Girls of Nyssa win Don Walker Invitational as 21 track teams compete

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The Girls on Nyssa High School track team won multiple events on Friday, April 29 to claim the team title at the Don Walker Invitational. Nyssa’s men’s team finished second in the competition.

Nyssa’s Gracie Johnson sprints with the relay at Kate Vineyard in the 4×100 relay at the Don Walker Invitational in Nyssa on Friday April 29. (The Enterprise/LES ZAITZ)

NYSSA – The Nyssa women’s track team won the title at the Don Walker Invitational on Friday and the men’s team finished second.

Twenty-one preparation teams participated in the meeting which was held at Nyssa High School.

In the women’s team results, Adrian finished in ninth place while Vale finished 11th.

In the men’s team standings, Nampa Christian took top honors with 115 points. Vale was sixth with 50 points and Adrian 15th with three team points. Huntington finished 17th with two team points.

Individually, Nyssa dominated the women’s events. Gracie Johnson took first place in the 200 meters with a time of 27.34 seconds. Nyssa’s two women’s relay teams also won first place. In the 4×100 relay, Team Nyssa of Asbel Tellez Jaquez, Gracie Johnson, Kate Vineyard and Marly Ausman finished first with a time of 51.84. In the 4×400 relay race, the Bulldog team of Kate Vineyard, Brynlee Hartley, Gracie Johnson and Asbel Tellez Jaquez won in 4:26.32.

Nyssa’s Marly Ausman won the shot put with a throw of 35-09 and was first in the discus throw with a throw of 124-05.

Nyssa’s Ambrie Draper took first place in the pole vault with a jump of 9-06. Bella Johnson was third in the 100-meter hurdles for Vale with a time of 18.19 and third in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 53.58.

Nyssa’s Orin Stipe finished first in the boys’ 110m hurdles and 300m hurdles. He also finished second in the long jump.

Vale’s Trevor Stewart was first in the men’s 1,500 meters clocking 4:27.52 while teammate Charles Lamb was second in the men’s 400 meters clocking 52.64 seconds for the Vikings.

Evalyn Nunez was the first for Adrian in the women’s 3,000 meters with a time of 12:50.22.

– Pat Caldwell

Results boys

Team scores: 1. Nampa Christian, 115. 2. Nyssa, 91. 3. Grant Union, 70. 4. Payette, 61. 5. Weston-McEwen, 59. 6. Vale, 50. 7. Burns, 36/ Imbler 36. 9. Pine Eagle, 30. 10. Prairie City, 27/ Baker, 27. 12. Riverside, 25. 13. Elgin, 14. 14. Council, 13. 15. Wilder, 3/ Adrian 3. 17. Huntington, 2.

Girls results

Team scores: 1. Nyssa, 106. 2. Nampa Christian, 97. 3. Crane, 79. 4. Burns, 65. 5. Payette, 54. 6. Weston-McEwen, 53. 7. Imbler, 41. 8. Grant Union, 34.5. 9. Adrian, 22. 10. Riverside, 20. 11. Vale, 16. 12. Prairie City, 13.5. 13. Wilder, 13. 14. Pine Eagle, 12, Elgin, 12. 16. Council, 10. 17 Baker, 9. 18. McDermitt, 2.

DASHBOARD

SOFTBALL

friday april 29

La Grande 7, Ontario 0

Ontario 9, La Grande 5.

Umatilla 3, Valley 2

Vale 14, Umatilla 0

Nyssa 20, Irrigon 6

Nyssa 18, Irrigon 2

BASEBALL

Friday April 29.

La Grande 31, Ontario 0

La Grande 21, Ontario 0

Vale 19, Umatilla 0

Valley 28, Umatilla 4

Irrigon 18, Nyssa 8

Irrigon 20, Nyssa 10

Harper’s Zach Carlson drops the shot during the Don Walker Invitational track meet at Nyssa High School on Friday, April 29. (The Enterprise/LES ZAITZ)

Adrian’s Rance Jordan competes in the long jump at the Don Walker Invitational in Nyssa on Friday, April 29. (The Enterprise/LES ZAITZ)

Adrian’s Rance Jordan competes in the long jump at the Don Walker Invitational in Nyssa on Friday, April 29. (The Enterprise/LES ZAITZ)

Adrian’s Rance Jordan competes in the long jump at the Don Walker Invitational in Nyssa on Friday, April 29. (The Enterprise/LES ZAITZ)

Nyssa’s Gracie Johnson sprints with the relay at Kate Vineyard in the 4×100 relay at the Don Walker Invitational in Nyssa on Friday April 29. (The Enterprise/LES ZAITZ)

Athletes from 21 high school teams competed in the Don Walker Invitational at Nyssa on Friday, April 29. (The Enterprise/LES ZAITZ)

Adrian’s Preston Hutchings competes in the shot put at the Don Walker Invitational at Nyssa on Friday April 29. (The Enterprise/LES ZAITZ)

Vale’s Liz Fritts competes in the long jump at the Don Walker Invitational in Nyssa on Friday April 29. (The Enterprise/LES ZAITZ)

Competitors await their turn in the girls’ pole vault at the Don Walker Invitational at Nyssa High School on Friday, April 29. (The Enterprise/LES ZAITZ)

Vale’s Jessica Dotson competes in the girls’ pole vault at the Don Walker Invitational at Nyssa High School on Friday, April 29. (The Enterprise/LES ZAITZ)

Lindsey Bertalotto of Adrian competes in the javelin throw at the Don Walker Invitational at Nyssa on Friday April 29. (The Enterprise/LES ZAITZ)

Adrian’s Lindsey Bertalotto competes in javelin at the Don Walker Invitational at Nyssa on Friday 29th April. (The Enterprise/LES ZAITZ)

Nyssa’s Anthony Arizmendi prepares to pass the baton to Skyler Cade during the 4×100 relay race at the Don Walker Invitational at Nyssa High School on Friday, April 29. (The Enterprise/LES ZAITZ)

Nyssa’s Anthony Arizmendi prepares to pass the baton to Skyler Cade during the 4×100 relay race at the Don Walker Invitational at Nyssa High School on Friday, April 29. (The Enterprise/LES ZAITZ)

A long jumper stretches the distance at the Don Walker Invitational in Nyssa on Friday April 29. (The Enterprise/LES ZAITZ)

Nyssa’s Jenny Pascascio, Maria Trinidad and Thalia Ramirez competed in the 1,500 meter race at the Don Walker Invitational at Nyssa High School on Friday, April 29. (The Enterprise/LES ZAITZ)

Equipment for the disc is ready to depart at the Don Walker Invitational in Nyssa on Friday, April 29. (The Enterprise/LES ZAITZ)

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