Liberty High School’s Peter Stacy wins district javelin title

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.

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Skyline boys take 4A KingCo title

May 18, 2010

Issaquah falls back to fifth place, Liberty second in 3A meet

Kasen Williams, Skyline junior, hits the sand on this triple jump at 49 feet, 3.75 inches to win the 4A KingCo championship May 14 at Eastlake High School. By Greg Farrar

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.

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It’s an undefeated season for Liberty boys, Skyline girls

May 11, 2010

Above, Mekenna Hogan, of Issaquah, receives the baton from Lauren Bruner (left) as Shealee O’Donnell of Skyline gets hers from teammate Kassia Fortier for the final leg of the 400-meter relay May 6. The Spartans won this race. By Greg Farrar

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.

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Patriots, Spartans track teams finish first

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.

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Track teams win heading into annual district meet May 6

May 4, 2010

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.

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Issaquah High School track teams sweep Newport

April 30, 2010

NEW — 10:14 a.m. April 30, 2010

The Issaquah High School girls and boys track teams both defeated visiting Newport on Thursday in a KingCo Conference meet.

The Issaquah boys won 88-57. Kyle Farmer won the 100 and 200 meters for Issaquah. He also ran on the Eagles’ winning 400 relay. Other Issaquah first places came from Chris Brasino in the 800, Isaac Robinson in the 1,600, Turner Wiley in the 3,200, Alexander Farmer in the 110 hurdles and Jeremiah Odom in the pole vault.

The Issaquah girls defeated Newport 91-59. Haley Jacobson won the 100 and 200. She also ran on the Eagles’ winning 400 and 800 relays. Other Issaquah first places came from Nicole Migotsky in the 800, Jocelyn Eng in the 3,200, Lauren Bruner in the 300 hurdles, Kelley Chen in the javelin and Eva Perry in the pole vault. Perry went 11 feet, 5 inches to break the school record she set last week.

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Pole vaulter Eva Perry leads Eagles to new heights in win over Patriots

April 27, 2010

Liberty boys return the favor

Eva Perry, Issaquah sophomore, breaks out in a big smile as she clears the pole vault bar April 22 to set a new school record of 11 feet, 4 inches. By Greg Farrar

The Issaquah High School girls track team had a record-setting performance from pole vaulter Eva Perry April 22 as the Eagles defeated Liberty 94-52 in a KingCo Conference meet at Issaquah. The boys meet was won by Liberty as the Patriots nipped Issaquah 73-72.

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Kasen Williams leads Spartans to win at track invitational

April 20, 2010

Kasen Williams won two events April 17 as he led the Skyline High School boys track and field team to first place in the Eason Invitational at Snohomish.

Skyline finished with 54 points to beat out Federal Way for the top spot. Federal Way had 46 points. Issaquah finished 17th with 18 points and Liberty was 18th with 16 points.

Williams won the high jump, soaring 6 feet, 8 inches. He captured the triple jump, going 47-8. Williams also placed second in the long jump, going 22-1, and ran as a member of the Spartans’ 1,600 relay team that finished second in 3:23.10. Alex Lee, Dustin Bratten and Drew Matthews were other members of the relay team.

The Spartans had some other top efforts, too. Bratten finished third in the 100 and fourth in the 200. Matthews was fifth in the 400 and Kyle Branch was sixth in the 3,200.

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Liberty, Issaquah track teams run to victory

April 16, 2010

NEW — 12:05 p.m. April 16, 2010

The boys and girls track teams for Liberty and Issaquah high schools won their KingCo Conference meets Thursday.

Joshua Gordon had three first places as he led the Liberty boys past Interlake 91-55. Gordon won the 200 meters in 23.7 seconds, went 6-feet to win the high jump, and leaped 20 feet, 6 1/4 inches to take the long jump.

Peter Stacy, Devin Bennett and Troy Solly each won two events for Liberty. Stacy captured the javelin and the discus. Bennett won the 400 and the triple jump. Solly won the 110 hurdles and the 300 hurdles.

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Track Roundup

April 13, 2010

It was a big week for the Liberty High School track program. First, the boys and girls teams each placed first in a KingCo Conference three-team meet April 8 at Lake Washington. Then, both the boys and girls teams finished first April 10 in the Liberty Invitational.

In the boys KingCo meet, Liberty took the top spot with 94.5 points. Eastlake was second with 62.5 and Lake Washington was third with 24.

Peter Stacy and Joshua Gordon each had three first places for the Patriots. Stacy swept the throwing events. He won the shot put with a throw of 44 feet, 5.5 inches. He was first in the discus with a throw of 139-7 and tops in the javelin with a throw of 171-5.

Gordon won the 100 in 11.3. He took the high jump by going 6 feet and the long jump by going 20-11.75.

Eric Bice, of Liberty, won the 800 in 2:00.4 and the 1,600 in 4:42.7.

Bice was selected as the male athlete of the meet in the Liberty Invitational. He won the 1,600 in 4:34.2 and the 800 in 2:01.8. He also anchored the Patriots’ 1,600 relay, which finished first in 3:32.7. Bennett, Gordon and Troy Solly were other members of the relay.

Bennett won the long jump, going 20-11/4. Stacy captured the javelin with a throw of 172-8 and Gordon took first in the high jump at 5-10. Read more

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