Mercer Island topples SMS
Mercer Island Middle School dueled with Snoqualmie Middle School recently in boys’ track and came away with a win against the Eagles.
In the eighth-grade meet, the boys’ team won by outscoring Mercer Island 55-50. Taking first place were Adam Rothgeb in the 75-meter hurdles and 200-meter run, Brandon Sales in the discus and 100-meter, Rob Jepson in the 400-meter and Colin Parsons in the 800-meter run. The 800-meter relay team of Evan Lloyd, Alex Rasmussen, Tom Peterson and Sales also took first place, finishing in a time of 1:53.89.
Second-place finishers were Peterson in the mile, Brian Warren in the discus, Parsons in the long jump and Rothgeb in the high jump. Third-place finishes went to Trevor Louviere in the 75-meter high hurdles and 200-meter run, Parsons in the mile, Jason King in the 100-meters, Chris Krona in the shot put, Peter Olsen in the long jump and Lloyd in the 400-meters.
The seventh-graders lost by a score of 48-43, but still recorded several first-place finishes.
Zach Lamb won the 75-meter hurdles, the long jump and the 200-meter run. Brad Knowles won the 400-meter run, Zach Carlson won the discus and the 800-meter relay team of Cameron Rogers, Knowles, Taylor Wise and Dan Dombrowski took first. Lamb took second in the 100-meter run, Carlson was second in the shot put and Wise was second in the 800-meter run. Dombrowski was third in the discus and shot put.
The sixth-grade boys’ team lost by a score of 61-42. Justice Manson won the 100- and 200-meter races, Nick Schwarzmiller won the 800-meter, Jace Derwin won the long jump and the 800-meter relay team of Bruce Louviere, John Person, Schwarzmiller and Manson was also first.
Grayson Linklater was second in the long jump, Adam Davies took second in the high jump and Derwin was second in the 200-meters. Person took second in the 400-meters and shot put. Third place went to Marcus Holstine in the 800-meters, Louviere in the discus, Schwarzmiller in the long jump and mile and Davies in the 400-meter.
SMS girls undefeated
The seventh-grade Snoqualmie Middle School girls’ track-and-field team finished its regular season last Thursday with a 5-0 record. This is the first time in at least 10 years that a SMS track team has finished with a perfect record while competing in the Foothills League against schools that can be twice their size.
The final dual-meet score against Maywood was 56-48. Chelsea Eddings took first place in the 75-meter hurdles, and finished second in the high jump and 800-meter race.
Jessica Marley won the 100-meter and 200-meter races. Collette Hatch was first in the 400-meter race, and Tove Garhart and Jordan Tipton won the mile and long jump respectively.
Tipton also placed second in the 100-meter and 200-meter runs, and Brianna Westergren was second in the discus.
The Eagles swept the 200-meter with Robyn Pearson taking third. Other third-place finishers were Brianna Campbell in the hurdles, Erin Dunklee in the 800-meter race, Tara Eddings in the high jump, Linnie McElroy in the long jump and Garhart in the shot put.
The eighth-grade team concluded its last meet with a loss, 57-46. Recording first-place finishes and personal records were Vanessa Scalzo in the 800-meter with a time of 2:45, and Shannon Kelley in the mile with a time of 6:32.
Meaghan Dunklee was first in the 75-meter hurdles, and Meghann Manson won the discus.
Rebecca Coffey was second in the 200-meter, Kelsey Myers took second in the high jump, and Maggie Kujath was second in the long jump while Dunklee recorded second place in the 100-meter.
Third-place finishes came from Natsumi Asanuma in the 200-meter, Coffey in the 100-meter, Myers in the 400-meter and Dunklee in the long jump.
Both teams competed at the Foothills League Meet on Wednesday at Skyline High School. Results will be available next week.
Boys’ beat Maywood
The Snoqualmie Middle School eighth-grade boys’ track team beat Maywood last week by a score of 65-39.
Adam Rothgeb won both the 75-meter hurdles event and the long jump. Brandon Sales won the 100-meter and 200-meter runs. Evan Lloyd won the 400-meter race and Colin Parsons won the 800-meters.
The 800-meter relay team of Rob Jepson, Alex Rasmussen, Sales and Rothgeb took first place.
Taking second place were Alex Grazda in the hurdles, Tom Peterson in the mile and 800-meter run, Rothgeb in the 100-meter, Jepson in the 400-meter, Parsons in the long jump and Brain Warren in the discus and shot put.
Third-place finishes went to Parsons in the mile, Rasmussen in the 800-meter and Jason King in the 200-meter.