Kettle Falls track & field back in action this week

Bulldogs at L-side, Undeberg this weekAfter invitational meets at Colville (Ezra Gordon Invitational) and the Deer Park Invite prior to the Spring Break, Kettle Falls High will get into the meat of its spring meet schedule starting this week.The Bulldogs will travel to Nine Mile Falls and Lakeside High School on Wednesday for a Northeast A League meet with the Eagles and Chewelah. That meet gets underway at 3:30 p.m.On Saturday, KFHS will be at Medical Lake High School for the Undeberg Invitational. That invitational, which features mostly Class A & B schools, will start at 11 a.m. The meet, which will feature 29 schools, is hosted by Lind-Ritzville/Sprague.Kettle will hostClass 2A schools will also send athletes to Medical Lake (those competitors who didn’t qualify for the big Pasco Invitational on Saturday).On April 17, Kettle Falls will host a NEA meet at the Colville High School track with Chewelah and Newport.RECAPIn Kettle’s second meet of the season back on March 29 at Deer Park High School (Kettle opened the season at the Ezra Gordon Invite at CHS), several Bulldogs turned in solid efforts.Kettle Falls junior Connor McKern, in his first season on the track team and in his first week throwing the javelin, made a definite impression with a toss of 143-2. That was good for a very impressive fourth place finish in a big meet. The throw puts him third among Northeast A League leaders. The leading throw in the league to date has been turned in by Joey Allen (150-5). Chewelah’s Chris Lambert is second (147-8).McKern also runs on the Bulldogs’ 4x100 relay team (Chris Boring, Brody Miland and Austin Anderson).In the DP meet, senior Tim Krause turned in a 40-11 shot put (sixth place). That’s a PR and the first time Krause has cracked the 40-foot mark.Teammate Kyle Dodson, who has thrown the shot 42-8 this season, is ranked third in the league this season to date.Dodson was fifth in the shot at Deer Park (41-3). Johnson clears 5-8Second-year high jumper Tyler Johnson continues to improve in that event, according to his coach, Curtis Corvino. Johnson jumped 5-8 at Deer Park to finish seventh. “Tyler is really starting to make improvements,” Corvino said of the lanky Johnson. “The high jump is such a technical event. Tyler is starting to put the technique (required of the event) together. He has come a long way. I can definitely see him clearing six-feet.”Johnson also finished a strong fourth at DP in the triple jump (38-8).Triple jumper Chris Boring was second at Deer Park (40-5).Brody Miland is among the league leaders in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles. He’s fourth in the 110 hurdles (17.69) and ranked sixth in the 300 hurdles (46.7).For the KFHS girls, Isabella Bitzen was sixth in the shot (30-8 ½). Randi Goodnight finished third in the triple jump at DP (30-10).