@ Gig Harbor

The Jaguars traveled out to Gig Harbor on Thursday to take on the Tides in a non-league contest. The meet produced several good marks and exciting races as we near the end of our regular season. For full results, please visit the following link: https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/MeetResults.aspx?Meet=364500&show=all


There were a bevy of personal bests in the 400 meters, as athletes from all different event groups lined up to compete in the one lap event. On the women’s side, freshmen Taylor Stilli continues to impress and lowered her personal best to 62.37, winning by over two seconds. Stilli was joined in that event by Roz Slichko and Kierra Marquard, who both had personal bests of their own. On the men’s side, Yahir Gonzalez took a big chunk off his lifetime best from a week ago, running 53.95 for the win and moving into contention for a post-season birth. Gonzalez was joined by Skye Berbert (2nd), Jessie Foster (3rd), Joel Nealon, Caden Cruz, and Noah Stalker, who all earned personal bests on Thursday.


Running into a headwind for the most of the day, the short sprinters competed well but there were few lifetime bests. Those that did battle the wind to earn lifetime bests included Hailey Savage (100M), Alondra Lopez (100M & 200M), Phoebe Martin, (100M), Angie Nozdrin (100M), Jasmine Beebe (200M),  Ainsley Guay (200M), Kierra Marquard (200M), Carl Milam (100M), Xander Storts (100M), Nicc Cruz (200M), Kai Johnson (200M), and Calob PIngrey (200M).


In hurdle action, sophomore Carley Huber continued to impress, winning the 300 hurdles in a lifetime best of 49.01, and she was joined by Alondra Lopez, who earned her third lifetime best of the day in that event. Lopez was joined by Gabriela Cintron in the 100 hurdles, as the pair finished in 2nd and 3rd. On the men’s side, freshmen Asher Ogden earned a victory and his teammate, Colin Rice, finished in third, just off his lifetime best.


The 4x100M team of Haylie Garske, Sydney Kuhlman, Jasmine Beebe, and Jazmyne McGirt earned the victory for the Jags early in the meet, and the 4x400M team of Sophia Brown, Emily Wells, Allison Santos, and Nicole Fleetwood capped the meet with an exciting relay win of their own. On the men’s side, Emerald Ridge defeated Gig Harbor through attrition, running five teams to their one. The team of Skye Berbert, Asher Ogden, Colin Rice, and Noah Stalker were victorious, winning by nearly fifteen seconds over their teammates, whose teams finished in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 6th.


In the distance events, Emily Wells and Sophia Brown led for the entire two laps of the 800, finishing side by side in first and second place; Lea Wilson and Jackie Cazaras-Blas earned personal bests in the same race. Doubling that distance, Sydney Colbern defended her win from a year ago in the same event, running 5:39 for the win, and she was joined by freshman Kaiah Tenbarge, who made her debut at the event, running 6:00 for third.


On the men’s side, Lucas Johnson was victorious in the men’s 800 meters (2:12) and led a whole collection of lifetime bests for the Jags in that event: Terrance Sylvas, Skyler Hodgdon, Trey Marquard, Jay Partridge, Asa Kidd, and Jonathan Henke – it was smiles all around. On the men’s side, Will Baer broke the 5-minute barrier for the first time, and Tommy Wirth and Levi Rohrback inched closer to the same barrier with personal bests of their own.


In the throws, Ellie Peterson was a double-winner in the discus and javelin. Madison Manning earned a personal best toss in the women’s shot put and discus, as teammates Savannah Fickle earned one of her own in the discus, and Jule Herold in the javelin. Joe Castro was the lone shot putter to earn a personal best on the men’s side, but Joshua Romero and Nathaniel Dailey had lifetime bests in the discus.


Caden Cruz had a big breakthrough in the high jump, adding almost a foot to his previous lifetime best. Hugo Ntanda, Xander Storts, and Noah Stalker all achieved lifetime bests in the long jump, and Simon Choi added to that list in the triple jump. On the women’s side, junior Sammie McGinty earned the win the high jump, while Jasmine Beebe and Ainsley Guay notched lifetime bests in the long jump.


The Jaguars head up north to Shoreline Stadium this weekend to take on some of the best athletes in the state. On Wednesday, our regular season wraps up with the annual All-City Meet down at Sparks Stadium, as we take on the Rams of Rogers and the Vikings of Puyallup in an always exciting contest.

Bob Frey