Kasen Williams leads Spartans to win at track invitational

April 20, 2010

By Staff

Kasen Williams won two events April 17 as he led the Skyline High School boys track and field team to first place in the Eason Invitational at Snohomish.

Skyline finished with 54 points to beat out Federal Way for the top spot. Federal Way had 46 points. Issaquah finished 17th with 18 points and Liberty was 18th with 16 points.

Williams won the high jump, soaring 6 feet, 8 inches. He captured the triple jump, going 47-8. Williams also placed second in the long jump, going 22-1, and ran as a member of the Spartans’ 1,600 relay team that finished second in 3:23.10. Alex Lee, Dustin Bratten and Drew Matthews were other members of the relay team.

The Spartans had some other top efforts, too. Bratten finished third in the 100 and fourth in the 200. Matthews was fifth in the 400 and Kyle Branch was sixth in the 3,200.

Liberty’s Eric Bice was second in the 1,600, finishing in 4:17.19.

Issaquah’s Josh Martyn finished third in the 300 hurdles. The Eagles were also fourth in the 1,600 relay with a time of 3:30.90. Jason Hollaway, of Issaquah, placed fifth in the pole vault by going 13 feet.

In the girls meet, Issaquah finished 13th with 22 points and Liberty was 17th with 19.

Issaquah’s Haley Jacobson was fourth in the 100 in 13.05 and fourth in the 200 in 26.63. Eva Perry, of Issaquah, was second in the pole vault by going 11 feet.

Liberty’s Emily Pestl-Dimmitt was third in the 100 hurdles and third in the 300 hurdles. Madison Birdsall, of Liberty, was fourth in the 400 and ran as a member of the Patriots’ 1,600 relay team that placed third. Delane Agnew, Elizabeth Ryker and Michaela Chucka were other members of the relay team.

Liberty, Issaquah teams sweep

The boys and girls track teams for Liberty and Issaquah each won their April 15 KingCo Conference meets.

Joshua Gordon had three first places as he led the Liberty boys past Interlake 91-55. Gordon won the 200 meters in 23.7 seconds, went 6 feet to win the high jump and leaped 20 feet, 6 1/4 inches to take the long jump.

Peter Stacy, Devin Bennett and Troy Solly each won two events for Liberty. Stacy captured the javelin and the discus. Bennett won the 400 and the triple jump. Solly won the 110 hurdles and the 300 hurdles.

The Liberty girls defeated Interlake 86-63. Ryker won the 100 and ran as a member of Liberty’s winning 400 and 1,600 relay teams. Hannah Blue had a personal best in wining the long jump at 15-6 1/2.

Josh Martyn won the 300 hurdles and Jonathan Martyn captured the shot put as they helped the Issaquah boys down Redmond 85-60.

In the girls meet, Jacobson had two first places as she sparked Issaquah to an 80.5-69.5 victory against Redmond. Jacobson won the 100 and the 200. She also anchored Issaquah’s winning 800 relay team.

Kelley Chen won the discus and the javelin for Issaquah.

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