The Astoria and Seaside track teams, among others, “broke the ice” on the 2017 season March 15, in the annual Seaside Ice-Breaker Meet at Seaside High School.
Coming off the recently completed basketball season, the Gulls were nowhere near full strength, while certain events were not run because of poor weather conditions.
It still gave the Fishermen and Gulls a chance for some of their 2017 hopefuls to stretch their legs for a jump on the new season.
A few familiar names came through with the top times.
Astoria’s sister tandem of Gracie and Natalie Cummings finished first and second, respectively in the 100 meters; while Seaside senior Juneau Meyer won the 100 and 400 meters.
Seaside’s foursome of Wesley Corliss, Levi Card, James Kennedy and Meyer won the 400-meter relay in 47.59 seconds, while senior Phoenix Johnson — who competed for Clatskanie last year — made a successful debut with the Gulls’ track team, winning the boys’ long jump with a leap of 19 feet, three-and-a-half inches, a personal best.