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Eastlake girls earn trophy winning 4th in State!

Boys take 6th!

Congratulations to the Cross Country team at the State Championship last weekend. Boys finished 6th and the Girls team finished on the podium taking home the 4th place trophy. This is the girl’s 9th State trophy, which is the most trophies achieved by any 4A girls program in the State since 2006. Sally Roos also finished 11th overall, earning her All-Star Honors.

Representing the Boys team was: Justin Hom, Connor Hom, Eli Yoon, Andrew Talius, Chase Beckstead, Colin Thompson, Max Qu, Lukas Talius, and Daniel Montano. The Girls State team was represented by: Anna Schneidler, Jane Roos, Sally Roos, Holly Carroll, Fiona Wolf, Salma Abdelale, Abbey VanValkenburg, Amy Harlan, and Claire Drake.


Bi-District Championship

The top 5 teams from Districts qualify for the State Championship. The girls raced first and continued to close the gap on the top 3 teams, finishing 4th again but only 14pts behind 3rdplace Skyline. The boys team is finally showing nearly full health with Eli Yoon returning to action, Connor Hom rounding into form, and a huge race by Chase Beckstead finishing as our #5 and breaking 17min for the first time. Chase has improved by nearly 90 seconds compared to last year! As a result the boys took down Redmond, Skyline, and Mt Si to finish 2nd place. This marks the 14th time the girls have made State and the 8th time for the Boys.


Kingco League Championship

The boys team came into the League championship banged up but ready to race. Missing this seasons #2 runner Eli Yoon but getting back 2023 State Track 1600m runner up Connor Hom just in time for Kingco the boys team perserveared and qualified for Districts the next week taking 5th at Kingco. Running in the XC Whites was Justin Hom (7th and 1st team all Kingco!), Andrew Talius (18th), Colin Thompson (27th), Connor Hom (28th), Chase Beckstead (41st), Max Qu (51st), Lukas Talius (56th), and Preston Daniels (62nd).

The Girls team continues to improve each week and the Kingco League has the 4 best girls teams in the State, with Mt Si, Issaquah, Skyline, and Eastlake. The Lady Wolves ran strong with a huge break out race from Anna Schneidler finishing 3rd overall and 1st team all Kingco! Also racing well to get the girls team 4th place was Jane Roos (17th), Sally Roos (25th), Salma Abdelale (41st), Fiona Wolf (45th), Kiera Quinto (47th), Amy Harlan (57th), and Abbey VanValkenburg (69th).


JV League Championship Invite

The JV squads joined all the 2A, 3A, and 4A JV teams to compete at Marymoor Park on Oct 18th to crown the unofficial Kingco JV champions. It is the nature of XC as a sport to have a culminating race where everyone peaks to throw down great times and face the best competition.

In the boys Frosh/Soph race Jonah Yoon (8th), Saket Sarathy (16th), Nathan Kent-Horton (18th), Olen Emiliusen (19th), Yonatan Turgeman (24th) all finished in the top 25 and helped the boys finish 2nd place. In the Frosh/Soph gilrs: Madison Beaty (11th), Marie Luican (13th), Megha Shankri (16th), Victoria Thomas (35th), Zephora Capusan (46th)helped the girls finish 4th overall.

For the Junior/Senior race, on the girls side: Claire Heye (3rd), Kaila Tamanaha (7th), Lexi Eller (11th), Leila Burg (12th), Elsa Schmidt (14th), Jessica Jones (18th) all propelled the girls to 2nd place. On the boys side: Eamon Senapati (7th), Harry Kaiser (9th), Alan Duan (10th), Alex Wei (16th), Luke Simon (18th), Braden Scott (26th), and Rushil Arun (30th) had strong performances to score 2nd place overall.

The Top 7 JV races capped off the day. The boys finished a close 3rd, represented byRodrigo Montano (7th), Alex Hovnanyan (9th), Austin Poppino (16th), Silas Smith (17th), Zack Rikkinen (27th), Andrew Nohle (38th), and Paolo Villanueva (45th).

The girls took home 3rd as well, with Claire Drake (7th), Saniya Riabinina (13th), Grace Schorr (15th), Erin Harris (17th), Vanessa Hepkin (20th), Sonoma Steiner (22nd), and Sydney Lamb (26th).


Crown Meet @ Marymoor

Wrapping up the regular season against half of the Kingco league at Marymoor on Wednesday the Wolves continue to refine their pack running and post season racing strategy. This was also an opportunity to preview the Marymoor course which will be used for the KingCo Championship events next week. Some strong races happened across the group with individual outstanding performances by many on the boys side: Austin Poppino, Alex Hovnanyan, Andrew Nohle, Jonah Yoon, Yonatan Turgeman, Luke Simon, Braden Scott, Hemanth Mandava, Maksym Goncharenko, and Nathan Kent- Horton. On the girls side: Holly Carroll, Amy Harlan, Grace Schorr, Vanessa Hepkins, Sonoma Steiner, Erin Harris, Leila Burg, Lexi Eller, Elsa Schmidt, Jessie Jones, Victoria Thomas, Sabrina Carbonneau, and Medhya Padmanabhuni. 


Nike Hole in the Wall

The largest XC meet in the PNW, the Hole in the Wall invitational brought over 2000 high school runners from BC, OR, ID, Montana, California, and Washington. The Wolves fought through the hottest day this fall with temps reaching 85+ degrees. The boys team pushed through the heat and took 2nd place in the Gold division. Stellar races were had across JV and Varsity by: Zack Rikkinen, Silas Smith, Chase Beckstead, Aashrith Pisupati, Mitchell Natale, Lucas Ferreira, John Paliakkara, Daniel Chen, Harrison Militello, Hanut Sohony, Adam Walker, Aashka Shah, Eshal Mohd Zafri, Ana Wu, and Claire Drake.


Nike Twilight Invitational

The Wolves travelled up to Cedarcrest Golf Course to compete against 80 teams from Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia, and Washington. This unique invite ends with races under the lights and an epic glow in the dark 2K run!
Competing in the large school division the boys finished 6th and the girls 7th. Notable races on the girls side: Rishika Pachava, Charolette Bodie, Claire Beko, and Madison Beaty. On the boys side: Harry Kaiser, Eamon Senapati, Simeon Chenchev, Liam Gershony, Cael Weber, Sixian Zheng, James Settle, Alex Bishopp, Luke Wells, Lukas Talius, and Andrew Talius. Top 20 finishes were had by Claire Drake, Rodrigo Montano, Chase Beckstead, Anna Schneidler, Justin Hom, and Elijah Yoon.


Three Course Challenge 

Last weekend marked the XC team’s 16th year heading down to Seaside, Oregon for the 3-Course Challenge XC Invitational. This is a highlight of every season with the team focusing on grit and competing over running fast times. This year’s meet brought together over 100 team from OR, WA, BC, and CA. This unique XC meet requires the team to race athletes across 3 different race courses an Easy, Moderate, and Hard course. Each course features sand running, mud pits, and uneven terrain reflective in the venue of Camp Rilea military training center.

Competing in the large school division the Lady Wolves took 2nd place and the Boys team snagged the 1st place trophy.

Scoring for the Girls: Jane Roos, Sally Roos, Anna Schneidler, Claire Drake, Kiera Quinto, Fiona Wolf, and Abbey VanValkenburg. Scoring for the Boys: Justin Hom, Max Qu, Colin Thompson, Preston Daniels, Chase Beckstead, Zack Rikkinen, and Eli Yoon


Tahoma Co-Ed Relays

Hosted by Tahoma HS at Lake Wilderness Park the Tahoma Co-ed Relays brought together 50 schools with over 300 relay teams. The Wolves top 2 relay squads finished on the podium in 5th and 7th place! The 5th place squad included Daniel Montano, Max Qu, Lukas Talius, Jane Roos, and Sally Roos. The 7th Place team was Chase Beckstead, Colin Thompson, Preston Daniels, Anna Schneilder, and Fiona Wolf.


Home meet @ Beaver Lake

The first 5K of the season saw the Wolves XC against cross Kingco rivals Issaquah, Bothell, and Inglemoor. Both boys and girls worked on race tactics and pack strategies in the early season contest. Notable finishes were had by: junior rookies Holly Carroll and Grace Schorr. Freshmen Anna Schneilder finished 2nd place as the #1 Wolf on the day. The girls team won overall against 2022 State runner up Issaquah by 1 point! The boys ran with strong pack tactics finishing 2nd behind 2021 State Champions Issaquah. In the JV boys race Austin Poppino closed strong to be the top Wolf in the race and 2ndplace overall, followed closely by Alex Hovnanyan. Dropping a big season opener Sean Dolan improved by over 80 seconds from last season breaking 20min for the first time as the #3 Wolf in the JV race.


Mega Meet @ St Edwards

Due to scheduling issues this 3-way meet turned into a defecto Kingco Preview with 7 of 10 Kingco schools racing at St. Edwards State Park. The Wolves battled Woodinville, Newport, North Creek, Skyline, Issaquah, and Inglemoor. The JV boys race had to be broken into 2 sections with 350 boys competing! On the varsity side Colin Thompson and Chase Beckstead ran very strong finishing as our #4 &6 runners and shattering 18min for the first time. Rookie Paolo Villanuevamixed it up with the varsity boys finishing as our #10 in 18:23. The Top JV boys were Zack Rikkinen, Austin Poppino, and Andrew Nohle all finishing within 10 seconds of each other. In the 2nd JV boys race Eli Timmins, John Paliakkara, and Cael Weber showed strong pack tactics finishing within 7 seconds of each other. As did Aarav Srivastava and Alex Bishopp within 0.29 seconds in an epic kick! The girls mirror the great pack running of the boys with freshmen Saniya Riabinina and Amy Harlan finishing as our #7 & 8 within 2 seconds of each other. On the girls JV side Salma Abdelale finish 2nd overall and #1 Wolf in her season debut. Spring time Track sprinters Erin Harris and Zephora Capusan pushed each other to season best times and monstrous kicks! The trio of Kiera Gorby, Rachel D’Souza, and Guiliana Dysart finished within 3 seconds of each other breaking 29min for the first time as well!



The Boys and Girls Cross Country (XC) teams kicked off the season at Lower Woodland Park in Seattle against many of the Kingco league’s toughest programs. The massive Wolves XC team stands at 149 athletes, dwarfing last years team of 118. While most races are a 5K (3.1 miles), the Kingco Jamboree is only a 2 mile season tune up. The very hilly 2mi course may not have been fast but the Wolves improved their grit and mental toughness.

The Freshmen boys led off the day with strong performances from Yonatan Turgeman and Jonah Yoon finishing as the top 2 Wolves. On the Freshmen girls side Anna Schneidler finished 3rd overall (7th fastest EHS girl on the day) follow by the duo of Saniia Riabinina and Amy Harlan. All 3 finished in the top 8 overall. The Sophomores kept the strong performances rolling with Rodrigo Montano, Zack Rikkinen, and Aarush Thandani as the top 3 Eastlake boys. Sydney Lamb finished 2nd overall (6th fastest for Eastlake) and Kiera Quinto 6th overall. The 11th grade boys races had several Wolves up in the front pack, with Eli Yoon finishing 2nd overall, Andrew Talius 8th, Lukas Talius 12th, Colin Thompson 14th, and Preston Daniels 16th.  The Girls side had a very strong showing as well with Jane Roos in 2nd, Sally Roos in 3rd, Fiona Wolf and rookie Holly Carroll in 7th and 8th and fellow rookie Grace Schorr in 12th. Wrapping up the day with the senior races. Daniel Montano finished 4th, Max Qu 7th, and Chase Beckstead 8th. For the girls, Abbey VanValkenburg closed with 3rd and Vanessa Hepkin in 15th.


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Ava Hagwell and Peyton Quinto ended their Eastlake track careers in spectacular fashion on Saturday May 27th at the State Meet in Tacoma by running on the 4x200m and 4x400m relays, both of which set new school records while placing 6th and 2ndplace respectively.  The 4x200m squad, which also included Peyton Glennon-Robbins and Sofia Robe ran a time of 1:44.16, surpassing the previous record of 1:44.18, which was set in 2013 by Ellie Woerner, Anna Carskaden, Audrey Knutsen and Maddy Kennedy.  Carskaden went on to run track at Cal Poly while Woerner played basketball at Boise State and the University of Portland.  In the 4x400m Allyssa Flindt and Jane Roos joined forces with Hagwell (University of Chicago recruit) and Quinto to courageously run a 3:58.63 clocking. All four girls ran under 60 seconds for their splits, narrowly missing the win to Camas. (Sally Roos ran in the prelims Friday night, helping the Wolves move on.)  The previous record of 3:59.71 was set by Ellie Talius, Alexia Bryant, Azita Balsara and Brooke Manson in 2018.  Talius went on to triple jump for Sandford while Manson is finishing up her middle-distance career at the University of Utah where she has been all Pac12 in the 800m multiple times.


Distance runners Connor Hom, Justin Hom and Noah Zahn all reached the podium over the three-day state meet.  Connor Hom got the Wolves off to a great start on Thursday by placing 2nd in the 1600m in a personal best time of 4:14.04.  He is now 2nd all time for EHS, surpassing Joey Corr who went on to run distance at the University of Minnesota and is less than a second away from the school record which is held by Nate Pendleton who ran distance for the Washington State Cougars.  Justin placed 8th in a time of 4:20.8.  Both Hom brothers qualified for the finals of the 800m where Connor placed 3rd in a time of 1:55.76, while Justin placed 4th in a time of 1:56.11.  On Saturday afternoon Noah Zahn despite missing the first half of the season due to a foot injury, courageously lead the last half of the race and narrowly missed winning the 3200 with a third-place finish in a time of 9:19.76.  Zahn will continue his running career next year at Lehigh University where he will run both cross country and track for the Mountain Hawks.


In their best showing in years, the field athletes made Eastlake proud.  Leading the way for the Wolves was discus thrower Kai Baker, who for the 2nd week in a row, threw a huge personal best toss of 152-09 which earned him the silver medal!  Baker leaves EHS   3rd all time in the discus, just behind Gino Bresolin who played college football at the University of Texas El Paso. Sophomore Addison Kapur, who already set the school record in the javelin this season, continued her stellar season by improving her record to 126-02 and by placing third, taking the bronze medal.  Masson Heisser also had a great day in the triple jump where he had a personal best leap of 43-04.75, good enough to make the finals where he placed 9th.




The Eastlake boys distance squad continued their spectacular season at the District State Qualifying Meet at Renton Memorial Stadium on May 17th and 20th.  In an encore performance to the King Co Championships that were held last week, the Wolves once again took top honors in the 800-3200m runs.  Junior Connor Hom lead the way winning both the 800 and 1600m, while his twin brother Justin was runner up in the 800m and had a state qualifying 4th place finish in the 1600m.  Teammate Noah Zahn, who will compete in cross country and track next year at Lehigh University, claimed the 3200m title.  Ethan Pedersen also punched his ticket to the State Meet by placing 3rd in that event. 

The record books took a beating in all three races.  In the 800m Connor and Justin both ran huge personal records of 1:52.87 and 1:53.42 respectively.  They are now the #2 and #3 all time behind Nathan Pixler who ran collegiately at the University of Colorado and was a WAC 800m champion for Seattle University.  In the 1600m Connor is third all time, moving ahead of Pixler with a time of 4:15.3 while Justin is 5th all time with a 4:17.8, besting Adamson Bryant who went on to run cross country and track for Duke University. Zahn, who was sidelined with a foot injury the first part of the season ran a personal best in the 3200m in a time of 9:18.07 which is the 6th fastest at Eastlake.

The Wolves field events crew had their best district meet in years, qualifying four individuals to the State Meet.  Mason Heisser (triple jump), Addison Kapur (javelin), and Peyton Glennon-Robbins (long jump) were all runners up in their events while Kai Baker took third in the discus.  Kai Lane (javelin), Olukitan Sojinrin(triple jump), Azadeh Teague (discus) and Hannah Sahagian (pole vault) all narrowly missed qualifying by placing 5th.   Baker threw a huge personal best of 147-04 in the discus and is now ranked 3rd all time for the Wolves. Sahagian and Sojinrin also moved up in the record books with their marks.  Sahagian is now the 4th best pole vaulter in history for the Wolves while Sojinrin is the 7th best triple jumper.

The girls relay teams continued to impress by qualifying all three to the State Meet.  Glennon-Robbins, Sofia Robe, Peyton Qunito and Ava Hagwell all ran on both the 2nd place 4x100m and 4x200m squads.  Their 49.82 clocking in the 4x100m gives them a 3rd place all time.  Hagwell and Qunito combined with Alyssa Flindt and Sally Roos in the 4x400m’s runner’s up performance.  The time of 4:00.20 is 2nd all time for the Wolves.  The boys 4x400m also placed 2nd to qualify.  The team of Evan Harper, Justin Hom, Harry McHugh, and Connor Hom ran a 3:26.32, cracking the top ten in all time standings. 

Additional individual qualifiers include:

*Evan Harper continues his stellar senior season and will run both the 400m and 200m at State.  He placed 4thin the 400m in a personal best time of 51.08 and ran the qualifying standard in the 200m with his 22.31 clocking.  He is now ranked 5th on the all-time list for the 200m.

*Sally Roos, Jane Roos, and Harry McHugh qualified in 800m, 1600m and the 200m respectively by meeting the qualifying standard.  Sally’s time in the 800m (2:15.7) is 5th all time for EHS.

Additional point scorers included:

5th Place:  Alyssa Flindt:  400m (59.54) …5th all-time.

6th Place:  Matthew Secrist:  110m hurdles (15.70) ….8th all time.

                  Kai Brown:  300m hurdles (41.10) …8th all time.

                  Ava Hagwell:  400m

                  Jane Roos:  800m (2:16.4) ….6th all time.

                  Peyton Quinto:  high Jump

7th Place:  Secrist:  300m hurdles (41.13) …9th all time.

                   Mason Heisser:  Long Jump

                   Flindt:  800m (2:18.18) ….8th all time.

                   Addison Kapur:  shot put

8th Place:  Trevor Galvin:  100m

                   Ethan Pedersen:  1600m

                   Andreas Johnson:  pole vault

                   Peyton Glennon-Robbins:  200m (26.22) …4th all time.

                   Fiona Wolf:  3200m

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