Sumner-Bonney Lake Jamboree

The Track and Field Team got their season started this weekend at the Sumner-Bonney Lake Jamboree, and athletes took advantage of the respite from the snow to put up some quality early season marks in several events. We had a limited group competing, and they will be joined on March 20th by their 110+ teammates when we travel to South Kitsap to take on the Wolves in our first dual meet of the season.

The first highlight of the day came in the women’s throws, where junior Ellie Peterson walked away with a new personal best throw of 104’2” in the discus to claim a win and #2 all-time mark in school history; Peterson trails current school record holder Hailie Palafox by only a few inches. Peterson was joined in the throws by junior Savannah Fickle and sophomores Ethan Halfaday and Etuale Lo, who had personal bests in both the shot put and discus to get their seasons started on a high note.

In other field even action, junior Sammie McGinty equaled her personal best of 4’8” to finish second in the high jump, while freshman Xander Storts and Malik Martin also earned personal bests in the same event. Storts followed that up by nearly matching his personal best in the long jump, while sophomore Noah Stalker leapt a lifetime best to win his section of the long jump.

In the sprints, sophomore Niccalis Cruz was the biggest surprise of the day, running over a second faster than his personal best from a year ago in the 100 meter dash. Other athletes earning personal bests in the 100 included Sean Ndebele, Justyn Forward, Blayke Ansteth, Nick, Pachta, Christian Thompson, Sydney Kuhlman (who was recently accepted to UW), Karalyn Dutton, Heather Ndebele, Ainsley Guay, Alondra Lopez, and Phoebe Martin.

After a win and shattering of the previous freshmen school record in the 110 hurdles, Asher Ogden got the party started in the 400 by setting a new freshmen record of 54.74 in his first race ever at that distance, only to have it broken in the following heat by his freshman teammate Cantrell Thomas, who ran 54.60 in his first attempt at the 400. Gavin Packard also won his heat and ran the third best time for a freshman at the meet. Other athletes earning personal bests at the distance included Sydney Colbern, Kierra Marquard, Colin Rice, and Ethan Cano.

Doubling the distance, the 800 runners also had a solid day. Emily Wells and Sophia Brown led the women’s team with a 2-3 finish, while Brooklyn Bison, Jackie Blas, Aleasiaa Williams, Lea Wilson, Skyler Hodgdon, Jay Partridge, Joey Padilla, and Asa Kidd all earned personal bests in the two lap affair. The 1600 also had plenty of personal bests as Will Baer, Levi Rohrbach, Aubrey Taylor, and Kacy Hovde all crossed the line with personal best times, with the latter two going 1-2 in their section of the 1600.

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