Valley high schools close out track and field season with points-paying Saturday at state meet

The final day of the state high school track and field meet saw both Mount Si and Cedarcrest High School’s track and field teams load up on point-paying efforts as the Wildcats and Red Wolves wrapped up their seasons in style.

Most of the action took place in distance events, and that’s where most of the team points were picked up. Mount Si’s and Cedarcrest’s girls both picked up points with strong showings in their respective 3200m races. For the Wildcats, Hannah Waskom took fourth in the 3A girls’ 3200m run, clocking 11 minutes, 15.47 seconds, and that fourth place finish earned Mount Si five team points. Teammate Madeleine Hutchison finished ninth, just outside the points-paying positions. She timed in at 11:26.47. Meanwhile, Cedarcrest senior Olivia Waterman closed out her high school career on a strong note, finishing fifth in the 2A girls’ 3200m. Waterman, bound for Everett Community College this fall, came across the line in 11:32.79 and earned the Red Wolves four team points.

Fellow college-bound CHS senior Logan Orndorf also finished out his high school career well, with a fourth place finish in the 2A boys’ 3200m. His time was 9:24.74, earning the Red Wolves five team points. CHS’ boys, all courtesy of Orndorf, finished in a tie for 19th overall with 13 team points; the Portland-bound senior’s runner-up finish in the 2A boys’ 1600m last Thursday to open the meet also earned points for the Red Wolves.

The Cedarcrest girls finished in a tie for 36th with five total team points, four on Waterman’s finish in the 3200m (the other point was attained in the pole vault by Bailey Parish on Friday).

Mount Si’s girls’ distance crew was not done, as their 4×400 relay unit took second in the 3A 4×400 race, clocking 3:57.08. We have video of the race, and also of a post-race photo-op featuring the Wildcat foursome of Bailey Scott, Jesse Guyer, Karlie Hurley and Mackenzie Hutchison, courtesy of reader – and parent- Robert Hutchison, below, so enjoy those clips.

(Race)

(Post-race photo op with Hurley, Scott, Hutchison, Guyer)

That effort earned Mount Si’s girls eight points. Hutchison closed out the point-scoring with an eighth place finish in the 3A girls’ 300m hurdle finals, where she came across in 47.71 seconds and earned another point for the Wildcats. Mount Si finished with a total of 18 team points in the girls’ 3A standings, good for a tie for 13th. On top of the 14 points earned yesterday, a fifth-place showing last Thursday by Waskom in the 3A girls’ 1600m also earned Mount Si four points.

The Wildcat boys earned two points out of one event yesterday – the 3A shot put; Cameron Davis took seventh in that event, with a toss of just over 49 feet, earning Mount Si those points. The Wildcat guys finished with a total of eight points, the majority of those coming in an event from last Thursday we forgot to mention here in our wrapup yesterday – the pole vault. In that competition, Baly Botten cleared 14’3” and took fourth and earned Mount Si five points. The eight points overall was good for a tie for 25th.

The state titles went to Sehome of Bellingham in the 2A girls, Kamiakin of Kennewick in the 3A girls, Bellevue in the 3A boys, and Olympic of Silverdale in the 2A boys.

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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