Havre.

Whitewater took eighth in the Varsity event with 22 points. Dodson followed taking ninth with a total of 20 points.

Dodson’s Christina Jaynes set a new personal best of 35-00.50 on her way to winning the shot put event. Jaynes just missed out on qualifying for state, falling a high of an inch shy of the 35-1 mark.

“I am pretty disappointed in myself honestly” Jaynes said. “I am happy with my throw but mad that I was that close and I didn’t get it.”

The throw was two feet further than her previous personal best.

“I don’t know what I did,” Jaynes said. “I went up there and threw and was like, that is still in the air! That’s really far!”

Jaynes also won discus with a personal best of 102-10.

Dodson sophomore Caitlin Fenner took thirteenth in discus with a throw of 78-06. The Cal Wearley was Fenner first track and field meet.

Fenner, a transfer student from Great Falls High School, posted a throw of 17-11.50 in shot put.

“I feel like it wasn’t bad for my first try but I definitely need to work on it,” Fenner said.

The Whitewater Penguins were led by Kia Wasson who took second place in the 1600 with a time of 6:04.78. Wasson would also take second place in the 3200 with a time of 13:17.31.

“It was better than last weekend, so it was good,” Wasson said.

Wasson went on to say that to reach her best of 12:51, she had to try and keep pace with the runner in front of her.

Penguin sophomore Kelsee Cummings took third in shot put with a throw of 32-01. Cummings also took eighth in discus with a throw of 80-09.

Whitewater Freshman Hannah Hanley took fifth in the 100 with a personal best of 13.73. Hanley’s 100 time is a new record for Whitewater High Shool. Hanley broke Linda Berneke’s record of 13.87 that was set in 2011.

Hanley and Wasson were honored at Whitewater High School last week. At the 2018 State C meet Wasson broke Ashley (Hammond) Stuart’s mile record of 5:53.21 set in 1999. Wasson also broke Stuart's 3200m record of 13:12.72, which was set in 1998. Kia ran 12:51.23 at Hinsdale's meet last year.

Hanley took tneth place in the 100 hurdles with a time of 19.52 and eleventh in the 300 hurdles with a time of 56.09.

Senior Petya Rozalinova, a Bulgerian-born foreign exchange student from Spain competed in her first American track and field meet that day.

“It’s good,” Rozalinova said. “Every one is nice. If you have questions you can ask and they answer. You can make a lot of friends here.”

Rozalinova had a throw of 21-00 in Shot Put and a throw of 56-04 in discus.

“I think it is pretty good for not having done it before,” Rozalinova said. “It’s my first time, so I think it was pretty good.”

Rozalina shared how she plans to improve upon her debut.

“More practice,” Rozalinova said. “It I can focus on that, I think it is going to go well.”

Rozalinova competed in basketball for the first time in her life last winter. She shared what her experience was like.

“I liked it,” she said, noting that she only played JV games. “I wasn’t comfortable playing because I didn’t think I was good, so I was pretty much cheering for them.”

Rozalinova was also Whitewater’s Prom Queen at the Malta, Saco, Whitewater, Hinsdale prom last March; adding a little more to her experience in America.

“My first prom and being the Prom Queen was pretty good,” Rozalinova said. “I didn’t even know I was going to be going to prom.”

 

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