The Hudson’s Bay Throwing Team, otherwise known as the Huckers and Chuckers had another strong performance in their meet v. Mark Morris. Being the last home meet, it was Senior Night, and the Seniors once again led the team. Senior Stacia Mikaele placed in all 3 throwing events, while Seniors Christopher Martin and Lucas Tomblison placed in 2 events and JP LeGuyader placed in 1 event.
Christopher Wayne (Montana) Martin set another PR in the shot put with a throw of 46’4″, once again taking 1st place in the event. Montana also claimed the 1st place position in the discus, but an unfortunate misunderstanding kept him and teammate Payton Isaacson from competing in the javelin. Lesson learned, and look for improvements in Friday’s meet for both of these guys. Montana hopes to take his throwing talent to…Montana, of all places, next season to focus on computer science.
JP LeGuyader got edged out of the shot put, placing 4th, but was able to secure the 3rd place spot in the discus. A courtesy measure of JP’s scratched final shot put throw, showed he can continue to improve, hitting 39’8″! He also successfully avoided the 100 meter dash. JP hasn’t decided what his plans are yet, but is thinking that Montana sounds mighty nice!
Lucas Tomblison continues to dominate the javelin scene and because the coaches won’t let him just throw the javelin, decides he’ll place in the shot put again as well. He narrowly beat out teammate JP, by 2 inches! Lucas hopes to continue to throw at Pacific University next year, while pursuing an engineering degree.
Senior Payton Isaacson continues to work hard to improve, deciding to throw all 3 implements this season and is a good teammate, helping to teach new javelin throwers during practices and keeping teammate, Montana calm during meets. He will also be heading to Montana next season to be Montana’s Public Relations manager while honing his fiction and script writing skills.
Stacia Mikaele had an excellent day, deciding to take teammate, Emma Mady’s advice and “big body” it in the discus to a new PR of over 4ft. Stacia followed that up with a 1 ft improvement in the shot put and a 3rd place finish in the javelin. Stacia is taking her academic talent to the University of Washington to pursue a degree in Biochemistry.
Coach Josh Gonzales said, “The Seniors had a great showing today! They are reaping the benefits of the hard work they have put in (most) since they were freshmen.” Coach Jamie Gonzales agrees, adding, “Our Seniors are the heart of our team. They have really worked to create a great culture within our throwing family.”
It was also a big day for Sophomore Gavin Nelson and Junior Kayden Gonzales who both set a PR in all of their events yesterday. Gavin improved in the shot put, javelin and long jump. Kayden started his meet off with a PR in the 110 hurdles, then saw a 2 1/2ft improvement in the shot put to secure 2nd place! He also had a PR in the triple jump and the 400×400 meter relay. Sophomore David Hoang continues to work hard on improving his technique as he battles a back injury.
Sophomore Emma Mady also had a successful meet, taking 2nd place in all 3 throwing events. After deciding to “big body” it, Emma set a new PR in the discus with a 2ft improvement. Junior Alyssa Fleischmann had a PR in the shot put, taking 4th in a narrow miss for a Lady Eagles sweep.
The Eagles will be finishing out the regular season on Friday at Washougal before moving on to the sub district and district meet.