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Cougars combine to win league track overall title
"Langley Middle School eighth grade track teams put in a sterling performance at league finals.Langley Middle School track teams were consistently good in the league track finals -- so good that they combined for first place in the overall team scores.Langley's four teams, consisting of 7th and 8th grade boys and girls, totaled 275 points for first place. Marysville was second with 246, followed by Cedarcrest with 211 and Valley View 158. Thirteen schools sent teams to the league finals held May 30 at Marysville.Langley Middle School's trip was highlighted by the first place finish turned in by the seventh grade girls team.The Lady Cougars' 90 points easily outdistanced Marysville's 60 in seventh grade competition. Eleven other teams rounded out the scoring. The Langley team was led by Katherine East, who won the 400 and placed in the 200 and 400 relays. Maya Black won the discus and high jump and placed in the long jump and 800; and Jenna Wild won the 100 hurdles and placed in the 100 and 200. Also scoring points were Kaylee Baldwin, Janelle Iverson, Sara Olson, Marcella Litwiller, Laural Hanks, Sara Hicks, Marie Enell and Sara Weber.The 8th grade boys and girls teams each placed second in their respective divisions. The 8th grad Lady Cougs finished second, just 20 points behind Marysville. Becky Gabelein led the way with first place finishes in the hurdles and 1600, and she also scored in the 800 and long jump. Carrie Anderson won the long jump and scored in the hurdles and 200. Shannon Schrecengost ran a great race to win the 800. Adding points were Kelly Schorr, Natalie Hollyfield, Kelsyn Graham-Wright, Susie Cruchon, Nancy Godsey and Emma Barker-Perez.The eighth grade Cougar boys scored 75 points, 11 behind the Centennial team. Kevin Dunigan led the Cougars with a first in the 110 hurdles, while other scorers included Kyle Cramer, Adam Tenuta, Josh Helpenstel, Michael Veeder, Drew Aernie, Jacob Royds, Tanner McInerney, Mark Iddins, Luke Pomeroy and Paul Taylor.The seventh grade Cougar boys scored 40 points to tie for fifth with North Lake. Cedarcrest won the division with 82. Jordan Stritler won the high jump and Chris Depender scored points in the 1600, 800 and 1600 relay to pace the Cougars. Other 7th grade point makers included Jake Richards, Jesse Coble, Josh Bavaro, Conner Chin, Devin Thompson, Braylen Davis and Devin Murphy. "