State Recap (11/9/19)

WHAT a day to be an Eagle!! All 3 Issy runners had absolutely incredible races. After an evening filled with both glutenous and non-glutenous pasta, an architecturally unsound gingerbread house, and sledding (don’t ask), one could say that these kids were prepared to run pretty dang quick.

Highlights

Julia “I’ll have the Special K with a side of salmon” David Smith

STATE CHAMP, 17:26. Last year, she was 2nd in 18:01. Not much else to say aside from, she demolished it! Julia beat everyone by a minute (WOW), ran powerfully and competed with herself the whole way through. Ding dong, Julia ran strong!

Darwin “if I could warm up in Crocs, I would” Hanson

49th in 19:22 (PR!). Last year, she was 94th in 20:21…at this rate, she’ll be -41st by senior year! A well-earned improvement and race for this girl. Keep it going Darwinski!!

Liam “I own 8 onesies, and they’re life-changing” Heninger

46th in 16:12 (PR!). He was the 1st freshman in 4A and 2nd freshman over ALL classifications. His secret? Something along the lines of chocolate milk and a really good attitude.

Truly only positive remarks to say about this Issy XC State crew. With stellar positive attitude and gritty racing, they perfectly represented what it means to be an Issaquah Eagle.

Special shout-out to “manager” of the weekend, Jerry, for keeping the others in line and contributing to a swell time in Pasco. You’re awesome, Jerry!!

Thanks to everyone who drove all the way out to support. You guys brought some amazing energy that the meet wouldn’t have been the same without.

Good luck to those competing at NXR next weekend! Represent Issaquah well, and please make it easy for the parent chaperones 🙂

Kingco Meet Recap (11/2/19)

3 Issy runners earned their tickets to STATE!!!

Under perfect racing conditions, and with the potential of being the final race of the season, it was THE time to truly leave it all out there, no gas left in the tank, no regrets. Many of you took full advantage, ran confidently, and had the races of your lives.

Highlights

STATE QUALIFIERS

Darwin Hanson

Darwin ran relentlessly on Saturday. This girl knew what she wanted and went for it. Darwin consistently works hard and has an infectiously positive attitude. To say the least, she deserves this. We are all extremely psyched and happy for Miss. Darwinski!

Julia David Smith

In her usual composed and confident way, Julia took the Kingco win for the 3rd year in a row. She consistently dominates, and will be very exciting to see her matched up against other strong competitors this weekend. Go Julia go!

Liam Heninger

Liam earned first team all Kingco and State qualifier as a freshman. Very. Impressive. Liam is the only freshman boy to individually qualify from Kingco! It’s no surprise though, as Liam has what it takes, consistently gives his all, and is a fearless competitor.

Best of luck to Darwin, Julia and Liam this Saturday in Pasco!

Team Results

  • Boys placed 5th – Scoring: Heninger 7, Imai-Takemura 21, Fuhs 25, Barran 26, Rosenkranz 27
  • Girls placed 5th – Scoring: David Smith 1, Hanson 13, Ryan 23, Anna Jensen 35, Padmanabhan 42

Shout out to the seniors: Swathi Padmanabhan, Berry Chen, Tiffany Wung, Jasper Fuhs, Sam Rosenkranz, Torin Carmichael, and Conner Tobey, who all competed in their last XC race for Issaquah. Proud of all your hard work over the years and for being such positive influences on the team! We’ll miss you!!

Huge thanks to all the teammate and family supporters for bringing such incredible energy!! You guys are awesome.

See you all at Awards Night tomorrow at 7pm (Tuesday)!!! Remember to bring your laundered uniform in a bag with your name on it!

Sub Varsity Invite Recap (10/26/19)

“Tough Mudder” or XC meet?? Whichever one it was, you guys sure ran tough through the mud! If I got a dollar for every Issaquah shoe fallen victim to the course, I would get at least $9! The course conditions Saturday were probably easily the worst conditions you all have ever had to run in. Regardless, we saw some incredibly strong efforts and positive attitudes. Way to give it your all in your last race of season. Feeling the Issaquah pride!

So mud fun! (pc Lawrie Robertson)

Highlights

Jr/Sr Boys

2nd – Scoring: Saviello, Violette, Angell, Huard, Jordan

3x podium boys! (pc Lawrie)

Frosh/Soph Boys

3rd – Scoring: Murphy, Mularoni, Konopka, Fulford, Scheppat

pc Lawrie

Top 7 Boys

4th – Scoring: Jonathan Liu, Takeuchi, Delgadillo, Geisser, Wiederien

Jonathan Liu (pc Lawrie)

Jr/Sr Girls

5th – Scoring: Patterson, Spatoro, Arnold, Grudin, McIntyre

Patterson (pc Lawrie)

Frosh/Soph Girls

5th – Scoring: Roberts, Iacomini, Tremblay, Eddins, Wang

Roberts (pc Lawrie)

Top 7 Girls

6th – Scoring: Jain, Nybonn, Jensen, Hirao, Mularoni

This finish was feisty! (pc Lawrie)

Proud of you all for finishing the season strong! It was so exciting to watch all of your phenomenal improvements from beginning to end. Thanks for a fun season! See you all at Awards Night 🙂

pc Lawrie
A couple of awesome and dedicated volunteers! Thanks to all the other parents and fans who came out too 🙂 (pc Lawrie)

Sub Varsity Invitational-October 26, 2019

Lake Sammamish State Park-Frosh/Soph Boys arrive by 8:15, Frosh/Soph Girls arrive by 9:00. Everyone else please arrive by 9:30 to pick up clips and cheer on teammates.

All athletes on the team who have not qualified for the Kingco Varsity Meet on November 2nd and are eligible to compete, will be entered into this meet. There will NOT be any bus transportation to/from the State Park.

Boys NOT competing in this meet are Liam Heninger, Jasper Fuhs, Alec Barran, Jerry Imai-Takemura, Torin Carmichael, Sam Rosenkranz and Conner Tobey.

Girls NOT competing are Julia David-Smith, Darwin Hanson, Julia Ryan, Anna Jensen, Swathi Padmanabhan, Tiffany Wung and Berry Chen.

These athletes are entered in the meet on November 2nd.

Sub Varsity Top 7 Boys: Jonathan Liu, Spencer Haas, Alex Takeuchi, Josh Geisser, Nic Chin, Brendan Wiederien and Josh Delgadillo.

Sub Varsity Top 7 Girls: Elin Nybonn, Aja Jensen, Vernika Jain, JuJu Hirao, Claire Putnam, Greta Cavotta, Sophia Mularoni

Race Schedule:

  • 9:30 AM Frosh/Soph Boys (remaining frosh/soph)
  • 10:15 AM Frosh/Soph Girls (remaining frosh/soph)
  • 11:00 AM Junior/Senior Boys (remaining jr/sr)
  • 11:45 AM Junior/Senior Girls (remaining jr/sr)
  • 12:30 PM Sub Varsity Boys Top 7
  • 1:00 PM Sub Varsity Girls Top 7

We will be using the clips like we did for the Mt. Si meet. Pick up your clip as soon as you arrive, sign up online and wear it on your singlet. If you do not get your clip and register it, you will not get a result.

Issaquah vs Redmond @ Inglemoor Meet Recap (10/15/19)

A solid final dual meet of the season! Way to push yourselves and give your best out there at St Edward (Edition II, revised). Saw some awesome Issy packs. Strong work, Eagles!

Highlights

V Boys

Took the win!

  • Issaquah 26 – Scoring 5: Heninger 3, Barran 4, Imai-Takemura 5, Fuhs 6, Rosenkranz 8
  • Inglemoor 47
  • Redmond 61
Synchronized guys! (pc Lawrie Robertson)

JV Boys

Also won! and Konopka with his first individual win!! and a clean 1 – 4 Issy sweep!!! Incredible, boys!

  • Issaquah 18 – Scoring 5: Konopka 1, Mascavage 2, Fulford 3, Chollman 4, Streams 8
  • Inglemoor 43
  • Redmond 78

V Girls

2nd place for the girls, David Smith with the individual win

  • Redmond 21
  • Issaquah 35 – Scoring 5: David Smith 1, Hanson 6, Ryan 8, Anna Jensen 9, Padmanabhan 11
  • Inglemoor 85
Looking smooth girls! (pc Lawrie)

And just like that, the season is nearly done. The time flew by almost as fast as you all run! Some of you have done 4 races in 10 days (that’s a lot), so it is normal to feel a bit worn out at this point. Luckily, you all have enough time to physically recover and mentally recharge before the next, and, for many of you, last meet of the season (*tear*). Keep doing your best to sleep, fuel, take care of any ailments, and do everything in your control to be in tip-top shape for this final stretch. You’ve put in the work, now be confident and trust yourselves out there, Issy.

Some seniors getting sappy ❤
Or maybe just happy to almost be done…?

Hope everyone is having a lovely Gwensday! (©️ Ben Dong)

Hole in the Wall Recap (10/12/19)

$1 pancakes bigger than your face? Yep. Approximately 537 runners per race? Uh huh. PRs on PRs?? YOU BET. Hole in the Wall did not disappoint. Way to summon your eagle powers yesterday and race hard, Issaquah!

A happy team (pc Megan Haas)

Highlights

Frosh/Soph Boys

After some mild confusion and an impostor trying to steal Jonathan’s 3rd place finish, the boys were indeed the Champions of the Frosh/Soph 1 boys race!

Scoring 5: Jonathan Liu 3, Wiederien 10, Delgadillo 13, Murphy 15, Mularoni 21

These boys are winners! (pc Lawrie Robertson)

PRs for Liu, Wiederien, Delgadillo, Mularoni, Scheppat, Chollman, Konopka, Fulford and Bendt!

JV Boys

4th out of 45 teams – Scoring 5: Haas 17, Takeuchi 28, Geisser 33, Chin 35, Violette 51

JV boys (pc Megan)

PRs for Haas, Tak, Geisser, Chin, Tenace and Angell, and SRs for Violette and Mascavage!

…and a missing shoe for Trevor Jordan 😥

(don’t worry, he found it eventually)

V Boys

13th out of 52 teams – Scoring 5: Heninger 65, Fuhs 99, Barran 130, Imai-Takemura 133, C Tobey 170

Step aside, boys! Alec is on the move! (pc Lawrie)

PRs for Heninger, Fuhs, Barran, Imai-Takemura and Tobey!

V Girls

19th out of 42 teams – Scoring 5: David Smith 2, Hanson 92, Ryan 152, Anna Jensen 184, Padmanabhan 227

Pre-race hype (pc Lawrie)

PRs for David Smith, Hanson, Ryan, Jensen, Wung and Nybonn, and a SR for Padmanabhan (that’s every quah gal in the race :O).

JV Girls

11th out of 21 teams – Scoring 5: Chen 41, Wood 73, Aja Jensen 74, Putnam 96, Greta Cavotta 106

Berry finishing strong! (pc Lawrie)

PRs for Chen, Wood, Putnam and Patterson, and SR for Cavotta!

It was very impressive how well you all raced in the hoards of people. Navigating through races with so many bodies and elbows flying everywhere is an added challenge that take up extra energy. Regardless of the un-ideal conditions, majority of you still ran fast and/or PRed, which shows that you are adaptable and that there is still more to come for you all. So…let’s get after it Tuesday at St Edward!! Final dual meet of the season. PROCESS BEFORE OUTCOME. NO REGRETS. ICE. HAVE FUN 🙂

pc Lawrie

THANKS SO MUCH, fans, for cheering Issy on at this fun meet. Always appreciate the support.

Scheppats (awww!!) (pc Lawrie)

PS: Coach Lizzzz wants to remind everyone to get in those ZZZ’s

Even coaches need a nap sometimes!

Awards Night!

This is a reminder for the Awards Night at 7pm on Tuesday, November 5th (tomorrow!).
Join us in the Theater at 7pm followed by Munch and Mingle in the Commons.
Bring your uniform-washed and dried in a bag with your name on the bag. For those of you competing at the state meet, you can turn yours in next week.
The bookkeeper will have fines for those of you who do not turn in the uniform tomorrow night. Please take those to her on Friday and she will remove the fine once turned in.
We look forward to seeing all of you tomorrow night!

winter open weight room

Winter 2019/2020 Open Weight Room
Supervised by Throws Coaches Jerry Loveless and Niall Wachtman.
Schedule is below-please note that the weight room will not be available on some Saturdays, and the schedule is subject to change on short notice – keep checking the blog for updates.
Saturday weight room times are always 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. The weight room will be available to all IHS students during this time.
Weight rooms days for Winter 2019/2020:
Oct. 26 th
Nov. 2 nd
Nov. 9 th
Nov. 16 th
Nov. 23 rd
Nov. 30 th
Dec. 7 th
Dec. 14 th
Dec 21 st.
Jan. 11 th
Jan. 18 th
Jan. 25 th
Feb. 1 st
Feb. 8 th
Feb. 15 th
Feb. 29th
This is  NOT a requirement for any student athletes, especially if they are busy with schoolwork and/or other previous obligations, but we are making the weight room available on an optional basis. We will not be coaching Track and Field related curriculum, we are supervising strength training.  Students do  NOT need to be there for the full two hours, they can drop in after it starts and/or leave before it ends, depending on their availability. Please try to eat a healthy meal or snack (Apple or banana and peanut butter, or fruit smoothies are always a winner) before and/or after working out and bring a water bottle.
Please enter and exit the school via the front doors near the main office. Back doors near the football field and track will be locked.

4A Kingco Championships

Saturday, November 2nd at Lake Sammamish State Park
Come and support our varsity teams this Saturday. The sun will be shining!
Race Schedule
1:15 Girls 4A Julia David-Smith, Darwin Hanson, Julia Ryan, Anna Jensen, Swathi Padmanabhan, Berry Chen, Tiffany Wung, Elin Nybonn and Vernika Jain
2:45 Boys 4A Liam Heninger, Jasper Fuhs, Alec Barran, Jerry Imai-Takemura, Torin Carmichael, Sam Rosenkranz, Conner Tobey, Jonathan Liu, Spencer Haas
See you Saturday!
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