By Josh Bronson
Pilot staff writer
After the first day of competition at the Far West League (FWL) district track meet, four members of the Brookings-Harbor High School track team have qualified for the state championships next week.
The top two finishers in each event advance to the OSAA Track State Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene Thursday through Saturday, May 22 to 24.
Senior Tabby Reneman qualified for state in the javelin with a second place finish and a throw of 114-10.
Reneman will also look to qualify in the discus - where she currently holds the best mark in the FWL at 121-05 - as the competition continues today (May 17).
Freshman Ally Manley will be headed to state in the 3,000-meter run with a second place finish in a time of 11:05.15.
Manley will also look to qualify in the 1,500-meter run - where she holds the fastest time in the league at 4:59.63.
Fellow freshman Catherine Bones had an excellent showing in the long jump as she qualified for the state championships in second place with a jump of 14-11.75.
Bones also had the second fastest time in the 100-meter hurdles prelims with a PR time of 16.61.
Senior Kyle Botnen was the final Bruin qualifier for the day as he will be competing at state in the pole vault.
Although Botnen finished third in the event, he cleared 14-00 - which is above the state qualifying mark of 13-05.
Botnen also had the fastest preliminary time in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.5.
Junior Kayla Hamm put together a pair of quality runs in the preliminary races for both hurdle events, finishing third in the 100 hurdles at 17.16 and second in the 300 hurdles at 50.67.
Just missing qualifying for state was freshman Geoff Gowman in the high jump.
Gowman finished third in the event with a height of 5-10.
The finals for the remaining events will take place today (May 17) at North Bend High School, beginning at noon.