Mount Si competes east of the Cascades at regional track and field meet, plus news from the college track and field front on this Sunday….

Mount Si High School’s track and field team took a small delegation across the Cascades over to the Tri-Cities yesterday for the Pasco Invitational. A total of six athletes representing the Wildcats took part in the event, which drew a large field of schools from all over the Northwest.

The Wildcat girls recorded the only team points for either Mount Si squad, boys or girls. Those four team points came courtesy of Jenae Usselman’s fifth-place finish in the girls’ javelin, as she tossed it a season – and personal – best 128 feet, 11 inches. Usselman also took 35th in the girls’ discus with a throw of 90 feet.

In other girls’ action, Chloe Cosgrove ran two events, and finished just one – the 800m, where she took 30th clocking 2:30.61. She also ran the mile, but did not finish that race. Karlie Stewart finished 13th in the high jump, clearing five feet, and Abby Triou took 37th in the discus, with a toss of 30’ 1 ½”. Tahoma won the girls’ team title at the meet, held inside Edgar Brown Stadium in downtown Pasco.

On the boys’ side, only two Wildcats competed and both were throwers. Logan Milks took 17th in the javelin with a throw of 158’2”, and Ezra Bacon-Gershman took 28th in the discus, with a toss of 114’6”. Neither finish resulted in team points for Mount Si. Rocky Mountain, from suburban Boise, won the boys’ team title.

Mount Si is at Inglemoor for a three-way meet Thursday with the Vikings and Eastlake, then hosts their invitational meet this coming weekend. More on that this week here in the Journal.


Waskom’s performance at Arcadia school record-worthy: The performance by Wildcat boys’ distance runner Joe Waskom at the Arcadia Invitational last weekend, a performance we reported on here for you last Sunday, turned out to be a historic one. According to Mount Si track and field, the 8:58.87 time he ran in the 3200m down there at the SoCal meet, a performance that put him in the top 20 in the race against a top national-class field, set a new school record at that distance. Good stuff for the MSHS junior, who likely now is ticketed for an NCAA Division I scholarship out of that big effort last weekend.

College results
St. Martin’s meet, Lacey: A pair of Valleyites delivered at the meet in Lacey yesterday for their respective teams. St. Martin’s women’s thrower Liz Larson, a junior from Snoqualmie and 2015 Mount Si HS grad, won the women’s hammer, tossing it around 172’4” to take the crown in that event, and Western Washington freshman men’s distance runner Ian Fay did well in a pair of events. Fay, from Duvall and a 2017 CHS’er, finished second in the men’s 1500m with a time of just over four minutes, and the Viking men’s 4×400 relay team, with Fay as part of it, took third in that race, clocking 3:35.81.

Also, North Bend’s Andrew Harris competed for Central Washington in three men’s throwing events. The freshman, a 2017 MSHS’er, took 13th in the hammer (123’6”), 17th in the shot put (35’5”) and 20th in the discus (90’9”).

Northwest Nazarene meet, Nampa, ID: Duvall’s Ryan Abdalla, a NNU freshman, represented the Valley well yesterday at the Nighthawks’ home meet, taking 12th in the men’s 800m, clocking just over two minutes. He was the lone Valley athlete competing in the meet.

Pelluer Invite, Cheney: Washington State’s Brad Stevens, from Fall City and a 2014 Mount Si HS grad, took second in the EWU-hosted event’s men’s javelin competition yesterday, with a toss of 188’7”.

NWC Multi-Events, Spokane: Wrapping up something from mid-week, George Fox senior Jon Proctor, from Fall City, had a strong second day of action Wednesday at the Northwest Conference Multi-Events meet in Spokane. Anchored by a couple of strong showings in throwing events. Proctor, a 2014 Mount Si High School grad, finished fourth in the meet, after starting the second day in ninth overall. He tossed a discus 112’9”, and a javelin 108’7”, and also cleared 8’ ¼” in the pole vault, finished with a time of 15.71 seconds in the 110m hurdles and clocked just over five minutes in the 1500m.

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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