LMS Cougs sweep faint competition

Halfway through their 2004 season, members of the Langley Middle School track team are looking for some competition. Heck, they’d be thrilled if someone would just show up.

In a three-way meeting Wednesday at Waterman Field that would have been four-way had Concrete made an appearance as scheduled, the seventh- and eighth-grade boys and girls teams from LMS swept the team competition and most of the individual events.

A veritable sea of blue and white next to two small teams from Lopez Island and LaConner, nearly 100 Langley Cougars flooded whole events, taking most of the top spots. For the seventh-grade boys, the 100-meter dash was typical, as Nick Tenuta led a 1-2-3 LMS sweep of the event.

The team also swept the high jump, with Tenuta leading the way with a 5-2 leap, and the long jump, won by Matt Pettrich.

The sevie girls swept five events. The top point getter for the team was Karissa Thomas, who took the 75-meter hurdles, the 400 dash, the mile run, and the long jump. A double winner for the Cougs was Ruby Jones, who took the shot put and discus.

The eighth-grade boys got a little more competition, primarily from LaConner, but still swept three events. The team’s two double winners were Gabe Harshman in the discus and high jump, and Eric Stallman in 110 hurdles and 800-meter run.

For the eighth-grade girls, Laura Sandri was a triple winner, taking the 100, 200 and long jump.

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