Records continue to fall at Marysville all-city track

Gabby Grandbois gets good height as she leaps into the pit for the long jump competition. - Danielle Szulczewski
Gabby Grandbois gets good height as she leaps into the pit for the long jump competition.
— image credit: Danielle Szulczewski

MARYSVILLE — Records continued to fall at the Marysville all-city track meet just as the temperatures cooled from the highs that had cancelled the meet the week before.

About 85 competitors turned out for the Aug. 6 meet at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, including a solid number of teenaged participants decked out in the team colors of different high schools from around the northern half of the county, likely using the meet as an outlet during the WIAA-mandated no-contact period, a required two and a half week vacation from any kind of school-organized sports.

Some of those athletes were among the new record holders, including Snohomish sprinter Laura Knudson, who set records in the 100- and 200-meter dash. Closer to home, M-P’s Josh Rasmussen set records in the 800 with a time of 2:14, the 1,600 with a time of 4:55 and the triple jump. Likewise, Arlington track standout Melissa Webb set records for the second week this summer with new best marks in the 200, the long jump and triple jump.

Even a few members of the Grace Academy track team came out to put their best foot forward. Coach Fred Howard set a pair of records in his age class, a new best in the shot put and the triple jump. One of his most recent graduates Brian Young, a two-time state champion in the high jump, set what may be the city’s best overall mark in the event at 6-4.

Eleven-year-old Kelson Brewer was the youngest three-record-setter, with new city bests in his age class for the 100 hurdles, the long jump and the standing long jump.

In all, 30 different people had new city records.

Marysville parks and recreation wraps up its summer track season with a final meet Aug. 13 at 6 p.m.

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