E-W’s Parle heading into the final stretch | Track and field

Richardson advances in both hurdle events
By David Pan | May 24, 2018
Photo by: David R Pan Edmonds-Woodway senior Yukino Parle will be running in the 1,600 and 3,200 races at the 3A state track and field championships.

Senior Yukino Parle is ready to close the final chapter of her Edmonds-Woodway track and field career with two more races at the 3A state championships.

Coming off a pair of victories at last week’s district meet, Parle will be running in the 1,600-meter finals on Thursday, May 24, and then will wrap up her high school career in the 3,200 on Saturday, May 26, at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

“I’m a little nervous, but I’m pretty pumped and I think I’m ready for it,” Parle said after a Tuesday, May 22 practice.

Parle easily won both races at the 3A District 1 championships, finishing the 1,600 in 5:02.70 and the 3,200 in 10:43.15 at Shoreline Stadium. Her seed time in the 3,200 is by far the best of the 18-runner field with the next fastest time being 11:00.12 by North Central’s Allie Janke. Parle’s 1,600 time is the third fastest in the field of 16.

“I think I’m pretty fit,” Parle said. “I’m excited for this week.”

As a sophomore, Parle won the 3,200 at the state meet. In last year’s 3A championships, she placed second in the 3,200 and was eighth in the 1,600.

What’s been a motivating force this season is Parle’s second place finish at the state cross country championships last fall. She also placed second as a sophomore.

“I was kind of disappointed with second, so I think that drives me,” Parle said. “But I also try not to think about what happened in the past and just focus on what I can do right now.”

The four years of running track and field and cross country definitely have shaped Parle’s life and her future. She’s headed to Boise State in the fall where she’ll continue her running career.

“I’m pretty excited for college next year and I think I’ve learned a lot over the past four years – from not even making it to state to being a contender for the state title,” Parle said. “I think I’ll be able to take that with me on to college. … I feel very satisfied with how I’ve progressed over the past four years.

“I think had I not done cross country my freshman year and done soccer instead my life would be very different now. I probably wouldn’t be going to the college I’m going to.”

Parle will have plenty of company at the state championships. Teammate Stephanie Wrobleski finished second in the 3,200. Senior Hannah Hicks placed second in the long jump. Junior Isabella Eunson and sophomore Vatoria Keyes took second and third in the discus and senior Savanna Girouard placed third in the javelin.

Shorecrest won the district title with 131 points and Edmonds-Woodway took second with 93.

Edmonds-Woodway senior Aaron Richardson is headed back to state in the boys 110 and 300 hurdles. Richardson won the 110 hurdles in 14.77 and took third in the 300 hurdles. Richardson finished eighth in the 300 hurdles at state last year.

Sophomore Chinedu Achlonu won the 100 in 11:01 and placed third in the 200. Junior Grant Christian captured the 800

in 1:56.91 and teammate Lucas Lacambra finished first in the 1,600 in 4:24.50 and took third in the 800. Junior Dylan Hartono finished second in the 3,200 and third in the 1,600 and junior Deyago Peraza placed third in the 3,200. Senior Kameron Eck took second in the high jump and senior Tyler McAtee finished third in the discus.

Meadowdale senior Raymond Free placed second in the triple jump.

Arlington won the boys title team with 132 points to edge Edmonds-Woodway, which finished with 127.

King’s captures both the boys and girls team titles at the 1A Bi-District meet at Woolsey Stadium.

Junior Pierce Papke won the boys 300 hurdles in 39.32 and took third in the 110 hurdles. Senior Cameron Chew captured the pole vault with a mark of 14-00. Senior Silas Newby finished first in the long jump with a leap of 21-03.50 and took second in the triple jump.

Senior Peter Kulits won the triple jump with a mark of 45-06.25 and was second in the long jump. The Knights finished first in the 400 and 1,600 relays.

In the girls meet, sophomore Naomi Smith won the 3,200 in 11:02.69 and sophomore Maci Hodgins captured the pole vault with a mark of 9-06.00. King’s also won the 800 relay race.

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