Falcons take 1st in 4-team meet / Track

The South Whidbey High School track teams slipped by perennial power King’s in a four-team meet Thursday, April 21, in Langley.

The Falcon boys scored 105 points to finish ahead of King’s (97), Cedar Park Christian-Bothell (37) and Sultan (17).

The South Whidbey girls posted 103 points, three more than the Knights. CPC had 34 and Sultan 26.

Kris Dixon led the Falcon boys by winning four events. He took both hurdle races (110, 16; 330, 42.78) and ran with Matthew Simmons, John Bartel and Caden Spear on the winning 4×100 team (44.71) and with Max Dodd, Callahan Yale and Simmons on the first-place 4×400 team (3:41.39).

Simmons added a win in the 100 (11.58).

Michael Cepowski was a double winner (1,600, 4:50.38; 3,200, 10:43.95).

Owen Boram (javelin, 145-03), Larsen Christiansen (high jump, 5-06) and Cameron Jensen (long jump, 21-00.5) were the other South Whidbey winners.

On the girls side, Sophia Nielsen paced the attack with wins in the 100 hurdles (15.47), long jump (17-01.25) and the triple jump (35-02.5).

Alexandra Kurtz (400, 1:05.94) and Lil McCleary (300 hurdles, 50.47) each won an individual event and two relays. They teamed with Karyna Hezel and Mallory Drye in the 4×200 (1:53.02), and with Elizabeth Donnelly and Hezel in the 4×400 (4:23.04).

Donnelly won the 800 (2:23.65), Kaia Swegler Richmond the 3,200 (11:48.63) and Emily Vanberg the javelin (90).

South Whidbey joins Archbishop Murphy and Cedar Park Christian at Sultan at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 26.

Other South Whidbey results

Second, boys: Bartel, 200, 23.67; Simmons, 400, 54.02; Christiansen, 300 hurdles, 45.84; Jensen, high jump, 5-04; Billy Rankin, long jump, 18-10.25; Romey Rohde, pole vault, 12.

Second, girls: Hezel, 200, 28.56; Drye, 400, 1:07.61; Vanberg, discus, 74-09; Leanne Robbins, pole vault, 7-06; Mattason Straub, long jump, 14-10.25.

Third, boys: Dodd, 400, 54.69; Cepowski, 800, 2:10.59; Kole Nelson, 110 hurdles, 17.12; Casey Justus, shot put, 36-03.5.

Third, girls: Rachel Harder, shot put, 25-03; Donnelly, high jump, 4-04.

Fourth, boys: JaNoah Spratt, shot put, 34-06.5; Dylan Davis, discus, 95-09; Dodd, javelin, 121-04.

Fourth, girls: Straub, 100, 13.63; Serena McLain, 100 hurdles, 18.95; Vanberg, discus, 74-09; Camille Young, long jump, 14-04.25; Maddy Drye, javelin, 78-07.

Fifth, boys: Cooper Ullmann, 1,600, 5:07.59; Justus, discus, 90-03; Christiansen, javelin, 120-11.

Fifth, girls: Harder, discus, 74; Nora Anastasi, pole vault, 6; Laura Moran, long jump, 13-02.

Sixth, boys: Joe Davies, 800, 2:58.2; Sam Baesler, 1,600, 5:08.84; Davis, shot put, 33-09; Brady Hezel, discus, 90-03; Nelson, javelin, 105-10; Sam Martin, pole vault, 10-06.

Sixth, girls: Mikayla Hezel, 100, 14.18; Mya Pratt, shot put, 21-05.5; Anastasi, javelin, 67-07; Mallory Drye, high jump, 4.

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