MEET RECAP: 2023 Kingco Championships

The Kingco Championships was contested Friday the 12th and Saturday the 13th at Renton Memorial Stadium. Enduring the heat, 65 Issaquah Eagles qualified for the meet, and ended up finishing 3rd for the girls team and 4th for the boys team. Along with the team success, we secured 4 individual Kingco championships, 38 athletes scoring at the meet, 45 PRs, and lots of fun in the sun! Detailed below are all top-3 performances.

Our first top 3 performance came from the girls 4x200m of Daytona Crow, Shanthi Hall, Domfo Abekah, and Sena Pittman. These girls ran a 1:45.66 for 3rd place overall, which is a seasons best for these ladies. Sophomore Toren Garcia started his weekend with a 3rd place finish in the 110m hurdles, with a new PR of 16.07. Senior Shanthi Hall went on to win the 100m hurdles, with a new seasons best of 15.59. Our boy’s 1600m was a see of gold, as 6 athletes ran, led by Connor Rickey who finished 2nd overall with a near-best effort of 4:20.13. Sophomore Carson Naehr was our second individual Kingco champion of the meet, winning the boy’s high jump with a leap of 6’0″. Finally, Sena Pittman ended Friday evening with a huge PR in the 400m, running 58.07, which ranks 5th all time for Issaquah HS and puts her at 5th in the 4A state rankings.

Saturday successes started with the girl’s high jump, where senior Courtney Smith secured her second straight Kingco title in the girl’s high jump, matching her personal best of 5’0″ for the win. At the boy’s triple jump, Ben LaFramboise finished 3rd overall with a hop, skip, and a jump of 40’11.25″, and in girl’s triple, sophomore Domfo Abekah finished 2nd overall with a mark of 33’7″. Back to the track, Issaquah’s winning ways continued with the 300m hurdles, where sophomore Toren Garcia won the event with a new PR of 40.42. In the girl’s 300m hurdles, senior Sophia Mydlil finished 3rd with a PR of 48.27. In the 800m, where we had 5 boys and 5 girls in both events, Connor Rickey finished 2nd overall in a new PR of 1:55.58 and Sena Pittman finished 3rd in 2:15.73. To follow up an amazing performance shortly after the 800m, Sena Pittman finished 2nd in the 200m, running a 25.80. To wrap up the evening, junior Mary Jane Harig finished 2nd in a tactical 3200m, with a time of 11:18.72. Our final event was the 4x400m, where the boys team of Greyson Pike, Elijah Miller, Toren Garcia, and Nicolas Talluto finished in a photo finish to Eastlake, running 3:29.88 for 2nd.

There are so many amazing performances, PRs, and inspirational moments from the meet to highlight, but the results will have to speak for themselves. Those are linked here.

Issaquah High School returns to Renton Memorial Stadium for the District I/II championships, set for Wednesday the 17th and Saturday the 21st. Top 4 from each event will qualify for the 4A State Championship in Tacoma the following week. Events on Wednesday will begin at 2pm, and on Saturday at 10am. Fly Eagles, Fly!

MEET RECAP: ISD Meet, Liberty Twilight, Eleventh Hour

A big week for Issaquah Track, competing in 3 meets in 3 days across 4 different locations. Even with all of the travel and the team going in different directions, we still saw 155 PRs and 16 event wins across the 3 meets. Event winning performances are listed below.

  • At Skyline HS, Wyatt Chollman (141’2″) threw to a victory in the boy’s javelin, while Courtney Smith (86’8″) won the girl’s javelin contest.
  • In the 100m hurdles, Shanthi Hall (16.25) continued her winning ways.
  • In the high jump, Carson Naehr (5’10”) matched his personal best for the win, while Courtney Smith (4’10”) mathed her season’s best for the win.
  • Sole Miller (8’0) matched her personal best for the win in the girl’s pole vault.
  • Daytona Crow (14’8) won the long jump in only her second attempt at the event, and then backed it up by going to the Eleventh Hour meet the next day to improve her mark to 15’5″ for the win at that event.
  • Freshman Dallen Tubbs (5:05.76, PR) won the 1600m event at the ISD meet.
  • Sena Pittman ran a lights out race in the 400m, improving her personal best to 59.79, which ranks her 10th in 4A.
  • In the ISD 800m, senior Hayden Stowe (2:04.45, PR) and junior Ilora Farren (2:24.71) both ran to wins in the boy’s and girl’s events, respectively.
  • Benjamin LaFramboise went to win the long jump competition at the Eleventh Hour, jumping 18’10” and qualifying for Kingco.
  • Freshman Erin Chollman improved her personal best in the girl’s javelin at the Eleventh Hour, winning the event with a throw of 83’4″.
  • And concluding a week of competition at the Liberty Twilight invitational, sophomore Connor Rickey (4:18.06, PR) won the meet over a stacked Kingco field, as did Kate Yahn (4:59.17) in her first time shattering the 5-minute mile barrier. This moves Kate to #4 all time for Issaquah and gives Rickey the sophomore class record in the 1600m.

With so many other amazing performances to highlight, I could continue writing forever. Links to the full results for ISD Meet, Eleventh Hour, and Liberty Twilight are all here.

Issaquah High School sends 65 athletes to the Kingco Championships, which will be contested at Renton Memorial Stadium on May 12th and 13th. Events begin on Friday at 2pm. Fly Eagles, Fly!

MEET RECAP: Shoreline Invitational

 Travelling to Shoreline stadium for the first time this season, our TEAM took on what is historically one of the most competitive meets of the regular season. In that pressure, many Issaquah Eagles created performance diamonds. As a result, we saw 16 PRs and 13 trips to the medal stand. Medal winning performances detailed below:

  • Our boy’s and girl’s DMR of Benjamin Konopka, Greyson Pike, Elliot McIntosh, Alex Yahn (10:56.32) and Rachel Dennie, Kamarrie Spencer, Daniela Jaeschke, and Riley Eberhardt (13:34.90) finished 2nd and 6th, respectively. 
  • Senior Shanthi Hall (16.10, PR) ran to a 4th place overall while racing in the 2nd fastest heat.
  • Our very own Domfo Abekah (35’3.5″) and Benjamin LaFramboise (41’5.5″) both leapt to new PR’s in the triple jump, both earning themselves 2nd and 8th place, respectively. 
  • Freshman Clara Michael (5:39.23) made a heroic effort after being tripped 350m into the girl’s freshman 1600m race, finishing 7th overall.
  • Sophomore Toren Garcia ran to an 8th place finish in the 300m hurdles in a near-best time of 41.14. 
  • Senior Kate Yahn (2:18.12, PR) and sophomore Sena Pittman (2:19.70, PR) went 1-2 in the girl’s 800m, taking down a great field and running a great team race.
  • Sophomore Connor Rickey (9:25.36, PR) ran the 3200m for 4th overall.
  • Senior Kate Yahn (11:05.18) doubled back from the 800m in the 3200m and finished 3rd overall. 
  • Our boy’s 4x400m of Nicolas Talluto, Greyson Pike, Elijah Miller, and Toren Garcia (3:30.61) set a new seasons best and finished 5th overall. 
  • Our girl’s 4x400m of Sena Pittman, Ilora Farren, Sophie Penton, and Daniela Jaeschke (4:12.50) ran to a 6th place finish. 

See full results here.

Issaquah squad splits up a few different directions this week, as we send a contingent to contest the throws events of the ISD Meet on Wednesday the 3rd, the remaining events will be held at Issaquah High on the 4th, the distance squad will be running at the Liberty Twilight meet held on Friday the 5th, and a small group of people looking for last chance marks will head up to North Creek HS on Friday the 5th for the Eleventh Hour Invitational. Fly Eagles, Fly!

MEET RECAP: Issaquah @ Eastlake

Issaquah travelled up to contest Eastlake HS. Totaled, we had 183 PRs, and 10 total event victories. Going into the finale of our season, this was an awesome way to finish the season off!

To start our winning ways, senior Shanthi Hall (16.38, PR) won the 100m hurdles. Seniors Ben Konopka (4:34.69, PR) and Kate Yahn (5:06.04) won the boy’s and girl’s 1600m, respectively. Our success continued to the 400m, where sophomore Connor Rickey (52.07, PR) showed his range in the sprints. Freshman Avani Akerar (53.82, PR) won the 300m hurdles, and junior Jane Harig (2:23.32, PR) won the 800m. Sophomore Sena Pittman (26.36, PR) took the W in the 200m, while senior Courtney Smith (4’10”) and sophomore Domfo Abekah (34’7″) won the high jump and triple jump, respectively. To close out the meet, our boy’s 4x400m of freshman Nicolas Talluto, junior Greyson Pike, junior Elijah Miller, and sophomore Toren Garcia ran a season’s best 3:33.22 to win the event. Detailed below are the rest of the scoring athletes:

  • Toren Garcia – 2nd 400m (52.32, PR)
  • Benjamin Lucas – 2nd 800m (2:04.43, PR)
  • Ilora Farren – 2nd 800m (2:24.05, PR)
  • Henry Tait – 2nd 1600m (4:34.94, PR)
  • Carson Naehr – 2nd High Jump (5’8″)
  • Erin Chollman – 2nd 100mH (18.71, PR)
  • Courtney Smith – 2nd Javelin (92’9″)
  • Domfo Abekah – 2nd Long Jump (15’5″)
  • Mackenzie Bice – 2nd Triple Jump (27’10”)
  • Elijah Miller – 3rd 400m (53.77, PR)
  • Sophie Penton – 3rd 400m (1:03.22, PR)
  • Elliot McIntosh – 3rd 800m (2:06.80, PR)
  • Clara Michael – 3rd 800m (2:30.27, PR)
  • Alex Yahn – 3rd 1600m (4:35.94)
  • Jonathan Liu – 3rd 3200m (9:47.75, PR)
  • Riley Eberhardt – 3rd 3200m (12:16.95, PR)
  • Avani Akerar – 3rd 100mH (19.04, PR)
  • Katherine Dillon – 3rd 300mh (54.21, PR)
  • Nicholas Barran – 3rd Shotput (39’11”)
  • Mackenzie Bice and Velena Beeks – 3rd High Jump (4’6″)
  • Dexter Zablocki – 3rd Pole Vault (11’6″)
  • Lucy Stevenson – 3rd Pole Vault (8’6″)
  • Benjamin LaFramboise – 3rd Long Jump (18’3″)
  • Shanthi Hall – 3rd Long Jump (14’8″)
  • Presley Boettcher – 3rd Triple Jump (27’9″)

MEET RECAP: Oregon Relays

We were honored to be accepted to the Oregon Relays, held at historic Hayward Field on University of Oregon’s Campus. 27 Issaquah athletes competed across 23 events, where we saw 26 personal bests and 2 school records fall. Detailed below are all of the performances we saw at the meet.

  • Senior Ethan Blazer (23.76, PR) finished 53rd in the boy’s 200m.
  • Junior Brennen Rickey (9:30.02, 28th, PR), senior Ben Konopka (9:42.08, 44th, PR), sophomore Alex Yahn (9:42.45, 45th, PR), and sophomore Henry Tait (9:49.43, 50th, PR) all ran in the boy’s 2 mile.
  • Junior Jane Harig (11:35.66, PR) finished 42nd in the girl’s 2 mile.
  • Juniors KJ Strunk (142’5″, 18th) and Wyatt Chollman (135’5.5″, 22nd) competed in the boy’s javelin.
  • Junior Greyson Pike (53.44) placed 49th in the boy’s 400m.
  • Sophomore Sena Pittman (1:00.46, PR) placed an Issaquah meet-high 7th place in the girl’s 400m.
  • Senior Courtney Smith (4’9″) placed 17th in the girl’s high jump and (95’6.5″) 28th in the girl’s javelin.
  • Our boy’s 4x400m of Nicolas Talluto, Greyson Pike, Maxwell Knight, and Toren Garcia ran to a 24th place finish in a season’s best time of 3:33.42.
  • Our girl’s 4x400m team of Sena Pittman, Ilora Farren, Sophie Penton, and Kate Yahn ran to a 19th place finish in a seasons best of 4:09.56.
  • Our girl’s Sprint Medley Relay [200m-200m-400m-800m] of Daytona Crow, Sophia Mydlil, Ilora Farren, and Kate Yahn ran a new school record in the event of 4:16.41. They placed 4th overall.
  • Our boy’s Distance Medley Relay [1200m, 400m, 800m, 1600m] of Brennen Rickey, Nicolas Talluto, Elliot McIntosh, and Connor Rickey ran a new school record of 10:37.30, finishing 12th as a team. They broke the school record previously set in 2018 of 10:57.10.
  • Sophomore Elliot McIntosh (4:35.50, PR) finished 52nd in the boy’s mile.
  • Senior Shanthi Hall (16.93) finished 29th overall in the 100m hurdles.
  • Sophomore Carson Naehr (5’6.25″) finished 28th in the boy’s high jump.
  • Sophomore Connor Rickey (1:56.97, PR, Sophomore School Record) and junior Elijah Miller (2:00.05, PR) finished 18th and 39th, respectively, in the boy’s 800m.
  • Senior Kate Yahn (2:25.14) finished 34th overall in the girl’s 800m.
  • Sophomore Toren Garcia (40.90, PR) placed 14th in the boy’s 300m hurdles.
  • Senior Sophia Mydlil (49.64, PR), placed 38th in the girl’s 300m hurdles.
  • Our girl’s 4x200m team of Daytona Crow, Sophie Penton, Madelyn Kramer, and Sena Pittman ran to a 20th place finish in a seasons best of 1:48.56.
  • Sophomore Domfo Abekah (35’2.75″, PR, Sophomore School Record) leapt to an 11th place finish in the girl’s triple jump.

Link to full results here.

Issaquah heads to Eastlake for our dual meet on the 27th, and then to the Shoreline Invitational on the 29th. Fly Eagles, Fly!

MEET WEEKEND: Birger Solberg Invite, Tiger Invite, Arcadia Invite

Big weekend before the start of spring break for Issaquah, as the team split up to attend 3 separate invitationals. In the respective meets, 5 medal winning performances, 24 personal bests, and some awesome big meet experience for our budding team.

Friday night at South Pasadena High School, Brennen Rickey, Alex Yahn, and Ben Konopka all competed in the 3200m at the Tiger Invitational. Rickey ended up finishing 3rd overall in the event in a new PR of 9:25.61, which currently ranks 3rd in 4A rankings, while Yahn and Konopka finished 12th and 13th respectively and ran PRs of 9:36.42 and 9:37.56. These marks also rank in the top-9 in 4A rankings — an awesome showing for our distance crew!

Back in Bellingham, Issaquah sent a contingent to the Birger Solberg Invitational, where our hurdle crew shined on an otherwise dreary day. Sebastian Powers ran a new personal best in the 110m hurdles of 16.27, good enough to finish 3rd in the event, while Toren Garcia ran a near-best effort of 41.48 in the 300m hurdles which earned him 2nd overall. In our field events, Wyatt Chollman heaved another PR in the javelin, as he’s now up to 147’3″, which put him at 2nd overall, and Domfo Abekah competed in the triple jump, where her mark of 32’4.25″ was deserving of 3rd place.

We had two athletes qualify for the Arcadia Invitational, a national level competition in Arcadia, CA — where some of the best high school athletes in the nation competed over the weekend. Connor Rickey ran the mile, where he ran a near-best effort of 4:25.98 for 29th place overall, and Kate Yahn also raced the mile and ran 5:46.24.

All in all — an awesome weekend for Issaquah athletes! Links to all meets are linked here (Birger Solberg, Tiger, Arcadia).

Coming up, we will have our second home meet against Bellevue and Skyline on Wednesday, April 19th — events start at 4:30. We will also be sending a team down to Oregon Relays, hosted by University of Oregon, this Friday and Saturday the 21st and 22nd. Fly Eagles, Fly!

MEET RECAP: Issaquah @ Mount Si

Traveling up the foothills to Mt Si high school, Issaquah Track and Field racked up one team win, 19 individual event wins, and 175 total PRs. This was an amazing showing for our TEAM and a great step in the right direction for our season.

Our first victories came in the short hurdles, where Sebastian Powers (16.39) won the 110m race and Shanthi Hall (17.47, SB) won the 100m race. Continuing to the mile, where we saw Brennen Rickey (4:28.54, PR) and Jane Harig (5:11.43, PR) fly around the track. The next victories on the track came back to back, as Toren Garcia won both the 400m (54.02, PR) and the 300m hurdles (43.03). The 800m was next, where we saw Hayden Stowe (2:07.14, PR) and Kate Yahn (2:18.32, PR) take victories in those races, followed shortly by the 3200m where Connor Rickey (9:34.69, PR) and Allison Hu (11:46.76, PR) won those races individually. Our winning didn’t stop there, as the 4x400m saw 2 seasons best, as the boy’s team of Toren Garcia, Nicolas Talluto, Ellie Miller, and Greyson Pike ran 3:35.98, and the girl’s team of Sena Pittman, Sophia Mydlil, Elena Gehrke, and Kate Yahn ran 4:17.67.

Our field event victories saw Isabella May (63’3″, PR) win the discus and finish 2nd in the shot put (23’11”, PR). In the javelin, we had Wyatt Chollman (147’2″, PR) win, and in the high jump we had Carson Naehr (5’6″) and Courtney Smith (4’10”, SB) win the boy’s and girl’s contests, respectively. In pole vault, Dexter Zablocki (11′, SB) took home the win, while in triple jump Ben LaFramboise (39’10”) and Domfo Abekah (32’7″) won the boy’s and girl’s contests, respectively.

When tallying final points, Mt Si took home the girl’s team win 77.5-72.5, while Issaquah won the boy’s team 85-60. Link to full results here.

Going into spring break, Issaquah squads split, sending 5 athletes to the Arcadia and Tiger Invitationals in Southern California, while another group travels to Bellingham on Saturday the 8th for the Birger Solberg Invitational. Events in Bellingham start at 10AM, while the girl’s mile at Arcadia will go off at 9:30AM on the 8th, the boy’s 1600m at the Tiger Invitational will race at 12:30PM on Friday the 7th, the boy’s 800m at 3:45PM, and the boy’s 3200m at 8:20PM. Fly Eagles, Fly!

MEET RECAP: Kent-Meridian Invite

In our first invitational of the year, Issaquah TF competed extremely well, finishing the day with third- and fourth-place team finishes, 1 individual event win, and 10 runner-up finishes at the Kent Meridian Invite.

Our girl’s 3200m runners, Kate Yahn (2nd, 11:05.46) and Jane Harig (3rd, 11:08.10), kicked the meet off to a strong start. Our girl’s 4x200m of Sena Pittman, Daytona Crow, Madelyn Kramer, and Sophia Mydlil ran a new season best of 1:51.30 for second place. Into the 4x800m relay, Hayden Stowe, Ilyaas Motiwalla, Braydon Staples, and Robert Fischer ran a season best of 8:57.76 for second place. Madelyn Kraemer then went finished second in the girl’s freshman 100m in a PR of 13.75. Connor Rickey finished second in the boy’s 1600m, running a school sophomore record of 4:22.89, while Nathaniel Larsen ran a 4:57.97 for second overall in the boy’s freshman 1600m. The lone individual victory came from Allison Hu, who ran a PR of 5:31.70 to win the freshman girl’s 1600m. Sena Pittman then went to run 1:00.80 for third in the girl’s 400m, and Nicolas Talluto finished second in 53.46 for second in the boy’s 400m. To the 300m hurdles, where we saw Toren Garcia run 41.34 and Sophia Mydlil run 51.94, both of them finishing third place overall. In the penultimate event, Brennen Rickey ran 9:32.55 for a huge PR and second place in the 3200m, and Alex Yahn ran 9:42.83 for third overall. Courtney Smith finished second in the high jump (4’8″) and third in the javelin (97’5″), and Domfo Abekah leapt for a third place finish in the long jump (15’9″). Our girl’s 4x400m of Sena Pittman, Giada Oliva, Ilorra Farren, and Kate Yahn finished second in a season best time of 4:18.43.

After tallying up the scores, the boy’s team finished fourth of the 33 teams, while the girl’s team finished third of the 33 teams. Both our boy’s and girl’s freshman teams finished first overall in the events scored.

Eagles will be racing in our second dual meet, this time at Mt Si High School on Wednesday 3/29. Meet start time is 4pm. Fly Eagles, Fly!

MEET RECAP: Newport @ Issaquah

Issaquah track and field hosted our first home meet, where we finished with 2 first-place team finishes and 23 individual event wins.

Our first win came from the 4x200m of Daytona Crow, Sophia Mydlil, Madelyn Kramer, and Sena Pittman in a season best time of 1:52.14. We then saw a win in the 110m hurdles from Sebastian Powers in a PR of 16.29, and the 100m hurdles were won by Alexandra Clarke in 19.59. The boy’s 100m was won by Joseph Talluto in a PR of 11.63, followed up by the girl’s 1600m, where Clara Michael won in 5:57.41. Into the 400m, the boy’s race was won by Nicolas Talluto in 54.42, and the girl’s race was won by Ilora Farren in 1:06.30. The 300m hurdles was won by Toren Garcia in a Kingco-leading 42.00, while Sophia Mydlil won the girl’s race in 54.29. Connor Rickey took home the victory in the 800m in 2:01.84, while Kate Yahn won the girl’s race in 2:30.17. In the 200m, Sena Pittman had a 26.51 for the win and the personal best. The 3200m was won by Ty Lauritzen (10:39.59, PR) and Rachel Dennie (12:53.15, PR), and Issaquah swept the boy’s and girl’s 4x400m, with teams of Benjamin Konopka, Connor Rickey, Elliot McIntosh, and Brennen Rickey (3:42.73) and Riley Eberhardt, Kate Yahn, Allison Hu, and Jane Harig (4:33.53).

On the field, Courtney Smith won both the high jump (4’2″) and the javelin (99’2″), while Carson Naehr (5’8″) and Wyatt Chollman (138’2″) won those events, respectively. Ben LaFramboise won the boy’s triple jump (38’6″), and Domfo Abekah won the long jump (15’1.75″) and the triple jump (31’6.25″). At the pole vault, Lucy Stevenson matched her personal best with a 8′ vault for the event win.

There were so many second and third place finishes, writing it in prose just isn’t feasible! See them listed below:

  • Toren Garcia (110mH, 2nd, 16:43)
  • Avani Akerkar (100mH, 2nd, 20:12)
  • Sena Pittman (100m, 2nd, 13.04)
  • Liv Jensen (1600m, 2nd, 6:00.81)
  • Boys 4x100m (2nd, 45.52)
  • Girls 4x100m (2nd, 1:01.27)
  • Maxwell Knight (400m, 2nd, 55.31)
  • Giada Oliva (400m, 2nd, 1:07.37)
  • Avani Akerar (300mh, 2nd, 55.40)
  • Brennen Rickey (800m, 2nd, 2:04.16)
  • Daytona Crow (200m, 2nd, 27.63)
  • Oscar Ruiz (3200m, 2nd, 10:41.64)
  • Georgia Short (3200m, 2nd, 13:01.24)
  • Jayce Grant (discus, 2nd, 95’9″)
  • Velena Beeks (high jump, 2nd, 4’2″)
  • Nolan Meeting (pole vault, 2nd, 10′)
  • Sebastian Powers (long jump, 2nd, 17’10”)
  • Madelyn Kraemer (long jump, 2nd, 13’11”)
  • Sophia Mydlil (100mH, 3rd, 20.14)
  • Shane Olsen (100m, 3rd, 11.97)
  • Daytona Crow (100m, 3rd, 13.54)
  • Hayden Stowe (400m, 3rd, 55.89)
  • Elena Gehrke (400m, 3rd, 1:07.37)
  • Alexandra Clarke (300mh, 3rd, 55.73)
  • Benjamin Konopka (800m, 3rd, 2:06.78)
  • Joseph Talluto (200m, 3rd, 23.81)
  • Domfo Abekah (200m, 3rd, 28.97)
  • Mackenzie Bice (3200m, 3rd, 13:08.04)
  • Kolin Kodama (shotput, 3rd, 21’1″)
  • Rowan Mason (javelin, 3rd, 65’8″)
  • Erin Chollman (high jump, 3rd, 4′)
  • Dexter Zablocki (pole vault, 3rd, 9′)
  • Ben Laframboise (long jump, 3rd, 16’8″)
  • Presley Boettcher (long jump, 3rd, 13’5.5″)

Issaquah won both of the team contests, with the girls winning 111-38 and the boys winning 75-70.

Eagles travel south to the Kent Meridian Invite on Saturday March 25th. Fly Eagles, Fly!

MEET RECAP: Spartan Jamboree

The Issaquah High School track and field team started the season off extremely well with the first meet of the year at Skyline HS, with 2 second-place team finishes and 3 individual event wins at the Spartan Jamboree.

The 4x800m relay team of Hayden Stowe, Ben Lucas, Ellie Miller, and Braydon Staples started the day, with a 3rd place finish in a time of 9:00.02. 

At the high jump pit, Issaquah claimed its first individual victory, where Carson Naehr took the high jump win with a new PR of 5’8″, a 2 inch improvement from last year. Sena Pittman claimed the Eagles first win on the track after turning in a time of 1:00.86 seconds to win the 400-meter dash, ranking her first in 4A state. 

Courtney Smith also started her season with a 4’8″ high jump, placing her second, and Domfo Abekah placed second in the long jump with a leap of 15’2″, a new PR. Joe Talluto and Ethan Blazer finished second and third, respectively, in the 100m dash with times of 11.96 and 12.01. Connor Rickey and Brennen Rickey finished second and third in the 1600m run with times of 4:26.80 and 4:34.29, while Mary Jane Harig finished third in the girl’s 1600m in a near-best time of 5:18.78. Toren Garcia clocked a near-best effort of 16.75 in the 110m hurdles, good enough for second, and we saw Maxwell Knight run a PR of 56.27 in the 400m which earned him third overall.

Closing out the evening, Issaquah’s 4x400m stole the show, with the boy’s group of Toren Garcia, Connor Rickey, Greyson Pike, and Nicolas Talluto winning in a time of 3:36.91, which currently sits at third in 4A state rankings. Our girl’s squad of Daytona Crowe, Giada Oliva, Elena Gehrke, and Sena Pittman finished second in 4:45.30.

Issaquah secured the silver in the team standings, finishing 61-46 on the boy’s side to Skyline followed by Mercer Island and Seattle Prep, and 73.5-29.5 to the Skyline ladies, followed by Mercer Island and Seattle Prep. 

Issaquah hosts Newport HS for the first regular season dual meet on Thursday March 23rd. The meet is set to begin at 4 p.m. Fly Eagles, Fly!

%d bloggers like this: