The Cedarcrest High School track team opened its season Thursday, March 20, with a jamboree meet at Bothell High School.
“We have quite a bunch of rookies, freshmen and others, this season,” said coach Bruce McDowell in an e-mail. “First meets are always a good opportunity to see what we got. For today’s meet, they certainly didn’t disappoint.”
Dave Boak tied the frosh record in the 100-meter and broke the freshman record in the 200-meter race. His 200 time put him tied for sixth on the Red Wolves’ top 10 list. Ryder Withrow, a senior high jumping for the first time ever, had a great debut, going six-foot-2, good for fourth in the top 10 list, and making him the fourth Cedarcrest athlete to go over six feet.
On the girls side, Kathryn Smith, another senior rookie, is now sitting tied for eighth on the new javelin list.
There were also strong freshman marks by Ian Fay, who ran the 1,600-meter race in 4:59, Madi Shinn, 1,600 in 5:50, and Briana Devereaux, who ran the 400 in 65 seconds.
Since it is early in the season, it is difficult for the returners to hit personal records (PRs) or improve their top 10 list marks, explained McDowell. That is usually something that occurs mid-season. But, veterans with nice early season marks were Alex Zuvich (discus and javelin), Bailey Parish (pole vault), Logan Orndorf (1,600-meter race), Colton Green (1,600-meters) and Josh Zimmerman (400 meters).
Cedarcrest competes Thursday, March 27, at King’s High School. On Saturday, March 29, they take the annual trip to Yakima for the Holder Relays.