Shoreline & Lake Washington Invitationals
The Jags had another great weekend on the track and in the field at the Shoreline and Lake Washington Invitationals.
The race of the day came in the women’s 300 hurdles, where teammates Mareonna Henderson and Karlee Stueckle finished 1-2, with a new personal best for Mareonna (44.94) that ranks her #4 in the state. Karlee narrowly missed her personal best, but her time was a huge season best and currently ranks her #7 in the country and leads the state by over two seconds (42.45); her time is the 7th best time in state history. To watch video of this race, you can visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O5wmRb4jd4
A small contingent of distance runners went over to the Lake Washington Invitational and they represented Emerald Ridge with strong performances. After a big personal best on Thursday in the 1600, junior Sydney Colbern continued her impressive rookie campaign with a personal best of 2:26 in the women’s 800. Another ER rookie, freshman Emily Wells had an impressive showing in the 1600, running 5:32. Her teammate, Emma Bates, doubled up that distance and ran 11:55 for a tenth place finish in the women’s 3200, her second time under 12 minutes this season.
Across the pond at the Shoreline Invitational, the remainder of the distance runners also had a strong showing. Sophomore Jessie Foster ran in a crowded field of 1600 runners and still managed a personal best of 4:35, while his teammate Drew Hovde ran a season best of 9:57 in an equally crowded 3200 field. On the women’s side, personal bests were had by Hannah Scheerer in the 1600 (5:25), Carley Huber in the 800 (2:27), and Roz Slichko, whose new personal best of 11:16 in the 3200 betters her own freshman record and moves her up to #3 all-time on the Emerald Ridge top-10 list.
In the women’s throws, Ellie Peterson had two personal bests on the wet and cold day, throwing 92’7” to move into #5 all-time in the women’s discus, and she followed that up with a personal best in the shot put as well. Junior Melody Ferguson also had a new lifetime best in the women’s javelin with her toss of 73’2”.
Senior Jarin Watson ran a personal best in the men’s 300 hurdles with his time of 43.35, while freshman Jaylen White leapt a new personal best in the men’s long jump.
The Jaguars are gearing up for our big all-city meet tomorrow (Wednesday) at Sparks Stadium. The weather should be great! Field events start at 3:00, running events at 4:00. Athletes will be released from class at 1:30 and buses will leave promptly at 1:50.
If you haven’t had a chance to sign up for the test drive this weekend, it is not too late! Follow the direction on Coach Kase’s email and get signed up at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13iX4TqJZCtOhrKiXKQMnIKj6fOZ1IREjdNrESH_Llho/edit?usp=sharing
ER Track Staff