2022 TRACK & FIELD MEET RECAPS:

VAN VALKENBURG SETS RECORD IN CHAMPIONSHIP WIN

PEDERSEN AND KAPUR KING CO CHAMPS

It was a great night for the distance runners and a distance runner turned javelin thrower as the Eastlake distance squad was able to shine brightly in the King Co Championship meet which was held May 11th-15th at Juanita High School.  From the start, the Wolves were impressive by claiming 25% of all the entries in the distance events against the 10 teams in King Co 4A.  Twenty of the twenty-four competitors will move on to the state qualifying district meet which will be held at Lake Stevens High School Wednesday May18th and Friday May 20th.

The 3200m ended up being the premier event of the evening with the Wolves claiming both the girls’ and boys’ titles.  Emily Van Valkenburg battled Skyline’s Sidney Collier throughout the race, decisively taking the lead with 1000m to go and then went on to win in a school record breaking time of 10:32. The previous record of 10:35.6 was held by Jessica Pixler-Tebo who went on to become a 12-time NCAA National Champion at Seattle Pacific University and a finalist in the 2016 Olympic Trials 5000-meter run.

The boys 3200m also was a two-person battle with Eastlake’s Ethan Pedersen and Noah Zahn trading leads throughout the race.  Pedersen ended up claiming the championship in a personal best time of 9:31.6 and Zahn took second, also setting a personal record of 9:32.1.  Both boys moved up on Eastlake’s all-time list with Pedersen currently ranked 5th and Zahn 6th.  In their move up, they surpassed Kyle Suver who competed collegiately at Clairmont College and Scott Paul, currently a counselor at Inglewood Middle School, who ran 9:32.9 for EHS in 1994.

The 1600m also proved to be a stellar event for the distance squad with a record breaking 5 girls and 3 boys moving on to the state qualifying meet.  Leading the way for the Wolves was Van Valkenburg who placed 3rdwith a time of 5:00.8.  Breaking her personal record by more than 7 seconds, she has moved up to 3rd on the all-time list, surpassing UW All American Chelsea Orr.  The Roos twins also qualified with Jane placing 5th and Sally 7th.  Jane is the top freshman of all time at EHS and is ranked 7th on the all-time list.  Sally, running a personal best time of 5:05.6 is now ranked 8th overall.  Fiona Wolf and Alyssa Flindt also ran personal records of 5:12 and 5:17 respectively and qualified.  On the boy’s side, sophomore Connor Hom ran a personal record of 4:21.4 and placed 3rd.  He is now 6th on the all-time list.  Pedersen and Zahn who placed 6th and 10th also qualified to move on.

Freshmen sensation Addison Kapur, who decided to take up the javelin this season because her nagging injuries would not all allow her to continue running distance, bested her upper classmen competitors to win the event with a 99-02 throw.  She is currently ranked 4th on Eastlake’s all-time list.

Addy Keller and Ava Hagwell were both runners up in their events and will head to the district meet in good position.  Keller, who will pole vault for Pacific Lutheran University next year, put up a 10-06 mark.  Hagwell, who has courageously fought back to overcome injury and illness, placed 2nd in the 400m in a time of 1:00.95.  She also qualified individually in the 200m placing 6th and anchored the 4x200m relay that will move on.

The Wolves will also be represented well in the 800m.  Connor Hom placed 4th in a time of 1:57.4 and Justin Hom qualified in the 5th position in a personal best time of 1:57.8.  The girl’s side will feature Flindt who placed 3rd in a personal record of 2:21.27 and Ariya Mathrawala and Erin Schmidlin who placed 6th and 7th.

The Wolves’ relay teams proved to be perfect with all five squads punching their tickets to the district meet:

Girls 4x400m (2nd):  Mathrawala, Schmidlin, Peyton Quinto and Flindt

Boys 4x400m (4th):   Sean Clark, Justin Hom, Finn Bueffel, and Kai Brown

Girls 4x100m (4th):  Mi-La Guest, Carly Preston, Quinto, Peyton Glennon-Robbins

Girls 4x200m (4th):  Preston, Sofia Robe, Quinto, and Hagwell

Boy 4x100m (9th):  Asir Jackson, Caden Dosch, William Au, and Bryson Hodges

Additional Point Scorers for the Wolves who will move on to districts:

*Jane Roos placed 4th in the 3200m running a personal best time of 10:44.3.  She is now ranked 3rd all time for EHS and the top freshman, jumping ahead of current WSU distance runner Pia Richards.

*Hurdler Threya Sakshi ran a huge PR in the 100m event, placing 4th in a time of 17.19.

*Zach Kaczmarowski placed 4th in the pole vault with a personal best mark of 11-00.

*Kai Brown placed 4th in the 300m hurdles in a personal best time of 42.27.

*Chris Nwachukwu leaped to a personal best mark of 19-09 in the long jump, placing 5th.

*Sally Roos placed 6th in the 3200m in a personal best time of 11:03.  She is 9th all time for EHS now, surpassing Emily Dwyer who ran distance for WSU.

*Finn Bueffel placed 6th in the long jump and 7th in the triple jump with a 38-08 personal best mark.  He will compete in both events at the district meet.

*Running one of the most difficult doubles in track and field, Aria Mathrawala placed 6th in both the 400m and the 800m and will move on to the district meet in both.

Wolves who qualified for the district meet based upon time or marks:

Sean Clark:  400m

Daniel Montano:  3200m

Bryson Hodges:  triple jump

Fiona Wolf:  3200m

Hannah Sahagian:  pole vault

Peyton Glennon-Robbins:  long jump

Azadeh Teague:  discus

 

BOYS WIN KINGCO JV INVITATIONAL

The Eastlake boys and girls JV teams concluded their seasons at the King Co JV Invitational on Tuesday, May 10th. The boys team ended on a high note by winning the meet.  Leading the way for the Wolves was Eli Yoon who won the both the 800m (2:09) and the 1600m (4:51).  He also ran a leg on the winning 4x400m relay.  Additional winners of the day included:

Harry McHugh:  200m (23.68) PR

Keegan Allen:  300m hurdles (47.96) PR

Sean Eglip, Kaden Greenlief, Elias Timmons, and Ariel Shani:  4x400m relay (3:39)

Jacob Pitonyak:  shot put (36-02) PR

Claire Wilson:  3200m (12;45)

Ananya Diddee:  Pole Vault (7-06) PR

2nd Place Finishers:

Zachary Schriner-400m

Evann Tauscher-Javelin

Jason Atwood- Pole Vault

Olukitan Sojjinrin-Long Jump

Olukitan Soljnirin-Triple Jump

Claire Wilson-1600m

Julianna Garcia, Isabelle D’souza, Liana Lagervik, and Shriya Naranyan-4x400m relay

3rd Place Finishers:

Caden Dosch-200m & Javelin

Olukitan Sojinrin:  High Jump

Nathan Couter:  Pole Vault

Abbey Van Valkenburg:  1600m

Dhaya Sarthy:  300m hurdles

Mackenzie Carlson:  Shot Put

4th Place Finishers:

Kaden Greenlief:  400m

Andrew Talius:  1600m

Gustav Saudners:  High Jump

Asir Jackson:  Triple Jump

Savannah Greenwalt:  100m hurdles

Isabelle D’souza:  Javelin

5th Place Finishers:

Asir Jackson:  100m

Grady Gaskill:  400m

Sean Eglip:  1600m

Scott Schmidlin:  High Jump

Chase Dannemiller:  Triple Jump

Katie Van Valkenburg:  1600m

Savannah Greenwalt:  300m Hurdles

Mackenzie Carlson:  Discus

6th Place Finishers:

Lukas Talius:  800m

Jeff Ellis:  3200m

Daniel Fanaru:  300m Hurdles

Benjamin Uttecht:  Discus

Aiden Gavin:  Javelin

Olga Carvallo:  1600m

 

RECORD NUMBER OF WOLVES QUALIFY FOR KING CO CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Eastlake track team split into two squads going to different meets on Friday May 6th,  in hopes of improving or solidifying qualifying marks for the King Co Championship meet which will take place May 11th-13th at Juanita High School.  The results were impressive, with a record number of 44 student athletes qualifying.

The distance squad competed in the Liberty Twilight meet in Renton which featured athletes from across the region and from various classifications.  The “distance carnival” had multiple heats of both the 1600m and the 3200m, allowing all the athletes to have competition at their own level.

Leading the way for the Wolves on the girl’s side were the Wolf sisters and the Roos twins.  Fiona Wolf continued her stellar freshman season by winning the 3200m in a personal record of 11:14.7, which gives her a 10th place ranking on EHS’s all-time list. Her sister Claudia, who recently committed to run track and cross country next year for Rensselaer Polytechnic University in Troy New York, punched her ticket to the King Co meet by placing 4th in the same event with a personal best time 12:02.7.  Jane and Sally Roos, also Freshmen, continued their amazing seasons by not only solidifying their positions in the Championships, but by making their mark in the Eastlake record books.  Jane placed 2nd in the 1600m in a personal best time of 5:03.7, while Sally place 5th in a personal record of 5:06.6.  They are now 6th and 7th on Eastlake’s all-time list, right behind Devon Bortfield who had a great career at WSU running distance and the steeple chase.

On the boy’s side, Connor Hom placed 3rd in the 1600m in a personal record time of 4:25.28, giving him a solid placement in the Championships.   Daniel Montano, Lukas Talius, Andrew Talius and Silas Smith also ran personal records in the 1600m, all under 5:00.  Eastlake has now had 14 boys break 5 minutes in the 1600m tying an all-time season record.

The rest of the team went to the Last Chance qualifier meet at Lake Washington High School, which also featured schools across the region and from various classifications.  Several of the Wolves won events in personal records, guaranteeing their acceptance into the Championships.  This group included:

Sean Clark:  400m-52.99

Finn Bueffel:  long jump-19-11

Ariya Mathrawala:  400m-1:01.8

Allyssa Flindt:  800-2:21.67

Azadeh Teague:  shot put-26-05

Point Scorers for the Wolves:

1st:  Justin Hom(800m), Addison Kapur (Javelin)

2nd:  Erin Schmidlin (800m), Teague (Discus)

3rd:  Quinn Hulet (800m), Carly Preston (100&200m), Peyton Quinto (high Jump)

4th:  Matthew Secrist (300m hurdles), Patchawit Uthaisombut (Pole Vault), Hannah Sahagian (Pole Vault), Peyton Glennon Robbins (Triple Jump)

5th:  Secrist (110m hurdles), Jessica Martin (Discus)

6th:  Daniel Barton (Shot Put), Sofia Robe (200m)

 

Congratulations to all the Wolves who qualified for the King Co Championship:

Boys:

Connor Hom:  1600m, 800m, 4x400m relay

Kai Brown:  110m high hurdles, 300m hurdles

Ethan Pedersen:  1600m, 3200m

Noah Zahn:  1600m, 3200m

Daniel Motano:  1600m, 3200m

Sean Clark:  400m, 4x400m relay

Justin Hom:  800m, 4x400m relay

Kai Baker:  shot put, discus

Finn Bueffel:  long jump, triple jump

Matthew Secrist:  110m high hurdles, 300m hurdles

Miles Kim:  300m hurdles

Quinn Hulet:  800m

Chris Lynn:  3200m

Aaron Heisser:  4x400m relay

Chris Nwachukwu:  long jump

Bryson Hodges:  triple jump

Nathaniel Dauz:  pole vault

Patchawit Uthaisombut:  pole vault

Ian Simmons:  pole vault

Andreas Johnson:  pole vault

Zachary Kaczmarowski:  pole vault

Girls:

Carly Preston:  4x200m relay, 100m, 4x400m relay, 200m

Peyton Quninto:  4x200m relay, 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay, high jump

Ava Hagwell:  4x200m relay, 400m, 200m, 4x400m relay

Peyton Glennon-Robbins:  100m, 4x100m relay, long jump, triple jump

Ariya Mathrawala:  400m, 800m, 4x400m relay

Addison Kapur:  shot put, discus, javelin

Threya Sakshi:  100m hurdles, 300m hurdles

Jane Roos:  1600m, 3200m

Sally Roos:  1600m, 3200m

Emily Van Valkenburg:  1600m, 3200m

Fiona Wolf:  1600m, 3200m

Alyssa Flindt:  800m, 1600m

Erin Schmidlin:  800m, 4x400m relay

Azadeh Teague:  shot put, discus

Sofia Robe:  4x200m relay

Mi-La Guest:  4x100m relay

Claudia Wolf:  3200m

Jessica Martin:  discus

Lauren McHugh:  long jump

Myah Greenwalt:  pole vault

Tamara Jaber:  pole vault

Hannah Sahagian:  pole vault

Addy Keller:  pole vault

 

HOM AND WOLF WINNERS AT SHORELINE INVITATIONAL

Several members of the Eastlake track team had the opportunity to compete in the Shoreline Invitational on Saturday April 30th.  Vying against athletes from over 60 teams, Connor Hom and Fiona Wolf took top honors for the Wolves in the meet.

Running in his specialty the 800m, Hom won the event handily while leading from start to finish with a time of 1:57.  He has positioned himself well for the championship season that starts next week with a 3rd place position in King Co and 8th in the State 4A rankings.

Wolf, who set the school record in the 2000 m steeplechase a few weeks ago, had another exceptional race winning the Freshmen 1600m in a personal best time of 5:18.4.  She is now 4th on the all-time Freshmen list for Eastlake.

Addy Keller who just set a personal record of 10-09 in the pole vault in the meet against Skyline last week recorded another personal best vault of 11-00, giving her a 2nd place finish.  The number three all time vaulter at EHS and PLU recruit is ranked 6thin 4A.

Other notable performances of the day included:

*Jane Roos placed third in the 3200m running a personal record of 10:55. She has moved to 4th all time for Eastlake, passing Chelsea Orr who was an All-American runner at the University of Washington.

*Ethan Pedersen set a 10 second PR in the 1600m, running a 4:19.8 and placing 8th.  He has moved to the number five position on Eastlake’s all-time list and is right behind Adamson Bryant who competed for Duke.  He is currently ranked 7th in 4A in the event.

*Emily Van Valkenburg also set a personal record by 10 seconds running a 5:07 in the 1600m and placed 6th.  The Oregon State recruit has moved to the 7th spot on the all-time list and is ranked 10th in the 4A standings.

*Eli Yoon placed 5th in the Freshmen 1600m in a personal best time of 4:50.3. He is now ranked 8th on the all-time freshman list.

*Justin Hom placed 7th in the 400m in a personal best time of 52.49.  He did this after running the final leg of the distance medley relay that placed 3rd.  Joining him on the distance medley squad that ran a time of 11:12 were Daniel Montano, Quinn Hulet and Yoon. His 400m time gives him a 9th place ranking in King Co.

*The girls distance medley relay that consisted of Ariya Mathrawala, Claire Wilson, Claudia Wolf, and Peyton Quinto placed 4th in the meet running a time of 13:30.  They are now the 4th ranked team all time for Eastlake.

Next Up:  A group of wolves will head to Lake Washington High School on Friday May 6th to better their marks in hopes of qualifying for the King Co Meet in the Last Chance Qualifier.  The distance squad will run at Liberty High School on the 6th in a distance carnival.

 

BOYS BEAT SKYLINE ON SENIOR NIGHT

On Thursday April 28th the Eastlake senior boys had the final say in their plateau rivalry with Skyline by soundly beating the Spartans 77-67. This was the last home meet of the season and was also Senior night.  Leading the way for the Wolves were Finn Bueffel, Ethan Pedersen and Connor Hom who were all double winners and scored in multiple events. 

Bueffel had an outstanding meet, winning the triple jump with a personal best leap of 37-09, joining teammates Justin Hom, Daniel Montano, and Connor Hom to win the 4x400m relay, and placed third in both the 100m and the long jump.  He is currently ranked 12th in King Co standings in the triple jump.

Ethan Pedersen continued his strong junior season by winning not only his main event, the 3200m (9:46.3), but also the 400m in a personal best time 56.9.  Pedersen is the King Co leader in the 3200m. Eastlake ended up sweeping the 400 with Kaden Greenlief and Zach Schriner taking 2nd and 3rd.

Connor Hom led an impressive Eastlake sweep in the 1600m winning in 4:29.4.  He was followed by teammates Noah Zahn (4:29.9) and Daniel Montano (4:39.2) who both set personal records.  He continued his strong performance by showcasing his speed in the 200m placing 2nd with a time of 24.46.  He finished off the night by anchoring the winning 4x400m relay. Hom is currently ranked 10th in the state for the 1600m.

Additional Winners on the boy’s side included:

*Kai Baker won the discus with a huge 15ft. improvement in his personal record with a toss of 125-00.  He also placed 3rd in the shot put with a personal best effort of 40-03.  He is currently ranked 5th in the discus and 12thin the shot put for King Co.

*Harry McHugh led the sweep of the 200m, winning in a time of 24.36. Connor Hom, Aryan Ramdas, Evan Harper, Zach Schriner, Thomas Gustafson, Caden Dosh, and Rehan Khan took the next seven places.

*Justin Hom won the 800m in a time of 2:01.5.  Quinn Hulet place third in a personal best time of 2:05.42.  Hom is ranked 8th in King Co and Hulet is currently ranked 13th.

*Zachary Kaczmarowski won the pole vault with a personal best effort of 10-07.  Eastlake’s Ian Simmons and Patchwit Uthaisombot completed the sweep by placing 2nd and 3rd with personal best efforts of 9-06 each. Kaczmarowski is currently ranked 4th in King Co and Simmons and Uthaisombot are tied for 11th.

*Chris Nwachukwu won the long jump in his debut performance as a wolf. His 19-05 mark gives him a 9thplace ranking in King Co. He is 8th on the all-time list for EHS.

The girl’s side of the meet brought some promising performances, especially with the King Co Championship meet less than two weeks away.  Highlights included:

*Pacific Lutheran bound Addy Keller continued her stellar senior pole-vaulting season by setting another personal record of 10-09 with her win. She is 8th in state rankings.  Her teammate Hannah Sahigian was 2ndwith a personal best mark of 9-06.  She is now ranked 5th in King Co and 6th all time for Eastlake.

*Addison Kapur threw a huge PR in the javelin, winning with a 108-04 mark.  She now is the King Co leader in the event and is 10th in state rankings. She has moved up to 4th all time for EHS.

*Freshman Peyton Glennon-Robbins had a great meet winning both the long jump and the triple jump with personal bests.  Her long jump mark of 15’6 gives her a 5th place ranking in King Co and 6th all time for Eastlake.  She also placed 2nd in the 100m and 3rd in the 200m.

*Peyton Quinto wowed the crowd in her debut performance in the high Jump, winning the event with a 4-08 jump.  The mark gives her a 3rd place ranking in King Co and 8th all time for Eastlake. She also placed 2nd in the 200m.

*The Roos twins continued to impress, running a fast 1600m. While virtually tied throughout the race, their times of 5:10. 4 (Jane) and 5:10.9 (Sally) are now the 4th and 5th best in King Co.  Alyssa Flindt completed the sweep for the Wolves finishing 3rdin a huge personal best time of 5:18.7.  She is now 10th in King Co.

*Fiona Wolf, coming off her strong steeplechase performance at Oregon Relays, won the 3200m in a personal best time of 11:24, the 6th fastest time in King Co this year.  Following her in the Eastlake sweep were Claudia Wolf, Claire Wilson, Ashley Desai, and Olga Carvallo.

Additional Point Scorers included:

Ariya Mathrawala:  800m

Jeffrey Ellis:  3200m

Kai Brown:  110m hurdles

Matthew Secrist:  300m hurdles (7th King Co)

Caden Dosch:  Javelin

 

VAN VALKEBURG SETS SCHOOL RECORD AT OREGON RELAYS

Twenty-Five of the Eastlake Wolves had the opportunity to travel to Eugene Oregon over the weekend to compete in the Oregon Relays which is held at Hayward Field, the US’s premier track and field facility.  Site of the World Championship Track and Field meet this summer, the event brought in thousands of elite athletes from across the country to participate in the two-day meet.

Leading the way for Eastlake was Emily Van Valkenburg who placed 5th the 3000-meter Invitational on Friday evening in a time of 10:00.28. Battling with the leaders most of the race, Van Valkenburg, who will compete for Oregon State next year, smashed Pia Richard’s school record by over 9 seconds. Richards, who is a distance runner at Washington State, ran a 10:09.93 at the Oregon Relays in 2016.

Two sets of sisters also scored points for the Wolves. Fiona and Claudia Wolf got the day off to a great start in the first race of the day by placing 2nd and 5th in the 2000m steeplechase. Fiona, the school record holder in the event, ran time of 7:26.65, while Claudia ran to a personal record with her time of 7:51.98. Shortly after the steeple, the Roos twins, Sally, and Jane, traded off leads with Kenzie Biegej from Camas throughout the Freshmen 3000m to end in 2nd and 3rd place. Their times of 10:27.09 and 10:27.18 now place them 4th and 5th on Eastlake’s all-time list, surpassing Anastasia Kosykh who ran for UW.

The boys 3000m was also a race for the record books, with four guys breaking into the top 10 all time for EHS.  Leading the way for the Wolves was Ethan Pedersen who narrowly missed Nate Pendleton’s (who now runs for Washington State) record of 8:44.15. Clocking an 8:44.68, Pedersen is now ranked 2nd.  Noah Zahn (8:59), Chris Lynn (9:23) and Daniel Montano (9:29) are now ranked 3rd, 5th, and 7th respectively.

The boys 4x800m (Connor Hom, Justin Hom, Zahn and Montano) ran a time of 8:16.36, coming within 2 seconds of the school record which is held by Ben Fixman, Kendrick Mitchell, Adamson Bryant and Nathan Pixler.  Bryant and Pixler both ran at the NCAA Division I collegiately and Pixler is the school record holder in the 800m .

Other notable performances included:

*Connor Hom ran a personal best time in the 800m with a time of 1:57.20.  He is now ranked 7th all time for the Wolves.

*Girls 4x800m (Alyssa Flindt, Erin Schmidlin, Ariya Mathrawal, and Sally Roos)-2nd all time.

*Girls Distance Medley (Jane Roos, Ava Hagwell, Fiona Wolf, and Van Valkenburg)- 3rd all time.

*Boys Sprint Medley (Bryson Hodges, Harry McHugh, Sean Clark, and Lynn)-3rd all time.

*Boys Distance Medley (Connor Hom, Clark, Justin Hom, and Pedersen)-4th all time.

*Boys 4x200m (Hodges, Kai Brown, Caden Cross and McHugh)-5th all time.

*Girls 4x100M (Mi-la Guest, Carly Preston, Peyton Quinto, and Sofia Robe)-9th all time.

Next Up:  Eastlake will host Skyline on Thursday April 28th for the last home meet of the season.  It is also senior night so please come and honor our seniors!

 

BOYS BEAT REDMOND:  HOM AND BROWN DOMINATE

The Eastlake boys track squad slipped by Redmond in a dual meet on Thursday April 14th at home, winning 217-205.   Leading the Wolves during the chilly evening were Connor Hom and Kai Brown, who both won three events. 

Hom started his night with a bang by winning the 1600m in a personal best time of 4:26.9.  The mark gives him a 10th place all time ranking for the Wolves and is currently the 6th best performance in the State 4A rankings.  Impressively, he returned less than 30 minutes later to win the 400m in another personal record of 52.89, which is currently the 4th best time in KingCo.  He sealed his spectacular evening by anchoring the winning 4x400m relay.  Joining him in the 3:40.74 win were Sean Clark, Brown, and his brother Justin Hom.

Prior to running the second leg on the winning 4x400m, Brown commanded the hurdle events, winning both the 110m highs and the 300m lows.  Currently ranked 2nd in KingCo in the 110’s, he ran a time of 16.75.  In the 300m race he set a personal record of 46.05 with the win.

The boys 3200m was also a night for the record books with Ethan Pedersen and Noah Zahn both running personal bests after racing the 1600m less than 2 hours beforehand.  Pedersen won the event in a time of 9:39.01, which is 8th all time for Eastlake, 9th in current state rankings and the top mark for KingCo.  Zahn’s 9:52 also gives him a top 10 ranking on the impressive all-time list (5 of the 7 athletes ranked before Pedersen ran collegiately at the NCAA Division 1 level). 

The boy’s squad had several sweeps that helped to rack up points for the victory:

  • The first seven places in the 400m- Connor Hom (PR), Justin Hom (PR), Sean Clark, Finn Buefel (PR), Eli Yoon (PR), Kaden Greenlief, and Gustaf Zaunar.
  • The first 5 places in the 1600m: Connor Hom (PR), Pedersen (PR), Zahn (PR), Justin Hom (PR), and Daniel Montono.
  • The 300m hurdles: Brown (PR), Matthew Secrist (PR) and Miles Kim (PR).
  • The Pole Vault: Andreas Johnson (10-06), Nathaniel Dauz (PR), and Ian Simmons (PR)
  • The relays: In addition to the 4x400m victory, the 4x100m team, which included Asir Jackson, Caleb Morhardt, William Au and Caden Dosh, won in a time of 47.60.

Although the girls fell short and dropped the dual to Redmond, they were still able to put together some great performances.  Highlights from the girl’s side included:

  • The distance squad swept the first 6 places in the 1600m led by Sally Roo’s win (5:18.9) followed by Fiona Wolf (PR), Jane Roos, Alyssa Flindt (PR), Erin Schmidlin (PR) and Ariya Mathrawala.
  • The sprinters won both the 4x100m (52.08) and the 4x200m (1:49.29) relays. The 4x100 team included:  Mi-la Guest, Carly Preston, Peyton Quinto, and Sofia Robe, while the 4x200 squad was comprised of Preston, Robe, Quinto, and Ava Hagwell. The 4x200m’s time is now the 10th ranked team in the state.
  • Addy Keller who is now the 3rd best pole vaulter in Eastlake’s history after her 10-06 vault last week, won the pole vault with a 10-00 mark. She is currently ranked 6th in 4A.
  • Alyssa Flindt and Erin Schmidlin took the first two places in the 400m running 1:04.04 and 1:05 respectively
  • Freshmen Azadeh Teague and Peyton Glennon-Robbins both won individual events for the first time with Teague taking the shot put with a personal best mark of 24-05 and Glennon-Robbins taking 1stplace in the long jump with a 13-09 leap, also a personal record.
  • Freshman Addison Kapur who just recently learned the javelin, placed 2nd with a personal best throw of 91-00. The mark is 5th all time for the Wolves and gives her a 3rd place current ranking in KingCo.  She also placed 2nd in the discus and 3rd in the shot put.

Additional 2nd Place Point Scorers for the Meet included:

  • Quinn Hulet-800m
  • Asir Jackson-Long Jump
  • Bryson Hodges-Triple Jump (PR)
  • Ava Hagwell-200m (Currently ranked 6th in 4A)
  • Sally Roos- 800m

Additional 3rd Place Point Scorers included:

  • Harry McHugh-200m(PR)
  • Kai Baker-Shot put and discus (PR)
  • Caden Dosh-Javelin and discus (PR)
  • Fiona Wolf-800m (PR)
  • Jessica Martin-Discus (PR)
  • Hannah Sanagain-Pole vault

Next Up:  Most of the team will compete in a dual at Mt. Si on Wednesday April 20th while twenty-five of the top athletes will head to Eugene, Oregon to participate in the Oregon Relays on Friday April 22nd and Saturday April 23rd.  These student athletes, who were invited to compete based on their performances this season, will have the amazing opportunity to compete at historic Hayward Field where the World Championship track and field meet will be held this summer.

 

WOLF SETS RECORD IN STEEPLECHASE

Several Eastlake track athletes took advantage of spring break to compete in meets.  Emily Van Valkenburg and Aaron Heisser traveled to southern California where temperatures were well into the 80’s to compete in the prestigious Arcadia Invitational.  Ava Hagwell, Claudia Wolf, and Fiona Wolf faced opposite conditions competing in the Birger Solberg Invitational in Bellingham where temperatures did not make it out of the 40’s all day.

Freshman Fiona Wolf, not letting the cold affect her, won the 2000m Steeplechase in a school record breaking time of 7:25.35. The time, which is a personal best for Wolf, bettered the old school record of 7:30.0, which was set by Katelyn Steen in 2010.  Steen went on to be a national class steeple chaser for Western Washington University.  Claudia Wolf was also a point-scorer in the event, placing 6th in a time 8:07.30.  Ava Hagwell placed 2nd in the 400m in a time of 1:00.64.

In a similar fashion, Emily Van Valkenburg did not let the warm temperatures affect her at Arcadia, where she placed 7th in the rated heat of the 3200m.  Her time of 10:51.27 is her second fastest ever.  Aaron Heisser also competed in the 400m, running a time of 51.55.

Next Up:

The full squad will be in action at home against Redmond on Thursday April 14th starting at 4:00PM.

 

GIRLS WIN DUAL MEET; HAGWELL CLAIMS FOUR EVENTS

The girls team solidly beat Newport, 82-63, in a dual that boasted over 400 athletes on March 31st at Newport High School.  Although the boys’ teams came up short, they recorded some great early season marks.   The Wolves took the opportunity with this meet to load up on events to get a good work-out in before spring break, with many athletes participating in up to four events.

Neither the number of events that she participated in nor the long, cold, evening deterred Ava Hagwell ‘s performance as she proceeded to win every event that she entered.  At the meet’s conclusion, she had won the 400m (1:00.08), 200m (26.82) and anchored the winning 4x200m (1:50.96) and 4x400m (4:14.38) relays.  She is currently 6th in state 4A rankings in both the 400m and the 200m.  The 4x400m relay that included, Ariya Mathrawala, Erin Schmidlin and Peyton Quinto is ranked third. The winning 4x200 team included Mi-la Guest, Sofia Robe, and Quinto.

Additional Meet Highlights Included:

  • Emily VanValkenburg (who will compete in both cross country and track next year for the Oregon State Beavers) won the 3200m in 10:56, the second-best time in the state so far. She will race the same event April 8th at the highly competitive Arcadia Invitational in California.
  • Addison Keller, who will pole vault as a Lute next year for Pacific Lutheran University, set a personal record with a 10’6 vault. She is currently ranked 6th in the state.
  • The girls swept the first 14 places in the 200m! Following Hagwell were Quinto, Guest, Schmidlin, Mathrawala, Robe, Alyssa Flindt, Peyton Glennon-Robbins (PR), Lauren McHugh, Amalia Richburg-Martinez (PR), Reagan Robison (PR), Lauren Megahan, Isabelle D’souza and Shriya Narayan (PR)
  • The girls also swept the first 5 places in the 400m. After Hagwell’s first place were, Schmidlin, Flindt (PR), Mathrawala (PR), and Quinto.
  • The girls dominated the 3200m, claiming the first 5 places.  Following VanValkenburg were Sally Roos, Jane Roos, Fiona Wolf, and Claudia Wolf.  Jane Roos is currently ranked third in the state based on her time at the Kent Meridian Invitational.
  • Kai Brown set a personal record of 16.44 in his 110m hurdles win. He is now ranked 2nd in KingCo.
  • The boys swept the 200m with Bryson Hodges winning in a personal best time of 24.20. Harry McHugh and Connor Hom followed, also running personal records.
  • Sally Roos, Jane Roos and Fiona Wolf swept the girls 1600m. The Roos twins virtually tied in a time of 5:19.4.  Sally is ranked 10th in the state based on the time that she ran earlier in the season.

Additional First Place Finishers Included:

  • Connor Hom won the 400m in a time of 53.89.
  • Freshman Matthew Secrist won the 300m hurdles in a personal best time of 46.31.
  • Kai Baker continued his great season, winning the shot put with 39’4 mark.
  • Alyssa Flindt impressively won the 800m after a quick turn-around from her 400m performance. She is ranked 4th in KingCo standings.
  • Fiona Wolf came back strong after her third-place performance in the 1600m to win her high school debut in the 300m hurdles with a time of 52.93.
  • Threya Sakshi continued her strong season by once again winning the 100m hurdles in a time of 18.80. She currently holds a 4th place ranking in KingCo.

Additional Second Place Scorers:

  • Justin Hom: 400m (PR)
  • Connor Hom: 800m (5th place state ranking)
  • Ethan Pedersen: 3200m (ranked 8th in the state)
  • Miles Kim: 300m hurdles
  • Daniel Barton: Shot Put
  • Bryson Hodges: Triple Jump (PR)
  • Erin Schmidlin: 800m (Currently ranked 5th in KingCo standings)
  • Savannah Greenwalt: 100m hurdles (PR)
  • Addison Kapur: Shot Put (PR)
  • Peyton Glennon-Robbins: Long Jump

Additional Third Place Scorers:

  • Justin Hom: 800m (currently ranked 4th in KingCo)
  • Ethan Pedersen: 1600m (current 9th place state ranking)
  • Noah Zahn: 3200m (PR)
  • Kai Baker: Discus
  • Zachary Kaczmarowski: Pole Vault
  • Asir Jackson: Triple Jump (PR)
  • Mi-la Guest: 100m (PR)
  • Dhaya Sarathy: 300m hurdles
  • Addison Kapur: Javelin and Discus (PR)
  • Tamara Jaber: Pole Valut (PR...5th place KingCo ranking)
  • Lauren McHugh: Long Jump

Next Up:  Emily VanValkenburg and Aaron Heisser will compete in the Arcadia Invitational in California on April 8th and 9th.  Van Valkenburg will run the 3200m Friday night and Heisser will race in the 400m on Saturday. In addition, a few athletes will attend the Birger Solberg Invitational in Bellingham on Saturday April 9th. The entire team will be in action after spring break with the second home meet of the season against Redmond at 4:00 PM on Thursday April 14th.

 

GIRLS WIN KENT-MERIDIAN INVITATIONAL; HAGWELL LEADS THE WAY FOR THE WOLVES

The girls team produced some amazing early season performances on Saturday, March 26th on their way to winning the Kent-Meridian Invitational that featured 33 teams. Off to a hot start this season, Ava Hagwell continued to dominate by winning both the 200 and 400m events and by anchoring the victorious 4x400m relay.

In her first event of the day, the 400m, Hagwell crushed the field winning by over a second in a time of 59.30.  She continues to hold the #1 spot in the State 4A rankings in that event and the #4 all time for Eastlake. Her dominance continued in the 200m where she ran a personal best time of 26.09, which gives her a 5th place state ranking, and moves her into 3rd place all time for the Wolves. Finally, in the last event of the day, the 4x400m relay, Hagwell erased a 20m deficit to dramatically lead her team to victory. Joining her in the win was NYU recruit Aria Mathrawala, who ran an impressive first leg, Erin Schmidlin and Peyton Quinto. Their time of 4:07.68 gives them a #3 ranking the state. 

Distance runners Jane Roos and Oregon State recruit Emily Van Valkenburg got the wolves off to a great start in the first race of the day in working together by switching off leading the race to take 1st and 2nd in the 3200m.  Their extremely fast early season times of 11:06 and 11:08, currently gives Roos the #1 spot and Van Valkenburg the #2 spot in State 4A rankings. Van Valkenburg already holds the #2 all time for EHS from a previous time last year and Roos now hold the #9 spot as a wolf right behind Emily Dwyer who went on to compete as a distance runner for WSU.

Carly Preston also had a stellar day, placing 2nd in both the 100m and the 200m. Preston, who persevered through a re-run of her heat in the 100m due to a timing error, came up big with an all-time best clocking of 12.86 and an 8th place ranking in both the state and EHS best times. In the 200m she also ran a personal record of 26.56, which currently gives her a 7th place ranking in the state and on the Wolves record board.

The girls 1600m run brought more accolades to the Wolves with Sally Roos placing third with a time of 5:17.6 (PR) and Fiona Wolf placing 6th in a time of 5;19.6 (PR). Roos is ranked 9th in the state and Wolf is 16th

On the boy’s side, distance runners Ethan Pedersen and Chris Lynn led the way by placing first and second in the 3200.  Pedersen’s time of 9:41.33 currently gives him a 4th place ranking in the state and a 9th place all time at EHS. Lynn ran a personal best time of 10:13.

The boys 800 proved to be an epic battle of twin brothers. Eastlake’s Connor and Justin Hom exchanged leads with Stadium’s twin brothers Luke and Jacob Alfonso throughout the race. Connor ended up 3rd in a time of 1:59.31 (PR) and Justin claimed the 4thspot with a 2:00.82 (PR) clocking. Connor is now ranked 3rd in State 4A standings and Justin is ranked 5th. Connor is currently ranked 16th all time EHS right behind former wolf Curtis McCarson who went on to coach cross country for EHS and currently runs the timing system at home meets for Eastlake.

Additional Scorers for the Wolves:

Third Place:  Alyssa Flindt (800m) …currently ranked 8th in the state, Sean Clark (400m)

Fourth Place:  Peyton Quninto (400m), Katie Van Valkenburg (Freshmen 1600m), Elijah Yoon (Freshmen 1600m)

Fifth Place:  Bryson Hodges (Freshmen 100m) 

Sixth Place:  Erin Schmidlin (800m) ...currently ranked 10th in the state, Claudia Wolf (3200m)

Seventh Place:   Noah Zahn (1600m), Kai Baker (shot put)

Eighth Place:  Threya Sakshi (300m hurdles)

Next Up:  The Wolves will head to Newport High School for a dual on March 31st.

 

HEISSER AND HAGWELL DOMINATE IN SEASON OPENER

Aaron Heisser and Ava Hagwell were triple winners in the first home meet of the year against Issaquah on Thursday March 24th.  The boys team solidly beat the Eagles 88-56, while the girls came up a bit short, with the final score being 74-71.  Heisser and Hagwell each won the 200 and 400m and then anchored their victorious 4x400m relay teams.  Both athletes now lead the 4A State rankings with their 400m times.  Heisser’s clocking of 50.15 was a personal record and moved him up into 6th place all time for the Wolves.  Hagwell also ran her all time best in the 200m with a time of 26.73, which is the 9th all time for Eastlake.

Meet Highlights Included:

*Carly Preston ran personal records in the 100m Placing 1st with a time of 12.92 (9th all time for EHS) and placed 2nd in the 200m (27.39).

*Thrower Kai Baker won the shot put (39-06) and the discus with a personal best toss of 107-01.

* Threya Sakshi was also a double winner who ran personal records in both the 100m hurdles (18.39) and the 300m hurdles (52.21),

*The Wolves swept several events:

  •  Heisser, Bryson Hodges, Harry McHugh, Cormac O’Brian, Caden Dosch and Victor Tepordei swept the first 6 places of the boys 200m.
  •  Quinn Hulet, Eli Yoon, Bryce Flindt, and Lucas Talius swept the first four places in the 800m.
  •  Ethan Pedersen, Connor Hom, and Noah Zahn all ran personal bests to sweep the boys 1600m.  Pedersen (4:29) and Hom (4:30.41) are now ranked 6th and 7th in the State.
  •  Erin Schmidlin won the girls 800m.  Joining her in the sweep were Alyssa Flindt and Ariya Mathrawala.

*Both boys and girls 4x400m teams earned 2nd place and 3rd place standings in the State rankings with their first-place victories. The boys squad included Sean Clark, Connor Hom, Justin Hom and Heisser (3:35.20).The girls team consisted of Alyssa Findt, Schmidlin, Peyton Qunito and Hagwell (4:13.00).

*Daniel Montano placed 2nd in a fast personal best time in the 3200 of 10:04.7.  He is now ranked 14th in the State and 11th all time for EHS.  Currently he is sandwiched between two former Wolves Grant and Michael Flindt, the older brothers of current wolves, Alyssa and Bryce Flindt.

Additional First Place finishers included:

*Kai Brown won the 100m hurdles in a time of 17.95.  He also placed second in the 300m hurdles (45.52).

*Caleb Mohrhardt won the high jump with a 5-02 mark.

*Zachary Kaczmorowski won the pole vault with a 10-00 mark and placed 3rd in the high jump.

*Freshman Jane Roos won the 1600m in a personal best of 5:18.4. Her sister Sally was third in 5:19.19.

*Addison Kapur won the javelin with a personal best throw of 72-11.  She also placed 3rd in the shot put with personal record of 22-11.

Additional Second Place Scorers:

*Daniel Barton:  shot put & discus

*Ethan Schriner:  javelin (PR)

*Seamus Atwood:  pole vault (PR)

* Bryson Hodges:  triple jump.  He also placed third in the 100m.

*Dhaya Sartahy:  300m hurdles

*Azadeh Teague:  shot put (PR)

*Jessica Martin:  discus

*Addison Keller:  pole vault

Third Place Finishers Included:

*Amalia Richburg-Martinez:  400m

*Savannah Greenwalt:  100m & 300m hurdles.

*Azadeh Teague:  discus

*Hannah Sahagian:  pole vault

*Peyton Glennon-Robbins:  long jump

*Matthew Secrist:  300m hurdles

*Justin Hom:  400m

*Nathaniel Dauz:  pole vault

 

GIRLS 4x800 RELAY BREAKS RECORD IN OPENER

The girls 4x800 team got the 2022 track season off to a bang by setting a new school record at the Plateau Jamboree on Friday March 18th at Skyline High School.  The team, which included Fiona Wolf, Sally Roos, Jane Roos and Emily Van Valkenburg ran 9:50.58, smashing the old school record by more than 30 seconds!  In addition, Eastlake’s second team comprised of Alyssa Flindt, Ariya Mathrawala, Erin Schmidlin and Claudia Wolf also broke the record in a time of 10:04.78.   The previous record was set in 2008 by Chelsea Orr, Erin Blodnick, Amanda Martelli, and Sarah Fester.  Orr went on to be a standout distance runner at the University of Washington where she was a member of a national indoor distance medley relay team.

The early season rust buster featured Eastlake, Skyline and Eastside Catholic.  The jamboree format offered an abbreviated meet where athletes were allowed to test their early season fitness in two events.  Despite the rainy cool evening the Wolves put down some solid performances.  Highlights of the night included:

*Connor Hom ran a fast opening leg of 4x800m relay to lead his team to victory.  Clocking a time of 8:32.1, the squad, who also included Quinn Hulet, Chris Lynn and Daniel Montano now is ranked second in EHS history in the event.  In addition, Hom came back win the 1600m in a time of 4:37.8, leading an Eastlake sweep of the first six places which included Noah Zahn, Justin Hom, Montano, Lynn and Hulet.

* Senior Aaron Heisser picked up where he left off last year and won the 400m in a personal best time of 50.63.  He is now ranked 8th in all time EHS history. In addition, he ran a personal record in the 100m (11.51) and placed 3rd.

*Junior Eva Hagwell ran a great time of 1:00.25 in her season opener in the 400m for the win.  She also placed 2nd in the 100m in a personal best time of 13.37

*Threya Sakshi got off to an impressive start to her junior season by winning the 100m hurdles in a personal record of 19.55.  She also placed 3rd in the 400m

*Senior Carly Preston won the 100m in a time of 13.28

Additional 2nd Place Finishers included:

Peyton Quinto-400m

Emily VanValkenburg-1600m

Additional 3rd place finishers included:

Fiona Wolf-1600m

Azadeh Teague-Javelin

Sean Clark-400m (PR)

Jacob Pitonyak-Javelin (PR)

Bryson Hodges-Long Jump

 

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