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Falcons advance to state meet

  • Wednesday, June 25, 2008 9:53pm
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South Whidbey’s Andy Bennett takes flight Wednesday at Cedarcrest High School in Duvall.

Falcons advance to state meet

South Whidbey’s Andy Bennett placed second with a 21 foot, 2-inch long jump Wednesday at the District 2A championships this week at Cedarcrest High School in Duvall.

It was a personal best for Bennett and good enough for a berth at state May 23-24 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

In the girls triple jump, the Falcons’ Cayla Calderwood took first place with a 35-foot effort and second in the high jump at 5 feet even, just an inch lower than Burlington-Edison’s Danielle Nordlund.

Emily Martin placed fifth in the 3,200-meter distance for a PR run in 11 minutes, 52 seconds — the fastest freshman time in South Whidbey track history.

Calderwood, Martin and Bennett all qualified for state at the district championships.

The district meet continued Friday, but results were unavailable before The Record went to press. Check www.southwhidbeyrecord.com for results.

Falcon Miller makes the cut

South Whidbey golfer Sydney Miller shot a 105 and made it to the second day in the District One championships at Snohomish Golf Club with a first-day score of 100.

Miller was one of 36 girls from 13 teams from the Cascade and Northwest leagues who made the cut last week; 19 moved on to state finals.

At the tournament, the girls used stoke play, so the lowest scores won.

“Sydney’s second day score was 114, which was not good enough to make it to the state tournament,” Falcon coach Tom Sage said. “Sehome, Bellingham and Burlington-Edison dominated on both days.”

Falcons Emily Lindus shot 107, Brandi Winn had 114, Olivia Hamilton had 112, Morgan Thomson shot 111 and Danyelle Leggett had 122.

This was Miller’s first time at a big golf tournament.

“Well, it was horrible the second day from all the rain,” she said. “I was a bit intimidated because those other girls were so good. But Mr. Sage followed me around the course and that was a big help.”

Miller plans to return next year, along with the rest of the team.

“I’m cautiously optimistic,” Sage noted. “If they move forward from where they left off and vastly improve their short game, we could send someone to state.”

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