BANKS — The Astoria girls track team is rounding into state championship form, as the Lady Fishermen scored several victories Saturday at the Rob Frank Invitational in Banks.
Winners for Astoria included Kelsey Fausett (400 meters) and Sophie Long (1,500 meters), while Andrea Harris and Isabella Clement swept the hurdles, and both Astoria relay teams also won.
Seaside’s Gretchen Hoekstre continues her dominance in the throws, winning the shot put (PR 43 feet, 4 inches) and discus. Astoria’s Kes Sandstrom was second in each event, while Taylor Cosner won the javelin (PR 119-3).
Darian Hageman again swept all four jumping events, highlighting her meet with an Astoria school record 11-2 in the pole vault, breaking her own record. She won the triple jump by nearly six feet.
The Astoria boys are making themselves the possible frontrunners in the Cowapa League, with Tim Barnett a favorite to sweep the throws at the 4A level.
He won the shot put and discus Saturday, but finished behind Branden Wise of Banks and Parker Conrad of Seaside in the javelin.
Seaside senior Rafi Sibony won the 800 meters in 2:01.74, ahead of teammate Levi Card.
Astoria’s Michael Kee and T.J. Colvin placed second in the 100 and 200, respectively, and Nikolai Boisvert was second in the 3,000. Kee was also second in the 300 hurdles and the long jump. Seaside freshman Henry Garvin placed third in the 400.
Both Astoria relay teams took second behind Banks.
Warrenton also took part, with sophomore Mark Warren setting personal best marks in the shot put (fifth) and discus (sixth). Warrenton’s Fernanda Alvarez was third in the girls’ shot put with a personal best, and Adriana DeJesus was second in the 800.