Local athletes well-represented in Seamount All-League teams

With the spring season behind us, it’s time once again for the All-Seamount League teams and Renton-area athletes and coaches are once again very well represented.

Track athletes in particular led the way for local high schools, with all three Renton high schools sharing the top spots.

For the girls, Hazen was league champion and coach Shannon Rance received Coach of the Year honors. Renton’s Shelly Sauls was selected Athlete of the Year.

On the boys side, Renton ran away with the league championship and coach Lance Winmill was honored with the Coach of the Year honors. Lindbergh’s Trevonn Russell was named Athlete of the Year.

In girls tennis, Lindbergh’s Liezel Villanueva was named Athlete of the Year.

In softball, Hazen’s Kurtis Brandel earned Coach of the Year honors.

And in baseball, Renton received the Team Sportsmanship award.

Many individual athletes were also named to the All-League teams this season.

In girls track, Renton’s Shelly Sauls was recognized for the 100 and 200 meters and the school’s 4x200 relay team of Iman Burks, Janaya Williams, Savannah Smith and Sauls was recognized. Hazen’s Kate Lilly earned the top honors in the 800 meters, while Sarah Hart took the spot in the 1,600 meters, Elaine Nguyen was named tops in the 100-meter hurdles and Michelle Lilly was honored in triple jump. For Lindbergh, Aajua Brooks earned a spot in the triple jump.

On the boys side, Lindbergh’s Aaron Arzaga was the top athlete in the 100 and 200 meters while D’Shaun Sims took the honors in the Javelin and shot put. Russell, along with his Athlete of the Year award, was recognized for the shot put as well. Hazen’s Ben Tuazon took the top spot in the 110-meter hurdles and Bahari Watkins earned pole vault honors. The Renton 4x100 relay team of Jouvani Phomprida-Robionson, Abdi Ali, Tony Vo and Juwan Phomprida-Robionson also earned honors.

In girls tennis, Hazen’s Misa Takami and Elise Wong were named to the All-League first team, as were Lindbergh’s Villanueva and Myranda Dang. Renton’s Kimbery Hoang also made the first team.

In boys soccer, Hazen’s Ryan Wong and Jector Cervates earned spots on the All-League first team, as did Lindbergh’s DJ Fox and Renton’s Kapkyi Lwai.

In baseball, Lindbergh third basemen Zed Johnson made the first team, as did teammate and outfielder Thomas Richards. Hazen outfielder J. Crosby and pitcher Ryan Gayte were also named to the first team.

On the softball diamond, Hazen’s Julie Johnson was the All-League first basemen and teammate Isabel Teppner made the squad at third, as did shortstop Shelby Sturman. Teammate Tianna Campbell was named to the All-League outfield. Lindbergh’s Chelsey Guhlke was also named to the team in the outfield.


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