Skyline High School’s Kasen Williams wins two titles

May 13, 2010

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 11:17 a.m. May 13, 2010

Skyline High School junior Kasen Williams, one of the best all-around athletes in the state, captured two titles Wednesday in the first day of the 4A KIngCo Conference track and field championships at Eastlake.

Williams won the boys high jump by clearing 6 feet, 10 inches. He also captured the long jump by leaping 23-10.50.

Sparked by Williams’ efforts and those of his teammates, Skyline was in first place after the first day with 48 points. Bothell was second with 37.5 points.

Skyline took the top three places in the high jump with Blake Digiovanni finishing second and Jordon Coutts third.

In the girls meet, Inglemoor held a narrow lead over Skyline, the defending KingCo champion. Inglemoor had 27 points and Skyline 25.33.

Skyline’s Haley Ziegler won the javelin with a throw of 117-11. Issaquah’s Katie Zhong was third with a throw of 107-5.

In the 3A meet, which is also at Eastlake, Liberty held the first-day lead over title favorite Bellevue, Liberty had 48 points and Bellevue 44.

Liberty had three first-day champions. Eric Bice captured the 1,600 in a time of 4 minutes, 21.06 seconds. Peter Stacy won the javelin with a throw of 186-3. Stacy also took second in the shot put with a throw of 48-4. Joshua Gordon captured the long jump with a leap of 21-3.50. Teammate Devin Bennett was second at 21 feet.

The final day of the KingCo championships is Friday. Competition starts at 1 p.m.

Skyline softball rips Garfield

The Skyline High School softball team walloped Garfield 11-1 on Wednesday in a 4A KIngCo Conference contest. Winning pitcher Lauren Richards tossed a one-hitter. Anya Kamber smashed two home runs and drove in five runs for the Spartans.

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