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South Whidbey track takes on top teams at invitationals

South Whidbey’s 400-meter relay runners, from left Anna Leski, Madi Boyd, Bailey Forsyth and Maia Sparkman, celebrate a top-10 finish with head coach Mark Eager, left, and assistant coach Dean Hatt.  - Kris Rodden photo
South Whidbey’s 400-meter relay runners, from left Anna Leski, Madi Boyd, Bailey Forsyth and Maia Sparkman, celebrate a top-10 finish with head coach Mark Eager, left, and assistant coach Dean Hatt.
— image credit: Kris Rodden photo

Relays run well at Lake Washington

A handful of South Whidbey girls track athletes challenged some of the top teams in Western Washington at the all-classification Lake Washington Invitational on May 3.

The Falcon 800-meter relay team of Madi Boyd, Maia Sparkman, Anna Leski and Bailey Forsyth finished in seventh place in 1:49.36, the second-fastest time set by the relay team this season.

South Whidbey’s 1,600-meter relay squad of Boyd, Leski, Jaime Rodden and Mackenzie Hezel placed eighth in 4:21.15, about eight seconds slower than their fastest mark set the week before at the Terrace Invite.

The 400-meter relay unit, also featuring Boyd, Sparkman, Forysth and Leski, ended up in 12th place in 51.83, their second-best time this season.

Rodden ran her career-best 800-meter race in 2:23.64, improving two seconds from her previous best mark set at the Terrace Invite. Her time landed her in the 1A top 10 of times set in the girls 800-meter race.

Scratches mar boys Shoreline Invitational

South Whidbey sent less than a dozen of its boys track and field athletes to the Shoreline Invitational on Saturday. Two of its top field performers seniors Nick French and Andy Madsen scratched from their events in the javelin and pole vault, respectively.

In the 1,600-meter relay, Cole Zink, Evan Mellish, Brandon Asay and Tanner Lobdell placed 17th in 3:38.42.

Jordan Parrick, a senior, finished the 300-meter hurdles in 45 seconds, good for 32nd place overall and his best time this season. He also finished the 110-meter hurdles in 17.56 seconds for 27th place.

Zink finished the 800-meter race in 2:05.95 for 31st place.

A pair of Falcons ran the mile. Evan Mellish, a sophomore, finished in 5:00.66, and Truman Hood set his personal record at 5:02.66.

 

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