Sarah Panciroli clears another bar in the pole vault. She jumped an even 10 feet to take second in the Eastlake meet. Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo

Mount Si track teams defeat Eastlake Thursday, host Saturday invite

On a finally sunny few days last week, Mount Si High School hosted Eastlake in a track meet that added a win to both the boys’ and girls’ records, and set many new personal records for athletes April 20, and hosted a regional invitational on Saturday.

The girls team claimed third place overall in the Saturday invitational with Bellarmine Prep, Skyline, Central Kitsap, Mount Rainier, Auburn Mountainview, Thomas Jefferson, Lindbergh, Kent Meridian, Liberty, Mercer Island and Marysville-Pilchuck. The boys placed seventh overall.

Highlights from the event included senior Jacob Belceto’s fourth-place finish in the 100-meter race with a time of 11.35, and a second place finish in the 200-meter race with 22.96; junior Lexi Winter’s sixth place finish in the 800-meter race with a PR time of 2:29.56; sophomore Joe Waskom’s fifth-place finish in the 800, with a PR time of 1:58.91; fifth and sixth-place finishes in the 1600-meter race by senior Ellie Bruce, 5:37.22, and junior Julene McDonald, 5:37.78, season record; first and fourth-place finishes in the girls 3200-meter race by senior Hannah Waskom, 10:56.91, and junior Chloe Cosgrove 11:24.59, PR;

In the 110-meter hurdles, senior Matthew Proctor ran second at 15.89, and junior Nicholas Basaldua ran fourth with a PR time of 16.14. Basaldua was also seventh in the 300-meter hurdles, at 43.28.

Cale Brengle, a senior, threw a PR of 41-11.00 in the shot put to claim sixth place; while in the girls event, senior Riley Ovall placed seventh with a throw of 29-06.25.

In the discuss, senior Kali Barlow threw a PR 117-02 to place first. Sophomore Jenae Usselman took third with 103-06.

At the javelin, junior Logan Milks placed fourth with a throw of 147-03. For the girls, senior Riley Ovall placed first in the javelin with a throw of 119-04, and Usselman, throwing 102-07, took fourth.

Pole vaulter Nicholas Basaldua, a junior, cleared 11-06.00 to take sixth place in the boys event, while Riley Buckmaster jumped 8-06.00 to take fourth.

Sophomore Tatum Dalgleish took sixth place in the long jump with a jump of 14-09.00, and fourth in the triple jump, with 32-03.25. Junior Olivia Henning took seventh with 30-09.50.

On Thursday, April 20, the Mount Si boys scored 90.5 points to Eastlake’s 54.5 to move their season record to 1-3; the girls scored 88 to Eastlake’s 61, and now stand at 2-3 in the league.

Running in the boys 100-meter dash, senior wildcat Jacob Belceto, ranked second in KingCo at this event, set a new season record, winning the event with a time of 11.27 seconds. Less than half a second later, Eastlake runner Tristan LaRoux finished at 11.81, and Mount Si sophomore Ezra Gallegos tied for third with Eastlake senior Zach Kaufman. Mount Si’s Brian Shields, a freshman, set a record in his sixth-place finish, a tie with Cooper Williams of Eastlake at 12.12. Also placing in the top, eight, Wilson Toft set a season record at 12.36.

In the 200, Belceto, also ranked second in KingCo, also took first, with a time of 23.07 and Gallegos was not far behind with a third-place finish and PR time of 24.07. Shields ran fourth at 24.91.

Sal Passatino, a senior, took first place for Mount Si in the 400, with a time of 55.58. Senior Jackson Stokes took third in the 800 with a time of 2:05.50, followed by junior Kian Carson setting a new PR with 2:27.06 to take sixth place, and freshman Austin Gappa, 2:29.09, in seventh.

Mount Si’s girls struggled to compete with the Eastlake sprinters. In the 100-meter race, sophomore Sophie Hulet finished fourth, with a time of 13.77, a PR. Freshman Lizzie Belceto tied with Eastlake’s Nicole Foster for fifth place, at 13.82, and senior Lauren Mather running at 14.56 and freshman Dana Dolan, 14.67, finished seventh and eighth, respectively.

In the 200, freshman Sarah Creighton took second place, with a time of 27.71, followed by Hulet at 28.83. Both times were PRs for the runners. Sophomore Morgan Pettersson finished fifth, with a time of 31.18

Eastlake’s Brooke Manson, a junior ranked first in Kingco in the 400, set a personal record taking first place with a time of 57.74. Mount Si’s Sarah Creighton, a freshman ranked sixth in Kingco, also set a new PR, running 1:01.34 to take second.

Mount Si runners claimed the top three spots in the 800-meter race, led by senior Hannah Waskom, with a season record time of 2:24.21. Senior Ellie Bruce took second with a season record 2:31.81, and junior Chloe Cosgrove took third at 2:34.36.

In the 1600-meter race, Mount Si boys nearly filled the roster, with a dozen runners. Senior Grant Baker placed first with a time of 4:43.58, followed by sophomore Spencer Sprague at a PR time of 4:50.33 in second, and senior Sawyer Crosby in third, also with a PR time, 4:56.44.

The boys did fill the roster for the 3200, fielding seven runners, all but one of whom ran a personal record. First-ranked in KingCo, sophomore Joe Waskom took first place at 9:35.14, followed by junior Tyler Bateman at second 11:14.43 PR, junior William Betz, 11:14.75 (season record), sophomore Ethan Tucey, 11:39.94 PR, senior Gunnar Peterson, 11:50.88 PR, freshman Hari Rathnam, 12:17.83, and sophomore Tyler McDonald, 12:19.58a PR.

Mount Si claimed all of the top spots in the girls 1600 and 3200 races, too. Junior Quinn Van Buren took first in the 1600 with a season record time of 5:59.19 and sophomore Macy Crosby took second with 6:25.63. Freshman Gabriella Laureano and junior Lexi Winter tied for third with 6:56.98.

In the 3200, juniors Julene McDonald and Kinsey Steskal placed first and second, respectively, with times of 12:30.66 and 14:55.04.

Other top finishes included junior Nicholas Basaldua, placing second in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.75, and first in the 300-meter hurdles, at 43.89. Hurdler Jake Bailey, a senior, took sixth in the 110 race, with a season-record time of 19.74; and fourth in the 300, with a PR time of 44.71.

The boys 4×100 relay team of Ezra Gallegos, Wilson Toft, Brian Shields, Cale Brengle took first at 45.29, and the 4×400 relay team of Joe Waskom, Sal Passantino, Jackson Stokes, Wilson Toft took second with a time of 3:50.70.

Brengle, a senior, claimed the shot put event with a 41-07.75 throw, a PR.

Sophomore Ezra Bacon-Gershman took second in the discuss with a season record throw of 106-06.

Junior Logan Milks threw the javelin 129-09 to take third in the event.

Juniors Michael Bacon and Lee Kamp took first and second in the high jump, with jumps of 6 feet and 5-06, respectively. Bacon also took first in the long jump with a PR of 19-03.50.

In the triple jump, Mount Si seniors took all three top spots: first, Jake Bailey, 35-08.50; second, Matthew Proctor, 35-04.00; and third, Eric Stoita 31-08.50.

Junior Olivia Henning ran second in the girls 300-meter hurdles race, with a time of 53.84.

The 4×100 relay team of Lizzie Belceto, Sarah Creighton, Sophia Hulet, and Chloe Stewart took second in their race with a time of 53.51, and the 4×200 relay team of Creighton, Sarah Panciroli, Lizzie Belceto, and Hulet took first with 1:52.21.

Sophomore Abbigal Triou threw the shot 32-03.50 for a PR and first place in the shot put.

Senior Kali Barlow took first in the discus with a throw of 112-01, followed by sophomore Jenae Usselman taking second with a PR throw of 104-06.

Riley Ovall, a senior, throw 114-02 for first place in the javelin event. Usselman followed in second with 105-10.

In the pole vault event, Sarah Panciroli cleared 10 feet to take second place.

Sophomore Tatum Dalgleish made 15-01.50 to take first place in the long jump and classmates Olivia Henning, Dana Dolan and Launa Batemen followed in second through fourth paces. Henning jumped 30-00.50, Dolan jumped 28-08.00 for a PR, and Launa Bateman jumped 26-06.50.

Senior Sal Passatino, chased by a field of Eastlake athletes, takes first place for Mount Si in the 400-meter race, Thursday, with a time of 55.58 Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo

Sophomore Cody Frederick, throws in the shot put event Thursday. Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo

Junior Carson Bolt launches the shot put Thursday Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo

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