Track and field hurdles over challenges

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DEER PARK — The Priest River track and field program again had some outstanding performances as individuals and as teams March 31. The Spartan boys finished tied for third place and the girls team came in 10th out of 19 at the Deer Park Invitational.

Senior pole vaulter Corbin Maltba again shone, setting a school record with a pole vault of 13’4”. Head coach Jared Hughes said that he and Deer Park coach Micky Ratcliff, who has assisted Maltba in training, moved the bar to 13’4” while telling Maltba that the bar was at only 13’0”.

“Corbin proceed to clear the height on his 1st attempt to break the record. It would be an understatement to say he was happy to learn he had just broken the school record. Not to let it end there, the bar was moved to 13’6”. Corbin cleared the height on his first attempt raising the school record he had just broken 5 minutes before. He made some good attempts at 14’0, but missed on all 3. I believe 14’ and more will be there for Corbin by the end of the year.”

The previous record of 13’3” had been set by James Elliott in 2002, said Hughes.

Fellow senior Clay Pelton won three medals in four events -- second place in pole vault, third in 400m open, and third again in the 4x400m relay with Konner Durham, Cameron Parkes and Noah Martinez.

The boys 4x100m relay team of Maltba, Teagun Holycross, Erik Moore, and Robbie Anselmo earned third place.

Enara Seiler earned a third place finish in the 100m dash with a time of 13.79 seconds.

Hughes said, “She has been an outstanding addition to the team.”

Seiler also placed sixth in the hurdles, fourth in the 4x200m relay with Elizabeth Downs, Izzy Schmidt-Nafarro, and Cassidy Prudek, and sixth place with the same girls in the 4x100m relay, said Hughes.

Schmidt-Nafarro finished fourth in the 800m, Parkes was fourth in the pole vault and sixth in the 800m, Prudek came in fifth in the long jump and eighth in the 100m hurdles, Holycross was sixth in the 110m and 300m hurdles, Durham finished fifth in the 300m hurdles and seventh in the 110m hurdles, and Bonin Nordby came in eighth in the pole vault.

Hughes said, “Every single kid that competed at Deer Park had at least one season best. The weather was great and the kids just competed well.”

Next up for the Spartans is an April 12 IML dual meet at Kellogg against the Wildcats and Timberlake Tigers.

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