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2A district track: Revac Banfield aggravates quad injury after posting two wins for Columbia River

Paris Ackerman wins three individual events for Hudson's Bay

By Tim Martinez, Columbian Assistant Sports Editor
Published: May 17, 2024, 9:56pm
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Koynn Williamdyke of R.A. Long competes in the boys 300-meter hurdles at the 2A District 4 track and field championships at Tumwater High School on Friday, May 17, 2024.
Koynn Williamdyke of R.A. Long competes in the boys 300-meter hurdles at the 2A District 4 track and field championships at Tumwater High School on Friday, May 17, 2024. (Tim Martinez/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

TUMWATER — Paris Ackerman of Hudson’s Bay felt like she was right where she needed to be headed into next week’s meet.

Revac Banfield was not where he wanted to be.

The Columbia River junior was on the training table near the end of Friday’s 2A District 4 track and field meet at Tumwater Stadium.

“It’s my quadricep tendon,” Banfield said with an ice pack wrapped around his leg. “It’s kind of been acting up on me. … After a little bit of rest and maybe some (physical therapy), I should be back in it next week.”

On the track Friday, the results on the track were good for Banfield, who is considered one of the top contenders in next week’s 2A state meet.

He won the 100 meters by a half-second, finishing in 10.73 seconds. He took the baton on the anchor leg of the 400-meter relay in third place, then raced the Rapids to a district title in 42.66 seconds.

Then he scored another easy win in the 200 meters in 22.08 seconds.

For Ackerman, the day ended with visits to the top of the podiums in three individual events — the 200, 400 and long jump.

“In the long jump, I made a (personal record) in that,” Ackerman said. “So I’m happy with that.”

Ackerman won the long jump by 18 inches, posting a mark of 17 feet inches. She also earned a PR in the 400, making a late push to win in 58.58 seconds.

The sophomore regarded her win in the 200 meters in 25.66 as “good practice.” She hopes to go much faster next week.

“I want to get like the high 24s,” Ackerman said of the 200. “I’ve run a 25.09 before, so I think I can do that.”

Jacob McManus picked up a pair victories for Columbia River. The junior remains a state contender in the 1,600 (he ran 4:23.66 Friday) and 3,200 (9:22.74).

River boys also got wins from John Reeder (triple jump, 44-1.25) and Eli Wenger (pole vault, 14-0) as the Rapids outdistanced Tumwater 132-117 for the district team title.

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Other district champions included Adam Williams of Hudson’s Bay (400, 50.06), Koynn Williamdyke of R.A. Long (300 hurdles, 39.68) and Hayden Clark of Woodland (javelin, 160-8).

Elsie Harold of Mark Morris was a two-event winner in the girls meet, taking the 100 hurdles (16.38) and 300 hurdles (45.95).

Danica Allen of Ridgefield won the 1,600 (5:07.43), helping the Spudders to a runner-up team finish behind Tumwater. The Spudders also won the girls 400 relay.

Columbia River girls were third, getting district titles from Ainsley Morrisey (800, 2:21.72), Cicily Orizotti (pole vault, 10-0) and Peyton Dukes (triple jump, 35-9).

Other district champions included Kathryn Chapin (shot put, 38-5) and Kamia Tootoosis-Didier (discus, 119-7) of R.A. Long and Addy Siemer of Woodland (high jump, 5-2).

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