Red Wolves track and field busy with two meets

The Cedarcrest High School track and field teams have had a busy last few days.

Yesterday, the Red Wolves traveled to Yakima for the Don Holder Relays at Eisenhower High School, and had a good showing. Cedarcrest’s boys finished seventh as a team, while the girls finished a little further back in the pack in a meet which attracted a number of teams from all over Washington, including the Red Wolves’ Cascade rivals from Sultan.

Among the top boys’ performances, Luke Driscoll took fourth in the 100m varsity run, clocking 11.65 seconds; Bennett Minnie earned a fourth in the pole vault, clearing 12’6”; John Soule took third in the shot put with a toss of 42’1”, and Alex Zuvich also earned a third, this in the discus, where he threw 126’7”. Liam Thomas did well in the 110m hurdles for freshmen and sophomores, finishing sixth with a time of 18.80 seconds.

Bailey Parish was the top girls’ performer, with a third in the pole vault, clearing 10 feet, and she cleared just over 15 feet to take fifth in the long jump. Amelia Anderson also had a good performance in the girls’ 2k steeplechase race, clocking 9:06.66.

The meet yesterday came off the heels of a big four-way conference meet last Thursday in Seattle in which CHS took on King’s, Sultan and Lakewood.

There was one event winner for the boys in that meet, and that came in the 800m, with Quinn Radbourne leading a top four sweep by Cedarcrest. Radbourne’s winning time was 2:03.09, and he was followed up by Red Wolve teammates Logan Orndorf, Cody Wanichek and Evan Atwater in the finishing order.

In other boys’ action, Elliot Dick took second in the 300m hurdles (45.64 seconds), Driscoll took third in the 100m (11.74), Josh Zimmerman took third in the 400m (55.25), Minnie scored a second in the pole vault (12’), and Mike Morod took second in the javelin (144’9”)

On the girls’ side, Parish won two events, the pole vault and long jump; in the pole vault, the Red Wolves’ star cleared 10 feet, while she won the long jump with a leap of 15’2”. Olivia Waterman also won an event for CHS; she led a top three sweep of the 3200m, winning that race with a time of 11:53.26, and behind the Red Wolves junior in second and third were teammates Diana Carr and Anderson, respectively.

Molly Hammontree also had a couple of good efforts, with a second in the 300m hurdles (52.34) and third in the 100m hurdles (19.78).

The Red Wolves are off this week for spring break, and return to action this upcoming weekend with the Birger Solberg Invite in Bellingham. The Red Wolves will be joined by several Cascade Conference and Northwest District teams in the event, so this should be a good look at what the postseason landscape could be like for Cedarcrest this spring.

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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