Mount Si, Cedarcrest track and field getting strong results as postseason approaches

Good morning. We’ll have a baseball wrap and a bunch of other items on tap later, but to start, we have track and field coverage for you from both yesterday and last Thursday.

We’ll start with Mount Si, whose boys and girls competed at the Shelton Invite yesterday after having good success in their league meet at Mercer Island last Thursday. At Shelton, the boys finished tied for 14th as a team, while the girls ended up 19th overall. South Kitsap’s boys and Gig Harbor’s girls won the team titles at that meet.

The team-points paying finishes for the boys in Shelton were in the pole vault, where Jimbo Davis took second with a clearance of 13 feet, six inches. Sean Hyland also had a strong showing in the freshman/sophomore 400m finals, as he finished third in that race, clocking 53.79 seconds. The 4×400 Mount Si relay unit of Hyland, Devin Sharps, Sam Isen and Preston Banks also earned points for the team, with a third place finish in their race. The foursome clocked 3:30.35.

On the girls’ side, Jesse Guyer’s fifth-place finish in the 100m led the Wildcat delegation; she finished that race in a time of 13.25 seconds. Mikaelyn Davis took sixth in the pole vault, clearing nine feet, and Karlie Hurley had a seventh place finish in the 400m with a time of 1:01.72. The Wildcat 4×400 girls’ relay unit of Hurley, Guyer and the Hutchison sisters, Madeleine and Mackenzie, took seventh in their race, clocking 4:17.12, and Ashley Jackson rounded out the strong girls’ showings with an eighth-place finish in the long jump, clearing 15’ 2 ¾”.

At their three-way meet last Thursday, there were a number of boys’ event winners, led by the three of Jimbo Davis. The senior won both the 100m and pole vault, and also helped the Wildcat 4×100 relay score a win in their race. Other event winners included Isen (200m), Banks (400m), Jacob Wachtendonk (javelin), Peter Link (discus), Jon Proctor (high jump), the Wildcat 4×400 relay team (Sharps, Isen, Banks and Keldon Back), Brad Stevens (110m hurdles) and Tom Kirby (3200m).

For the girls, there were a few event winners as well. Hurley won the 200m and helped Guyer, Mackenzie Hutchison and Hannah Richmond in winning the 4×200 relay for the Wildcats. Madeleine Hutchison took the 1600m crown, and Andrea Suttle scored a win in the shot put. Rounding it out, Sydney Leonard won the javelin, and Mikaelyn Davis and Daniele Curley shared top spot in the pole vault, both clearing nine feet. Several Wildcat girls finished as runners-up as well, including Guyer (100m), Hurley (400m, long jump), Jackson (300m hurdles) and Bailey Scott (3200m).

On the Cedarcrest front, the boys and girls split up yesterday, with the guys competing in the Shoreline Invitational and the ladies competing in the Lake Washington Invitational. Neither team finished in the points in their meets, but individual competitors had solid efforts. Leading the way for the boys was Colton Green, who took fifth in the 3200m, with a time of 10:06.73. Bennett Minnie also did well, with a 10th-place finish in the pole vault, with a clearance of 12 feet, six inches.

The girls had a very small contingent in the LW meet, and all had good efforts. Bailey Parish took 10th in the pole vault, clearing 10’6”, Allison Bawden scored an 11th-place finish in the high jump, with a leap of 4’10”, and Olivia Waterman clocked 10:55.75 to take 14th in the 3000 meters race.

Last Thursday, Cedarcrest hosted Archbishop Murphy in Duvall, and the boys won the team title. Archbishop Murphy returned the favor by winning the girls’ team crown. Event winners on the boys’ side included Evan Atwater (1600m), Quinn Radbourne (800m), Isaac Harper (3200m), Liam Thomas (110m hurdles), Alex Zuvich (300m hurdles), John Soule (shot put), Sam Somers (discus), Mike Morod (triple jump)and the Red Wolves’ 4×400 relay team.

The ladies had two event wins from Parish, who won both the pole vault and long jump, while Bawden won the high jump. Both also finished runner-up in events, with Parish taking second in the javelin and Bawden scoring a runner-up behind Parish in the long jump. Other girls’ event winners included Waterman (800m), Diana Carr (3200m) and Molly Hammontree (100m hurdles).

This week, Mount Si hosts Bellevue to close out the season, while Cedarcrest starts postseason with the Cascade Conference meet at Kings’ Schools in Shoreline.

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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