Track teams win heading into annual district meet May 6

May 4, 2010

By Staff

Issaquah, Liberty and Skyline high school track and field teams get their final tune-up before the KingCo Conference Championships when the three schools meet May 6 in their annual district meet at 4 p.m. at Liberty High School.

The Issaquah district meet always displays some of the top athletes in the league and the state. This year’s meet will be no exception. One of the headliners is Skyline’s Kasen Williams, who won the high jump at last year’s 4A state meet.

Another headliner is Issaquah’s Eva Perry, who has twice broken the school record in the girls pole vault this spring.

Liberty’s Eric Bice, one of the area’s top distance runners, is the school record-holder in the 1,600.

The boys’ teams for Issaquah and Skyline are 6-0 in KingCo meets this spring. The Skyline girls are 6-0.

Kasen Williams, shown last year in the long jump at the Shoreline Invitational, this year won the high jump and the triple jump at the same venue. File

All the teams, boys and girls, are assured of winning records this season and are coming off victories from April 29 league dual meets.

Eagles fly by Newport

The Issaquah boys defeated Newport 88-57 while the girls downed Newport 91-59.

In the boys meet, Kyle Farmer won the 100 meters and the 200. He also ran as a member of the Eagles’ winning 400 relay team. Kevin Hwangpo, Alexander Farmer and Allen Su were other members of the relay team.

Other first places came from Chris Brasino (800), Isaac Robinson (1,600), Turner Wiley (3,200), Alexander Farmer (110 hurdles), Josh Martyn (300 hurdles) and Jeremiah Odom (pole vault).

Matt Hjelm, Kevin LeMond, Su and Josh Martyn made up the Eagles’ winning 1,600 relay team.

In the girls meet, Haley Jacobson won the 100 and 200, and Perry broke the pole vault record for the second time in two weeks. Perry went 11-6.

Jacobson won the 100 in 12.6 seconds and the 200 in 26.1. She also ran as a member of the Eagles’ winning 400 and 800 relay teams. Kim Varney, Madison Callan and Lauren Bruner joined Jacobson on the 400 relay team. Varney, Mckenna Hogan, and Callan were other members of the 800 relay team.

Other first places came from Nicole Migotsky (800), Jocelyn Eng (3,200), Bruner (300 hurdles) and Kelley Chen (javelin).

Issaquah also won the 1,600 relay. Callan, Hogan, Migotsky and Varney made up the relay.

Patriots cruise by Eastlake

Peter Stacy swept the throwing events as the Liberty boys defeated Eastlake 92-52. The Patriots won the girls meet 107-29.

Stacy won the shot put with a throw of 49-4, captured the discus with a toss of 145-6, and heaved the javelin 163-5 for a first place.

Joshua Gordon and Troy Solly each won two events for Liberty. Gordon captured the long jump, going 20-5 1/2 and the high jump by going 5-8. Solly won the 110 hurdles in 17.3 and took the 300 hurdles in 43.3.

Other Liberty first places came from Devin Bennett (triple jump), Bice (800) and Tyler Westenbroek (3,200). The Patriots also finished first in the 1,600 relay.

Emily Pestl-Dimmitt had three first places for the Liberty girls. She won the 100 and 300 hurdles, and also took the high jump.

Other Liberty first places came from Megan Chucka (1,600), Madison Birdsall (400), Elizabeth Ryker (200), Kaily Davies (3,200), Delane Agnew (long jump), Morgan Safley (shot put), Christina Huff (javelin) and Danielle Richards (pole vault).

The Patriots also took first place in the 800 and 1,600 relays.

Spartans overwhelm Sammamish

The Skyline teams overwhelmed Sammamish. The Spartans won the boys meet 110-25, and took the girls meet 128-18.

Williams won the 200, going 23.73, and the long jump, going 23-11 1/2. He also tried the javelin and placed third with a throw of 127-3.

Other Skyline first places came from Mitch O’Connell (400), Alan Yu (1,600), Keegan Symmes (3,200), Riley Herrera (110 hurdles), Jake Monroe (shot put), Robert Stoddard (discus), Devyn Heimbeck (javelin) and Jordan Coutts (high jump).

The Spartans also won the 1,600 relay.

In the girls meet, Haley Ziegler won the shot put and discus for Skyline.

Other Skyline first places came from Shealee O’Donnell (100), Madeleine Hutson (400), Kathryn Steele (800), Erin Murphy (1,600), Elise Pletcher (3,200), Amber Dodd (100 hurdles), Kelsey Kosenkranius (300 hurdles), Elena Frerker (javelin), Katherine Hill (high jump), Lindsay Coutts (long jump) and Marissa Fortier (triple jump).

Skyline also swept the relays, winning the 400, 800 and 1,600 events.

Skyline ties for first place

The Skyline boys finished second in the 1,600 relay, the final event of the Shoreline Invitational, and tied North Central for first place.

Skyline got eight points in the event while North Central took sixth in the relay and earned just three points.

The Spartans and North Central each finished with 51 points.

Williams had another big meet for Skyline. He won the high jump, going 6-6, and finished first in the triple jump, going 47 1/2.

Alex Lee also had a strong performance for the Spartans. He took second in the 100 in 11.0 and fourth in the 200 in 22.28.

Lee, Williams, Dustin Bratten and Drew Matthews ran the 1,600 relay, and finished in 3:21.47.

Liberty’s Bice, Stacy and Gordon each had top 10 finishes. Bice was ninth in the 1,600 in 4:20.34. Stacy placed seventh in the javelin with a throw of 176-5. Gordon was seventh in the high jump at 6 feet.

Skyline girls second,

Perry wins pole vault

The Skyline girls team finished second in the Lake Washington Invitational and Issaquah’s Perry won the pole vault.

Perry went 11 feet to finish first. She was the only local winner.

However, O’Donnell had two strong runs for Skyline. She took second in the 100 in 12.48 and second in the 200 in 25.53.

Dodd was second in the 300 hurdles.

Dodd, Kassia Fortier, O’Donnell and Sydne Tingey composed Skyline’s 400 relay, which finished third.

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