Emerald Ridge vs. Sumner

Track & Field Fans, 

The Jaguar Track & Field Squad had a busy week, hosting Sumner on Thursday at the JAG and then welcoming 18 schools to Sparks Stadium for the first annual South Sound Track & Field Classic on Saturday. A big thank you to those that came out to help and support both events – we could not have done it without you! Both meets produced some great marks across the board. As always, if you want full results, you can always visit: https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/School.aspx?SchoolID=529.


Thursday saw a few of our freshmen school records fall, as Cantrell Thomas(100 meters)  and Joel Nealon (800 meters) each earned personal bests in their respective events. Our freshmen class is on a tear and have erased the following freshmen school records Thomas (100, 200, 400), Nealon (800, 1600, 3200), Asher Ogden (110H, 300H), and Xander Storts (Javelin). 

The field events saw lifetime bests from Gavin Allen and Asher Ogden in the Javelin and Carl Milam had a big toss in the men’s discus for a lifetime best of his own (119’9); Milam was joined by Ethan Halfaday and Joshua Romero, both earning personal bests in the discus and shot put, Halfaday throwing over 40’ for the first time in his young career.  Also in the throws, junior Savannah Fickle and freshman Jazmyne McGirt led a one-two finish in the women’s shot put, the former moving up to #7 on the all-time Emerald Ridge list with her heave of 32’9.5”. Evany GuerreroAna Rull-Orti, Jule Herold, Trinity Good, and Madison Manning all earned personal bests in the throws. We also had two long jump personal bests on the women’s side by freshman Ainsley Guay and sophomore Jasmine Beebe.

In the distances, Tommy Wirth and Jackie Blas earned personal bests in the men’s 3200 meters, while Will Baer, Bryant Yabes, and Trey Marquard ran lifetime bests in the men’s 1600 and were joined by Nealon, Baer, Skyler Hodgdon, Joey Padilla, Marquard, Jay Patridge, and Asa Kidd who all ran lifetime bests in the 800 meters. On the women’s side, Sophia Brown and Hannah Scheerer ran season best times in the 800 and Emily Wells ran a lifetime best of 2:27 to finish the 1-2 punch of Brown and Wells. The highlight of the day in the distance events came from Roz Slichko, who ran a lifetime best of 5:06 in the 1600, bettering her #2 all-time mark in that event.

The sprinters also took advantage of warm weather to run a bevy of lifetime bests. In the men’s 400, we saw personal bests from Asher Ogden (1st), Skye Berbert (2nd), Filemon Beni, Caden Cruz, Noah Stalker, and Jeffry Jones. In the women’s 400, Sydney Colbern’s win earned her a lifetime best of 62.08 and she led an Emerald Ridge sweep that included Carley Huber in second and freshman Taylor Stilli in third with her lifetime best of 63 in her second time running the event. The 200 meters produced lifetime bests from winner Stilli (27.91), and Jazmyne McGirtSamantha McGintyGrace Derricks, Taylor Nagler, Kylie Warchola, Alondra Lopez, Phoebe Martin, Yahir Gonzalez, Berbert, Jack Jindra, and Kai Johnson also saw lifetime bests in the half-lap event. In the 100, lifetime bests were earned by Cantrell Thomas (freshmen school record) in third place, Nicc Cruz, Johnson, Jasmine Beebe, Grace Derricks, Allison Santos-Rodriguez, and Martin. Many of these same athletes were part of season best times in the men’s 4x100 and 4x400, while the women earned the relay sweep in the 4x100 (Garske, Beebe, McGirt, Savage), 4x200 (Huber, Savage, Brown, Stilli), and 4x400 (Wells, Slichko, Brown, Colbern).

Two of the biggest breakthroughts in the meet came in the men’s 300 hurdles, where Cantrell Thomas (42.54) led a 1-2-3 sweep that also saw personal bests from sophomore Colin Rice (43.49) and freshman Nick Pachta. Pachta and Rice also earned personal bests in the 110 hurdles. Cintron and Lopez also led a 1-2 punch on the women’s side in the 300 hurdles.

Thanks for your continued support!

Bob Frey