Eagles win track opener over Mount Si

March 30, 2010

By Staff

Isaac Robinson (left), Dennis Leigh, Jon Wallis and Turner Wiley race together throughout much of the 1600-meter race March 25 during Issaquah’s track and field meet against Mount Si. They finished 1-4 in that order. — By Greg Farrar

The Issaquah High School boys cross country team was a power last fall, when it won league and district titles en route to a third-place finish at the state meet.

It seems like that group of guys wants to make the track team a power this spring, too. Issaquah, showing strength in the distance events, won its KingCo Conference opener March 25 by defeating host Mount Si 78-67.

Isaac Robinson, who was on the cross country team last fall, won two events for the Eagles. He captured the 800 and the 1,600. Robinson won the 800 with a time of two minutes, 9.1 seconds and took the 1,600 in 4:36.4.

The Eagles took the top three places in the 800 and the top five places in the 1,600. Jon Wallis finished second to Robinson in the 800 in 2:11.3, and Dennis Leigh was runner-up to Robinson in the 1,600 in 4:41.5. Wallis and Leigh were members of the juggernaut cross country team as was Turner Wiley.

Wiley led an Issaquah sweep in the 3,200, winning the race in 10:14.6. Leigh and Patrick Violette were second and third.

The Eagles didn’t win the meet just with distance runners. Issaquah also got first places from Connor Pearl, Alexander Farmer, Josh Martyn and Jeremiah Odom.

Pearl won the 400 in 55.7. Farmer won the 110 hurdles in 15.9. Issaquah took the top three places in both events. Martyn captured the 300 hurdles in 42.1, and Odom took the pole vault by going 10 feet.

The Eagles also captured the 400 and 1,600 relays. Allen Su, Alexander Farmer, Kyle Farmer and Kevin Hwangpo made up the 400 relay team, which won in 44.9. Odom, Hwangpo, Martyn and Matt Hjelm made up the 1,600 relay team, which won in 3:43.5.

Mount Si had double winners in sprinter Shelby Williams and Joe Farmer. Williams won the 100 in 11.2 and the 200 in 23.4. Farmer captured the high jump, going 5-6, and the triple jump, going 37-11.5.

Mount Si won the girls meet 97-53.

Issaquah’s Nicole Migotsky won the 800 in 2:29.3 and the 1,600 in 5:29.6. The Eagles also got first places from Carson Powers and Eva Perry. Powers won the shot put with a throw of 34-2. Perry went 10-6 to win the pole vault.

The Eagles won the 1,600 relay with a time of 4:26.7. McKenna Hogan, Perry, Kim Varney and Migotsky made up the relay team.

Mount Si’s Helen Hasbun won the 100 in 13.0, the 200 in 27.4 and captured the long jump at 16-9.75. Hannah Hasbun captured the 100 hurdles in 16.7 and the 300 hurdles in 49.2. The Hasbuns ran as members of Mount Si’s 400 relay team, which took first in 52.2.

Liberty teams top Redmond

The Liberty boys and girls teams both won their March 25 meets with Redmond.

The Liberty boys cruised to a 93-52 victory. Eric Bice, of Liberty, won the 400 in 52.9 and the 1,600 in 4:23.6. He also anchored the Patriots’ winning 1,600 relay team. Devin Bennett, Joseph Bergman, and Dawson Solly were other members of the unit, which had a winning time of 3:38.2.

Peter Stacy had three first places for the Patriots. He won the shot put with a throw of 45-11, took the discus with an effort of 144-1 and captured the javelin at 168-10.

Bennett and Joshua Gordon each had two first places for the Patriots.

Bennett won the 800 in 2:01.9 and the triple jump by going 40-5.

Gordon captured the high jump by going 6-2, and the long jump by going 20-11.75.

The Liberty girls edged Redmond 71-70. Sofie Safley had two first places for the Patriots. She captured the shot put with a throw of 29-4 and the discus at 97-9.

Liberty won the 800 and 1,600 relays. Delane Agnew, Madison Birdsall, Michaela Chucka and Elizabeth Ryker made up the Patriots’ 800 relay team, which finished first in 1:49.1. The same foursome made up the 1,600 relay team, which had a winning time of 4:19.2.

Spartans compete at Eastmont

The Skyline boys and girls teams competed at the Eastmont Invitational March 26. The boys finished fifth with 75 points. The girls were fourth with 90 points.

In the boys meet, Skyline got first places from Alex Lee and Kasen Williams.

Lee won the 100 in 11.21. Williams captured the high jump by going 6-8 and took top honors in the long jump by going 221/2.

The Spartans also finished first in the 400 relay in 44.04. Lee, Dustin Bratten, Williams and Joey Kettel made up the relay.

In the girls meet, Amber Dodd had two first places and ran as a member of the winning relay team for the Spartans.

Dodd won the 100 hurdles in 16.20 and the 300 hurdles in 48.65. She was the lead runner on the winning 1,600 relay team, which finished in 4:12.93. Michelle Bretl, Sydne Tingey and Madeleine Hutson were other members of the relay team.

Bretl also had first place in the 200, winning the race in 27.10.

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