Kamiak’s Leary, Stark win at Wesco 4A meet | Track and field

May 16, 2018
Photo by: David R Pan Kamiak's Patrick Olson runs in the 400 at the Wesco 4A meet Friday, May 11, at Lake Stevens High School.

Kamiak’s Braden Leary and Matthew Stark tuned up for this week’s District track and field championships with a pair of victories at the Wesco 4A meet.

Leary finished first in the boys long jump with a personal best leap of 21 feet, 1.5 inches to finish ahead of Mariner junior Thanh Nguyen, who came in second with a mark of 21-0.25.

Stark captured the discus with a throw of 151-03 to place ahead of Glacier Peak’s Elbert Johnson IV, who had a 150-04. Stark’s teammates Michael Springer and Ethan Messenger took fifth and sixth, respectively.

Mariner senior Romelo Magnum took second in the 100 and third in the 200. He also ran the anchor leg, along with Sebastian Wanjiru, Amalawa Aiwekhoe and Robel Anshebo on Mariner’s 400 relay squad that placed third.

Kamiak senior Patrick Olson took third in the 400 and finished fourth in the triple jump. Senior Anthony Armad placed fourth in the 300 hurdles and fifth in the 110 hurdles.

Kamiak’s Drew Kindle finished fifth in the shot put and teammate Cameron Dockens also took fifth in the pole vault.

The Marauders’ 1,600 relay team of Harrison Hayden Wanjiru, Fernando Castaneda-Flores and Brandon Lopez finished fourth, ahead of Kamiak’s Grant Hruschka, Armad, Braeden Smith and Olson.

Lake Stevens won the team title with 168.5 points and Jackson placed second with 138. Glacier Peak (93.5) and Kamiak (63.5) followed.

Mariner senior Suzy Pace finished first in the girls high jump with a mark of 5-04 to edge Kamiak freshman Isabelle Leonard, who cleared 5-02. Pace finished second in the 100 hurdles and third in the 300 hurdles. Leonard also took fourth in the triple jump.

Kamiak senior Naomi Bingham won the pole vault with a mark of 10-0 and teammate Ally de la Cruz was second. De La Cruz also finished second in the javelin.

The Knights’ sprint crew had a strong showing. Kamiak’s Tracey Hatch, Kailin Wiley, Savannah Congdon and Noelle Young placed second through fifth in the 200, which was won by Glacier Peak freshman Aaliyah Collins in 26.39.

In the 100, Young and Wiley placed third and fourth, while Congdon was seventh.

Hatch and Wiley took second and third in the 400. Teammate Abby Kyles finished fifth. Megan Grose and Congdon took seventh and eighth.

Kamiak’s 800 relay squad of Congdon, Young, Grose and Wiley placed second.

Kamiak junior Alicia Anderson took second in the 1,600 behind defending state champion Taylor Roe of Lake Stevens. Anderson also placed fourth in the 800 and eighth in the 3,200. Kamiak junior Leah Clark finished fifth in the 1,600 and 3,200 and was sixth in the 800.

Kamiak’s Emma Harrison was fourth in the 100 hurdles and fifth in the 300 hurdles.

The Knights’ 1,600 relay team of Grose, Clark, Haley James and Anderson finished third.

Kamiak junior Tara Koonce took third in the discus and was fifth in the shot put.

Mariner freshman Jazmyne Thistle placed fourth in the shot put and 12th in the discus. Teammate Natalie Garcia finished fifth in the long jump. Kamiak senior Sarah Nehring was fifth in the triple jump and seventh in the long jump. Teammate Grace Forster finished sixth in the triple jump.

The Vikings claimed the girls title with 189.5 points to finish ahead of Kamiak, which had 167.5.

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