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.
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.