The East Jefferson Rivals varsity boys and girls track and field team competed in familiar territory last week, taking on Nisqually League foes Cascade Christian School, Life Christian Academy, and …
The East Jefferson Rivals varsity boys and girls track and field team competed in familiar territory last week, taking on Nisqually League foes Cascade Christian School, Life Christian Academy, and Klahowya Secondary School Thursday at Blue Heron Middle School.
The EJ boys and girls showed out, with the girls taking first place overall as a team and the boys earning second place.
Individually, multiple Rivals runners and athletes have breached the top 10 in the state’s 1A classification.
For the 1600 meter, Aliyah Yearian is first in the state (5:21), and and Fiona Fraser is first in the state in the 3200-meter (11:41).
Other top 10 standouts include: Reid Martin, third in state for javelin (150 4); Soare Johnston, second in state for 3200 meter (10:16); Sebastian Manza, seventh in state for 1600 meter (4:50); Addy Asbell, seventh in state in the shotput (32 7.5); Yearian, fifth in state for 400 meter (1:04.43); Camryn Hines, eighth in state in 800 meter (2:35.7); and Audrey Matthes, Kay Botkin, Hines, and Yearian are fifth in state for the 4x200 relay (1:57.66).
As for the Thursday afternoon meet at Blue Heron, plenty of Rivals runners excelled at home.
For the boy’s 100-meter race, Manaseh Lanphear Ramirez took second (personal record of 12.53), and Tony Leoso earned 10th (PR 13.29). Asbell took third in the girl’s 100 meter with a school record (SR) time of 14.80.
In the girl’s 200 meter, Camryn Hines placed in second (30.39 SR), and Sienna Emerson earned fifth (32.06 PR). Sebastian Manza took third (26.47 PR) and Dillon Page Castillo took seventh (27.32 PR) in the boy’s 200 meter.
In the girl’s 400-meter race, Yearian took first place (1:04.43 PR).
Manza took first (4:50.61 SR) and Gould placed sixth (5:19.52 PR) in the boy’s 1600 meter. Yearian earned first (5:21.28 PR), Hilina Taylor-Lenz took fourth (6:38.40), and Sylvia Butterfield earned sixth (6:45.96) for the 1600-meter race.
As for the girl’s 3200 meter, Fraser placed first (11:41.02 PR), Michael Gregg took third (14:11.93 PR), and Leah Ferland earned fifth (14:30.31 PR). Johnston placed first (10:16.93 SR), Dustin Hines took fourth (11:44.23 PR), and Henri Huber took fifth (11:55.07 PR) in the boy’s 3200 meter.
The team of Asbell, Emerson, Matthes, and Botkin placed first (1:01.55) in the 4x100 relay. For the boy’s 4x100 relay, Austen Hammer, Jasper Dances, Morgan Harbin, and Tony Leoso took third (50.50) while the next EJ team of Alex Garfias, Page Castillo, Lanphear Ramirez, and Shiloh Mead took fourth (51.50).
Matthes, Botkin, Yearian, and Hines took first (1:57.66) in the 4x200 girl’s relay.
As for the boy’s 4x400 relay, Huber, Manza, Johnston, and Gould earned second (4:21.14).
Asbell took first (32 7 SR), and Paige Govia earned fourth (20 2) in girl’s shot put. For boy’s shot put, Reid Martin took second (33 10 PR), Toby Fulton placed fourth (30 8 PR), and Adam Weaver took sixth (28 8 PR).
Adelynn Johnson placed first (79 3 SR) and Govia earned third (44 9) in girl’s discus. On the boys’ side, Fulton took second (103 4 PR), Martin placed fourth (88 8), and Page Castillo took seventh (69 7).
For the javelin, Martin earned first (150 4 PR), Fulton earned third (105 7), and Bryce Harbin placed eighth (80 8 PR) for the boys. Emerson placed second (57 11 PR) and Govia took third (56 10 PR) on the girls’ side.
For the boy’s long jump, Lanphear Ramirez earned first (16 3.5) and Shiloh Mead took eighth (12 7 PR). For the boy’s triple jump, Gould placed first (31 5.5 SR).
Next up for the Rivals varsity track and field teams is the Twilight at the ‘Ham meet, set for Friday, March 24 at Bellingham’s Civic Stadium.
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