E-W captures Edmonds District crowns | Track and field

Warrior Hannah Hicks sets record in long jump
By David Robert Pan | May 10, 2018
Photo by: David R Pan Edmonds-Woodway’s Vatoria Keyes prepares to throw the shot put during the Edmonds District track and field championships Friday, May 4, at Edmonds Stadium. Keyes won the shot put and the discus.

Edmonds-Woodway dominated the annual Edmonds District track and field championships.

The Warriors won both the boys and girls titles, finishing with a combined 23 individual and relay wins.

The Edmonds-Woodway girls scored 250 points to place ahead of Mountlake Terrace (120), Meadowdale (90) and Lynnwood (64). The Warrior boys finished with 195 points in front of Lynnwood (133), Mountlake Terrace (100) and Meadowdale (84).

Senior Hannah Hicks set a meet and school record with a mark of 17 feet, 11 inches in the girls long jump. Hicks recently broke 17 feet at the Shoreline Invitational on April 28.

“At ESD everything came together,” Edmonds-Woodway coach Rick Fillman said. “She had a really nice jump.”

Two Warriors scored double individual victories – sophomore Vatoria Keyes in the shot put (32-01.75) and discus (117-02) and freshman Kaddy Kongira in the 100 (13.41) and 200 (28.03). Kongira also ran a leg on the Warriors’ winning 400 relay team (Mia Dickenson, Kyra Hicks, Morgan Davis), which clocked in at 54.25.

Edmonds-Woodway senior Yukino Parle set a school record in the 800 with her time of 2:15.70. She now holds all of the Warriors’ distance records. Parle also ran on the winning 1,600 relay team with Thea McAfee, Alyssa Hershey and Ellie Gard, which finished in 4:19.17.

Hershey won the 1,600 in 5:23.55 and junior Stephanie Wroblewski captured the 3,200 in 11:42.79. Senior Savanna Girouard won the javelin with a throw of 101-06 and junior Emily Hoang took the high jump with a mark of 4-10. Edmonds-Woodway junior Megan Livingston finished first in the pole vault with a mark of 8-06 and sophomore Kyra Hicks took the triple jump with a leap of 34-02.5. The Warriors’ 800 relay team of Davis, Dickenson, Kyra Hicks and Hannah Hicks finished first in 1:54.39.

Meadowdale sophomore Sesley Love captured the 400 in 1:03.82. Love also placed third in the 100 and 200. Junior Catherine Do won the 300 hurdles in 49.95 and finished second in the 100 hurdles.

“She’s took the top 3 in almost all of the league meets that we’ve had this year,” Meadowdale coach Matt Vanni said.

Edmonds-Woodway sophomore Chinedu Acholonu won both the boys 100 (11.38) and the 200 (22.81) and senior Aaron Richardson captured the 110 hurdles (15.09) and the 300 hurdles (40.75).

“He’s in a very good position now,” Fillman said of Richardson’s times in both events.

Edmonds-Woodway junior Dylan Hartono took the 800 in 2:01.28 and junior Lucas Lacambra captured the 1,600 in 4:24.23. Senior Tyler McAtee won the discus with a throw of 145-09 and sophomore Nicholas Sibiryakov took the pole vault with a mark of 12-06.

Meadowdale junior and state participant Raymond Free finished first in the triple jump with a leap of 43-08, a personal record. Free achieved this mark on his last jump of the meet. Free also placed second in the long jump.

“It was a very nice surprise,” Vanni said of Free’s mark in the triple jump. “We were backing off because he had clinched the win. He popped off a 43 on his last jump. It was great.”

The Wesco 3A South Division finals are set for 3:30 p.m., Friday, May 11 at Edmonds Stadium.

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