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King’s barely edges South Whidbey girls track
Six points kept South Whidbey girls track and field from beating King’s.
The Falcons’ shortcoming was not for a lack of stellar performances. Six Falcon girls won their events and five finished in second place.
King’s won the Cascade Conference girls track and field meet, edging South Whidbey, 69-64. South Whidbey finished first and second in the 800 meter, 100-meter hurdles and discus. In the hurdles, freshman Tera Applegate paced senior Sylvie Kaul-Anderson with a 17.26-second race, Applegate’s best time of the season. The two also competed in the 300-meter hurdles, with Kaul-Anderson winning the event in 52.25 seconds. Applegate placed fourth.
Lillianna Stelling, a senior, won the 800 in a career-best 2:24.74 seconds. Not far behind was teammate Terra Wildon, a junior, who placed second in a personal best 2:35.11.
Throwers Angelina Berger, a senior, and sophomore Kristen Schuster battled in the discus. Berger, a state-level shot put and discus thrower, gave way to her teammate in the discus. Schuster won with a mark of 101 feet, 4 inches. Berger tossed for 99 feet, 4 inches; she also won the shot put at 39 feet, 11 inches, her career-best distance and a school record.
Nora Felt won the 1,600-meter race and set her career-best time at 5:29.88. The senior finished the mile almost eight seconds faster than her previous-best time earlier this season.
Anna Hood set her career-best time in the 100-meter sprint at 13.28 seconds for a second-place finish.
Zoe Tapert, a freshman, placed second in the high jump with her mark of 4 feet, 6 inches.
The Falcon girls won all three relays. Hood teamed with Madi Boyd, Riley McDonald and Maia Sparkman in the 400-meter relay that finished in 53.15 seconds. Boyd, Hood, Kaul-Anderson and Felt won the 1,600-meter relay in 4:19.12.
South Whidbey’s boys claimed two first-place awards in the 3,200-meter race and the javelin. Chris Anderson, a freshman, won the two-mile run in 10:35.79, his best time of the year. Nick French, a junior, won the javelin throw with a season-best mark of 170 feet, 2 inches.
In the field events, only junior Andy Madsen placed in the top three. He finished second in the pole vault with a career-high 11 feet, 9 inches.
Jordan Parrick placed second in the 300-meter hurdles in 46.66 seconds. Cole Zink placed second in the 400-meter run (the first of his career) and third in the 800.