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Track records fall at Pasco

" Photo: Andy Wills hands off to Chris Ford in the 4x100 relay in an early season home meet. Relays were the Falcons' bread and butter this week.Matt Johnson/staff photoBox scorePasco InvitationalTeam scoresDistance medley: 1. Mead 10:36.2, University 10:38.6, South Whidbey (Wills, Bilyeu, Giswold, Perkins)10:40; 4x400 - 1. Curtis 3:20.3, 13. S. Whidbey (Wills, Bilyeu, Giswold, Perkins) 3:28.13; 100 - 1. Buchanan (University )10.44, Ellison 11.82; 800 - 1. Wieseler-Connell-1:55.86, Perkins 2:03.95; 1,600 - 1. Kiter (Shadle Park) 4:16.4,Boys individual results: Giswold 4:26.7; 3,200 - 1. Schmidt (University) 9:31.5, Hymas 10:03.9; High jump - 1. Kang-Kennedy 7-0, Murphy 6-0; Discus: 1. Etter (Snohomish) 165-7, Steiner 122-4 Girls individual results100 - 1. Young (Steilacoom) 12.27, Dail Bates 13.50; 110 hurdles - 1. Powell (Rainier Beach) 14.07, C. Robinson 17.60; Triple jump - 1. Schurra (Shadle Park) 36-10, 7. McGillen 35-2 1/4Stanwood quadrangularBoys team scores: Stanwood 128, S. Whidbey 72.5, Squalicum 42, Sultan 7.5Individual results: 100 - 1. Ellison 11.6, 3. Steiner 11.9, 5. Wills 11.9; 1,600 - 1. Hymas 4:39.6, 5. Boyd 5:27.0; 4x100 - 1. S. Whidbey 46.3; 800 - 1. Giswold 2:01.3, 2. Bilyeu 2:03; 200 - 1. Perkins 23.7, 3. Ellison 24.2, 4. Ford 24.8; 400 - 1. Perkins 52.4, 3. Wills 54.5; 3,200 - 1. Giswold 10:38; 4x400 relay - 1. S. Whidbey (Wills, Bilyeu, Giswold, Perkins) 3:36; High jump - 1. Murr (St.) 6-2 1/2, 2. Murphy 5-10, Discus - 1. Farnham (St.) 152-10, 3. Steiner 114-0; Shot put - 1. Lathrop (Sq.) 50-5 3/4, 5. Moote 37-10 3/4Girls team scoresStanwood 125, S. Whidbey 74, Sultan 42, Squalicum 24Individual results: 3,200 - 1. Vincent (Sq.) 11:52.1, 4. Smethurst 12:50.3, 5. DeGraaf 12.50.9;100 hurdles - 1. Kimberly (Sq.) 16.6, 2. C. Robinson 17.3; 100 - 1. Bates 13.1, 3. McGillen 13.3; 4x100 - 1. S. Whidbey (Bates, Poolman, Reuland, McGillen) 51.7; 4x200 - 1. S. Whidbey (Bates, Poolman, Reuland, McGillen) 1:52.9; 400 - 1. Carlson (Sq.) 1:05.1, 2. Schorr 1:07.4; 200 - 1. Howard (Su.) 27.6, 2. Binford 28.21, 4. Poolman 28.9; 800 - 1. Gum (St.) 2:33.2, 4. Enell 2:37.3, 5. Gabelein 2:38; 300 hurdles - 1. Weyers (St.) 50.3, 4. C. Robinson 53.7, 5. Bartlett 54.6; 1,600 - 1. Urness (St.) 5:30.3, 5. Gabelein 5:43; Long jump - 1. McGillen 15-11 3/4, 4. Michelle Mast 14-5; Triple jump - 1. McGillen 35-4 3/4, 5. Mast 29-1 1/4; High jump - 1. Weyers (St.) 4-8, 2. C. Robinson 4-8; Shot put - 1. Olson (St.) 31-8 1/4, 2. Poolman 30-0; Javelin - 1. Howard (Su.) 108-10, 5. Bartlett 74-4Records fell last week when a well rested South Whidbey boys track team took a trip to Eastern Washington for the Pasco Invitational.At the same time, batons fell -- to the track, that is -- for two unfortunate Falcon girl relay teams which have set their own records this year.But all in all, it was a good week for the Falcon thinclads, who took second place in both the boys and girls divisions at a quadrangular Thursday in Stanwood, then headed out on the road to compete at Pasco in perhaps the toughest meet before the state finals.Highlighting the week were the Falcon boys distance medley relay and 4x400 relay.Rarely run during the regular season, the distance medley consists of runs of 1200, 400, 800, and 1600 meters. Junior Bruce Hymas set the pace early in the opening 1200, briefly taking the lead in a field that included 4A powerhouses University and Mead. Following handoffs to freshman Brandon Bilyeu and junior Brett Perkins on the 400 and 800 legs, the team fell back to sixth place in the 21-team race. But junior Braden Giswold to rallied the team with a 4:23.9 1600 leg, reeling in 30 meters on the competition in the last lap and a half. The team's final time of 10:40.4 crushed the school's old record of 10:52, which was set in 1998.Nine hours later, Bilyeu, Giswold and Perkins returned to the track with freshman Andy Wills to come within 0.6 seconds of the school's 4x400 relay record. Their time of 3:28.13 was good enough for 13th overall.On the girls side, the Falcons had less luck. Handoff trouble in the 4x100 and 4x200 races sent batons falling to the track and robbed team members Dail Bates, Melissa Poolman, Kenady Reuland, and Andrea McGillen of the opportunity to finish with the best teams in the state.The other highlight of the meet came in Braden Giswold's two mile runs. His 4:23 split in the distance medley would have earned him a school record, if it had not been part of a relay. Later in the day he ran a 4:26.7, bringing him within two seconds of the official record.Falcons win events at quadIn Thursday's quadrangular meet against Sultan, Stanwood, and Squalicum, the Falcons took home a slew of individual wins. The boys claimed eight running events on their way to second place, while the girls had five.Giswold was again a standout, running a 2:01.3 in the 800, perhaps the best time in the North Cascades Conference this year.For the girls, junior Andrea McGillen was a double individual winner in the long and triple jump, while the 4x100 and 4x200 teams also ran to smooth wins. Sophomore Michelle Mast gave two standout personal performances at the meet, jumping to fourth place in the long jump with a 1-foot-plus personal best of 14-5, and leaping for a 2-foot personal best, fifth place finish in the triple jump (29-1 1/4).The Falcons compete Saturday in their biggest home meet of the year, the South Whidbey Invitational. The meet, which will bring 12 teams from around the state to Waterman Field, begins at noon."

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