Jackson’s Arias dominates sprints | Track and field

By David Pan | May 18, 2018
Photo by: David R Pan Glacier Peak’s Riley McDowell won the 1,600 and 3,200.

Jackson senior Daniel Arias proved to be a triple threat at the Wesco 4A boys track and field championships.

Arias sprinted to victories in the 100, 200 and 400 on Friday, May 11, at Lake Stevens High School. The University of Colorado football recruit clocked in at 11.28 seconds in the 100, 22.33 in the 200 and 49.65 in the 400.

Glacier Peak junior Riley McDowell doubled up with first place finishes in the 1,600 in 4:20.87 and in the 3,200 in 9:20.50. Teammate Nicholas Mullineux-Perrault won the 800 in 1:56.98. Glacier Peak junior Noah Forman took the javelin with a personal best throw of 170 feet, 3 feet. Jackson senior Theo Davis captured the high jump with a mark of 5-08, a season’s best.

Jackson junior Joseph Skoog finished second in the 1,600 and the 3,200. Glacier Peak senior Elbert Johnson IV took second in the discus. The Grizzlies’ 1,600 relay squad of Connor Stroup, Mullineux-Perrault, McDowell and Dominic Sausman placed second.

Lake Stevens won the team title with 168.5 points and was followed by Jackson with 138 and Glacier Peak with 93.5.

Glacier Peak’s Elena Willems won the girls 400 in 59.11 and the 800 in 2:14.64. Teammate Aaliyah Collins captured the 200 in a personal record time of 26.39 and was sixth in the 100.

The Grizzlies’ 1,600 relay team of Mackenzie Aiken, Collins, Brooke Wallace and Willems won in 4:03.71.

For her accomplishments at the Wesco 4A girls track and field championships, Willems was named one of 11 Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s Athletes of the Week for May 6-12.

In addition to her victories at the league meet, Willems also is a member of Glacier Peak’s record-breaking 800 relay team.

Also winning a Wesco 4A title was Jackson’s Tia Christiansen, who finished first in the javelin with a PR throw of 126-06, ahead of teammate Lydia Robison, who had a PR of 114-05.

Glacier Peak’s Aiken also finished second in the 100 and eighth in the 200. Jackson sophomore Anna Skoog took second in the 3,200 and seventh in the 1,600.

Lake Stevens captured the team crown with 189.5 points to finish ahead of Kamiak, which had 167.5. Glacier Peak was third with 118 and Jackson was fourth with 65.

The 4A District track and field finals are scheduled for 3 p.m., Friday, May 18, at Shoreline Stadium.

At the 2A So-King meet, Archbishop Murphy senior Martin Napeahi won the boys discus with a throw of 156-02 and senior Kyler Gordon finished first in the high jump with a mark of 6-0. Junior Samson Irish-Lodge took the triple jump with a leap of 41-05 and teammate Ben Robinett placed second.

The Wildcats’ 400 relay team of Raymond Pimentel, Rwehabura Munyai, Max Kelleher and Gordon finished first in 43.50. Munyagi also took second in the 100. Junior John Quinn finished second in the shot put and sophomore Ryan Kenny was second in the long jump.

In the girls meet, Archbishop Murphy junior Holly Sudol won the high jump with a mark of 4-08 and the long jump with a leap of 16-10.5, a personal record. Sudol also took second in the 300 hurdles.

Senior Megan Dorney finished second in the 1,600. The Wildcats 400 relay squad of Leah Chu, Tia Asher, Makena Stoural and Sudol finished second.

The 2A District track and field finals are set for Friday, May 18 at Lakewood High School.

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