Edmonds-Woodway boys tie for first place at Eason Invitational | Track and field

Apr 26, 2018

The Edmonds-Woodway boys track and field team nearly ran away with the team title at the 30th annual Eason Invitational.

Instead the Warriors settled for a first-place tie with Issaquah when both teams ended up scoring 35 points.

The Eagles got to take home the trophy by finishing ahead of Edmonds-Woodway in the 1,600-meter relay race.

This was the first time in school history that the Warriors placed first at the Eason Invitational.

Senior Aaron Richardson led Edmonds-Woodway with a second-place finish in the 110 hurdles with a personal best time of 14.90 seconds and a sixth-place showing in the 300 hurdles in 40.40, another season’s best time.

Sophomore Chinedu Acholonu took second in the 100 with a personal best time of 10.88. Junior Grant Christian placed fifth in the 800 with a personal best time of 1:57.72. Junior Dylan Hartono was third in the 3,200 and clocked in with a personal best time of 9:39.76. The Warriors 400 relay squad of Gerandey Pacheco, Richardson, Chris Tilbury and Acholonu finished sixth. The Edmonds-Woodway distance medley relay team of Josiah Ponton, John Christian Jun Masunaga and Kalevi Paavola placed fifth.

Meadowdale’s Raymond Free took fourth in the triple jump with a personal best mark of 43 feet, 2 inches.

Edmonds-Woodway senior Yukino Parle set a personal, school and meet record with her victory in the 3,200. Parle clocked in with a time of 10:29.77, 18 seconds faster than the school record.

Junior Isabella Eunson placed sixth in the discus. Senior Hannah Hicks was ninth in the long jump and 10th in the high jump.

The Warriors’ distance medley relay team of Jillian Beam, Presley Denkinger, Sofia Gard and Alyssa Hershey finished first and the 1,600-relay team of Thea McAfee, Gard, Kaddy Kongira and Parle took sixth. The Warriors tied for eighth.

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