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Mercer Island girls second, boys sixth at KingCo meet | Prep track and field
The Mercer Island boys and girls track and field teams traveled to Redmond High School last Wednesday and Friday for the KingCo championships.
The Mercer Island girls finished in second place overall with 131.5 points. Mount Si won with 160 points. The Mercer Island boys finished in sixth place with 54 points overall. Bellevue won with 195 points.
In the boys competition, Lebourne James finished in sixth place in the 100 meter race in 11.49. In the 200 meter event, Ethan Vu was seventh overall in 23.70. He also finished seventh in the 400 meter race in 52.91.
In the 800 meter race, Eric Schulz was second overall, finishing in 1:56.73, while Nathan Gallatin finished in sixth place in 2:00.06, while Dylan Lesko was seventh in 2:01.39.
Nathan Cummings finished the 1,600 meter race in sixth place in 4:29.36, while Matthew Wotipka finished in seventh place in 4:29.55. Daniel Mayer finished in 16th place in 4:50.87.
Wotipka finished the 3,200 race in third place in 9:46.17, while Mayer finished in 15th place in 10:28.90. Max Tilden finished the 110 meter hurdle event in eighth place in 16.88 seconds. He finished the 300 meter hurdles in seventh place in 45.07 seconds.
The Mercer Island boys 4x100 relay team of Luke Bohlinger, Travis Gallatin, Andrew Barnwell and Lebourne James, finished in fifth place in 46.58 seconds.
The 4x400 relay team of Mayer, Schulz, Bohlinger and Gallatin finished in fourth place in 3:29.41.
In the shot put competition, Tyler Walters finished in fifth place with a throw of 40 feet and 10 inches. Nolan Conway finished in eighth place in 36'9.75, while Dylan Majewski finished in 16th place with a throw of 30'04.25.
Majewski also finished in 13th place in the discus with a throw of 87'11. He finished the javelin competition in 16th place with a best throw of 109'07.
In the boys high jump, Greyson Weltyk advanced after finishing in third place with a leap of 5'8. He also finished in ninth place in the pole vault, leaping 9'6. Teammate Christopher Rorem jumped 9 feet event for 11th place, while Jasper Hugunin and Trevor Himstead tied in 12th place with jumps of 8'6.
John Gallagher finished the triple jump in 11th place at 36'06.75 and Peter Welch finished in 12th place in 35'10.75.
In the girls competition, freshman Victoria Gersch finished the 100 meter race in third place overall, finishing in 12.88, while Lorial Yeadon finished in fifth place in 13.17. Senior Laura Harrison won the 200 meter race in 25.67, while Gersch was third in 26.23 and Piper Casey was sixth in 27.06.
Harrison also won the 400 meter race in 58.35, followed by Lauren Emick was seventh place in 66.40.
Alida Scalzo finished the 800 meter race in fifth place in 2:22.44, while Sarah Bjarnason was seventh in 2:25.83 and Rhiannon Holmes was eighth in 2:28.39.
Scalzo was fourth overall in the 1,600 meter race, finishing in 5:17.25. Alexa Bauman was sixth in 5:19.44, followed by Linden Elggren in 11th place in 5:34.18. CeCe Rosenman was 13th overall in 5:35.45.
In the 3,200 meter race, Bauman was eighth overall, racing to a 11:54.81 finish. Elggren finished in ninth place in 11:57.12, while Rosenman was 10th in 12:11.63.
In the 100 meter hurdle race, Lindsay Lightfoot finished in third place in 17.19, while Jolie Tate was sixth in 18.77. Sydney Zeldes was seventh in 19.01 and Shannon Cavanaugh was eighth in 19.11.
In the 300 meter hurdles event, Tate was fifth overall in 51.67, while Zeldes was seventh in 55.86.
The girls 4x100 relay team of Yeadon, Nicole Walden, Latrevian Saunders and Casey finished in fifth place in 52.28. The 4x200 relay team of Gersch, Saunders, Yeadon and Casey finished in third place in 1:46.92. The 4x400 relay team of Scalzo, Kris Brackmann, Casey and Bjarnason finished in first place in 4:03.09.
In the spot put competition, Emily Bassett was first with a throw of 37'01. Carly Ledbetter was 10th overall in 28'7.5, and Katherin Hendrikson was 12th in 27'02.
Bassett was fourth in the discus competition, throwing 88'04, Hendrikson was 13th in 66'11 and Gabrielle Jones was 15th overall with a throw of 53'09.
Hendrikson was 14th in the javelin competition with a throw of 71'08.
Brackmann won the high jump with a jump of 4'10, while Emily Lightfoot finished in third place with a leap of 4'08. Cavanaugh was 10th overall in the pole vault with a jump of 7 feet. Saunders finished the long jump in 10th place in 13'11.25, and Emily Lightfoot was 11th with a jumper of 13'02.75.
Saunders was third overall in the triple jump with a leap of 32'03.75, while Brackmann was 13th overall with a jump of 26'6.5.
Those who qualified will compete in the SeaKing district track meet on Wendesday and Friday May 15 and May 17 at the Southwest Complex in West Seattle.
The meet begins at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday with the girls long jump and will run through 8 p.m. On Friday, the event finals will begin at 4:30 p.m.