Meadowdale’s Free, E-W’s Keyes dominate Edmonds District meet | Track and field

May 09, 2019
Photo by: David R Pan Edmonds-Woodway’s Jacob Willcox won the 3,200-meter race.

Edmonds-Woodway’s Vatoria Keyes and Meadowdale’s Raymond Free were the top individual performers at the Edmonds District track and field championships.

Keyes finished first in the girls shot put with a career best throw of 36 feet to place four feet ahead of Mountlake Terrace’s Jaymee Estrada Friday, May 3, at Edmonds Stadium.

The Edmonds-Woodway junior also won the discus with a throw of 120.

The Warriors easily won the girls team title, scoring 242 points, well ahead of Meadowdale (121), Mountlake Terrace (102) and Lynnwood (60).

Free, a two-time state participant, won the boys triple jump with a mark of 43-07.75 and also captured the long jump with a leap of 21-03.75. Mountlake Terrace edged Edmonds-Woodway for the boys title 132-129. Lynnwood was third with 126 and Meadowdale placed fourth with 123.

Edmonds-Woodway’s Chinedu Acholonu finished first in the 400 in 51.03 seconds and placed second in the 100. Senior Dylan Hartono won the 800 in 1:57.98, a career best time, and senior Deyago Peraza finished first in the 1,600 in 4:25.91. Junior Jacob Willcox took first in the 3,200 in a career best time of 9:52.52. Senior Marcus Dillworth won the 110 hurdles in 16.21 and junior Nicholas Sibiryakov captured the pole vault with a mark of 13-06. Edmonds-Woodway’s 1,600 relay team of John Christian, Lucas Lacambra, Hartono and Grant Christian won in 3:32.02. Meadowdale’s Deklund DeBell won the 300 hurdles in a personal best time of 42.46. Junior Brayden Kautzman took the high jump with a mark of 5-05.

Edmonds-Woodway sophomore Nevaeh Gary won the girls 100 in a career best time of 13.16 and sophomore Kaddy Kongira finished first in the 200 in 27.00. Senior Kaitlyn Rust captured the 400 in 1:01.09 and senior Alyssa Hershey finished first in the 800 in 2:32.13.

Junior Ellie Gard won the 1,600 in a career best time of 5:27.19 and senior Stephanie Wroblewski placed first in the 3,200 in 11:55.61. Senior Erin Francisco won the 300 hurdles in 49.50 and junior Kaiona Apio captured the javelin with a throw of 104-05. Junior Kyra Hicks won the triple jump with a mark of 33-06.50 and sophomore Sarah Singkeo took first in the pole vault with a mark of 7-06. The Warriors 1,600 relay team of Chiara Serafini, Rust, Francisco and Gard won in 4:13.02. and the 400 relay squad of Gary, Kongira, Sydney Chappell and Gaby Chappell placed first in 50.81.

Meadowdale senior Catherine Do cruised to victory in the 100 hurdles in 17.26 and freshman Julia Meas won the long jump with a career best 16-00.


CORRECTION: Edmonds-Woodway’s Olivia Meader-Yetter finished sixth in the 1,600-meter race and eighth in the 3,200 at the state track and field championships during her sophomore season. She placed ninth in the 3,200 as a freshman. A story on Meader-Yetter in the May 2 issue misstated the years she competed at the state meet.

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