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Islander girls track tops Interlake, Saints edge boys
Mercer Island track squared off for a conference meet against Interlake Thursday, April 3 at Interlake High School. The Islander girls topped the Saints 103-36, while the boys were edged 74-62.
Interlake’s Riley Brown won the 100 meter race with a time of 12.5 seconds, with Mercer Island’s Victoria Gersch finishing second at 12.81 and McKenzie Krause third at 13.63. Gersch won the 200 meters with a time of 26.49, while Kate Miller finished second at 27.46 and Piper Casey right behind her at 27.96.
In the 400 meters, Teresa Vu won with a time of 76.14. The Saints’ Megan Black was second at 1:17.9 and Jacqueline Regalia was third for Interlake at 1:19.3. Sarah Bjarnason took the 800 meters with a time of 2:24.73, with Alida Scalzo taking second at 2:28.81 and Alexa Bauman finishing third at 2:31.08.
Interlake’s Nikita Waghani won the 1600 meters with a time of 5:35.9, while Cece Rosenman won the 3200 meters with a time of 11:40.4. Lindsay Lightfoot won the 100 meter hurdles at 17.46, and Tre Saunders won the 300 meter hurdles at 55.94. Interlake’s relay team took the 400 meter relay with a time of 53.8 seconds, while Mercer Island’s team of Gersch, Piper Casey, Emily Lightfoot and Cartwright won the 800 meter relay with a time of 1:55.81. Bjarnson, Mary Lovejoy, Kate Miller and Scalzo won the 1600 relay with a time of 4:23.8.
Emily Bassett won the shot put event, throwing for 31 feet and 11 inches. She also took discus, throwing for 85’7. Katherine Hendrikson won javelin, throwing for 78’9. Emily Lightfoot won the high jump at 4’8 and took second in the long jump with 13’2.5. Interlake’s Daria Lewis won the long jump, posting 13’5.75”. Tre Saunders won the triple jump at 29’3.5”.
In the boys competition, Ethan Vu won the 100 meters with a time of 11.47, with Benjamin Wilt and Interlake’s Bryce Hardy both finishing with a time of 11.8 Emerson Schulz won the 200 meters with a time of 23.84. Wilt was second at 24.38 and Hardy was third at 24.7.
Luke Bohlinger won the 400 meters at 55.52, while Jordano Mark was second at 57.68 and Don Le third at 58.16 Eric Schulz took the 800 meters at 1:55.4, while Dylan Lesko was second at 1:59.24 and Nathan Gallatin third at 2:01.34.
In the 1600 meters, Ian Platou won with a time of 4:44.5. Interlake’s Alex Doran was second at 4:45.5 and Teddy Larkin was third at 4:55.8.
Interlake took the top two spots in the 3200, with Luke Beauchamp winning with a time of 9:44.7 and Joseph Pooley second at 10.07. Ben Vandenbosch was third at 10:46.3.
The Saints’ Mark Mikulak won the 110 meter hurdles at 16.9 and also won the 300 meter hurdles at 47.3. Interlake took the 400 relay with a time of 47.2, while Mercer Island’s team of Emerson Schulz, Gallatin, Lesko and Eric Schulz won the 1600 relay at 3:34.1.
Interlake’s Aaron Miller won the shot put event, throwing for 45’4. Miller also took the discus event, throwing for 117 feet, and also the javelin with a distance of 118’10. Grant Jordan won the high jump for the Saints, posting 6’2. Jordan also took the triple jump at 35’3.5”. And Interlake’s Austin Clark won the long jump at 18’.5”.
Next, Mercer Island will take on Juanita and Lake Washington at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 17 at Juanita High School.