MEET RECAP: Bothell @ Issaquah

Your Issaquah Eagles were greeted with what felt like our first sunny meet day, and they took advantage of the opportunity. Our TEAM put up 116 personal bests and victories by both boy’s and girl’s teams. This was an incredible way to close out our last dual meet and enter into the post season confidently!

Beginning on Tuesday, our throwers travelled to Bothell to complete the discus and javelin competitions. Sophomore KJ Strunk heaved a 24-foot PR in the javelin, a whopping 154’4″. This ranks 2nd in Kingco and 9th in 4A State — congrats on the improvement and we’re excited to see the hard work paying off in big personal bests!

Our spectacular field event performances continued onto Wednesday, where junior Courtney Smith racked up wins in both the long jump (13’11.5″) and high jump (4’8″), and Rebekah Oberlander won the pole vault (9’6″). Awesome job by both athletes claiming tons of points as well as either personal bests or near personal best efforts.

To open the meet, the newly minted A-team 4x200m relay of Emma Wijsman, Sena Pittman, Sy’nia Williams and Trinity Cress won, setting a new season’s best in the event (1:49.06) — moving them to 2nd ranked in Kingco and 10th in 4A State. In her first ever 100m hurdles, senior Anna Boone won the event, and produced a mark (18.98) that puts her at 11th in Kingco. This is an incredible feat, seeing that she has only been hurdling for 5 days (!!!). The 1600 crew produced in typical dominating fashion, with junior Benjamin Konopka (4:42.11) and sophomore Jane Harig (5:17.11) leading the charge. Jane’s performance was a 9 second PR — a best she set only last week — and it moves her to 6th in Kingco. Awesome job to both and the rest of the 16 PRs that came from the mile!

Both of the boy’s and girl’s 4x100m relays produced Ws — Pierre Ellie, Joseph Talluto, Ian Campbell, and Tanner Geraci (45.73) and Trinity Cress, Velena Beeks, Sena Pittman, and Greta Cavotta (52.60). Awesome job to both teams! Moving to the 400m, we saw victories on both sides–senior Caleb Murphy on the boy’s side (53.71) in an epic finish, and junior Daytona Crow (64.71) — this performance was good for a 3 second PR. Incredibly gutsy performances in an incredibly gutsy race!

Freshman Connor Rickey continues his tear in the 800m — this time running a tactically planned 2:03.6, a performance that pulled 4 of his teammates to PRs as well. Junior Ty Lauritzen ran a solo 10:58.33 for an 8 second personal best in the 3200m run, while senior Eliza Fuhs jumped up in distance ran a 12:02.42. This performance for Eliza was a 1:06 second personal best, showing her endurance on top of her 800m wheels. An incredible crescendo for the evening to send us into the 4x400m relays.

Both the A-teams of the 4x400m relay checked the box in the victory column, with Joseph Talluto, Tanner Geraci, Connor Rickey, and Greyson Pike (3:39.74) and Daytona Crow, Giada Oliva, Keira Hanson, and Sophia Mydlil (4:28.45) making up those teams. An incredible way to wrap up the meet, sending us home to tally TEAM points. Girls won again, totaling 95 points to Bothell’s 53. This puts the girl’s team at 4-1 in final league dual meet standings. Our boy’s team was able to pull out the win over Bothell 73-72, proving that every point counts! This is our first boy’s team win of the season, and we could not be more proud of this group and their positive momentum heading into the post-season.

Looking ahead to the rest of the season, we head back to Shoreline Stadium for the Shoreline Invitational this Saturday, April 30th. First events are at 9AM. Next week, we have 2 competitions — Thursday May 5th will be the ISD Meet hosted by Liberty HS, and Friday May 6th will be the Liberty Twilight hosted by Liberty HS. Final preparations for the Kingco Championship will be finalized for announcement on Monday May 9th. We are so very excited to start ramping up for the championship portion of the season!

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