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Mercer Island track and field wraps season at state finals
Mercer Island track and field wrapped up its season at the 3A state championships Saturday, May 31 at Mt. Tahoma High School in Tacoma.
The Mercer Island boys tied for a 10th place finish with Marysville-Pilchuck, while the girls tied for 25th with Bainbridge and Rainier Beach.
In the boys competition, Eric Schulz was edged by Nathan Hale’s Max Leach by 0.27 of a second in the 800 meter race to place second with a time of 1:54.71, while Dylan Lesko placed fifth at 1:56.98.
In the 4x400 relay, the KingCo and district title team of Emerson Schulz, Ethan Vu, Eric Schulz placed fourth with a time of 3:24.24.
On the girls side, Victoria Gersch placed eighth in the 200 meter race with a time of 26.23. Piper Casey took seventh in the 400 at 58.28.
The team of Gersch, Sarah Bjarnason, Casey and Kate Miller placed seventh in the 4x400 relay, finishing at 4:03.25, while the team of Gersch, Tre Saunders, Bjarnason and Miller just missed the 4x200 finals, placing ninth in preliminaries.
Emily Bassett finished seventh in shot put, throwing for 38’11, and tied for 12th in discus with Columbia River’s Reilly Watts with a distance of 103’3. In the high jump, Emily Lightfoot placed 15th with a jump of 4’8.