The East Jefferson Rivals track and field teams hosted a home meet at Blue Heron Middle School, with the girls team winning the meet with a score of 147 points and the boys taking second with 131 …
The East Jefferson Rivals track and field teams hosted a home meet at Blue Heron Middle School, with the girls team winning the meet with a score of 147 points and the boys taking second with 131 points.
The Rivals competed with Nisqually League familiars Bellevue Christian, Klahowya High, Cascade Christian, Life Christian, Vashon Island High, and Seattle Christian at home on Saturday, March 29.
Highlights from the field events included seniors Anson Jones and Gage Barry’s second- and third-place finishes in the shot put, both with respective personal record (PR) throws of 41-03.00 and 38-05.75.
In the girls shot put, sophomore Addy Asbell took the win with a throw of 27-05.25, followed by junior Melody Douglas in a tie for second with a PR throw of 26-06.50.
Barry took the gold in the discus with a throw of 115-02, and senior Tusker Behrenfeld was second with a 114-06. On the girls side, senior Ava Vaughan-Mifsud was first with an 83-00 throw. She was followed by sophomores Ellise Gardner and Adelynn Johnson with throws of 78-02 and 60-09.
Behrenfeld also won the javelin with a toss of 157-10, with sophomore Reid Martin in second place with a throw of 122-05. Gardner was the girls winner with a 81-02 throw that was more than 10 feet beyond second place.
In the long jump, senior Isaac Reid and junior Connor Patterson tied for fourth overall with new PRs of 15-07.00.
On the girls side, seniors Aurin Asbell and Lia Poore placed second and third overall with jumps of 14-08.00 and 13-06.50.
Poore also took second in the triple jump in 30-09.00.
Barry triple jumped a PR of 32-05.00 to take the third-place spot in the boys competition. Addy Asbell was the only girls high jumper from EJ and with a PR of 4-04.00, she took third place.
As for the track events, senior Alex Harvey set PR’s in both the 100-meter (12.60) and 200-meter (26.16) sprints to take 11th and fifth places overall.
In the 400-meter, senior Jerome Reaux Jr. ran a 55.75 for third place.
Senior Max Allworth-Miles dominated the 800-meter with a seven-second win over second place with a time of 2:06.17.
EJ runners Sebastian Manza and freshman Soare Johnston took first and second places in the 3200-meter, both with PR times of 10:10.53 and 10:30.71. Johnston’s time places him at No. 10 on the list of top 20 times run by Port Townsend High School athletes going back to 1994. In the final race of the day, the boys 4x400 relay team of Reaux, Manza, Harvey, and Allworth-Miles took second with a time of 3:54.51.
The girls track team had similar success with junior Camryn Hines running a strategic 800-meter race to take the win in a PR of 2:29.66.
In the 1600-meter, sophomores Tadu Dollarhide and Sylvia Butterfield took third and fifth respectively with PRs of 6:15.58 and 6:28.83. In the 3200-meter, sophomore Fiona Fraser was the only EJ runner and placed fourth with a PR time of 12:55.51.
In the girls 100-meter hurdles, junior Stephanie Sanchez placed second with a PR of 17.68, and freshman Kay Botkin was fourth in 19.07. Sophomore Audrey Matthes ran a clean 300-meter hurdles race to place fourth with a PR of 54.58.
The girls 4x100-meter relay team of Matthes, Sanchez, Aurin Asbell, and Addy Asbell were barely edged by the Bellevue Christian team, and placed second in 54.12.
The 4x400 team of Dollarhide, Hines, Poore, and Fraser was an uncontested second in 4:44.88, behind a dominant Bellevue Christian team.