Young stars shine for Colville Track

Kevin Thomas Hulten
Staff Writer

The Colville Indians Varsity Track team faced off against league competitors Freeman and Deer Park last Wednesday (4/19) at Deer Park High School.
Although the Boys took the only team victory for the Indians, besting Freeman 87-52, the meet was peppered with multiple star-turn performances from Colville athletes, led by Colville junior Joey Culverwell’s jack-of-all-trades performance Wednesday, during which he finished second in the 400 meters with a time of 54.24, sixth in long jump with a mark of 16-09.25 – and anchored the Indians’ 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams.
“We had some good performances today.  Deer Park is so tough but it was nice to see the boys get a solid win against a good Freeman team,” said Colville Coach Randy Stebbins
The Colville Girls squad featured strong performances from up-and-coming talent, including freshman Brinlynn Shoemaker who finished seventh in Javelin, Shotput and Discus, establishing personal records of 65-08 in the Discus and 67-03 in the Javelin along the way.
Freshman Alaina Stone of Colville also starred, posting a personal record time of 5:43.86 in the 1600 meter final, good for a fourth place finish. Stone also finished third in the 3200 meters with a time of 12:31.42.
The Boys featured young stars Wednesday as well, with freshman Kyle Maddox posting personal best times in the Shotput (33-01.25) and the 200 meters (26.17) for Colville. Carson Vandegriffe, a sophomore, finished fourth in the 800 meters with a season best time of 2:31.73.