April 5, 2011
The Liberty High School track and field program headed for this week’s spring break feeling rather good about the season. Both the boys and girls teams had easily won their first two dual meets of the season and captured team titles at the Liberty Invitational.
April 1, 2011
NEW — 3 p.m. April 1, 2011
It’s getting to be an old routine for Issaquah High School’s Eva Perry.
She broke her own school record in the pole vault for the fourth time Thursday in a 4A KingCo Conference meet at Roosevelt. Perry went 12-feet, which currently ranks second in the state and first in the conference.
Issaquah’s McKenna Hogan came close to a school record in the long jump, leaping 17 feet, 3 1/2 inches. She came within 3/4 of an inch of the school record. It was also the longest jump by an Issaquah girl in 36 years.
Both Perry and Hogan finished first in the events. In addition, Haley Jacobson had a pair of first places as the Eagles ran past Roosevelt 89-52.
Jacobson won the 100 meters in 12.9 seconds and the 200 in 26.5. She anchored Issaquah’s winning 4×200 and 4×400 relays. Teammates Lauren Bruner and Katie Zhong each had two first places, too. Bruner won the 100 hurdles and the 300 hurdles. Zhong captured the discus and javelin.
March 29, 2011
Skyline High School senior Kyle Branch didn’t even look like he was trying as he rounded the final curve on his way to a win in the 1,600-meter race against Woodinville.
The standout distance runner finished way ahead of the competition, but afterward said he was actually trying to conserve energy for his next events, the 3,200 and the 4×400-meter relay.
“It was a nice, relaxed pace,” he said.
He finished in 4 minutes, 47.2 seconds.
His wins in the 1,600 and 3,200 (10:04.1) helped the Skyline boys to an 82-55 season-opening 4A KingCo Conference win March 24 against the Falcons. The Skyline girls also beat Woodinville, 88-62, despite lacking points from key returning players like high jumper Sydne Tingey, who was out with an injury.
March 22, 2011
The Skyline and Liberty high school track and field programs had banner seasons a year ago and both have high hopes for the 2011 season.
Skyline, which has become one of the elite track and field programs in the state, had a very strong boys team last spring. The Spartans captured 4A KingCo Conference and district titles, and finished the year by taking second at state. It was most successful season ever for the Skyline boys.
Spartans coach Marc Hillestad said he is excited about the prospects for this season’s squad as many key athletes return.
Liberty’s boys team had a sensational season a year ago by winning the 3A Sea-King District title. The Patriots have some top talent returning from that team, but might not be strong enough to duplicate last year’s feat. However, the girls team looks stronger than ever and should contend for top honors in the 3A/2A KingCo Conference and Sea-King District.
The Issaquah High School program, which annually fields some of the stronger KingCo teams, will have competitive boys and girls squads this season, too.
May 25, 2010
The Skyline and Liberty high school boys track teams head to the state championship meet this week as district champions.
Skyline captured the 4A Bi-District meet title May 22 and Liberty took the 3A Sea-King District championship May 21 at the Southwest Complex in West Seattle.
May 20, 2010
NEW — 11:25 a.m. May 20, 2010
Liberty High School’s Peter Stacy captured the boys javelin title Wednesday at the 3A Sea-King District Track and Field Championships at the Southwest Complex.
Stacy finished first with a throw of 179 feet, 5 inches.
Liberty’s Devin Bennett placed second in the boys triple jump and Eric Bice was third in the 1,600.
In the girls’ competition, Emily Pest-Dimmitt was fourth in the high jump.
May 18, 2010
Issaquah falls back to fifth place, Liberty second in 3A meet
The Skyline boys track team is 2010 KingCo 4A champs after scoring 127 points in the league meet May 12 and 14 at Eastlake High School. The Issaquah boys placed fifth overall with 63.5 points.
May 13, 2010
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.
May 11, 2010
The sun was shining brightly and the temperature was in the 50s. It was a perfect day for a KingCo Conference high-school track and field meet.
The Liberty boys and Skyline girls teams were thinking perfection, too. Both were aiming for unbeaten regular-season meet records. Both attained their goal May 6 by finishing first in the annual Issaquah District meet at Liberty.
May 7, 2010
NEW — 11:07 a.m. May 7, 2010
The Liberty High School boys and the Skyline High School girls track teams each placed first Thursday in the annual Issaquah School District track and field meet at Liberty.
The Liberty boys won a close meet with rivals Skyline and Issaquah. The Patriots had 65 points with Skyline second with 61 and Issaquah third with 55. Liberty finished the KingCo Conference regular season unbeaten.
In the girls meet, Skyline won easily, compiling 91 points. Issaquah was second with 49 points and Liberty third with 39.
Peter Stacy, of Liberty, won the shot put, discus and javelin in the boys meet. He won the shot and discus easily. The javelin was a battle between Stacy and Issaquah’s Michael Baba. Stacy was first with a throw of 175 feet, 1 inch. Baba was second at 174-6.