Wauters shines in track loss

A toss of 116 feet earned the Spartan gold in the discus throw.

Both the boys and the girls track teams struggled on Thursday in their meet against Bishop Blanchet and Seattle Prep.

The Spartans could only manage 34 and 47 points respectively, but there were highlights.

Patrick Wauters finished first in the discus throw with a throw of 116 feet, while Bryan Jacobson finished second in the long jump with a mark of 19 feet, 11 inches and Will Glass finished third in the high jump with a mark of 5 feet, 4 inches.

The quartet of Robin Munn, Colin O’Keefe, Austin Hallett and Angelo Ritualo finished first in the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 3:43.7.

Ritualo also ran on the 4x100 team with Tucker Hannah, Jacobson and Glass that finished third with a time of 46 seconds, missing out on second place by two-tenths of a second.

O’Keefe and Hallett also finished first and third in the 800 meter run with times of 2:07.1 and 2:13.6, respectively, while Jacobson and Hannah finished second and third in the 100 meter dash with times of 11.6 and 12 seconds, respectively.

On the girls side, Caroline Johnson scored a state mark in the 1600 meter run with her first-place finish timed at 5:11.2.

Morgan Nottingham tied for first with Maggie Bruns from Seattle Prep and Megan Paulson from Bishop Blanchet in the 200 meter dash with a time of 28 seconds.

She also finished third in the 100 meter dash with a time of 13.7; finished second along with Michelle Bagget, Molly O’Keefe and Alana MacWhorter in the 4x100 meter relay with a time of 52 seconds; and finished third with Brittany Belt, Hannah Stuart and O’Keefe in the 4x200 meter relay with a time of 1:56.7.

MacWhorter also helped Geneva and Hillary Pritchett and Maren Swanson finish first in the 4x400 with a time of 4:14.3, and finished first in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:02.5

Geneva Pritchett tied for third in the 400 with a time of 1:03.6 while Hillary finished first in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:25.5

Belt finished first in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 18.1 seconds.

The next meet for Bainbridge is Thursday against Nathan Hale, West Seattle and Lakeside at Nathan Hale High School. The first run is scheduled for 3:10 p.m.

After a weekend meet at South Whidbey, the team hosts O’Dea, Holy Names and Cleveland at 3:10 p.m. April 21. Home meets are also slated for May 5 and May 12, following another weekend invitational at and against Shelton and Lake Washington.

‘C’ baseball

tops Peninsula

“Little ball” generated five runs on three hits to make the difference in the Spartan “C” team’s 5-1 win over Peninsula.

Peninsula scored first in the second, when the only walk Bainbridge gave up scored on a single to left field.

The foes threatened again with the bases loaded and two outs, but a ground-out to Mason Tejera led to a force at third to end the inning.

Bainbridge scored three in the bottom of the fourth, when Ferrell reached first on a fielder’s choice, then advanced to second and third on a balk and a wild pitch.

He scored on Tejera’s ground ball to left center.

Ian Powell walked, and reached third on Tejera’s single, then was awarded home plate on the second balk in the inning.

Tejera scored on Willy Greene’s ground-out to short.

In the bottom of the sixth, Cam Johnson scored on a errant pickoff throw to third by the catcher, and Reggie Peltier drove in Sean Henshaw when he pulled a single down the left field line past a diving third baseman.

Reggie Peltier went five innings for the win for Bainbridge, giving up five hits and striking out four.

Tyler Ferrell faced seven batters to close the door on Peninsula, with no hits and two strikeouts.

The squad traveled to Seattle yesterday to face O’Dea, and heads to Roosevelt on Tuesday and Meadowdale two days later.

The next home games will be a double-header against the North Kitsap Vikings, with the first pitch at 12 p.m. April 23.

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