Gearing up for track and field post-season

Track and field athletes from Tahoma, Kentlake and Kentwood are gearing up for post-season meets as the South Puget Sound League North division schedule wraps up.

Track and field athletes from Tahoma, Kentlake and Kentwood are gearing up for post-season meets as the South Puget Sound League North division schedule wraps up.

First up will be the SPSL league meet next week, followed by districts May 17-18 and the 4A state meet May 23-25.

It has been a record-breaking season for Kentlake runners, with five school marks falling so far. Kaela Galvizo, Marisa Lytle, Avalyne Peters and Timary Mathena broke the record for the 400 meter relay, clocking in at 51.01 seconds. Tori Lanza broke the record for 300 meter hurdles with a time of 45.13, Terra McGinnis broke the 1600 meter record with a time of 5 minutes 18.99 seconds, Alex Martinez broke the record for the boys 3200 with a time of 9:41.25, and Brandon Parks broke the record for javelin with a throw of 138 feet 5 inches.

This has been a building year for the team according to Kentlake coach Brian Wilson. The girls team won against Kentridge, the first meet of the season and the first time they had scored a victory in three years, according to Wilson. As of Tuesday the girls team was 2-2 and Wilson was hopeful the Falcons girls could pull out another win Wednesday against Kentwood after the Reporter’s press deadline. Additionally the team scored its first dual win in three years with both the boys and girls teams defeating Mt. Rainier.

It’s also been a good year for Tahoma with a number of athletes moving on to the post season. Among them are Paige Hammock in the 100 meters and 100 meter and 300 meter hurdles, Savanna Haverfield in the 100 meter hurdles and javelin, Danielle Agoh in the triple jump and long jump, Claire Whiting and Klyie Eager in the shot put and discus, and Elizabeth Oosterhout in the 1600 meters and 3200 meters events.

Hammock is currently listed with the fourth fastest time in the league this season in the 100 with a time of 12.69 seconds.

Amari Bradley of Kentwood has the sixth fastest league time of the season in the 400 meters with a time of 60.60 seconds.

Kentlake’s McGinnis, Delaney Tiernan of Tahoma, Tessa Carlin of Kentwood and Cheyenne Greenside of Tahoma are all in the top 10 in the league standings for the 800 meters.

Other top 10 league times for girls include Elizabeth Oosterhout of Tahoma, McGinnis, and Tiernan in the 1600 meters; Oosterhout has the top time for the 3200 meters with a time of 11:35.00 and McGinnis and Tiernan with the sixth and tenth best times, respectively; Hammock, Haverfield and Lanza in the 100 meter hurdles; and Lanza and Hammock in the 300 meter hurdles.

In shot put Whiting and Eager made the top ten, both also made the top 10 in discus along with Kentlake’s Aggie Auelua and Jessica Sexton of Tahoma; Haley Larson of Kentwood and Carrie Radowick of Kentlake. Haverfield, Rosie Lind and Whiting had top 10 throws in javelin. Meanwhile, Carly Horn of Kentwood is listed with the second best time in high jump and Beth Parrish, also of Kentwood, holds the top spot for pole vault. Sarah Toeaina of Kentwood is in the top ten in both long jump and triple jump.

For the boys top 10 finishers include Brandon Stribling of Kentwood with the second best time in the 100 meters, Bailey Paladin of Kentwood in the 200 meters, Gabe Gonzales of Kentlake and Robin Cheema of Kentwood in the 400 meters, Cheema also made the top ten in the 800 meters along with Brendan Newell of Tahoma, Riley Campbell and James Dagley both of Tahoma in the 1,600 meters; Dagley and Alex Martinez in the 3,200 meters, and Terence Grady of Kentwood in the 110 meter hurdles.

In the throwing events Dallas Hayes of Tahoma holds the number two spots in both shot put and discus. Other top ten finishers include Jake Bailey of Kentlake, and Brock Eager and Adam Reeves of Tahoma in shot put; Travis Rogers of Kentlake, Bailey, Eager, Grady, and Adam Reeves and Elijah Suka of Tahoma in discus; Anthony Gasero of Tahoma has the best javelin throw followed by Alexander Cielo and Denham Patricelli both of Tahoma in the second and third spots. Treyvon Floyd of Kentwood made the top ten in high jump, Tucker Mjelde holds the top spot in pole vault and Stribling made the top ten in long jump.

The top nine finishers in each event at the league meet will go on to compete at districts.