WENATCHEE – For the entire track and field season, Colville tribal member Danielle Sparks of Okanogan High School was the top triple jumper in the entire region.
Leading up to the end of the season North Central Washington Region Championships, Sparks had placed first in 3-of-her-4 triple jump events, coming from a small 2B school.
She continued her dominance going on to place first at the NCW Region Championships in the triple jump with a jump of (33’ 9) at Eastmont High School on May 15. She placed fourth also in the long jump (14’ 11.5) to end her junior season.
Younger sister Sydney Sparks was able to best her older sister in the long jump as she placed third overall (15’ 1.5) setting a personal record in the process at the NCW Region Championships.
Sydney placed third too in the triple jump (32’ 2) as both sisters helped guide the Okanogan girls track and field team to a second place finish with 115 total team points.
Top five team placing’s:
Place – school (points) – school classification
1st - Wenatchee (132.5) – 4A
2nd – Okanogan (115) – 2B
3rd – Moses Lake (92) – 4A
4th – Eastmont (88) – 4A
5th – Cashmere (76) – 1A
Michel sisters bring home top 10 in shot put
WENATCHEE – Colville tribal descendants Kiona Michel and her older sister Sedeaju’ Michel of the Omak High School varsity track and field team placed sixth and ninth respectively at the NCW Region Championships at Eastmont High School on May 15.
Kiona placed sixth in the region with a best throw of (29’ 9.5), setting a personal record. Sejeaju placed ninth (28’ 1.5) and ninth as well in the Javelin at (90’ 3).