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Track and field send seven athletes to state
The Islanders will have seven athletes participating in the state meet, but it is quality rather than quantitiy this season.
The boys team finished eighth overall during districts with 40 team points.
Islanders Brian Govier (4:21.35) and Brandon Fellows (4:12.45) finished first and second in the 1,600 meters Wednsday to advance to state. Govier also won the 800 meters with a time of 1:52.86 to advance to state. Fellows will compete in a second event as well, the 3,200 meters, as he finished second at districts with a time of 9:26.84.
The girls track and field team finished districts with 55 team points, good enough for fourth over all.
Laura Vogel had the best day of any Islander female with a first-place finish in the 400 meters (58.42) and third place in the long jump at 16-feet 4.75-inches. She will compete in both individual events at state as the top four in each event advances. Madeline O'Meara took second in the 3,200 meters (11:05.78) and fourth in the 1,600 meter with a time of 5:12.15.
Islander Anna Larsen finished third in the 300 hurdles with a time of 47.89 and Lynne Tempest took third in the 800 meters with a time of 2:17.02. The Mercer Island 4X400 meter relay will also compete at state with a fourth place finish in a time of 4:05.71.
The state meet will be held on Friday and Saturday in Pasco, Wash.
Girls golf finishes
season at districts
Five Mercer Island High School girls golfers competed at Washington National Golf Club during the district meet and none made the cut for the state.
Mercer Island finished fourth out of the 16 teams in the competition with a score of 107.5.
Kenzie Holden was the highest scoring Islander, completing the par 72 course in 100 strokes. Her score was good enough to tie for 23rd place. Only the top 20 golfers advanced.
Islander senior Shawn Kelly missed the cut with a score of 101. Kelly, who finished tied for 26th, had been to state the past two years. Islanders Kelly Ogishima, Rachel Smith and Lindsey Buchanan was just one stroke behind Kelly but tied for 29th overall.
Two Mount Baker
shells to Nationals
The Mount Baker junior crew varsity open weight eight man boat took first place at the Northwest Regional Championships in Vancouver, Wash., on May 21 and 22.
The open weight eight beat arch rival Green Lake in convincing fashion. The boat, along with the varsity light weight eight, qualified to compete at the Junior National Championships in Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 11 and 12.
Four boys from Mercer Island rowed in the open weight eight, senior Jesse Johnson, junior Dane Robbins, senior Amit Levy and junior James Olson. Johnson competed on the United States National Junior team at the World Championships in 2004 and will compete in the 2005 World Championships this summer in Germany.
Two athletes in the light weight eight boat are from Mercer Island, Jonathan Kissler, a senior and Jake Levin, also a senior at Mercer Island High School.
The teams varsity open weight four also qualified, but will not compete since three out of the four athletes are also in the weight eight boat.
Ed Pepple summer basketball camp
Mercer Island High School varsity head basketball coach Ed Pepple will host his annual summer camp in the Mercer Island High School gymnasium in two separate sessions.
The first session will run June 24-25 and June 27-28. Players in grades 3-6 will participate from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Players in grades 6-8 will participate 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.
The second session will take place from June 29-30 and July 1-2. Grades 3-8 will participate from 9:30 a.m. until noon, and grades 9-12 will participate from 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.
For registration information contact the program's coordinator Tom Newhof at 232-9349, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Mercer Island basketball web site at www.mibasketball.org.
Mercer Island Boys
& Girls Club signups
The Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club is now registering for the following programs:
? 2005 Fall Tackle Football for youth ages 8-14.
? Summer Baseball leagues, all games no practices. T-ball 5-6 year olds, Rookie Machine Pitch 7-8 year olds, Mustang Player Pitch 9-10 and Bronco 11-12.
For more information check the website at www.mipositiveplace.org or contact Donna Eken deken at positiveplace.org or email@example.com.