Panthers are the best in the gorge
Washougal track athletes rise to the occasion at Al McKee Invitational
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Wet and chilly weather in the Columbia River Gorge couldn’t cool off the Washougal track and field teams Saturday.
"Everyone stepped up and fought through the hail, rain and the wind. I even thought I saw some snow," said senior sprinter Austin Tofell. "We competed hard."
The Panther girls racked up 130 points to beat 10 other schools in the Al McKee Invitational, at Stevenson High School. The boys scored 125.5 points to make it a sweep for Washougal.
"The conditions were tough on all the athletes, but our athletes really rose to the occasion," said head coach Dave Hajek. "Some of our kids came up with some big [personal records] on a bad day."