Mount Si and Cedarcrest track and field tune up for big weekend with solid results in Thursday league action

Good Saturday morning. Baseball and softball in a bit, but we start with track and field from this past Thursday.

Mount Si delivers against Woodinville
The Wildcats and Falcons competed in a head-to-head Kingco 4A meet at Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie, with solid results for both Mount Si’s boys and girls.

Mount Si’s girls had quite a few individual event winners, including a couple of two-event victors. Curstyn Williamson swept the 100m and 200m sprints, clocking 13.6 seconds to win the 100m, and 27.21 to take the 200. Teammate Kelli Christopherson was second in both of those events and fellow Wildcat Lauren Rutherford was third in the 200m. Jenae Usselman scored two wins in throwing events, taking the discus in a top four Mount Si sweep with a toss of 80 feet, eight inches. Usselman’s throw of 111’8” won her the javelin. The Wildcats completed the clean sweep of throwing events, scoring a victory behind Abbigal Triou’s toss of 28’5” in the shot put, earning her top spot in that event leading a top three Mount Si sweep of that event.

Factoring in the domination for the Wildcats in their throwing events was senior Annie Hiebert. Hiebert was pleased with her efforts, to a point. “Things went okay today. I didn’t do as well as I would have hoped, but I’m getting there,” she said.

In other girls’ action, Hannah Waskom took the 800m with a time of 2:22.39, and Julene McDonald’s winning time of 5:34.93 led a Mount Si top three sweep of the 1600m. Chloe Cosgrove and Quinn Van Buren also finished in the top three for the Wildcats. Melissa Hruska’s time of 11:18.53 earned her top honors in the 3200m, leading a top five Mount Si sweep in that race.

Rounding it out, Abby Weber cleared 10 feet to win the pole vault, and Tatum Dalgleish cleared 32’9” to win the triple jump, about two feet better than teammate – and runner-up – Amanda Antoch.

For the Mount Si boys, winners there included two-timer Andrew Harris, who took wins in both the 110m hurdles (15.72) and discus (119’9”). Joe Waskom won the 1600m with a time of 4:28.61, a second better than teammate Jon Gendro, who finished as the runner-up. Andy Marcinko won the 400m, clocking 54.13, and Baly Botten’s clearance of 14 feet won him the pole vault.

Other Wildcat boys event winners included Dustin Robey in the javelin, with a toss of 157’10”, and Matt Proctor, who won the triple jump with a clearance of 39’ ½”. William Betz won the 3200m with a time of 10:14.83, and Jacob Wachtendonk, Michael Bacon and Lee Kamp all tied for first in the high jump, each clearing 5’8”.

Cedarcrest hosts four-way Cascade meet
The Red Wolves welcomed in Granite Falls, South Whidbey and Archbishop Murphy to Duvall on Thursday.

CHS’ ladies had a strong showing in the 1600m, with Kelly Hall winning that race and leading a top five Red Wolves sweep. She clocked 5:40.07 and was joined in the top five by teammates Madi Shinn, Cecelia Kiesow, Lily Krueger and MaryCate Babcock. Alicia Krivanek won the 3200m for Cedarcrest, clocking 12:37.37 and beating teammate Chloe Cairns, who finished as the runner-up in the race, by over two minutes.

In other CHS action, Tayla Weaver won the 200m with a time of 27.78 seconds, and Judy Amaral scored the victory in the javelin, with a throw of 107’ which beat teammate Abby Coomer, who finished as the runner-up, by nearly five feet. Mieke Van Ess was the runner-up leading CHS in the other two throwing events, the shot put and discus.

The boys also saw strong performances in distance events. Cedarcrest dominated the top spots in both the 1600m and 3200m races. Grant Van Valkenburg won the 3200m leading a top three sweep that also including Ben Benson and Emmett Klaiber in that top three. Van Valkenburg’s winning time in the race was 10:12.62. The Red Wolve boys were even more dominant in the 1600m, with the top six spots all belonging to CHS. Ian Fay won that race, clocking 4:36.14.

Duncan Zuvich won two events for the Red Wolves, winning both the high jump (clearance of 5’6”) and triple jump (clearance of 37’9”). Joey Hixon also won two events for CHS, sharing top spot in the 100m with teammate Ryan Golden (both 11.64) and winning by himself the 200m (23.22). The duo teamed up with Gunnar Schultz and Dave Boak to aid a Red Wolves’ win in the 4×100 relay, with a time of 44.85, and Golden himself won an event, winning the 300m hurdles in a time of 42.05 seconds.

Rounding it out, Matt Hineline’s clearance of 12’6” won him the pole vault event for CHS.

Mount Si and Cedarcrest will be competing against one another, and strong squads from around the region, at two meets. The boys from both schools will be at the Shoreline Invitational, while the girls will compete at the Lake Washington Invitational. Mount Si also has five distance runners competing at the Shelton Invitational today – Betz, Gendro and Tanner Sundwall on the boys’ side, and Cosgrove and McDonald on the girls’ side.

Full wrap on all those events tomorrow here.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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