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Falcon tracksters triumph at Terrace Invite
Competing against several 4A and 3A schools at the Terrace Invite, South Whidbey track and field had a strong showing April 26.
The Falcons won the boys javelin, girls 800 meter and girls 1,600-meter relay. Senior Nick French extended his streak of first-place javelin finishes to seven meets with a mark of 173 feet. Teammate Maverick Christensen, a junior, had the second-best throw of his career with a distance of 133 feet, 4 inches. One other Falcon boy finished with a top-three place: Andy Madsen. The senior polevaulter finished in third place with a vault of 11 feet.
For the girls team, seniors Jaime Rodden and Terra Wildon blitzed the 800-meter race. Rodden won the event with a career-best time of 2:25.87. Wildon followed suit with her fastest time of 2:31.19 for third place.
A pair of underclassmen ran well in the 100-meter girls hurdles. Tera Applegate, a sophomore, had her best race of the year for a third-place finish in 17.46 seconds. Bailey Forsyth, a freshman, took fourth place in 17.65 seconds.
All three of South Whidbey’s girls relays finished in the top two and had their best times of the season. The mile relay of Madi Boyd, Mackenzie Hezel, Jaime Rodden and Anna Leski won with a time of 4:13.04. Both the 800-meter relay and 400-meter relay teams finished in second place. Boyd, Maia Sparkman, Forsyth and Leski ended the 800-meter relay in 1:49.19 and the 400-meter relay in 51.63.
South Whidbey junior Abby Hodson placed third in the javelin at 100 feet, 4 inches; it was her second-farthest throw this season.
Terrace Invite at Edmonds Stadium:
South Whidbey boys: 100 - 14, Brandon Chapman, 57.60; 800 - 16, Evan Mellish, 2:15.02; 3,200 - 19, Cory Ackerman, 11:32.06, 20, Truman Hood, 11:47.36; 110-meter hurdles - 11, Jordan Parrick, 21.53; 300-meter hurdles - 7, Parrick, 45.13; shot put - 18, Christensen, 32-5, 19, Chandler Hagglund, 31-10.5; discus - 13, Madsen, 99-3, 15, Hagglund, 96-6, 17, Kobe Saephan, 89-9; pole vault - 10, Nate Hanson, 8-6; long jump - 8, Kale Reichersamer, 18-7; triple jump - 7, Reichersamer, 37-2.5.
South Whidbey girls: 100 - 17, Applegate, 14.27; 200 - 16, Megan Drake, 29.91; 400 - 8, Drake, 1:06.71; 3,200 - 10, Emma Lungren, 12:55.06; shot put - 15, Morgan Davis, 25-8, 25, Sanna Bjork, 20-0.5; discus - 12, Hailey Simchuk, 85-10, 20, Bjork, 61-11, 22, Samantha Arrants, 50-5; javelin - 8, Simchuk, 83-4, 14, Hezel, 74-10; high jump - 11, Zoe Tapert, 4-2, 11, Drake, 4-2.