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Mercer Island track wraps conference play
Mercer Island track finished conference competition against Liberty-Issaquah’s squad Thursday, May 8 at Mercer Island High School. The Mercer Island boys edged Liberty-Issaquah 70-66, while the Mercer Island girls fell 86-54.
Luke Bohlinger won two events in the boys competition, taking the 100 and 200 meter races. Bohlinger finished the 100 meters in 11.76 seconds and squeaked past teammate Christopher Yee by two-tenths of a second in the 200, winning with a time of 24.22.
Ethan Vu finished a tenth of a second ahead of Liberty-Issaquah’s Ashby Brown in the 400 to win at 53.36, while Emerson Schulz finished second in the 800 at 2:06.24. Dylan Lesko took the 1600 with a time of 4:21.38, and Ben Vandenbosch finished fifth for the Islanders in the 3200 with a time of 10:28.15.
In hurdles, Greyson Weltyk finished second in the 110 meter hurdles at 17.73 seconds, and Tyler Johnston finished third in the 300 meter hurdles at 55.67.
Mercer Island’s crew of Bohlinger, Yee, Kwame Opoku and Jordano Mark took the 4x100, winning in 47 seconds. Vu, Lesko, Emerson Schulz and Eric Schulz finished second in the 4x400 at 4:02.18.
Nolan Conway won the shot put event, throwing a distance of 41’3. Dylan Majewski placed second in discus at 95’2, and Sam Peterson won javelin, throwing for 123’3.
In the high jump, Weltyk finished two inches below Liberty-Issaquah’s Andrew Baugh to take second place at 5’8. Freshman Jaelin Tate took second in the long jump at 18’11 and Weltyk won the triple jump at 40’9.
For the Mercer Island girls, Emily Bassett topped shot put at 33’2, discus at 96’9 and javelin at 85’5. Piper Casey won the 400 with a time of 1:00.4, CeCe Rosenman took the 1600 with a time of 5:24.51 and the team of Casey, Sarah Bjarnason, Kate Miller and Victoria Gersch won the 4x400 relay with a time of 4:09.61.
Gersch and Miller finished second and third respectively for Mercer Island in the 200 meter race, while Mary Lovejoy placed seventh in the 100. Alida Scalzo finished second in the 800 at 2:33.83 and Sydney Zeldes took second in the 3200 at 13:11.5.
McKenzie Krause was second in the 100 meter hurdles at 17.88, while Lauren Cartwright placed fourth in the 300 meter hurdles at 1:00.06.
Mercer Island’s team of Bassett, Krause, Cartwright and Emily Lightfoot finished second in the 4x100 relay, as did the team of Miller, Casey, Gersch and Tre Saunders in the 4x200.
Lightfoot finished two inches shy of Liberty-Issaquah’s Kelli Anderson to place second in the high jump, while Lindsay Lightfoot finished third in the long jump at 14’2, and Sydney Zeldes finished fourth in the triple jump at 26’5.
Mercer Island will compete at the 2014 KingCo Championships at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 14 at Redmond High School.