North Beach conquered its competition at the highly competitive Comet Invite at the 11-team Naselle last Tuesday (April 22). Raymond finished a strong third; South Bend was fourth, and Willapa Valley placed eighth. Raymond's Rayce Newman (200 meters) and South Bend's Dennis Johnson (triple jump) were the only local winners.
“We had a good showing at the Comet Invite last Tuesday,” Raymond HS Head Track and Field Coach Mike Tully told the Herald. “We had a limited number of participants because we were coming off of spring break, so I was happy that we were so competitive.
“Rayce Newman continued his excellent season by capturing the 200 and claiming second-place finishes in the 100 and triple jump,” Tully said. “Alex Vaca ran to a season best timeto win the 800. Terry Broten continued to run well in the hurdles with a second-place finish in the 110's and a third-place finish in the 300's. Jayce Freeman ran to a big PR in the 110 hurdles.”