Edmonds-Woodway captures Wesco 3A South crowns | Track and field

May 16, 2019
Photo by: David R Pan Meadowdale’s Catherine Do (right) clears a hurdle and is followed by Edmonds-Woodway’s Erin Francisco and teammate Ally Engel during a preliminary heat of the 100 hurdles Wednesday, May 8, at Edmonds Stadium.

Edmonds-Woodway claimed two titles at the Wesco 3A South track and field championships.

The Warrior boys scored 163 points to finish well ahead of second-place Shorewood, which finished with 118. Shorecrest took third with 115. The Edmonds-Woodway girls finished first with 217 points, while Shorecrest took second with 174. Shorewood was third with 135.5.

Senior Chinedu Acholonu won the boys 400 in a career best 49.59 seconds and was second in the 200 and third in the 100.

Other Edmonds-Woodway winners included senior Lucas Lacambra (800), senior Dylan Hartono (1,600), senior Deyago Peraza (3,200), junior Anthony Woo (discus) and junior Nicholas Shibiryakov (pole vault). Senior Marcus Dilworth took second in the 300 hurdles and third in the 110 hurdles.

The Warriors’ 400 relay team of Mihin Wijayasundara, Dilworth, Steele Swinton and Acholonu finished second.

Meadowdale’s Raymond Free finished third in the long and triple jumps. The Mavericks’ 1,600 relay squad of Deklund DeBell, Matthew Hartono, Ryan Secrest and Isaac Carlson placed third.

In the girls meet, Edmonds-Woodway sophomore Kaddy Kongira won the 200 in a career best 26.37 and placed second in the 100.

Other Edmonds-Woodway first-place finishers were senior Kaitlyn Rust (400), junior Vatoria Keys (discus), senior Emily Hoang (high jump), senior Megan Livingston (pole vault) and junior Kyra Hicks (triple jump)

Junior Ellie Gard took second in the 800 and 1,600 and senior Stephanie Wroblewski placed third in the 3,200 and fourth in the 1,600. Senior Erin Francisco was second in the 300 hurdles.

Edmonds-Woodway’s 400 relay team of Nevaeh Gary, Kongira, Michaela Danyo and Gaby Chappell and the 800 relay squad of Gary, Sydney Chappell, Danyo and Rust both finished first. The 1,600 relay squad of Francisco, Rust Chiara Serafini and Gard took second.

Meadowdale’s Catherine Do placed fourth in the 100 hurdles and sixth in the 300 hurdles.

The 3A District championships wrap up on Friday, May 17, at Shoreline Stadium.

KING’S GIRLS WIN: Junior Naomi Smith won the 1,600 and 3,200 races to help lead the King’s girls track and field team to a first-place finish at the 1A District championships. Smith won a state cross country title last fall. Other King’s winners included Emma Culberson (100 hurdles), Marci Hodgins (pole vault), the 400 relay team of Hodgins, Hannah Carrithers, Kat Kirkpatrick and Hannah Hawkins and the 1,600 relay squad of Hodgins, Culberson, Grace Echelbarger and Hawkins.

King’s Pierce Papke won the boys 300 hurdles and took fourth in the 110 hurdles. The Knights’ 1,600 relay team of Michael Gabelein, Papke, Cooper Rolfs and Lincoln Going finished first. The King’s boys placed third.

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