SNOHOMISH — More than 1,000 athletes crowded the field at Snohomish High School to compete in the Wesco 3A and 4A junior varsity and freshman track and field championships.
Marysville Getchell and Marysville-Pilchuck were two of the 18 teams that competed in the event, and several local athletes took top spots.
“Overall, we had a lot of personal records set,” said Kim Edens, head coach for Marysville Getchell. “Obviously we were helped by nice weather. Multiple athletes from sprints had best times and many distance runners did as well.”
Marysville Getchell freshman Paul Bui took first place in the boys shot put with a 39-00, while freshman Jada Romulus took first place in the girls discus with a final of 103-11. Bui took 20th in the freshman boys discus with a 78-01.
“I was excited to be running against this level of competition to see where I stack up,” said Romulus, who also competed in the girls 100-meter dash, taking 31st place with a time of 15.01, as well as shot put, taking sixth place with 27-06.5.
“Jada’s throw puts her at fourth in the district as a ninth-grader,” said Edens. “She wasn’t able to compete for the first part of the season. She couldn’t even sprint, because she was recovering from shoulder surgery. She is one of those athletes that will compete anywhere, and that was one seriously amazing throw.”
Freshman Aaron Alt took third place in the boys pole vault with a final of 7-06. Joshua James, another MG freshman, took fifth place in the 100-meters and fourth place in the 200-meters, with times of 12.12 and 25.02 respectively.
Junior Jacob Bisenius took fourth place in the JV boys discus with a 108-09. Jessica Hernandez placed fourth in the JV girls 400-meters with a time of 1:10.49. Nicole Buell took third place in the 800-meter with a time of 2:46. Sophomore Holly Yoon took second place in JV girls shot put with a 27-2.5, while senior Kristin Stene took third place with a 27-01. Yoon also took fourth place in the JV girls discus with a 77-11.
Freshman Alexandra Pimentel took fifth place in the freshman girls pole vault with a 6-06.
Freshman Nate Heckendorf took fourth place in the 400-meters with a final time of 55.6. The freshman boys 4x400 relay team of David Adams, Lupe Mejia, Heckendorf and Hunter Leiren took first place with a time of 3:55.91.
Junior varsity boys discus throwers Keenan Darby and Bryce Vitcovich took second and fifth place, with throws of 116-05 and 106-03 respectively. Freshman Jason Maki took fifth place in the discus with a 101-06.
Freshman Bianca Acuario took third place in the girls 100-meters with a time of 13.32, third place in the 200-meters with a time of 28.09, and first place in the freshman long jump with a 15-02.5.
Malkia Patrick took third place in the JV girls discus with a final throw of 78-11. Freshman Angelica Chacon-Logan took fifth place in the discus with a throw of 83-04.