By Jeremy McDonald
INDEPENDENCE, Ore.– Dominic Federico’s success in the field events for Cascade High School continued Friday at the John Oliver Invitational at Central High School.
The senior has been steadily been adding feet to his discus throw entering Friday and during the last week, his numbers grew.
128-feet-nine-inches last Friday, 132-feet exactly Tuesday and by Friday, that jumped another three-feet; to 135-feet-seven-inches, a PR for the senior that was good enough for second in the meet. Two-feet-two-inches further than teammate Cody Teal who too PR’d in the Invite.
“It felt really good I’ve really proud of myself and also my teammates, I PR’d and so did Cody Teal by, I want to say nine feet,” said Federico. “So it was really big for him, i was really proud of how I performed, overall a good day.”
Teal would PR by eight-feet-six-inches and was close to PR again in the shot put with a 46-feet-seven-and-a-half-inches throw, just seven inches off his mark but good enough for third in the Invite.
Though Federico only competed in the Discus, the senior knows he’s not perfect with him looking forward on getting better for Tuesday’s Meet at home.
“I’m looking forward to next week, we got a meet on Tuesday but I’m ready to get back to work and keep working hard,” said Federico.
Other notable in the meet was Kaelyn Worst, the junior rebounded nicely in the meet after a frustrating meet at Yamhill Tuesday with a 119-feet-0.5-inch throw; good enough for third and is her second highest throw of the season.
“It’s definitely good because it’s more of my speed and consistency and it’s good to get back into it,” said Worst on the improvement.
Interestingly, Worst competed against a friend in South Salem’s Kaia Alexander who won the event Friday with a 134-foot throw as the two workout together a lot and play club volleyball together.
“It’s really fun competing against friends because it’s friendly competition and yet being competitive, but it’s also in a fun way your encouraging each other,” said Worst.
Elisa Kanoff too had a top 3 finish in the meet as the senior finished 0.31 behind South Salem’s Chole Bryant in the 100 meter dash.
“I just went to the blocks and eased away the stress and when I took off, I was in the middle of the pack and I knew that I had to pick it up my speed and go all out and I finished it at the end,” said the senior Cougar sprinter.
Other notables from the meet include Brandon Martin taking first in the 100 meter dash, second in the 200, and tied for third in the high jump as Maliah Russel finishing third in the 800, Savannah Waters too finished third in the 3000 meters.
Amanda Wiebenga finsihed third in the Pole Vault (8-Feet-6-inches) and Ashland Collins was another Cascade athlete who PR’d in the Javelin with a toss of 152-feet-11-inches.
For Full Results, visit: https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/MeetResults.aspx?Meet=286991#199
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