Sports

LMS eighth-grade track girls cap perfect season

With the Langley Middle School track season officially over, the Langley Middle School’s eighth-grade girls track team will have to wait at least a year to possibly experience how a loss feels.

A year after finishing a perfect season as seventh graders, the eighth grade team once again rolled through the Cascade Division with no losses in any of their meets. The perfect season culminated in eight first place finishes and an 80-point win over the King’s team in the Cascade Division championship held May 26 at South Whidbey High School.

“It was a team effort,” said LMS eighth grader Caroline Habel of the girl’s formula for success. She said the team members tended to boost each other during the meets and the individual runners always strived for personal records.

Habel contributed quite a bit to the team’s success. She won the 1,600- and 800-meters, placed fifth in the 75-meter hurdles and finished sixth in the long jump.

“Four individual ribbons and she made it look easy,” said Jack Terhar, the Cougars’ head track coach.

The seventh grade boys also finished the season with no losses by edging out King’s in the league championship, 117-106.

“Our whole team tried hard in practice and in meets,” said seventh-grader Jon Poolman said of the key to the boys success. “We always put in our best effort.”

Poolman’s individual effort led to a first place finish in the high jump, 200-meter and 100-meter dash. Each win set personal records for the seventh grader.

The eighth grade boys and seventh grade girls both placed second in the championship meet.

Coach Terhar said some of the success comes from the number of participants. Because track and field accounts for the school’s only organized spring sport, 120 students turned out to participate. With that size of team, many of the Cougars were able to place in numerous events and score points, Terhar said.

“The runners wanting to follow the difficult training schedule of one easy practice followed by one grueling practice played a role in the success as well,” he said. “The kids were willing to work hard.”

Team results

eighth-grade girls

Langley 174, Kings 94, Lakewood 51, Granite Falls 51, Sultan 45, Concrete 32, Coupeville 8, LaConner 0.

75-meter hurdles — 1. Thomas 12.7 seconds, 5. Habel 13.2, 6. Besst 13.4; 1,600 meters — 1. Habel 6 minutes and 2 seconds, 5. Bosman 6:29, 6. Koelblinger 6:29.1; 100 meters — 1. Bakke 13.3, 4. Fletcher 14, 6. Grover 14.3; 400 meter relay 5. LMS 57.1; 400 meters — 1. Fletcher 1:06, 4. Lungren 1:10, 8. Bosman 1:11; 800 meters — 1. Habel 2:35, 4. Ct. Bosman 2:50, 7. Koelblinger 2:58; 800 meter relay — 4. LMS 2:05; Shotput— 1. Thomas 29-feet and .5 inches, 4. Nelson 24-6, 6. Jones 23-10; High jump— 1. Besst 4-9, T-3. Antetomaso and Fletcher 4-8, 7. Ct. Bosman 4-4; Discus — T-1. Nelson and Besst 68-2, 7. Gordon 57-9; Long jump — 2. Thompson 13-4, 3. Leggett 12-6.5, 4. Besst 12-6, 6. Habel 12-4.

Team results

eighth-grade boys

Kings 149, Langley 101, Coupeville 58, Lakewood 50, Granite Falls 44, Concrete 40, Sultan 20, LaConner 0.

Individual results:

100 meter hurdles— 2. Thompson 17, 5. Rudd 17.9; 1,600 meters — 1. Petrich 5:14, 2. Stallman 5:16; 100 meters — 2. Tenuta 11.9; 400 meter relay 3. LMS 51.1; 400 meters — 2. Stallman 59.1, 6. Cooley 1:01; 200 meters — 1. Tenuta 24.4, 3. Thompson 25.6; 800 meters— 1. Petrich 2:19, 7. Brasko 2:34; 800 meter relay — 5. LMS 1:54; High jump— 4. Tenuta 5-4, 5. Thompson 5; Discus — 7. Monell 88-7; Long jump — 7. Thompson 15-5, 8. Stallman 15-1.

Team results— seventh grade girls:

Kings 170, Langley 90, Lakewood 51, Granite Falls 51, Concrete 34, LaConner 28, Sultan 22, Coupeville 10.

Individual results: 75 meter hurdles — 2. Alber 13.2, 6. Barrow 14.1; 1,600 meters — 2. Barrow 6:06, 8. Kamps 6:25; 100 meters — 8. Larimore 14.8; 400 meter relay — 5. LMS 59; 400 meters — 3. Wood 1:09; 800 meters — 2. Fletcher 2:43, 6. Burnett 2:48.2, 7. Dorpat 2:48.9; 800 meter relay — 3. LMS 2:10; Shotput— 3. Calderwood 24, 5. Diehl 23-1, 7. Hamilton 22-4.5; High jump— 2. Wood 4-6, 5. Barrow 4-2; Discus — 5. Holt 60-5.75 inches, 8. Diehl 58-5; Long jump — 2. Calderwood 13-3, 7. Johnson 11-9.

Team results— seventh grade boys

Langley 117, Kings 106, Granite Falls 88, Lakewood 84, Sultan 37, Coupeville 17, LaConner 10, Concrete 0.

Individual results: 110 meter hurdles — 6. Bennet 19; 1,600 meters — 1. Thornley 5:24, 4. McCauley 5:42; 100 meters — 1. Poolman 12.3; 400 meter relay 3. LMS 53; 400 meters — 4. Thulin 1:07, 5. Idso 1:08; 200 meters — 1. Poolman 26; 800 meters — 2. Thornley 2:30, 5. McCauley 2:39, 7. McDermott 2:44, 8. Rayner 2:45; 800 meter relay — 5. LMS 2:06; Discus — 2. Idso 88-8, 6. Crane 74-2, 7. West 73-8, 8. Zuver 73-4.5; Long jump — 5. Bennett 14-1; Shotput — 2. Zuver 30-11.5, 5. Engstrom 30-10, 6. A. West 30-6; High jump — 1. Poolman 5-3, 6. Idso 4-8, 8. McDermott 4-6.

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