April 13, 2010
It was a big week for the Liberty High School track program. First, the boys and girls teams each placed first in a KingCo Conference three-team meet April 8 at Lake Washington. Then, both the boys and girls teams finished first April 10 in the Liberty Invitational.
In the boys KingCo meet, Liberty took the top spot with 94.5 points. Eastlake was second with 62.5 and Lake Washington was third with 24.
Peter Stacy and Joshua Gordon each had three first places for the Patriots. Stacy swept the throwing events. He won the shot put with a throw of 44 feet, 5.5 inches. He was first in the discus with a throw of 139-7 and tops in the javelin with a throw of 171-5.
Gordon won the 100 in 11.3. He took the high jump by going 6 feet and the long jump by going 20-11.75.
Eric Bice, of Liberty, won the 800 in 2:00.4 and the 1,600 in 4:42.7.
Bice was selected as the male athlete of the meet in the Liberty Invitational. He won the 1,600 in 4:34.2 and the 800 in 2:01.8. He also anchored the Patriots’ 1,600 relay, which finished first in 3:32.7. Bennett, Gordon and Troy Solly were other members of the relay.
Bennett won the long jump, going 20-11/4. Stacy captured the javelin with a throw of 172-8 and Gordon took first in the high jump at 5-10.
The Patriots won the team title with 185 points. Everett was second with 159.5.
The Liberty girls won their April 8 KingCo meet with 97 points. Eastlake was second with 60 and Lake Washington third with 21.
Elizabeth Ryker won the 300 hurdles in 50.9 and anchored the Patriots’ 800 relay, which finished first in 1:49.0.
The Patriots breezed to first place in the Liberty Invitational, scoring 221 points. Kent-Meridian was a distant second with 133 points.
Liberty swept the relays. The Patriots captured the 400 relay in 53.4, took the 800 relay in 1:50.1 and won the 1,600 relay in 4:18.4.
Ryker, who won the 100 in 13.2, ran on all three relays.
Other Liberty first places came from Emily Pestl-Dimmitt in the 100 hurdles, Brittain Monroe in the 200, Madison Birdsall in the 400, Megan Chucka in the 800 and Christina Huff in the javelin.