Saturday morning action, 3-31

Good morning. College action and the Wildcats soccer in a little while, but we have volleyball and track for you now.

Mount Si track and field braves rain to open home schedule
The Wildcats track and field teams battled a driving rain Thursday at Mount Si High School as they opened their home meet schedule facing both Lake Washington and Sammamish.

Throwing events were the big story for the boys, as Mount Si recorded top four sweeps in both the discus and javelin events. Senior A.J. Brevick scored the win in the discus with a toss of 109’6 ½”, leading a foursome which included Zach Sletten, Brad Stevens and Shad Schreiber. Stevens’ throw of 174’1” won the javelin, leading a group which also featured Emmitt Rudd, Brevick and Mitchell Smith. The Wildcats also swept the top three spots in the high jump event, with sophomore Jon Proctor’s leap of 5’4” getting him the title. He was joined at the top by Smith and senior Ryan Olson, who took third in the 800m run (2:19.19).

Senior Brian Copeland won the shot put with a toss of 43’7 ½”, with teammate Sletten finishing second; junior Jimbo Davis scored the win in the 100m, clocking 11.62 seconds, and Stevens had a second event win in the 110m hurdles, running it in a time of 16.72 seconds. The Wildcat boys’ 4×100 relay team of Davis, Kailund Williams, Sean Hyland and Stevens won that race, clocking 46.6 seconds.

On the girls’ side, the distance runners were the story, as Mount Si scored a top four sweep in the 1600m. Sophomore Bailey Scott won the race in a time of 5:58.9, followed by Angelina Belceto, Ella Thompson and Delaney Hollis. Junior Christina Volken won the 800m in a time of 2:33.70.

Mount Si swept the top three spots in both the pole vault and long jump. Senior Lexi Swanson and junior Hannah Richmond both cleared 8’6” to tie for top spot in the pole vault, although Swanson was credited with the win. Daniele Curley took third. In the long jump, freshman Karlie Hurley recorded one of two event wins on the day for her, leaping 14’5”. Ashley Jackson took second and Sally Miller took third. Hurley also won the 400m, in a time of 1:04.70, Jackson, a junior, won the 100m hurdles clocking 18.15 seconds, and Miller, a senior, won the triple jump with a leap of 30’11”.

Sophomores Kristen Kasel and Velvet Weber scored wins in throwing events, with Kasel winning twice. She took the discus (81’1”) and javelin (87’1”) crowns, while Weber won the shot put (26’ 5 ½”). To round out the winners, freshman Johanna Cranford made it a Mount Si sweep in both 100m races, winning the girls’ run in 13.7 seconds.

Top results in our box score post shortly, or you can see full results here.

Friday brings mixed results in club volleyball qualifier for Valley athletes
Day one yesterday at the Pacific Northwest volleyball national qualifying tournament in Spokane brought for the most part a tough result for most of the nine club teams with Mount Si or Cedarcrest volleyball players on them in the event, but there were a couple bright spots.

Leading the way in the 18 Open division was KJ, with Mount Si senior Sarah McDonald. KJ, based in Kent, was the only 3-0 team of the nine teams we’re following for you on day one, with wins over teams from Portland, Boise and southern California. The 16 Open division also saw a nice start for Sudden Impact from Issaquah, with their Wildcat threesome of Lyndsay Carr, Anna McCreadie and Noelle Stockstad. SIVBC went 2-1, with wins over a local rival from Des Moines and an out-of-town team from Denver, CO.

Among the teams with Cedarcrest participants, Rain City 17’s from Bothell was one of three teams with Valley players that went 1-2 in the opening day of play, with their only win being against the Seattle-based Space Needle Reign. Rain City’s CHS representation consists of juniors Cassie Chriest and Kendall Koch.

Action continues through tomorrow over in Spokane. Full box scores in our post shortly.

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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