The Bruins hosted their first meet of the year Tuesday inviting a total of nine schools from Oregon and northern California to compete at Brookings-Harbor High School.
For the men’s events, the Bruins took first place at 145 points with Del Norte coming in second at 138 and Cascade Christian, one of the Bruins new league rivals this year, took third at 114.5 points.
For the women’s events, Del Norte took first at 159 points, followed by Pheonix at 136 and Brookings taking third at 73.
Placing near the top for the Bruins boys, freshman Jake Beaman took third in the men’s 400 meter at 57.90. Freshman Kaleb Barnes took second place in the men’s 800 meters run at 2:11.60. Barnes took first in 1500 at 4:36.00 with sophomore Zachary taking second for the Bruins at 4:41.40. Zachary Ablitt also took first in the 3000 at 10:04.80, while freshman Everest came in third 10:45.33.
Keenan Carroll took first in the 100-meter hurdles at 19.10, while Kyan Meyers took first in the 300-meter hurdles at 49.10.
The Bruins bots 4x100 relay team of Andrew Enos, Toner Neros, Cody Lee, Aiden Strahm
took third at 47.90, while the 4x400 team of Christian Steendahl, Cody Lee, Beaman, Barnes took first at 3:51.20.
For men’s field events, Josh Smith earned fourth in shot put at 38-09.50 and second in javelin at 143-07. Freshman Cody Lee got second in pole vault at 10-00, while sophomore Christian Steendahl got fourth at 9-00. Aiden Strahm got third in the long jump at 18-01.
In women’s events, senior Mickey Fulton took third in the 200 meter dash at 28.70, while freshmen Maleah Harlan took third in the 3000 meter at 15:28.40. Freshman Megan Pearson took third in the 300-meter hurdles at 55.00.
For field events, senior Chloe McCrae took fourth in shot put with a throw of 30-05.50, second in discus at 104-01 and first in javelin at 99-04. Fulton tied for the top spot in high jump at 4-04.00 with Maykla Jackson and Angela Fortier of Del Norte. Fulton also took second for pole vault at 8-06.00. Alonna Nalls took first in the high jump ay 14-06.50.
According to coach Terry Axel, the Bruins have a strong lineup this year, especially with Beaman and Barnes on the running team. Barnes went to state for cross country in the fall and according to Axel, Beaman was competitive with Barnes when they competed together in middle school.
McCrae is also a favorite in the league for state after falling just short last year after being knocked out a spot at state by a thrower from North Bend by a single inch.
The Bruin’s next meet will be another home meet on April 6th, the Brookings-Harbor Rotary Invitational, starting at 10 a.m. After that, they’ll host one more home meet for the season on April 10 before starting to travel.
For a full list of results go to https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/meet/353091/results.