News and notes: Cedarcrest track and field competes with heavy hearts, plus other action on this Easter Sunday…..

Time now to talk some track and field.

The news surrounding Cedarcrest High School the past few days as we have been telling you has hit the track and field program the hardest. Senior Bryce Hefner, who passed away this past Thursday leaving the school and surrounding community reeling with grief, was part of both the Red Wolve track and field and cross country programs, however not competing with the track and field team this year. Still, though, many of his former teammates are dealing with the emotional toll of his passing, and some of them tried to find a sense of normalcy yesterday at the Eason Invitational in Snohomish.

A number of Red Wolve athletes, mostly on the girls’ side, competed but clearly with their focus on other things. That all said, that these athletes competed, including some of Hefner’s senior classmates, is a true testament to their perseverance and courage in some very tough times. We wish all of you the best as you deal with this over the remainder of the school year.

With that, John Meier led the boys, taking fifth in the 3200m, clocking a personal-best of 10:04.39, and Sydney Smith led the girls, finishing third in the 300m hurdles, clocking 49.21 seconds. Daniel Enciso Navarro finished 34th in the boys’ javelin with a toss of 114’6″ and Ava Erhardt took 10th in the girls’ high jump, clearing 4’10”.

Again, our thoughts are with all of you at CHS track and field and cross country as you mourn the loss of your friend and teammate.

A reminder as well, and that is the GoFundMe page that has been created to help support Bryce’s family as they continue their grieving process is still on line this morning. They have now raised over $13,000 out of an initial goal of just $500 and that number keeps growing. We urge you again to contribute today.

Here’s the link:

Bryce Hefner Memorial Fund

College action now:

LCC Open, Portland: With likely a heavy heart over the tragic loss of her former Cedarcrest cross-country teammate Hefner, Pacific Lutheran freshman Alicia Krivanek took to the track yesterday for the first time since that tragic event occurred, and delivered a top-10 effort; she did it in the women’s 1500m run, where she finished 10th with a time of 5:15.16. Krivanek is from Duvall and a 2018 Cedarcrest alum.

Montana State meet, Bozeman, MT: Montana freshman Chloe Cosgrove, from North Bend and a 2018 MSHS grad, finished 16th in the women’s 1500m in this regional meet hosted by Montana State University in Bozeman. She clocked 5:30.81.

Cougar Open, Oregon City, OR: Concordia’s Karlie Hurley was busy yesterday for the Cavs; the North Bender, a 2015 MSHS grad and Cavs junior, took second in the women’s 100m with a time of 12.48 seconds, then won the 200m clocking 25.53 seconds. After splitting the two individual races, she teamed with teammates Macie Allen, Maddie Misi and Ronni VanZant for the 4×100 relay, and the Concordia foursome won that race, clocking 47.62 seconds.

Other action:

Rowing
UW women vs. Ohio State and Michigan, Las Vegas: The Huskies’ second varsity four boat, with Snoqualmie’s Ellie Bruce aboard, fell head-to-head to the Buckeyes in that race, clocking 7:23.92 on the course at Lake Las Vegas and finishing three seconds behind OSU. Michigan did not have a boat competing in the race.

Softball
Action from these Kingco contests from Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Kingco 4A: Issaquah 6, Bothell 1 – A bit of a surprise at Issaquah High School yesterday as the Eagles defeated the Cougars, anchored by Kelly Hruza’s two hits and two RBI’s and Kaiha Vaifo’ou’s two hits, including a double, run scored and RBI. Tatum Powers homered for Bothell. Issy hurler Ella Wolff worked five strong innings in the circle, allowing a run on three hits, striking out four for the win.

Kingco 3A: Sehome 7, Lake Washington 0 – Natalie Zender and Megan Hall both homered for Sehome’s Mariners from Bellingham as they blanked the Kangs at home up north yesterday. Both had three hits, each with a double, scoring three runs between them and driving in five more combined. Cedarcrest sees this Sehome team in districts, these two are the big hitters to pay attention to. Lilly Bean led L-Dub with two hits.

Lacrosse
Mount Olive ladies win: The Trojans handed visiting Converse an 18-4 loss last night with sophomore Chaija Olsson, she of Snoqualmie and a 2017 MSHS’er, contributing a small part in the efforts; she recorded one ground ball playing defense for MOU.

Smith explodes to give UoDallas men lone win of season in finale: Snoqualmie’s Tyler Smith scored eight, yes, eight goals to lead the University of Dallas men to a 23-4 blowout of Johnson & Wales up in Denver yesterday afternoon for their lone win of the season in this spring’s finale. The junior, a 2015 MSHS’er, also had an assist in the game as UoD finished 1-8 on the season.

Linfield ladies fall despite goal, assist from Rezoski: Duvall’s Maia Rezoski scored a goal and added an assist for Linfield in their women’s team’s 21-7 loss to George Fox yesterday in Newberg, OR. Rezoski is a freshman and 2018 Cedarcrest HS grad.

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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