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Tahoma track wins six events at SPSL league meet
The track and field postseason started last week with the South Puget Sound League 4A meet at French Field on May 14 and 16.
The Tahoma boys came home with three wins in field events.
Senior Brock Eager won discus with a throw of 155 feet, Denham Patricelli won javelin with a throw of 176-5, and Tucker Mjelde won pole vault with a height of 15-0.
Also in field events, Kentwood’s Terence Grady came in second in discus with a throw of 148-7, and senior Travis Rogers of Kentlake finished fifth with a throw of 139-4. Eager finished third in shot put, throwing 50-4. Also from Tahoma, junior Alexander Cielo came in fourth in javelin with a throw of 150-4.
In boy’s high jump, Kentwood senior Treyvon Floyd tied for second with Noah Bales of Bethel with a jump of 6-2. In long jump, Kentlake senior Vincent Menickely came in second with a jump of 22-2, and Kentwood junior Brandon Stribling finished fourth with a jump of 21-8.75.
In the boy’s track events Stribling, won the 100 meters with a time of 11.05 seconds, just edging out his teammate and fellow junior Bailey Paladin who finished second with a time of 11.06.
Tahoma senior Riley Campbell won the 3,200 meters in a time of 9:39.53. Fellow Bears Graeme Schroeder and Keegan Fitzpatrick came in third and fourth, respectively.
Paladin also claimed fourth place in the 200 meters with a time of 22.53.
In the 800 meters, Kentwood senior Robin Cheema finished second with a time of 1-56.11, followed by Graeme Schroeder, a sophomore, in third with a time of 1:56.93.
Schroeder then came in second in the 1,600 meters with a time of 4:25.44, with teammate and Campbell right behind in third.
Grady also finished second in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.82.
In the boy’s 1,600 relay, the Kentwood team of Tanner Heinz, Tjay Mason, Paladin and Cheema finished third with a time of 3:25.85.
Delaney Tiernan, a junior at Tahoma, dominated the women’s distance events, winning the 800, 1,600, and 3,200 meters races. Her teammate, Kayla Contreras, a freshman, finished just over one second behind Tiernan for second place in the 1,600 and also finished fourth in the 3,200.
The Kentwood girls also did well in the distance events, with a fourth place finish in the 800 meters and in the 1,600 meters by freshman Emma McMeen and a second place finish by fellow Conk and freshman Nicole Soleim. Soleim also finished fifth in the 1,600.
Amari Leander, a junior at Kentwood, finished third in the 400 meters in a time of 1:00.10, and Tahoma freshman Olivia Ribera was right behind in fourth with a time of 1:00.56.
Cheyenne Haverfield, a senior at Tahoma, finished fourth in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 15.4.
The Kentwood girls brought home third in the 400 meter relay. The team of Aurie Taylor, Bebe Thomas, Malea Munoz and Jones finished with a time of 49.58.
In the 800 meter relay, the Kentwood team of Munoz, Thomas, Leander and Brittany Woke finished fourth with a time of 1:45.45.
In the 1,600 meter relay, Kentwood’s team of Cela Irons, Tessa Carlin, Lindsay Tyler and Leander finished third with a time of 4:06.58.
In the girl’s field events Kentlake’s Lizzy Reichlinger won pole vault with a height of 10-6.
Sarah Toeaina brought home second for Kentwood in triple jump with a jump of 37-4.75. Danielle Agoh, a senior at Tahoma, finished fourth. Agoh also placed third in long jump with a jump of 17-9.5. Also in long jump, Woke finished fourth.
Tahoma senior Clair Whiting finished third in shot put with a throw of 38-3. Whiting also finished fifth in discus with a throw of 113-9.
Also in shot put, Kentwood sophomore Samantha LaRue finished fifth.
Tahoma had four top 10 finishers in javelin, with sophomore Madisyn Bucy leading the way in third place with a throw of 107-4. She was followed by teammate Virginia Mehl in fifth.
Woke was in a three-way tie for third in high jump with Audrey Shin of Federal Way and Rachel Zafft of Kentridge.