Track team at Mount Si has close, but soggy, opening meet with Issaquah

Despite the rainy weather, Mount Si High School’s track teams went to Issaquah High School on Thursday, March 16 for their first meet of the season.

Both the boys and girls teams lost to Issaquah, with the boys finishing with 67 points to Issaquah’s 74, and the girls finishing 62 to 87.

Mount Si’s Jacob Belceto won both the boys 100- and 200-meter sprints with times of 11.2 seconds and 23.1 seconds respectively. Similarly, sophomore Sophia Hulet took the second place spot in both the 100 meter sprint with 13.8 seconds. She also took second place in the 200 meter sprint in 29.1 seconds.

In the 400-meter race, the boys took the top spots as Wilson Toft and Sal Passantino finished in first and second place in 56.8 and 57.7 seconds. Mount Si girls Lexi Winter and Lauren Grappa took third and fourth with times of 1:03.9 and 1:08.2.

The girls were able to place in the top four spot in the 800-meter race. Chloe Cosgrove finished first, with Lexi Winter, Julene McDonald and Emily Webb following up behind her. In the boys 800, Joe Waskom finished in second.

Joe Waskom was the only Mount Si runner to break the top five in the 1600-meter race. He won with a time of 4:35.4. He also won the 3200-meter race in 10:33.2.

Mount Si will face Bothell at their next meet, scheduled for 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, at home.