Warriors take girls track and field title, share boys crown

By David Pan | May 11, 2017
Photo by: David Pan Edmonds-Woodway's Olivia Meader-Yetter (left) edges Mountlake Terrace's Jessica Ong to help the Warriors win the 1,600 meter relay at the Edmonds District track and field championships Friday, May 5, at Edmonds Stadium.

Edmonds-Woodway walked away with the girls title and shared the boys trophy at the annual Edmonds District track and field championships.

The Warriors easily took the girls meet, scoring 217 points, well ahead of Lynnwood (136), Meadowdale (96.5) and Mountlake Terrace (76.5).

Edmonds-Woodway and Lynnwood tied for first with 159 points, the first time the district meet has resulted in dual boys champions since 2005. Meadowdale took third with 122 and Mountlake Terrace was fourth with 72.

Edmonds-Woodway senior Matthew Park won the 800-meter and 1,600-meter boys races. He set a personal record in the 800 with a time of 2:01.1 and finished the 1,600 in 4:23.2.

“Matthew Park is having a great season,” Edmonds-Woodway coach Rick Fillman said. “He’s an incredibly talented individual.”

Teammate Aaron Richardson also recorded two wins in the 110 high hurdles and the 300 hurdles. His time of 40.70 in the latter was a personal record. He finished the 110 hurdles in 15.28.

Edmonds-Woodway’s Sam McCloughhan won the 3,200 in 9:46.6 and Maxim Vengrovski took the high jump with a mark of 5-10. The Warriors 1,600 boys relay won in 3:35.20.

Meadowdale’s Elias Lynch set a personal record in the 400 with a time of 53.72 and teammate Cyrus Marshall captured the pole vault with a mark of 13-0. Peter Wick took the triple jump with a leap of 40-05.

“Cyrus Marshall has consistently won near every meet he’s been to,” Meadowdale coach Matt Vanni said.

Edmonds-Woodway girls were led by senior Vernice Keyes, who captured the shot put (36-04.75), and the discus (127-0) and Yukino Parle, who won the 800 in 2:24.7. Emily Hoang captured the high jump with a personal record of 5-2 and Hannah Hicks captured the long jump (15-11). Allyson Ely finished first in the pole vault (12-0)

Fillman is excited to see what Keyes does in the postseason.

“I anticipate her having an extremely successful conclusion to her senior year,” Fillman said.

The Warriors also swept the 400, 800 and 1,600 relays.

Meadowdale’s Miranda Dith won the triple jump with a leap of 31-01.

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