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E-W track and field teams capture 3A district crowns


Last updated 5/23/2019 at Noon

Edmonds-Woodway better find some more room in its trophy case.

After winning Wesco 3A South titles, the Warriors followed up with two more first-place finishes at the 3A Northwest District track and field championships Friday, May 17, at Shoreline Stadium.

Edmonds-Woodway claimed the boys title with 116 points, to finish ahead of second place Shorewood, which had 87. The Warriors also took the girls title with 110.5 points, edging Shorecrest, which tallied 102.5.

Junior Chinedu Acholonu finished first in the boys 200 and 400 and placed third in the 100. Senior Grant Christian captured the 800 and senior Dylan Hartono won the 1,600. Hartono also took third in the 3,200.

Edmonds-Woodway swept all three of the girls relays – 400 (Nevaeh Gary, Kaddy Kongira, Michaela Danyo, Gaby Chappell), 800 (Katilyn Rust, Chappell, Gary, Kongira) and 1,600 (Chiara Serafini, Chappell, Kongira, Rust).

Rust finished second in the 400, while Kongira took third in the 200. Gary was fourth in the 100. Also advancing to state were: senior Erin Francisco (third in the 300 hurdles), junior Vatoria Keyes (third in the discus), junior Kaiona Apio (third in the javelin), and senior Bella Eunson (fourth in the javelin)

Others advancing to this week’s state meet were: senior Lucas Lacambra (second in boys 1,600, third in 800), senior Deyago Peraza (second in boys 3,200), senior Marcus Dilworth (second in 110 and 300 hurdles), junior Nicholas Sibiryakov (second in pole vault) and the 400 boys relay team of Capassio Cherry, Dilworth, Steele Swinton and Acholonu (third).

Meadowdale’s Raymond Free took second in the long jump and third in the triple jump.

The 3A state track and field championship are set for Thursday through Saturday, May 23-25, at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

SMITH WINS: King’s junior Naomi Smith won the 3,200 and took second in the 1,600 to help the Knights to the girls team title at the 1A District 1/2 track and field championships Saturday, May 18, at Coupeville High School. King’s 400 relay team of Hannah Hawkins, Maci Hodgins, Hannah Carrithers and Kat Kirkpatrick and the 1,600 relay squad of Hawkins, Emma Culberson, Kirkpatrick and Hodgins also won. Hodgins finished first in the pole vault. King’s

Pierce Papke won the boys 300 hurdles and Alex Grimm captured the pole vault.


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