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Records fall as Mount Si track athletes brave the rain at home meet
Hannah Waskom is fast. In cold wind and rain Thursday, April 3, she broke the record for all Mount Si classes, as a freshman, in the mile. Her time of 5:17.53 broke the freshman, sophomore and junior records, as well as Jessica Scalzo’s senior record of 5:17.8 from back in 2001.
She’s not stopping there. Waskom has here eye on hitting 5:15 in the mile this season, and knows she’s close. She’s also enjoying the atmosphere of track, enjoying the friendly sense of teamwork around her.
Around Mount Si’s track and field, personal records were the goal last week.
Junior Camerson Davis won the shot event with a 45-foot, nine-inch throw, improving from his 43-foot throw on March 27, and up from 41.7 the week prior.
“I’ve been putting a lot of effort in the past couple weeks,” Davis said, “just working on technique… aggression and power—just put it together, throw it farther and farther.” Davis’s goal is 50 feet.
A chill rain fell at the throwing pits during and after his throws. Davis, like his fellow athletes, would prefer sun.
“But I’ve always lived by the fact that rain is Wildcat weather. You can’t change it. You’ve just got to compete in it.”
“Keep going, Mount Si! You’ve got this!” Johnny Gendro cheered on teammates in the girls’ mile, moments after winning his own mile race. The win in wet conditions was a first for him.
Trying for a PR, he led Sammamish’s Tommy Nguyen by seven seconds, finishing in 4:46.84.
“First, I stayed behind him for velocity reasons,” Gendro said. “Then, I decided I had to go ahead.”Among pole vaulters, junior Mikaelyn Davis led with nine feet even. Head coach Greg Myers said she brings strong core strength from cheer work and gymnastics.
“She’s the stunting one. She knows her body in space.” Mikaelyn’s brother Jimbo Davis went to state in this event. Myers expects the sister to follow.
Mount Si’s next two track meets are at home. The Wildcats host Liberty, 4 p.m. Thursday, April 17, and Juanita, 4 p.m. Thursday, April 24.
Mount Si sophomore Lauren Rutherford won the 100 meter race with a time of 13.82 seconds. Junior Karlie Hurley led all in the 200 meter race, with 27.51 seconds.
Senior Bailey Scott won the 400 meter race with a time of 1:02:56.
Freshman Hannah Waskom won the mile with a time of 5:17.53.
Sophomore Sarah Miller won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 18.18 seconds.
In the 300-meter hurdles, Mackenzie Hutchison won in 52.36 seconds. Sydney Leonard was close behind with 53.29.
Mount Si’s 4x100 relay team of Kelli Christopherson, Diana Hruska, Lauren Mather and Sarah Miller won in 56.18. The 4x200 relayers, Lauren Rutherford, Hurley, Hutchinson and Christopherson, won in 1:51.78.
The 4x400 team of Hutchison, Scott, Lindsey Sydnor and Hurley led with 4:13.76.
Senior Sydney Leonard had the top shot put with 28 feet, 9.5 inches.
On discus, junior Sarah Brevick led with an 87-foot, two-inch throw, and she led on javelin with 93 feet, five inches. Hutchison, sophomore, led in the high jump with four feet, eight inches. Hurley, a junior, topped on the long jump with 15 feet, 8.5 inches. Freshman Mady Privatsky led in the triple jump with 29 feet, two inches.
Mount Si junior Sean Hyland won the 100-meter race in 12.14 seconds. Freshman Jacob Belceto won the 200-meter race in 12.30.
Senior Justin McLaughlin won the 400-meter race in 52.81 seconds.
In the 800-meter race, freshman Jackson Strokes won in 2:02.5. Johnny Gendro won the two-mile in 10:36.06. Sammamish’s Zen Moore won the 110 high hurdles in 16.24, followed by Andrew Harris at 16.34. Mount Si’s team of Ehren Eichler, Samuel Hruska, Belceto and Hyland won the 4x100 relay in 45.88. The 4x400 team of Jacob Smith, Jackson Stokes, Hyland and McLaughlin won in 3:43.99.
Peter Link led at discus with a 116-foot, two-inch toss. At javelin, Mount Si’s Jacob Wachtendonk won with 136 feet. Jon Proctor won the high jump at five-foot-10.
Richard Willard led at pole vault with an 11-foot vault.
Samuel Hruska won the long jump with 17 feet, 11.5 inches. In the triple jump, Cameron Bolt of Mount Si led all comers with 36 feet, four inches.
Mount Si's Cam Davis led in the shot put April 3.
Anthony Channita puts the shot for Mount Si. In a meet with Sammamish, he threw 29 feet, 10.25 inches, good for eighth overall, and took third at discus.
Johnny Gendro won the boys’ mile handily, but seeks a personal best.
Sydney Leonard puts the shot. She led with 28 feet, 9.5 inches.
Jenn Rogers on the vault.
Kelli Christopherson begins the first leg of Mount Si's girls 4x100.
Ehren Eichler starts the boys 4x100 relay.
Running the girls' mile, Hannah Waskom, Maddy Hutchison and Lindsey Sydnor lead the Mount Si pack.
Mount Si's boys mile runners take their first lap.