Kamiak girls rise up at Shoreline/Mukilteo meet | Track and field

Knights rack up seven victories to capture team competition
By David Robert Pan | May 09, 2018
Photo by: David R Pan Kamiak’s Naomi Bingham won the pole vault at the Shoreline/Mukiteo meet Thursday, May 3, at Shoreline Stadium.

Kamiak and Mariner tuned up for this week’s Wesco 4A track and field championships with strong performances at the Shoreline/Mukiteo meet.

The Knights used seven first-place finishes to win the girls competition Thursday, May 3, at Shoreline Stadium. Kamiak finished with 111.5 points, ahead of Shorecrest (88), Shorewood (53.5) and Mariner (23).

The highlight of the meet was the 800-meter race, which saw Kamiak runners sweep the first three spots. Junior Alicia Anderson won the race in 2 minutes, 22.73 seconds and was followed by junior Tracey Hatch and junior Leah Clark.

“Having all of them race as well as they did was pretty fun,” Kamiak coach Charley LeWarne said. “It was great to see them in the home stretch.”

Anderson, who placed second in the 1,600 at last year’s state meet, also won the 3,200 in 11:23.48.

“She’s strong,” LeWarne said. “We’ve moved her all over the place, working on different aspects of her running. She’s ready to come down in some of those times.”

Senior Kailin Wiley won the 100 in 12.92 and along with teammates Emma Harrison, Hatch and Megan Grose finished first in the 800 relay in 1:48.93. Wiley, Noelle Young, Hatch and Savannah Congdon took second in the 400 relay. Congdon finished third in the 100 and 200.

“The relays are looking strong,” LeWarne said. “We’re not entirely settled on the final versions.”

Senior Ally de la Cruz won the javelin with a throw of 96 feet, 10 inches and placed second in the pole vault to teammate Naomi Bingham, who won with a mark of 10-06.

Freshman Isabelle Leonard showed veteran poise in capturing the high jump with a mark of 5-02. Leonard also placed sixth in the triple jump and seventh in the long jump.

“She’s jumping well,” LeWarne said. “She’s shown a real maturity to be competing in those events. She’s a nice addition.”

Kamiak freshman Abby Kyles took second in the 400 and Harrison placed second in the 300 hurdles. Junior Tara Koonce finished second in the shot put and was fifth in the discus.

Mariner freshman Jazmyne Thistle won the discus with a throw of 90-03, an inch ahead of Kamiak freshman Charlize Roelofse.

Mariner senior Suzy Pace, who placed sixth in the 300 hurdles at last year’s state meet, took second in the 100 hurdles. Sophomore Kara Sevigny also placed second in the 1,600.

In her first attempt in the triple jump, Tina Duangmani finished 10th with a leap of 29 feet and qualified for this week’s Wesco 4A championships. The girls team posted 28 personal or season records.

Shorewood took the boys team title with 98 points. Shorecrest finished second with 70.5 and was followed by Kamiak with 63.5 and Mariner with 32.

Kamiak freshman Jason Blinn won the 3,200 with a personal record time of 10:22.79.

“For a freshman, he ran a very good time,” Kamiak coach Paul Kirkpatrick said.

Senior Matthew Stark captured the discus with a PR throw of 159-02, which Kirkpatrick said was one of the best marks in the league. Senior Patrick Olson finished first in the triple jump with a leap of 40-05.50.

“Each week he adds nine inches to a foot,” Kirkpatrick said of Olson.

Mariner senior Romelo Magnum won the 100 in 11.30 and ran the final leg of the winning 400 relay team (44.07) with teammates Edwin Bouh, Amalawa Aiwekhoe and Robel Anshebo.

Kamiak freshman Carp Mukai finished second in the 1,600 and senior Anthony Armad recorded a pair of third place finishes in the 110 and 300 hurdles. Senior Drew Kindle took second in the shot put and junior Michael Springer placed second in the discus. Senior Cameron Dockens took second in the pole vault and freshman Vaughn Schornack was second in the high jump.

The Wesco 4A girls meet is set for 4:30 p.m., Thursday, May 10, at Lake Stevens High School. The boys meet will be 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 11, at Lake Stevens.

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