March 24, 2002 11:00 pm
WINNER: Liz Woody of Imbler was a double winner at the Wahtonka Cherry Festival Friday. (Observer file photo).
WINNER: Liz Woody of Imbler was a double winner at the Wahtonka Cherry Festival Friday. (Observer file photo).

THE DALLES The Imbler girls and Joseph boys were phenomenal at the Wahtonka Cherry Festival Friday.

The Imbler girls won, and the Joseph boys got second overall at the 31-team meet.

Liz Woody and Amy Clerget of Imbler were double winners on the night.

Woody won the 1,500 meters and 800. Clerget finished first in the 400 and 300-meter hurdles.

They were definitely the team leaders there, Imbler coach Jeff Larson said.

Larson said he hoped the girls team would compete well.

I told the girls to go out and compete, he said. Fortunately, they won.

Rachel Lowe was second in the 300-meter hurdles. Penny Cline took third in the 200. Hannah Hall was fourth in the 800. The 4x100 relay team was second.

The Imbler boys finished eighth. Cody McKee won the 800.

He ran a great tactical race, Larson said. He was very smart.

The Joseph boys had strong finishes in their events.

Marcus Wells won the javelin and placed fourth in the 400. The 1,600 relay team took first. Cole Lathrop was second in the high jump and third in the 110-meter hurdles. Mike Marks was third in the pole vault. Randal Eschler was fourth in the pole vault and 200. Kyle Hook was seventh in the pole vault.

Joseph coach John Roberts said Marks had his best day throwing, and Lathrop had his fastest time in the 110-meter hurdles so far.

In addition, Eschler also ran his fastest time in the 200, he said.

On the girls side, Tiffany Zimmer placed eighth in the 400.

Both teams head to the Morrow County Invitational in Umatilla April 6.

Wahtonka Cherry Festival


Imbler and Joseph results


800 1, Cody McKee, Imbler, 2:03.5.

100 6, Tyson Hoskins, I, 11.6.

Long jump 8, Ty. Hoskins, I, 18-1 1/2.

400 5, Colin Culbreth, I, 54; 4, Marcus Wells, Joseph, 53.74.

Javelin 1, Wells, J, 170-3.

1,600 relay 1, J, 3:41.38.

High hurdles 4, Troy Hoskins, I, 17.4.

3,000 4, McKee, I, 10.11.

4x100 relay 2, I, 46.1; 5, J, 47.09.

Pole vault 2, Eric Butterfield, J, 11; 3, Mike Marks, J, 41-11 1 1/2; 4, Randal Eschler, J, 10-6; 7, Kyle Hook, J, 8-6.

110-meter hurdles 3, Cole Lathrop, J, 17.06.

High jump 2, Lathrop, J, 6.

200 4, Eschler, J, 24.07.


1,500 1, Liz Woody, I, 5:24.5.

800 1, Woody, I, 2:27.3; 4, Hannah Hall, I, 2:42.

400 1, Amy Clerget, I, 1:02.9; 8, Tiffany Zimmer, J, 1:09.18.

200 3, Penny Cline, 29.3.

300-meter hurdles 1, Clerget, I, 49.8; 2, Rachel Lowe, I, 52.4.

4x100 relay 2, I, 54.

Long relay 1, I, 4:44.