ER @ Sumner 4-18-2018

The Jaguars took advantage of great conditions and tallied up several season and personal bests at Sunset Stadium on Wednesday. Our young men’s team competed well against a strong Sumner team but came up short in the team standings, while the women’s team took advantage of several event wins to escape with a narrow victory against the Spartans of Sumner. For full results (

Coach Brassard was texting highlights from the throws arena all afternoon as Jonah Mains got things started with a toss of 47’7” in the shot put, the #2 all-time mark in school history (not bad for a sophomore), and the personal bests continued to pour in. Josh Palafox, Joe Castro, CJ Roberts, Jared Curran, Chase Powers, and Ellie Peterson all earned personal bests in the shot put. And personal bests in the Discus were not far behind, with Ellie Peterson moving into the #7 all-time slot with her throw of 89’9” and was followed with personal bests by Isabelle Fontana, Thanatcha Dorn-In, Jonah Mains, Daniel Lewis, Carl Milam, David Genriech, Josh Palafox, Jared Curran, CJ Roberts, Joe Castro, and Wesley Leonard. Not a bad day in the throwers’ ring. In the javelin, personal bests were achieved by Mitch Douglas, Allen Fox, and Melody Ferguson.

Coach Mullen and Coach Swanson had an equally exciting day, with Mareonna Henderson earning top billing by equaling the Emerald Ridge school record in the women’s high jump after clearing 5’2”; she was joined by freshman Aleira Artis and Sammie McGinty on the women’s side with season bests, and on the men’s side by freshman KJ Saunders, who jumped two personal bests to join the 6’ club and become the #6 all-time competitor in school history. Jacqueline Cazaras-Blas reached a personal best in the triple jump, and she was joined by KJ Saunders (19’1”), Keyshaun White, Jack Jindra, and Noah Stalker, who all earned personal bests in the men’s long jump. The jumps also featured a strong day from senior Deon Durr, who won the long jump handily (21’) and had a great battle in the triple jump, finishing second with a great jump of 44’8”.

On the track, Mareonna took advantage of her momentum from the high jump en route to winning the 100 meter dash and 300 meter hurdles, in addition to a runner-up finish in the 200, earning 18 total points for her team. Fellow senior Karlee Stueckle took a break from the hurdles to win the 400 (58.00) and the 200 (25.95) and run on the winning 4x400 relay team that ran a season best time. Also on the relay was junior Sydney Colbern, who earned a new personal best in the 800 (2:27), freshman Carley Huber, who earned a new personal best in the 400 (63.08), and Sophia Brown, who led a 1-2-3 Jag finish in the 800 for the victory. Other victories in the sprints came from sophomore Logan Hawley (400) and the lady Jags took a clean sweep of the relays with victories in the 4x200 (Haylie Garske, Bailey Miller, Sophia Brown, Carley Huber), the 4x100 (Jordan Williams, Jade Williams, Nicole Fleetwood, Jasmine Beebe), in addition to the 4x400 relay mentioned above.

Other personal bests in the sprints came from Jaylen White, Jack Jindra, Colin Rice, Hugo Ntanda, Justyn Forward, Niccalis Cruz, David Garibaldo, Keyshaun White, Jamari Honeyblue, Theo Engelmann, Skye Berbert, Aleira Artis, Jarin Watson, Josh Pemberton, Anthony Parchman, Andrew Darby, Noah Stalker, Nicole Fleetwood, Jordan Williams, Sage Jacquay, Sydney Kuhlman, Jasmin Beebe, Jacqueline Cazaras-Blas, Karalyn Dutton, Carley Huber, and Haylie Garske.

The distance crew hasn’t been waiting around for good weather to run great (like the rest of the events), and they continued their successful season with some strong marks and great competitive fire. As mentioned above, Brown led a 1-2-3 finish in the 800 (2:27.09), with freshman Roz Slichko on her heels (2:27.14) and Colbern right behind those two (2:27.33). Slichko had already punched a new lifetime best and #3 all-time mark in the women’s 1600 with her time of 5:13.82, and she was followed by teammate Emily Wells, fresh off her win in the 3200, who recorded a lifetime best and top-5 all-time performance in the 1600 with a time of 5:30.36. Senior Emma Bates rounded out scoring for the Lady Jags Distance Crew, as they claimed 7 out of 9 scoring positions between those three events. Other personal or seasonal bests came from Emma Colley, Michelle (Birthday Girl) Harrrison, Christina Noll, Melody Ferguson, and Yeena Kee on the women’s side.

On the men’s distance side, senior Drew Hovde and sophomore Jessie Foster did a lot of the heavy lifting, going 2-3 in the men’s 1600 with a seasonal best for Hovde in 4:39 and Foster in a lifetime best of 4:41. Foster came back to finish third in the 800 and Hovde earned a second place finish in the 3200 to round out scoring for the men’s distance events. Personal or season bests also came from Adam Volkman, Ben Clarke, Josiah Chapman, Brandon Bennett, and Garrett Arthur.

The Jags are headed to Lake Stevens High School this weekend for the Viking Classic.

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