East County athletes bring home javelin titles
Damascus Christian senior Nicole Manning capped of her high school career with a javelin title at the 1A state meet Thursday in Eugene.
She moved to the top of the leader board on his first attempt, but still had Dayville's Kristina Humphreys on her tail. That changed in the final round of prelims when Manning uncorked what proved to be the winning throw of 125 feet. Manning had four of the top six marks in the competition and when adding up the entire series of six throws, she held almost a 25-foot advantage over Humphreys.
Faith Richards did the rest of the scoring for the Eagles with runner-up finishes in the 800-and 1,500-meter races.
• At the 4A meet, Corbett senior Rhiley Fritz moved past Newport's Tehya Woodruff in the second round of throws with a best-effort of 146-8 to win the javelin. She had six of the best seven marks on the day, surpassing the 140-foot line twice.
Fritz had the second-best throw across all classifications with only West Salem's Keira McCarrell surpassing her by three inches in the 6A competition.
Look for expanded coverage in our Tuesday, May 23, print edition.