Culver girls team prevails at Sherman Invitational

staff report / The Bulletin /

Published Mar 24, 2013 at 05:00AM

MORO — Powered by first-place finishes from freshman Hannah Lewis and seniors Lori Sandy and Cassie Fulton, the Culver girls won the 17-team Sherman Invitational track and field meet on Saturday, the Bulldogs’ second meet of the season.

Fulton posted a victory in the high jump (4 feet, 8 inches) and took second in the javelin (101-03), and Sandy won the triple jump by more than three feet, going 35-021⁄2. But it was Lewis who carried Culver by winning the 400 in 1 minute, 3.24 seconds — runner-up Audrey Dressel of Goldendale, Wash., finished more than three seconds back — taking second in the high jump behind Fulton, and contributing a leg on the Bulldogs’ 400-meter relay team that took first. Culver finished atop the girls standings with 111 points. Trout Lake/Glenwood (Wash.) was second with 72 points and Portland Lutheran placed third with 60 points.

In addition to their victory in the 400 relay — Lewis, Ana Badillo, Angelica Metteer and Andrea Retano made up the short relay squad — the Bulldogs won the 1,600-meter relay with Badillo, Metteer, Sandy and Retano.

The Culver boys also had a strong day in Moro, taking second to Goldendale. The Washington school ended the meet with 161 1⁄2 points, while the Bulldogs posted 61 1⁄2 points. Kyle Belanger won the 1,500 in 4:27.13 and Tuck Williams took second in the shot put. Culver’s 1,600-meter relay team of Belanger, Alex Patterson, Joey Fraser and Jordan Henson placed second.

The Bulldogs are off until Thursday, April 4, when they compete in their first Tri-River Conference meet of the year at Lebanon’s East Linn Christian High School.