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Tahoma boys and girls win meet against Kent-Meridian | Track and field
Tahoma boys and girls track teams won their league meet against Kent-Meridian on their home track on April 19.
The Bears boys defeated last year's Class 4A state champions 78-67, while the Bears girls won 105-44.
Bears senior Aaron Davis took home two first places in the 100 meters and the shot put, running a time of 11.53 seconds and throwing a distance of 48 feet and a half inch. His 100 meter time tied his personal record.
Junior Jacob Larsen won the 800 meters with a time of 2:04.11. Senior Tyler Ward took first in the mile with a time of 4:45.99, a three-second improvement over his previous personal record from the March 21 meet against Mt. Rainier. Sophomore Riley Campbell won the two mile with a time of 9:55.50. In field events, junior Dallas Hayes won the discus after throwing it 128 feet, two inches. Senior Joshua Benson won the javelin after throwing it 138 feet, seven inches.
Sophomore Deshon Williams won the high jump after jumping a height of five feet, 10 inches, while fellow sophomore Tucker Mjelde won the pole vault at 11 feet, six inches.
Leading the Bears girls was Olivia Ranft, who won the 400 meters, the long jump and the triple jump. She ran the 400 meters in 1:00.42, a one second improvement from her previous personal record. She long jumped 15 feet, 7.5 inches and triple jumped 32 feet, six inches. Junior Elizabeth Oosterhout won the 800 meters with a time of 2:25.07, a three second improvement over her personal record from the March 29 meet against Kentlake. Junior Paige Hammock took first in the 100 meters with a time of 13.22. Freshman Abby Atchison won the mile with a time of 5:35.30.
Junior Savanna Haverfield won both the 100 hurdles and the javelin, with a time of 16.01 and a throw of 103 feet, 11 inches respectively. Senior Cassidy Richmond won the 300 hurdles with a time of 49.56.
The 4X400 relay team, comprised of Cheyenne Haverfield, Madeline Smith, Ranft and Richmond, won with a combined time of 5:30.21. In the field events, junior Kylie Eager won the shot put after throwing it a distance of 33 feet, four inches. Senior Nadine Hyde won the discus after throwing it 113 feet, one inch. Senior Chelsea Muskelly won the high jump after a vertical leap of five feet.
Royals senior Jarey Suiter took first in the 200 meters, crossing the finish line at 23.23. Sophomore Quincy Carter won the 400 meters after running a time of 52.84, a new personal record. Junior Abu Kamara took first place in the 110 hurdles and the 300 hurdles, crossing the finish line with a time of 15.38 and 42.20 respectively. The 4X100 relay team, comprised of B.J. Phillips, Henry Hammond, Kamara and Suiter took first with a time of 44.20, a mere .55 second ahead of the Bears team.
The 4X400 relay team also won, with Suiter, Hammond, Phillips and Carter running a combined time of 3:38.87.In field events, Tyler Hammer won the long jump with a horizontal leap of 20 feet, six inches. Hammond won the triple jump after jumping a combined length of 39 feet, six inches.
Royals girls sophomore Kariona Micks won the 200 meter, crossing the finish lone at 27.18. Senior Alexia Martinw on the two mile, crossing the finish line at 11:19.20. The 4X100 relay team, comprised of Micks, Jenica Rogers, Deedra Patterson and Stephanie O'Hara, took first with a combined time of 51.34. Junior Juliana Adams won the pole vault after vaulting eight feet, six inches.