Liberty athletes set records at track meet

April 29, 2011

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 12:45 p.m. April 29, 2011

Hamilton Noel and Madison Birdsall each set school records Thursday to help their Liberty High School track and field teams defeat host Interlake in a 3A/2A KingCo Conference meet.

Noel won the pole vault with a school-record effort of 13 feet, 6 inches. He also ran on the Patriots’ winning 4×400-meter relay. Nick Knoblich, Joseph Bergmann and Hiron Redmon were other members of the relay.

The Liberty boys defeated Interlake 85-56.

Redmon won the 800. Devin Bennett captured three events for the Patriots. He won the high jump by going 6-3. He also won the long jump by going 19 feet, 1/4 inch, and took the triple jump by going 40 feet, 7 1/4 inches.

Birdsall won the 400 in a school-record time of 58.30. She also ran on the Patriots’ winning 4×200 relay and 4×400 relay. Delane Agnew, Elizabeth Ryker and Stacy Christensen were other members of the 4×200 relay. Ryker, Michaela Chucka and Agnew were other members of the 4×400 relay.

The Liberty girls defeated Interlake 87-54.

Other Liberty first places came from Danielle Richards (100), Megan Chucka (1,600), Emily Pestl-Dimmitt (100 hurdles and Shannon Powell (long jump).

Issaquah track teams zip by Eastlake

The Issaquah High School boys and girls track teams both defeated visiting Eastlake in a 4A KingCo Conference meet. The Issaquah boys won 98-46 and the Issaquah girls won 102-39.

Alex Rylander won the 100 and the long jump for the Issaquah boys. He also anchored the winning 4×100 relay. Allen Su, Kyle Farmer and Jorrell Dorsey were other members of the relay.

Farmer also won the 200 and Dorsey captured the triple jump. Mike Baba won the javelin with a throw of 164 feet, 6 inches. Cory Nevin and Blake Wedekind each went 5-10 to tie for first place in the high jump.

Other Issaquah first places came from Jason Hollaway (pole vault), Joey Domek (300 hurdles), Dave Nam (110 hurdles), Turner Wiley (800) and Isaac Robinson (1,600).

In the girls meet, Haley Jacobson won the 100 and 200. She also ran on the Eagles’ winning 4×100 relay and 4×200 relay. Kim Varney Lauren Bruner and Mckenna Hogan were other members of the 4×100 relay. Varney, Julianna da Cruz and Mack Wieburg were other members of the 4×200 relay.

Issaquah also captured the 4×400 relay. Varney, Madison Callan, Wieburg, and Amanda Chalfant composed the 4×400 relay.

Chalfant also won the 1,600 and Bruner placed first in the 100 hurdles. Other first places for Issaquah came from Katie Zhong (shot put and javelin), Alex Arteritano (discus), Wieburg (high jump), Amelia Meigs (pole vault), Hogan (long jump), and Anna Fairhart (triple jump). Arteritano had a lifetime best throw of 91 feet, beating her previous mark by 16 feet.

Skyline girls track team races by Roosevelt

Michelle Bretl won the 400 meters and also anchored two victorious relays Thursday as she led the Skyline High School girls track and field team past Roosevelt 97-53 in a 4A KingCo Conference meet.

Bretl anchored the 4×100 and 4×200 relays. Dorie Dalzell, Alexis Dougherty and Aleeya Neal were other members of the 4×100 relay. Joining Bretl on the 4×200 relay were Jordan Branch, Kaylie Greninger and Haley Smith.

Skyline also won the 4×400 relay. The unit was composed of Maddi Hutson, Kathryn Steele, Daugherty and Caitlin McIllwain.

Other Skyline first places came from Neal (100 hurdles), Greninger (200), Mikayla Silva (shot put), Elena Frerker (discus), Haley Ziegler (javelin), Ashley Richardson (high jump), Lindsay Coutts (long jump) and Marissa Fortier (triple jump).

The Skyline boys lost to Roosevelt 65-56. Skyline first places came from Mitch O’Connell (400), Kyle Branch (800), Keegan Symmes (1,600), Riley Herrera (110 hurdles), Joel Dooley (300 hurdles), Bryan Lee (high jump), and Kasen Williams (long jump).

Liberty netters down Mount Si

The Liberty High School girls tennis team swept all the singles matches Thursday en route to a 6-1 victory against Mount Si in a 3A/2A KingCo Conference match.

Liberty’s Amber Eastham won the No. 1 singles with a 6-4, 6-2 victory against Shelby Thomas. Veronica Granger and Julie Do, of Liberty, teamed to win the No. 1 doubles with a 6-1, 6-3 victory against Rachel Swamy and Evanne Webster.

Skyline lacrosse downs Stadium

Cannon Gardner and Andrew Hankey each scored four goals Thursday as they led the Skyline High School boys lacrosse club to a 13-6 victory against visiting Stadium. Max Saffle added two goals and three assists for the Spartans.

Issaquah girls lacrosse tops Eastside Catholic

Haley Mincin and Katie Mincin each scored five goals Thursday as they led the Issaquah School District girls lacrosse team to a 22-5 victory against visiting Eastside Catholic at Eastlake High School.

Brittany Hogan contributed four goals and Sophie Schielfelbein three goals for Issaquah.

Liberty softball batters Sammamish

Ana Faora had three hits and Denise Blohowiak two hits as they led the Liberty High School softball team to a 17-3 rout of host Sammamish April 28 in a 3A/2A KingCo Conference game.

Kristin Krueger was the winning pitcher.

Skyline baseball edges Eastlake

Skyline High School’s baseball team scored four times in the bottom of the sixth inning to answer a four-run rally by Eastlake on Thursday as the Spartans posted an 8-7 4A KingCo Conference victory.

Skyline, 7-5 in league play, led 4-3 until the top of the sixth when Eastlake went ahead with four runs. However, Skyline rallied in the bottom half of the inning to win the game.

Clayton Huber had two hits and Travis Snider two runs batted in for Skyline.

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