South Whidbey track team sends 16 to tri-district meet

Seven boys and nine girls from the South Whidbey track and field team raced, leaped and threw their way to the 1A tri-district meet.

South Whidbey’s senior-laden girls team sent several athletes to the tri-district meet in multiple events at the prelims Thursday, May 16. Anna Hood, a sprinter, qualified for the 100-meter sprint, 400-meter relay, 800-meter relay and 1,600-meter relay. She set her career time in the 100 at 13.24 seconds. The 400-meter relay team included freshman Tera Applegate and junior Madi Boyd.

On the distance relays is senior Nora Felt, who also individually qualified in the 800-meter race. The 800 relay was rounded out by junior Maia Sparkman, senior Sylvie Kaul-Anderson and Boyd. The 1,600 relay featured Boyd, Sparkman, Hood and Felt.

Distance runner Lillianna Stelling, a senior, qualified in the 1,600 and 3,200 races, winning the latter. Stelling set her career-best time in the mile at 5:14.68.

Applegate ran the fastest time of her young Falcon career in the 100-meter hurdles for a second-place finish in 16.80 seconds.

Throwers Angelina Berger and Kristen Schuster each qualified for the discus, and Berger advanced to the tri-district meet in the shot put, too. Berger won both events at the 1A District meet at Lynden Christian High School.

For the Falcon boys team, junior Jordan Parrick qualified in the 300-meter hurdles as the fifth-place finisher. He set his best time at 45.02 seconds.

Hunter Parrick, Brandon Asay, Cole Zink and Kale Reichersamer qualified for the tri-district round in the 1,600-meter relay, in which they placed third in 3:36.69.

State-ranked javelin thrower Nick French advanced as the second-place finisher with a mark of 166 feet, 4 inches.

Andy Madsen, a junior, qualified in the pole vault with a mark of 11 feet, 6 inches.

The top six finishers from the tri-district meet at King’s School advance to the state 1A meet. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association 1B/2B/1A boys and girls track meet championship will be held May 24-25 at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.


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