South Whidbey moves a step closer to state

Cayla Calderwood and Lauren Sandri once again showed why they are the Falcons to watch as track state finals approach next week.

In the second day of action in District 1 championships at Cedarcrest High School -— featuring athletes from 13 schools in the Cascade and Northwest leagues — Calderwood placed first in the javelin, throwing 115 feet, 1 inch.

Sandri was first in the 200-meter dash in 25.78 seconds.

Sandri, Laurie Robinson, Gwen Bakke and McKenzie Walker combined for a win in the 200-meter relay event in 1:46.24.

Other highlights for the girls included Sandri’s second place showing in the 100-meter dash in 12.41 and a second place in the 100-meter relay for Bakke, Sandri, Autumn Walker and Laurie Robinson in 50.48.

In the boys 100-meter dash, Hisahi Sanda was fourth in 11.38.

In the boys 400-meter relay Jon Poolman, Andy Bennett, Sanda and Ramsey O’Brien came in second place with 44.04.

In the 300-meter intermediate hurdles, Bennett placed third with 41.51.Calderwood, Sandri, McKenzie Walker, Bennett, Poolman, Chandler Thompson, Sanda and Eric Stallman all qualified for state in Tacoma, May 23-24.

In team scores, the girls were third with 89 points, behind Burlington-Edison with 144.5 and Sehome with 93.5.

The boys placed seventh with 49 points.