Falcons open track season at Whidbey Island Jamboree

The South Whidbey track teams combined to win four events at the Whidbey Island Jamboree on Thursday, March 20, in Oak Harbor.

South Whidbey’s Zoe Tapert clears 4 feet

The South Whidbey track teams combined to win four events at the Whidbey Island Jamboree on Thursday, March 20, in Oak Harbor.

The jamboree featured teams from South Whidbey, Oak Harbor, Coupeville and Lakewood and an abbreviated events list. Athletes could compete in no more than two events.

The Falcon boys were led by the wins of Cole Zink (800 meters, 2:07.13) and Nick French (javelin, 171-03).

The South Whidbey girls earned a first in the 4×400 relay (4:26.91) from Madi Boyd, Jaime Rodden, Mackenzie Hezel and Anna Leski; and in the 100 hurdles (17.45) from Baily Forsyth.

Sprinters Tanner Lobdell (100, 11.48; 400, 53.95) and Maia Sparkman (100, 13.37; 200, 27.71) each collected two second places.

Maverick Christensen was second in the boys javelin (131-11), and Zink, Truman Hood, Evan Mellish and Cory Ackerman ran second in the boys 4×400 (3:56.72).

Boyd was third in the 100 (13.47), and Leski and Zoe Tapert tied for third in the high jump (4-06).

The Falcons open the regular season when they meet Cedarcrest and Granite Falls at King’s at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 27.

Other South Whidbey results from the jamboree:

Fourth, boys: Hood, 800, 2:19.46; 4×400 relay (Collin Burns, Jon Deritus, Brandon Chapman, Zach Spross-Ramsey), 4:08.97; Kelly Chambers, long jump, 16-05.

Fourth, girls: Mallorie Mitchem, 800, 2:40.64; Tera Applegate, 100 hurdles, 18; 4×400 relay (Bethany Justus, Mitchem, Emma Lungren, Terra Wildon), 5:07.29.

Fifth, boys: Mellish, 800, 2:19.78.

Fifth, girls: Haily Carden, 400, 1:25.99; Rodden, 1,600, 5:53.5; Abby Hodson, javelin, 83-09.

Sixth, boys: Kale Reichersamer, 100, 11.83; 200, 24.58; Brandon Asay, 400, 57.7; Eric Shirey, javelin, 113-01.

Sixth, girls: Forsyth, 100, 13.8; Haily Simchuk, discus, 70-11; Megan Drake, high jump, 4-04; Maria Crain, long jump, 11-05.


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