EJ track team finishes season with meet on Vashon

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Posted 5/20/21

The East Jefferson Track and Field team traveled to Vashon High School for the final meet of the season Saturday and in the overall meet standings, the EJ boys placed second and the girls team placed …

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EJ track team finishes season with meet on Vashon

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The East Jefferson Track and Field team traveled to Vashon High School for the final meet of the season Saturday and in the overall meet standings, the EJ boys placed second and the girls team placed fifth.

The track-and-field finale featured competition against Vashon, The Charles Wright Academy, Cascade Christian, Bellevue Christian, Life Christian, and Seattle Christian. 

The first East Jefferson competitor on the track was freshman Sylvia Butterfield in the 3200, who raced to a fifth-place finish in 14:49.05. 

Other highlights on the girls side included junior Lia Poore and freshman Cosy Mo Baxter’s fifth place (31.01) and eighth place (35.28) respective finishes in the 200-meter — both with a personal record (PR) times. 

Other standout performances included freshman Aliyah Yearian’s win in the 1600 in a PR of 5:31.86, and sophomore Camryn Hines’ first-place finish in the 800-meter (2:34.49) and fourth-place 1600-meter finish (PR 5:48.39).

The EJ girls also fielded a 4x400-meter relay team (Hines, Yearian, Poore, and junior Ava Vaughan-Misfud) that claimed third place in 4:51.66.

The EastJeff boys track athletes also had a successful day with junior Jerome Reaux Jr. placing third in the 200-meter (24.26) as well as setting PRs in both the 100-meter and 400-meter to place third (11.83) and second (54.58) respectively.

In the 800-meter, junior Max Allworth-Miles won with a time of 2:08.74.

In the 1600-meter, sophomore Sebastian Manza took second with a PR of 5:54.39.

Other EJ competitors in the 1600-mter were junior Ben Martin (15th, PR 6:00.78), freshman Indigo Gould (19th, 6:19.38), and junior Tristen Herbig (22nd, PR 6:41.50). 

In the girls field events Vaughn-Misfud was third in both the shot put (25-03.25) and the discus (83-11).

EJ teammate sophomore Melody Douglas competed in the same events and came in sixth in shot (24-01.25) and 11th in disc (PR 53-04).

Douglas also placed ninth in the high jump with a height of 3-06. 

Freshman Ellise Gardner threw a 66-03 to take sixth place in the javelin and in the discus threw a PR of 67-07 to land in fifth place.

Junior Lia Poore set PRs in both the long and triple jumps to clinch third (13-08.5) and second (31-02.75) respectively.

On the boys side, EJ took first and second in the disc with juniors Tusker Behrenfeld and Gage Barry hitting new PRs in the process. 

Behrenfeld won the event with a throw of 105-01 and Barry was right behind in second place with 102-07.

Behrenfeld and Barry went two-three in the shot, again both with PRs. Behrenfeld threw 38-04.00 and Barry, 37-02.50. 

Behrenfeld also won the javelin with a throw of 139-08.50 and teammate freshman Reid Martin placed third with a PR of 107-10.

Freshman Connor Paterson set PRs in both the long and triple jumps with Gould PRing in the triple as well. Paterson was 12th in the long jump (14-00.00) and third in the triple (31-05.75) while Gould was 14th in long (12-01.75) and sixth in the triple (27-02.75).

EJ also had a co-ed team compete in the 4x400 throwers relay. 

The team was composed of Barry, Vaughan-Misfud, Behrenfeld, and Douglas and they placed third in a time of 56.72. 

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