TRACK IS BACK: Jamboree Highlights
The Jaguars brushed off the dust and put on their uniforms for the first time this season. Facing off against the Cruisers of Eatonville and the Rams of Rogers, several Jags took advantage of the warm weather to reach some very competitive marks at this early-season jamboree.
The highlight of the day on the men’s side came in the shot put ring, as sophomore stud Jonah Mains threw a lifetime best of 45’10.5” to better his previous mark by over two feet. Not satisfied with that, he also threw a 12’ personal best in the discus with a toss of 112’5”.
Other strong performances for the men came in the 1600 meter run, where senior Drew Hovde and sophomore Jessie Foster ran 4:48 and 4:51 respectively, the latter a lifetime best and testament to Jessie’s hard work this winter.
For others, it was a reminder of the hard work and performances to come later this year; with our biggest turnout in several years, we are excited to watch the development of this young, hard-working group of men.
On the women’s side, the ladies look poised to build upon their fifth place finish at last year’s state meet. Mareonna Henderson had a great season opener, running 27.08 and winning by nearly two seconds; Henderson was joined in the 200 by junior Gabriela Cintron in second (28.75) and sophomore Hanna Miller in fifth (28.86). Also in the short sprints, sophomore Jade Williams earned a fourth place finish with a time of 14.13. Williams came back to win the women’s long jump with a leap of 15’2”; she was joined by Sammie McGinty in third place (14’7”).
If today’s meet is any indication, the Jaguars are loaded in the women’s middle distance events. Beginning with the 800, hurdle champion Karlee Stueckle showed off some of her strength by winning the women’s 800 in a time of 2:22 to become the way-too-early state leader. Following closely behind, freshman wunderkind Roz Slichko ran 2:23 to finish second, while newcomers Sydney Colbern (2:31) and freshman Carley Huber (2:37) also had great openers. In the women’s 1600, sophomore Sophia Brown moved up in distance and made her debut in the event, stopping the clock in 5:47 for the victory; senior Emma Bates moved down from her specialty, the 3200 meters, to finish in fourth place (5:59).
Thank you so much for your continued support of Jaguar athletics and our track and field team. This is a great group of young student-athletes, and we are excited to coach them and watch them improve over the course of the year. We have our first home meet of the year on Wednesday, March 21st at 3:30 at JAG Field. We would love to see a great turnout as we take on perennial powerhouse Federal Way.
For complete results: https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/MeetResults.aspx?Meet=329358&show=all