Mercer Island hosts Mount Si, Lake Washington | Prep track and field

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Mercer Island's Emily Lightfoot hands off to Lauren Emick during the Islanders 4x200 relay on Thursday, April 25. The team was disqualified in the race.
— image credit: Megan Managan/Mercer Island Reporter

The Mercer Island boys and girls track and field teams hosted Mount Si and Lake Washington on a sunny Thursday afternoon at Mercer Island High School.

In the boys competition, Lebourne James finished in fourth place overall in the 100 meter event in 11.70 seconds. Teammate Andrew Barnwell finished in eighth in 11.73, while Luke Bohlinger ran it in 11.74 for ninth place and Kyle Hsu finished in 15th place in 12.70.

In the 200 meter event, Ethan Vu finished in second place overall in 23.70 seconds, followed by Bohlinger at 24.20 in fifth place. James finished in sixth at 24.50, Nathan Gallatin finished in ninth place at 25.30 and Barnwell finished in 25.60 for 11th place.

Vu also finished in second in the 400 meter event. He raced to a 52.70 time. Travis Gallatin finished the even in fourth place in 56.40 seconds, while John Gallagher was seventh in 58.51 and Matt Look was eighth in 59.90.

Don Le was the top Mercer Island finisher in the 800 meter race. He finished the event in sixth place in 2:18.47. Simon Wang finished in 2:19.12.for seventh place, Luke Mounger was eighth in 2:23.98 and Jake Jenkins finished in 13th place in 2:50.98.

The Mercer Island boys swept the top five spots in the 1,600 meter event. Matthew Wotipka won in 4:30.86, while teammate Nathan Cummings finished in second place in 4:41.92. Dylan Lesko finished in 4:43.74 for third place, followed by Ian Platou in fourth at 4:44.09 and Nathan Gallatin in fifth at 4:50.28.

Seattle Thunder was fourth overall in the boys 3,200 meter race. He finished in 11:14.80, while Thomas Brown was seventh in 11:42.62.

In the 110 meter hurdles race, Max Tilden finished in fourth place in 16.31, while Jasper Hugunin was 10th in 21.20. The duo also ran the boys 300 meter hurdles with Tilden taking second in 44.81 and Hugunin seventh in 53 seconds even.

Sophomore Tyler Walters was first overall in the shot put competition. He threw 44 feet and five inches to win the event. Nolan Conway was third at 40’02, Dylan Majewski was eighth at 33’05 and both Collin Niccoll and Sahir Noorani finished in 10th place with throws of 32’09.

Freshman Majewski won the discus, throwing 102’05 feet. Hsu was eighth overall with toss of 93’06, Noorani was ninth with a throw of 91’06 and Niccoll was 10th at 82’10.

In the javelin, Majewski finished in fourth place at 117’10, Trevor Himstead was eighth in 114’06 and Niccoll was 11th at 106 even.

Greyson Weltyk finished the high jump with a leap of 5’06 for fifth place. He also competed in the pole vault, jumping 9’06 for sixth place. Ryan Jones finished the event with a jump of 9 feet for seventh place, the same as teammate Christopher Rorem. Himstead jumped 8’06 for ninth place and Nicholas Richards jumped 8 feet for 10th place.

In the long jump, Barnwell finished in sixth place at 17’02, and Clement Brown was ninth overall at 15’11.75. Eric Kim jumped 15’03.5 for 12th place.

Peter Welch finished the boys triple jump with a best of 33’06.25 for fifht place overall, while Tilden was 10th at 17’08.5.

In the girls competition, freshman Victoria Gersch won the 100 meter race in 12.66 seconds. Lorial Yeadon was third in 13.11, Latrevian Saunders was fifth in 13.70 and Adrienne Emick was seventh in 13.90.

Gersch finished the 200 meter race in second place in 26.11, followed by Piper Casey in third place in 27.40. Kris Brackmann was sixth in 28.10 and Sarah Bjarnason was seventh in 28.20 seconds. Jolie Tate finished in ninth place in 29.40 and Adrienne Emick was 10th in 29.60.

Laura Harrison won the 400 meter race in 57.85 seconds, while Alida Scalzo was fifth overall in 1:05.60. McKenzie Krause was sixth in 1:08.90, Nicole Walden was seventh in 1:09.40 and Lauren Emick was eighth in 1:10.60.

In the girls 800 meter race, Rhiannon Holmes was first overall in 2:33.09. Brianna Meehan finished in 2:44.51 for third place and Madeline Zeldes was fifth in 2:48.49.

Alexa Bauman finished the 1,600 race in second place in 5:41.33, while CeCe Rosenman was third in 5:43.98 and Linden Elggren was fourth in 5:45.27.

Freshman Lindsay Lightfoot finished the 100 meter hurdles in 17.10 seconds for second place, while Shannon Cavanaugh was sixth in 18.70, Sydney Zeldes was seventh in 18.90 and Kelsey Tootil was 10th in 22.30.

In the 300 meter hurdle event, Tate was fifth in 53.60 seconds, while Sydney Zeldes was sixth in 54.20, Tootil was 10th in 1:07.10.

The Mercer Island girls 4x100 relay team of Lauren Emick, Adrienne Emick, Latrevian Saunders and Piper Casey finished in first place in 52.90. In the 4x400 relay, Gersch, Casey, Harrison and Bjarnason finished in first place in 4:04.20.

In the shot put competition, Carly Ledbetter was fourth overall at 29’09, followed by Katherine Hendrikson in eighth place at 25’08. Hendrikson also finished in eighth place in the discus competiton, throwing for 66’08. Gabrielle Jones was ninth in the discus with a toss of 61’02. Hendrikson finished seventh in the javelin competition, with a best throw of 68’08. Ashley Sun finished in 11th place in 48’08.

Emily Lightfoot was first overall in the high jump, clearing 4’08.25, while teammate Brackmann was third at 4’06. Christina Travis finished in seventh place at 4’02.5.

Cavanaugh jumped 6’06 in the girls pole vault for seventh place, while Emily Lightfood jumped 14’03.25 in the long jump for eighth place and Saunders jumped 14’02 for ninth place.

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