Mount Si and Cedarcrest High School’s track and field teams had league meets yesterday, with mixed results for both schools. Both the Wildcat and Red Wolve boys’ teams won their meets, while Mount Si and Cedarcrest girls fell. Here’s a wrapup on both meets.
Wildcat boys strong against Liberty; girls fall in nail-biter
Mount Si’s boys rolled to a 78-58 win at home over the Patriots and the girls fell by just one point, 71-70, but the loss was frankly closer than that. A couple of the Wildcat runner-up finishers in events fell just short of winning their competitions, and thus changing the end outcome.
Boys’ event winners included sophomore Hunter Titus in the 100 meters; he eked out the victory over teammate Ehren Eichler, clocking 11.94 seconds, just .04 seconds ahead of Eichler. Senior Justin McLaughlin led a top four Wildcat sweep in the 200m with a winning time of 24.04, ahead of Titus, Richard Frykgaard and Jon Proctor. Freshman Jacob Belceto won the 400m with a time of 52.75, and distance runner Jon Gendro took home the 3200m, leading a top three Wildcat sweep. His top time of 10 minutes, 46.78 seconds beat out teammates Spencer Ricks and Tanner Sundwall, both of whom also finished in the top three.
Eichler, Frykgaard, Belceto and McLaughlin teamed up to help Mount Si win the 4×100 meter relay, clocking 46 seconds flat for the victory in that race.
In throwing events, Cameron Davis led a top five Wildcat sweep in the shot put, with a winning toss of 41 feet, 7 ¼ inches. Davis’ winning toss beat out teammates Eichler, Truman Gray, Ryan Findley and Peter Link. Link took the discus title with a toss of 111’9”, beating out Davis for top spot. Sophomore Jacob Wachtendonk scored the win in the javelin with a toss of 141’7” and Proctor cleared six feet to win the high jump. Cameron Bolt won the triple jump with a leap of 35’ 8 ½”.
On the girls’ side, Karlie Hurley won the 200m; the junior clocked 27.21 for the top spot in that race. She, however, fell just four inches short of a title in the long jump, with a leap of 15’10”. Lindsey Sydnor won the 400m, with the freshman clocking 1:02.10 for the crown. Senior Madeleine Hutchison scored the win in the 800m, clocking 2:21.38 and beating freshman teammate Hannah Waskom by a couple of seconds for the victory. That winning time also was a school record for Madeleine, and you can see the video of it here, courtesy of her dad Robert.
Hutchison’s sister Mackenzie fell just short of the win in the 300m hurdles; her time of 49.84 seconds was just .85 seconds behind the winner, from Liberty. She, however, rebounded in the 4×400 relay, teaming up with Hurley, Sydnor and Bailey Scott to help Mount Si win that race with a time of 4:11.81. Mackenzie also delivered an individual win in the high jump, clearing 4’6”.
In throwing events, Mount Si swept the titles in all three, with Sydney Leonard’s toss of 30’3” winning the shot put; Sara Brevick’s throw of 88’11” winning the discus, beating out teammate Clarice Chartier, and freshman Riley Ovall won the javelin with a toss of 114’4”, leading a top four sweep by the Wildcats in that event which included Brevick, Leonard and Chartier.
Cedarcrest holds its own in three-way meet
The Red Wolves boys won the three-way Cascade meet with Granite Falls and Sultan, hosted by the Tigers at Granite Falls High School. CHS scored 69 1/3 points for the boys’ crown, while the Red Wolves ladies finished second, scoring 53 points. The Turks won the girls’ crown, scoring 81 points.
Winners on the boys’ side included freshman Ian Fay in the 1600m; he clocked 4:59.03 for top spot in that distance race. Junior Elliot Dick took care of business in the 110m hurdles, with a winning time of 16.95 seconds; he also finished runner-up in the 300m hurdles race, to teammate Alex Zuvich. Zuvich, a senior, clocked 43.19 seconds for the win, and also finished runner=up in both the discus and javelin events.
Vincent Dams took the 800m race with a time of 2:20.95, while Justus Moore rounded out the boys’ winners with a leap of 5’6” to take the high jump title. Sam Somers finished runner-up in the shot put with a toss of 36’4” and Josh Zimmerman took runner-up nods in both the 200m and 400m sprint races. Freshman Ryan Golden also finished as a runner-up in the triple jump, with a leap of 35’ 7 ½”.
Freshman Madi Shinn’s winning time of 2:32.15 headlined a Cedarcrest top three sweep in the girls’ 800m; Shinn beat out teammates Amelia Anderson and Ruby Farias for top spot in that race. Fellow freshman Briana Deveraux won the 400m, clocking 1:02.75, and senior Diana Carr won the 3200m with a time of 12:22.68. Kathryn Smith won the shot put with a toss of 29’8”, and took the runner-up spot in the javelin, throwing it 91’4”. Taryn Bruskland scored the win in the discus with a toss of 87’2”, and Bailey Parish cleared 9’6” to win the pole vault for the Red Wolves. The senior took fifth in the long jump.
One other solid result of note came in the 1600m, and it belonged to another freshman. Lily Krueger clocked 6:39.06 to finish runner-up in that race, a personal best for this young athlete, whose results have consistently improved from the start of the season.
Previewing tomorrow’s action
Both teams will be in huge weekend meets tomorrow, with CHS traveling to the Eason Invitational in Snohomish, and MSHS headed over the Cascades to the Tri-Cities, to compete in the Pasco Invitational.
Eason: The Larry Eason Invitational is in its 26th year this spring, and this year’s field will feature a number of solid teams. Among the teams CHS will be seeing in the event include league rivals Granite Falls, Lakewood and Archbishop Murphy, and Northwest District rivals Anacortes, Sedro-Woolley and Sehome from Bellingham. Other teams in the event include O’Dea, Skyline and Interlake, and two Canadian representatives will be in the meet as well – a club team from Pacific Athletics and a school team from Vernon, located in the interior of the province of British Columbia.
Pasco: The Pasco meet has been a mainstay on the track and field schedule for over 50 years now, and this year’s event has drawn a regional field. In addition to Kingco rivals Liberty, Juanita and Bothell, the event has drawn several teams from Idaho, including Moscow, Sandpoint, Coeur D’Alene, Lewiston and Post Falls, and also one from Oregon. Mount Si will see a lot of quality competition in this meet, with teams as well from Spokane and all over the Puget Sound region. The team likely will leave this afternoon to make it over there in time for the start of the meet tomorrow morning.
We will have full results on both meets for you Sunday here at the SVSJ.