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Eagles track squad completes season with wins
The Snoqualmie Middle School track team completed their season last month with the Foothills League finals, June 1 at Liberty High School in Renton.
The Eagles had some solid performances from a variety of athletes. The top overall performance for Snoqualmie came from seventh grader Johanna Cranford, who blazed her way to league titles in the 100 meter (13.8 seconds) and the 200 meter (28.3). Cranford placed fifth in the high jump at four feet, two inches.
Also on the girls side with a solid effort was eighth grader Abby Bottemiller, who took second in the 400 meter race (66.0), sixth in the 100 meter race (13.8) and anchored the 4x100 meter relay to sixth place. Seventh graders Kennedy Stinson and Katelyn Sundwall battled down the stretch to second (5:54.0) and third (5:55.0) places in the 1,600 meters.
For the boys’ team, it was Justin McLaughlin leading the way with second place in the 200 meter race (25.9), sixth in shot put with a throw of 36 feet, five inches, and also was on the fourth place 4x100 meter relay and sixth place medley relay teams.
All three eighth grade boys relay teams place in the meet. Omar Aiad was part of all three relays, Rieley VanCampen, Zack Kirk and Gunnar Carlson were all on two and Jamie Raley was a member of the 4x200 meter team. VanCampen also took fifth place in the discus with a toss of 96 feet.
The most competitive and exciting race of the day was in the eighth boys 800 meters, where Snoqualmie’s David Butler took fifth place (2:21.9). Only 4.5 seconds separated first from sixth places and it was not decided until the final 120 meters.