May 1, 2012
With a boys score of 68 and a girls score of 98, Skyline High School’s track and field team put its best face forward April 26 when it swept its home meet against Garfield.
The clouds rolled in over the Sammamish field but never opened up to pour over the event. When the sun peeked out from behind its curtain it was not enough to warm the athletes, who peeled off their sweats only long enough to compete in their particular events.
At the long jump station, Lindsay Coutts, a Skyline junior, quickly shed her warmer layers before taking off down the runway and launching, her arms and legs stretched back before she came down in the sandpit. During her jumps, Coutts kept commenting that she found herself having to slow down before springing from the takeoff board.
“Sometimes my mark is off. I just have to make sure my run-up is solid and I don’t scratch,” she said.
April 10, 2012
If there’s one single word in the English language to describe a strategy in high school track, it might be survival.
May 31, 2011
For the seniors, the state championship track and field meet at Tacoma’s Mount Tahoma High School on May 27 and 28 marked the final athletic event of their high school careers.
May 24, 2011
As good as the Liberty High School Patriots were last week at the 3A Sea-King District Championships, Franklin High School, of Seattle, was just a touch better. Read more
May 17, 2011
It was by all means a championship day for several local athletes.
May 12, 2011
NEW — 3 p.m. May 12, 2011
Two members of the Liberty High School track and field team captured individual titles Wednesday in the first day of the 3A/2A KingCo Conference Championship meet at Juanita High School.
Joshua Gordon won the boys long jump by leaping 22 feet. He was also the top qualifier in the preliminary 200-meter race with a time of 22.47 seconds.
Devin Bennett, of Liberty, was third in the long jump by going 20-8 1/2. He was also the top qualifier in the preliminary 400 race with a time of 52.06.
Liberty’s Tyler Westendorf was fourth in the 1,600 in 4:29.52. Teammate Nick Knoblich took sixth in 4:35.20.
Kevin Ahrens, of Liberty, finished eighth in the shot put with a throw of 39-3.
In the girls competition, Liberty’s Amy Broska won the 1,600 in 5:24.17. Teammate Megan Chucka was second in 5:28.91. Rachel Shaw, of Liberty, also placed seventh in the race with a time of 5:34.81.
May 10, 2011
The Liberty High School boys team and the Skyline girls team earned district bragging rights May 5, when each finished first at the annual Issaquah School District track and field meet in Issaquah’s Gary Moore Stadium. Read more
May 3, 2011
District bragging rights will be on the line May 5 when the Liberty, Skyline and Issaquah high school track and field teams tangle at 4 p.m. in a regular-season ending meet in Issaquah’s Gary Moore Stadium.
Many athletes will use the meet to tune up for next week’s KingCo Conference championships at Juanita High School. However, head coaches for the three schools will still put together competitive lineups for the Issaquah District Meet, which annually showcases some of the top athletes in the state.
Certainly one of the headliners at this year’s meet will be Skyline’s Kasen Williams, who has the state’s best high jump at 6 feet, 11 inches and top triple jump at 48-3. Williams won the high jump and long jump April 30 at the Shoreline Invitational.
All three teams were in action last week and had some strong performances.
April 29, 2011
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.
April 27, 2011
NEW — 11:45 a.m. April 26, 2011
After spending much of the spring practicing and competing in inclement weather, the Liberty High School track team got a treat April 23, when the Patriots competed in the Viking Relays at Tacoma’s Curtis High School.
There was no rain. After being a no-show for most of the track season, El Sol finally appeared.
The Liberty boys made the most of the pleasant spring day as they finished first in the team standings. Liberty totaled 57.95 points to top second-place King’s, which had 55.9 points. The Patriots’ girls team also fared well, placing third.
“It proved to be a wonderful meet. It wasn’t windy. It was just a gorgeous day. We actually had some sunburns,” Liberty coach Michael Smith said.