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Irma Retano notches three wins; Catylynn Duff adds one; three boys finish runner-up.

STEELE HAUGEN - Culver junior Irma Retano claimed wins in the 400, 800, and 3,000 meters at last Wednesday's meet at Ridgeview. Culver track and field held its own against 5A schools in second track meet of the year.

Redmond, Mountain View, Ridgeview, and Culver all competed Wednesday, March 21, at Ridgeview High School in Redmond. Culver was led by junior Irma Retano, who won in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1 minute 4.3 seconds.

"I felt good in the 400, but I also don't know because it wasn't that competitive. But I felt faster than I did last week," Retano said.

She also came in first in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:38.85 seconds, and placed first in a newer event for Retano, the 3,000-meter race, with a time of 12:3.57 seconds. Retano had to run the 4x400 relay right after her event, where Culver placed fourth.

When asked about running back-to-back events Retano responded, "Really tough, but I got it finished."

"I think what coach is doing is (giving) me a whole bunch of work to do. I don't think I'll run the 3,000 later on towards the end of the season," she said.

"I think he's just trying to make me work hard, just prepare me ... I think it does help me a lot," Retano said.

"I just like doing what coach is doing, so I can just put in as much work as I can before it's the end of the season."

Sophomore Johan Jaimes placed second while setting a PR in the 110 meter hurdle with a time of 20.49 seconds. Jaimes also tied for second with fellow Bulldog Kash Michael in the high jump with a height of 5 feet, 8 inches. Cesar Orozco placed sixth in the high jump with a jump of 5-0.

Seniors Catylynn Duff (Culver) and Cassidy Hughes (Mountain View) battle, for first and second in throwing events. In women's shot put, Duff placed first with a heave of 37-1, ahead of Hughes who placed second with a toss of 36-8. Culver sophomore Talyn Barry placed ninth in the shot put, throwing 24-7.

Duff and Hughes traded places in the discus, with Hughes placing first with a throw of 116-0. Duff was right behind her with a throw of 113-0 to place second. Kiana Webb also had a throw of 61-9, to place ninth for the Bulldogs.

Female long jumper Mikayla Haessler placed first with a PR of 14-8.5. Haessler also had a PR in the pole vault, clearing the bar at a height of 7-6 to give her a second-place finish.

Kiana Webb also hit a PR in the pole vault, tied for third with a height of 7-0.

Emma Knepp was another Bulldog who placed in the Ridgeview track meet. Knepp placed second in the 1,500-meter race with a time of 5:41.80. She also had a fifth place finish in the 800 with a time of 2:47.62.

The girls team ended up with 47 points for a third place finish. Mountain View led the way with (83), Ridgeview (82), and Redmond (33).

The boys finished with 25.5 points, behind Mountain View (96), Ridgeview (81.5), and Redmond (54).

Culver will return to competition against Crook County, Condon/Wheeler and Madras, hosted by the White Buffalos April 4.

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