M-P hosts Tomahawk Classic

Marysville’s Lacey McLean, center, charges forward in the 100 meters. - Kirk Boxleitner
Marysville’s Lacey McLean, center, charges forward in the 100 meters.
— image credit: Kirk Boxleitner

MARYSVILLE — The Tommies varsity track and field teams came in fifth (women’s) and sixth (men’s) places in the Tomahawk Classic on Saturday, April 28.

The meet was held at Quil Ceda stadium over the weekend and Marysville-Pilchuck High School hosted nine other teams including those from Tahoma, Issaquah, Lakewood, Squalicum, Snohomish, King’s, University Prep, Graham-Kapowsin and Stanwood high schools.

Memorable performances from the Tomahawk boys include Cody House, who placed first in the 400 meter dash with a time of 50.30. M-P’s Jon Ell took first place in the pole vault, followed closely by teammate Jacob Thomas in second. Austin Joyner placed second in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.30. Deion Stell placed second in the 200 meter dash with a time of 23.84. The Tomahawks’ 4x100 meter relay team placed second in the meet, which included runners House, Joyner, Clifford Paulk and Stell with a time of 43.78. Paulk also placed fourth in the triple jump event.

The M-P varsity girls team, which placed fifth overall, also had impressive performances including Amanda Klep, who placed second in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.95. Summer Cull was fourth place in the 400 meter dash coming through with a time of 27.04. Lacey McLean ran the 300 meter hurdles and placed second with a time of 48.38.

M-P’s  relay teams made a strong impression on those at the meet, with the girls 4x400 meter relay team placing first with Jessica Boyle, Mackenzie Nolte, Charlee Pilon and Cull managing the speedy result of 4:04.30. They succeeded again in the 4x100 meter relay by placing second — Bri King, Nolte, Cull and Pilon pulled it off with a time of 50.88. Pilon also successfully ranked second in varsity long jump. Next up the Tomahawks head to the Wesco 4A prelims that are scheduled for Wednesday, May 9. And after that, they head to the Wesco 4A championships on May 11.


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