Sunday track and field report

Good Sunday morning. We’ll start with a look at track and field this morning, with news on how Mount Si and Cedarcrest High School athletes did at three regional meets yesterday.

Shoreline Invite
The boys from both schools competed in the Shoreline meet yesterday. There was one event winner among the Valley delegation, and that was in the javelin, where Mount Si’s Jacob Wachtendonk took the crown there, with a toss of 117 feet, seven inches. Red Wolve Torjan Barnes was scheduled to also compete in that event, but was scratched prior to it.

In other action, the Wildcats’ Joe Waskom took ninth in the 3200m with a time of 9:23.16, while Cedarcrest’s Ian Fay finished 30th in that race. Red Wolve Joey Hixon took 16th in the 400m, clocking 51.96 seconds, and Cedarcrest’s 4×400 relay unit featuring Hixon teamed with Gunnar Schultz, Cameron Hammontree and Ryan Golden, took 21st clocking 3:38.42. Mount Si’s Truman Gray took 23rd in the shot put with a toss of 42’ 10 ¼”, and Red Wolve Gentry Price took 40th.

Rounding it out, Cedarcrest’s Matt Hineline finished 29th in the pole vault, with a clearance of 10 feet, and Mount Si’s Jackson Stokes took 11th in the 800m with a time of 1:57.61. Hammontree, from the Red Wolves, finished 43rd in that race.

Lake Washington Invite
The ladies from both schools were at this Kirkland meet, hosted by Lake Washington High School. Mount Si’s Hannah Waskom led the local delegation, with a third-place finish in the 3000m (10:13.49) and a fifth in the 1500m (4:40.64). Cedarcrest’s Madi Shinn also ran the 1500m, but finished 41st. Four Valleyites competed in the discus, with the Wildcats’ Jenae Usselman leading the way, finishing ninth with a toss of 113’5”. Cedarcrest’s Abby Coomer, Judy Amaral and Reyna Ramirez also competed in that event, with Coomer leading the Red Wolves, finishing 12th with a toss of 109’4”.

Cedarcrest’s Briana Deveraux scored a top ten in the 400m, taking seventh in that dash, clocking just under a minute. Mount Si’s Karlie Stewart took 10th in the high jump, clearing 4’10”, and rounding it out, the Red Wolve relay crew of Shinn, Kate Vergillo, Kelly Hall and Cecelia Kiesow finished 12th in the 4×800 relay, clocking 10:31.27.

Also, CHS’ Tayla Weaver took 21st in the 200m, clocking 26.62 seconds.

Shelton Invite
A small delegation of Mount Si distance runners went down to Mason County for this meet hosted by Shelton High School.

Julene McDonald comprised the Wildcat girls’ representation, and she represented her school and community quite well, taking fourth in the 3200m with a time of 11:46.39. Jon Gendro and Tanner Sundwall represented MSHS’ boys, with Gendro taking second in the 1600m (4:27.95) and 12th in the mile (4:42.84) and Sundwall taking 10th in the 3200m (9:56.97).

Now to the colleges.

Ralph Vernacchia Invite, Bellingham: Two Mount Si High School grads, both from Snoqualmie, competed in the annual meet hosted by Western Washington University yesterday up in Bellingham.

Viking sophomore Maddy Hutchison finished ninth in the women’s 1500m, with a time of 4:51.04, and St. Martin’s freshman Liz Larson competed in two events, finishing in a tie for sixth in the women’s shot put (38’ 10 ½”) and seventh in the women’s hammer throw (153’9”). A third Valleyite, Central Washington’s Kristen Kasel, also a MSHS alum from Snoqualmie, was scheduled to compete in four events, but was scratched from all of them and did not compete.

Border Clash, Boise: College of Idaho men’s distance runner Quinn Radbourne, from Duvall and a Cedarcrest High School grad, took 17th in the men’s 800m at this Boise State University hosted meet yesterday, coming across in a time of 1:58.07.

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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