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Post Season

November 10th, Nike Cross Regionals, Boise, Idaho

The boys varsity team along with Julia David-Smith travelled to Boise with parents to compete in the NXR Meet. Sam Griffith raced in the Championship Division and finished an impressive 23rd place with a time of 15:52.6. Allen Aby ran a strong race leading the boys team in the Open Invitational Division with his 72nd place (out of 711). The other team competitors were Barry Diedericks, Jasper Fuhs, Jerry Imai-Takemura, Torin Carmichael, Sam Rosenkranz and Alex Darragh. The team placed 20th out of 84 teams. Well done, guys!

Julia ran a great race in the Championship Division. She finished 4th with a time of 17:42.3. Her top four finish qualified her to compete at the Nike Cross National meet in Portland on December 1st! Congratulations, Julia and we look forward to seeing how your race goes at the national meet.

November 17th, Border Clash, Nike Headquarters in Portland


Sam Griffith and Julia David-Smith were invited to run at the Nike sponsored Border Clash meet in Portland by their placement at the state meet in Pasco two weeks earlier. Border Clash takes the top runners from Washington and Oregon to see which state has the best team on that day. Scoring is the same a usual where the top five across the line for each state count in the team score. Once again, Washington came out on top. Washington boys beat Oregon boys 25-35 while the Washington girls defeated Oregon 20-41. Sam placed 37th out of 77 in 16:40.5. Julia finished 2nd in 18:09.7. Way to go Sam and Julia!

OPEN WEIGHT ROOM AVAILABLE THROUGH FEB 23rd.

The weight  room will be available each Saturday form 11:00 AM -1:00 PM through February 23rd, 2019. These open sessions are available to all IHS students and  are optional for track and field athletes. The sessions will  be hosted by throws coaches Jerry Loveless and Niall Wachtman.

 

Additional information/tips:

 

  • Please enter the school through the front doors to the Commons, by the Main Office.
  • Have a healthy snack before and after lifting: Fruit, peanut butter, or other easily digestible fare.
  • Bring a water bottle: Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.
  • These are optional sessions. Drop in anytime between 11:00 and 1:00, and leave early if you want ( Please do let Jerry or Niall know if you are leaving, though).

 

The schedule:

 

Saturday, November 10, 2018
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM IHS Track Open Work Out (Confirmed) 40 IHS Weight Room
Saturday, November 17, 2018
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM IHS Track Open Work Out (Confirmed) 40 IHS Weight Room
Saturday, November 24, 2018
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM IHS Track Open Work Out (Confirmed) 40 IHS Weight Room
Saturday, December 01, 2018
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM IHS Track Open Work Out (Confirmed) 40 IHS Weight Room
Saturday, December 08, 2018
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM IHS Track Open Work Out (Confirmed) 40 IHS Weight Room
Saturday, December 15, 2018
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM IHS Track Open Work Out (Confirmed) 40 IHS Weight Room
Saturday, December 22, 2018
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM IHS Track Open Work Out (Confirmed) 40 IHS Weight Room
Saturday, December 29, 2018
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM IHS Track Open Work Out (Confirmed) 40 IHS Weight Room
Saturday, January 05, 2019
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM IHS Track Open Work Out (Confirmed) 40 IHS Weight Room
Saturday, January 12, 2019
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM IHS Track Open Work Out (Confirmed) 40 IHS Weight Room
Saturday, January 19, 2019
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM IHS Track Open Work Out (Confirmed) 40 IHS Weight Room
Saturday, January 26, 2019
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM IHS Track Open Work Out (Confirmed) 40 IHS Weight Room
Saturday, February 02, 2019
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM IHS Track Open Work Out (Confirmed) 40 IHS Weight Room
Saturday, February 09, 2019
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM IHS Track Open Work Out (Confirmed) 40 IHS Weight Room
Saturday, February 16, 2019
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM IHS Track Open Work Out (Confirmed) 40 IHS Weight Room
Saturday, February 23, 2019
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM IHS Track Open Work Out (Confirmed) 40 IHS Weight Room

State Championships-November 3rd, 2018

Congratulations to all of the Eagles who competed!
On a 60 degree, cloudy and windy day in the Tri-Cities, the Issaquah athletes were excited to run their best on the new course. The course changes were made to make it more spectator friendly and also added a higher level of difficulty. With more hills and more turns the course seemed to run about 20-25 seconds slower than in previous years. This was obvious after the first two smaller classification races concluded.

The Issaquah girls team placed 7th finishing one place ahead of Kingco Champion, Redmond. The team was led by Julia David-Smith's fine second place finish in 18:01.7. Following Julia across the line were scoring runners Katie Riley in 31st, Jenna Heesacker 87th, Emma Jordan 93rd and Darwin Hanson 94th. Ella McKillop finished 147th and Mara Nowlan 153rd. Swathi Padmanabhan and Marissa Trembley were ready to step in as alternates.

The boys 4A race was the final one of the day. The Eagles team finished 14th and was led by Sam Griffith's 15:53.5 for a solid 19th place. Team scoring runners following Sam into the finish chute were Allen Aby in 88th, Barry Diedericks 112th, Jasper Fuhs 126th and Jerry Imai-Takemura 143rd. Sam Rosenkranz placed 146th and Alex Darragh 149th.
Alternates Torin Carmichael and Alec Barran were great at supporting their teammates.

Both Julia David-Smith and Sam Griffith earned All-State Honors!

Thanks to all of the parents and teammates who travelled to Pasco to cheer on the team.

Results are posted on athletic.net.


State Cross Country Pre-Order Apparel

Online pre-prdering is available for the 2018 WIAA/Diary Farmers of Washington State ross Country Championships.  Participants are encouraged to pre-order State Cross Country merchandise beginning 12 noon on Saturday, Oct 27th through 12 noon on Tuesday, Oct 30th.

Garments available for pre-order are sweatshirt, t-shirt, long sleeve t-shirt, sweatpants, Patches, pins, beanies, and various Under Armour products.  Merchandise will be available for pick up at the Rush Team Apparel booth when athletes arrive at Sun Willows Golf Course on Friday or Saturday.

pre order state swag

XC State Apparel

Sub Varsity Invitational-October 20th

Personal Records Everywhere!
On a beautiful day for running at Lake Sammamish State Park, the Eagles showed why the end of the season is the best time to run fast. The weather cooperated, the course was in great shape and our athletes came out to end their seasons on a high note! Nineteen out of thirty-seven girls had lifetime personal records and thirty out of fifty-two boys ran faster than they had ever run. Way to show how all of the hard work pays off!

Frosh/Soph Girls
3rd place team led by Aja Jensen in 7th and Maclaren Crow in 8th. The other three scoring runners were Emma Wijsman, Isabella Neville and Grace Cavotta.

Jr/Sr Girls
6th place team led by Tiffany Wung in 14th. The other four scoring runners were Maeve Patterson, Annika Nielsen, Megan Spataro and Izzy Grudin.

Top 7 Girls
4th place team led by Swathi Padmanabhan's 4th place with Marissa Tremblay, JuJu Hirao, Meara Norris and Brielle Arnold rounding out the top five scorers. 

Fr/Soph Boys
3rd place team led by Jonah Niemann's 2nd place finish. Included in the team score were Josh Geisser, Trevor Jordan, Brendan Wiederien and Cody Tenace.

Jr/Sr Boys
2nd place team. Caleb Kim's win followed by Ian Streams, Max Saviello, Aidan Miller and Trent Angell led the team to a close second place.

Top 7 Boys
And talk about close...
The team tied for first with Eastlake. Eastlake won the tie breaker based on the finish of their number 6 runner who was ahead of our 6th runner by 4 seconds! Great team race guys!
Torin Carmichael placed 4th followed by Alec Barran, Alex Takeuchi, Conner Tobey and Nic Chin to round out the top five scorers.

Thanks for the great finish to a great season!

Results are posted on athletic.net.

Awards Night-October 23rd-7pm

A message regarding the Munch n  Mingle
The Munch n Mingle following the Awards Presentation in the Theater takes place in the Commons. The kids really look forward to it. This activity is not possible without volunteers like you! Consider signing up at the following link to help clean up after the event.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084fafab2aabf94-20181

Thanks for your help in making this a fun evening for the kids!

Kingco Championships-October 18th

Congratulations to both the girls and boys varsity teams on their State Qualifying Performances!
The girls team started the day placing second to Redmond by one point. Issy girls scored 69 points to Redmond's 68 points. Julia David-Smith earned the title of Kingco Champ in the 4A meet and had the fastest girls time of the day among 2A, 3A and 4A teams. Emma Jordan placed 11th, Jenna Heesacker 14th, Katie Riley 16th, Darwin Hanson 27th, Mara Nowlan 33rd and Ella McKillop 39th.

Sam Griffith led the boys team to third place with his outstanding 3rd place individual finish. He had a lifetime PR of 15:35. Allen Aby placed 12th, Barry Diedericks 14th, Jasper Fuhs 30th, Sam Rosenkranz 36th, Alex Darragh 41st and Jerry Imai-Takemura 43rd.

Congratulations to all athletes and alternates on bringing your "A Game". Thanks for the great day!

Results are posted on athletic.net.