Paisley track head coach Mark Douglas described freshman Krysta Colahan’s triple jump win last weekend as the team’s biggest surprise for the Saturday, April 27, Summit Invitational meet in Bend.
Colahan won the event with a 32’2” effort, marking new territory for the Broncos track team, as it was the first time in recent history a Paisley athlete won this particular event.
The Summit meet served as an apt setting for numerous achievements, Douglas said, as many of Paisley’s athletes set personal bests during the day. The meet featured predominantly larger schools 4A and up in size, and Paisley was the lone 1A school competing.
Though finishing 18th and 19th in the pole vault with 10-foot and 9’6” efforts, sophomore Camden Jones and senior Jesse Mulder are currently ranked first and second in Paisley’s district for this event.
For the women, Tess O’Leary finished seventh (8’6”) and Julia O’Leary finished 11th (7’6”) in the pole vault. Tess O’Leary is currently ranked at first in the district for this event, Douglas said, while Julia is ranked second.
Douglas also noted that Tess narrowly missed her personal best of 9 feet by mere inches.