Luke George set a new school record today in the 800 during a dual meet at Inglemoor HS. His excellent time of 1:51.01 smashed the old record of 1:52.53 set by Brian Hodges in 1994. The weather cooperated with the winds dying down just before the start of the 800. Luke had decided that if the conditions were right, he would attempt to break the old record. Leading from the gun, he executed the race perfectly. Congratulations, Luke, on an amazing performance!
March 29th, 2018 Issaquah and Mt. Si at Bothell, Julia David Smith broke the 40 year old school record in the girls 3200 that was held by Deanna Coleman. Deanna’s record was 10:42.6 set in 1978. Julia ran 10:29.70 which smashed the old record by more than 12 seconds! Sami Corman also finished under the old record with her time of 10:41.24. Way to run Julia and Sami!
On a typical rainless day in Pasco, the two Issaquah teams came to do their best at the 2017 state meet. It was a little chilly but dry day and the course was in excellent shape.
The girls ran first finishing third behind Lewis and Clark and Camas. Led by the All-State finishes of Kenna Clawson (8th) and Sami Corman (9th), the girls had solid races. As defending state champions, they experienced the feeling of having a “target” on their backs. They raced well and look forward to next week’s Nike Cross Regional Northwest 2017 race in Boise.
The boys ran the final race of the day and saved their best performance of the year for this meet. Led by Luke George’s All-State 9th place finish, the team placed 6th out of the 16 qualifying teams, an improvement over their 2016 9th place finish. Five of the seven runners had lifetime personal records. As a team, it does not get much better than that! A shout-out to Sam Griffith who broke 16:00 for the first time placing 26th. The boys team will also be competing next weekend in Boise.
Good luck to both teams next week!
In addition to the two varsity team championships yesterday at Kingco, the JV Girls finished 2nd to Inglemoor by two points and the JV Boys team won beating Skyline by one point!
What a great way to finish the season!
Results are now posted for both meets on athletic.net.
Congratulations to the boys varsity team who started the day by winning the Kingco 4A League Championships followed an hour later with the girls varsity team winning the 4A Girls League Championship title.
In addition to winning league championships, both varsity teams earned the regular season dual meet titles. Congratulations on showing great consistency throughout the season!
All-Kingco First Team Honors went to Luke George and Sam Griffith for the boys team.
For the girls, All-Kingco First Team Honors were earned by Julia David-Smith, Sami Corman, Kenna Clawson and Andie Kolasinski. Second Team Honors went to Lauren Haas and Jenna Heesacker.
A great day of racing in the mud and rain for the entire team!
Practice for the next two weeks will start at 3:15 on Monday, Tuesday, (4:15 Wednesday), Thursday and Friday for those nine boys and nine girls who have qualified for the state meet on November 4th.
Please arrive on time!