As of Thursday, September 21, 2017
A quartet of Grangeville sophomores posted the area best medley relay times before spring break, and the group may get a step faster when Adam Wonnacott returns from injury.
Before spring break, the group of Noah Kaschmitter, Booker Bush, Clayton Brown and Justin Detweiler trotted out a 4:01.01 hand time at Kamiah — a race that saw Brown crank out the third leg — a 400 — hard enough that his legs failed him at the final handoff. Passing the baton to Detweiler for the anchor 800, Brown took a tumble — but the combined effort pushed the unit’s time to the top of the performance list kept by the Lewiston Tribune.
“Noah Kaschmitter starts it off so strong with his 200, and Booker Bush really goes,” Brown said. “Noah, he’s such a motivator. When I felt like I was slowing down, Noah was there encouraging me on. And Justin finished it strong.”
Individually, Brown has built on personal records he set as a freshman, raising his bar in the high jump to 5-8 at Kamiah. He traversed 37 feet, 9½ inches in the triple jump, also at Kamiah. At Lewiston earlier this season, he notched his long jump PR to 17-9.
As a team, Grangeville returns to competition having been off for spring break this past week — and the medley relay guys are out to improve.
“We go 50 meters at a time practicing handoffs, trying to run to each other at the pace we think we’ll have at the end of the leg,” Brown said. “We’re also trying to strengthen our legs.”
This week, the track squad is set to travel to the Dave Mangum Invitational at 4 p.m. April 6 at Melba.
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