Liberty girls, Lindbergh boys track teams finish in top 10

Liberty senior Brigette Takeuchi took home gold in the 800 meter. Photo by Vicki Maddy

The 2017 track and field season came to an end May 27 at Mount Tahoma High School.

The Liberty girls and Lindbergh boys teams placed in the top 10 in 2A.

The Patriots finished in ninth place with a team score of 31. And the Eagles placed 10th overall with 22.6 team points.

Renton girls tied for 23rd overall with nine points and Lindbergh tied for 34th with a team score of 5.

On the 4A side, the Hazen girls team tied for 38th with a team score of three points.

The Liberty boys also placed at 26th in state with nine points.

Liberty

Senior Brigette Takeuchi took home gold in the 800 meters with a personal record time of 2 minutes, 13.50 seconds.

She added a silver medal to her collection with the 1600 meters where she finished in 5:02.13. Senior Samantha Kelderman came in ninth in the 1600 meters with a time of 5:14.06.

Kelderman finished fourth in the 3200 meters in 11:14.13.

Competing in the 100 meters hurdles was senior Sophie Wartena. She finished in fourth with a time of 15.48.

She also competed in the 300 meters hurdles where she finished sixth overall with a time of 46.62.

Boys

Senior Jake Knoblich snatched the bronze medal in the 3200 meter finals with a time of 9:38.04.

The boys 4×400 relay team made up of Erik Phan, Christopher Hanson, Caleb Carr and Isaiah Owens finished in sixth place with a time of 3:29.90.

Lindbergh

Freshman Deven Brown finished fourth in the 100 meters final with a time of 10.87. He also finished fourth in the 200 meters, with a time of 22.13.

Senior Deven Maddy came in eighth overall in the 800 meters with a time of 2:00.53.

Maddy and Tyler Hughey both placed in the 1600 meters. Maddy with a time of 4:38.24 and Hughey in 4:49.54.

Hughey ran the 3200 meters and came in 14th with a time of 10:29.52.

The boys 4×100 relay team made up of Brown, Marc Arzaga, Josh Bass and Christian Mounday won bronze with a time of 43.47.

Coming in at No. 8 in the state in discus was senior JoJo Serquinia with a distance of 133 feet, 9 inches. He also placed 14th overall in javelin with a distance of 154-10.

Junior Peyton Campbell tied for seventh in the high jump with a height on 6-00.

In long jump, Mounday sent a personal record with a distance of 21-08.25 that placed him sixth overall. And in the triple jump he placed eighth in state with 41-07.5.

Girls

Senior Feven Fessehatzion came in seventh in the 800 meters with a time of 2:29.62.

She also placed 17th overall in the 1600 meters with a time of 5:36.11. And her teammate senior Lauren Wick placed 19th in 5:48.63.

Wick along with freshman Stephanie Martz placed in the 3200 meters. Wick finished 16th overall in 12:51.54 and Martz finished 11th in 12:17.66.

Coming in the No. 6 spot in the 100 meter hurdles was junior Camille Manson with a time of 15.98.

In the 2A discus, junior Rachel Hartshorn placed 12th overall with a distance of 97-08.

Renton

Teammates Joe Jokonya and Michael Richardson finished in 14th and 15th place in the discus. Jokonya finished with a distance of 113-11 and Richardson with 112-01.

Girls

Coming in at sixth best in the 100 meters was freshman Faith Richardson in 12.34. She also finished sixth in the 200 meters in 25.50.

The 4×200 relay team made up of Richardson, Solana Jackson, Hannah Malkin and Raylyn Apolonio finished sixth in state in 1:48.41.

Hazen

Sophomore Shannon Gifford placed 14th in the 3200 meters with a time of 12:05.75.

Coming in seventh overall in the 4A 100 meters hurdles was sophomore Nicole Lenton with a time of 15.30.

And rounding out the finals placement for Hazen was senior Taliah Coe in the discus with a distance of 118-01. She finished eighth overall in 4A.

Photos by Dennis Box and Vicki Maddy.

Liberty senior Jake Knoblich finished third in the 3200 meter. Photo by Dennis Box

Lindbergh’s Josh Bass hands off to Deven Brown during the 4×100 relay. Photo by Dennis Box

Lindbergh senior Feven Fessehatzion finished seventh in the 800 meters. Photo by Vicki Maddy

Lindbergh junior Camille Manson placed sixth in the 100 meters hurdles. Photo by Vicki Maddy

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