Grizzlies, Wolfpack finish strong at Wesco 4A meet | Track and field

Glacier Peak’s McDowell, Willems and Collins each win two individual events
May 16, 2019
Photo by: David R Pan Glacier Peak Riley McDowell is in the lead in the 1,600 ahead of Jackson's Joseph Skoog at the Wesco 4A championships.

Glacier Peak senior Riley McDowell and junior Ethan Willems both ran away with a pair victories at the Wesco 4A boys track and field championships Wednesday and Friday, May 8 and 10, at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish.

Willems took first place in the 200-meter race in 22.19 seconds and won the 400 in 49.07. McDowell captured the 800 in career best time of 1:56.86 and cruised to a win in the 1,600 in 4:18.60. He also placed second to Jackson’s Joseph Skoog in the 3,200. Skoog won the race in 9:38.87, while McDowell clocked in at 9:47.33. Skoog placed second in the 1,600.

Glacier Peak senior Noah Forman set a personal record with a throw of 180, 4 inches in winning the javelin. Grizzly junior Elijah Lopez finished second in the 800 and Jackson senior Lucas Robert was third.

Glacier Peak senior David Richards-Perhatch placed third in the 300 hurdles. The 400 relay squad of Gavin MacDonald, Cedric Jones, Richards-Perhatch and Willems finished second.

Jackson senior Dakota Burwell placed second in the pole vault and senior Kane Borgal took second in the triple jump and third in the long jump. Jackson junior Koji Asuncion placed third in the 400 and senior Karsten Vanaelst took third in the javelin. Jackson junior Jacob Perlman finished fourth in the discus and senior Spencer Asay tied for third in the high jump.

The Wolfpack’s 1,600 relay squad of Asuncion, Kyle Erickson, Colton Fallon and Robert took second.

Lake Stevens claimed the team title with 240 points with Jackson placing second with 122.5 and Glacier Peak finishing third with 107.

Glacier Peak sophomore Aaliyah Collins won the girls 200 in a career- best time of 25.72 and placed first in the 400 in 59.49. Senior Katherine Potts captured the discus with a throw of 124-02 and was second in the shot put.

Jackson senior Amaya Poole won the 100 in 12.85 and Glacier Peak junior Mackenzie Aiken took second. Glacier Peak senior Brooke Wallace placed second in the 800 and was followed by freshman Adisen Stratton. Wallace also took second in the 3,200 and was third in the 1,600. Junior Aviry Stratton took second in the 1,600 and fourth in the 3,200. Senior Haley Grambo took second in the long jump.

Jackson sophomore Sarah Sewell finished second in the triple jump and also had a pair of third-place finishes in the 100 and 300 hurdles. Junior Lydian Robison was third in the javelin.

Glacier Peak’s 400 relay team of Aiken, Grambo, Lena Agnew and Collins and the 800 relay squad of Aiken, Grambo, Greta Henrie and Collins both finished first. The 1,600 relay team of Henrie, Adisen Stratton, Aiken and Wallace took second.

The Vikings captured the girls team title with 229 points and was followed by Glacier Peak (162) and Jackson (103).

The 4A District track and field championships wrap up Friday, May 17, at Shoreline Stadium.

The top two individual finishers and the top two relays in the district meet advance to the 4A state track and field championships. The state meet is scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, May 23-25, at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

At the Sno-King 2A boys championships, Archbishop Murphy senior
Samson Irish-Lodge won the triple jump with a mark of 43-00.5 and junior Ryan Kenny captured the long jump with a career best leap of 21-10. Kenny also took second in the high jump and Irish-Lodge placed second in the long jump.

Senior JP Quinn took second in the discus and third in the shot put. Senior Colin Guy finished fourth in the 300.

Senior Holly Sudol captured the girls 300 hurdles in 46.44 and won the long jump with a mark of 17-04. Sudol also finished second in the 100 hurdles and the high jump.

Senior Tia Asher placed third in the girls 800. Freshman Rockell Rivera was third in the shot put.

The 2A District meet concludes Friday, May 17, at Lakewood High School. The top four individuals and relays advance to the 2A state track and field championships, which are set for Thursday through Saturday, May 23-25, at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.

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