Marysville wraps up third all-city track season
By DANIELLE SZULCZEWSKI
Marysville Globe Sports Reporter
August 18, 2009 · 3:48 PM
MARYSVILLE — Cool, humid weather dampened the turnout for the city’s last all-comers track meet of the season, but the evening still produced a handful of records that will carry into next summer.
Just under a dozen competitors set new records in their events by age category at the Aug. 13 meet at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.
Twelve-year-old Marina Wika set records in three different running events. She had new best times in the 100-meter dash at 14.93, 400 at 1:19 and 800, or two laps of the track, at 2:57.
Arlington track athlete Melissa Webb, who will be a junior this fall, added to the girl power with new records in the 100, with a time of 13.68, and the 200, which she finished in 29.14.
Ten-year-old Gabby Grandbois was the third girl to set records in multiple events, with a city-best performance by age in the 50 hurdles in 8.97 and the shot put in 19-4.
Four more women had new records, all in different events. Darlene Gibson, 40, set a record in the 400, which she completed in a time of 1:27. Nineteen-year-old M-P alum Robin Mueller finished the 200 in 31.33 and recent Lakewood graduate Lacey Nation ended the summer season with a best time in the 1,600, finishing in 5:42. Gabby Crenshaw, 10, set a best time in the 50 in 7.63.
Four different male competitors set a new record in various events. Seven-year-old Hunter Ashby was the youngest record-setter of the night, completing the 800 in 3:36. Tyler Davis of Lake Stevens had a new record in the 1,600, winning the night’s race in a time of 5:03. Cory Cooper, 38, set a record in the 110 hurdles, finishing in a time of 21.51, and Jim Gibson ran the 800 in 2:39.
Since the Marysville Parks and Recreation Department launched the all-comers track meet in 2007, it has held four meets on consecutive Thursdays spanning July and August.
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