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Vashon athletes run, jump to victory at Life Christian

Sophomore Samantha Clements soars in her first competitive triple jump. Clements took second in the meet and also become the second-best triple jumper in the league so far this season. - Rik Forschmiedt Photo
Sophomore Samantha Clements soars in her first competitive triple jump. Clements took second in the meet and also become the second-best triple jumper in the league so far this season.
— image credit: Rik Forschmiedt Photo

The Pirates ended last month with their third track and field meet of the season, hosted by Life Christian Academy, on Thursday, March 31. The Orting, Chimacum and Cascade Christian teams also competed. 

The meet took place at Charles Wright Academy. As the sun made a rare appearance, the Pirates came out of hibernation with a few stellar performances, both as a team and as individuals. 

Peri Roberts started the meet off with a personal best of 14:13 in the girls 3200 meters. Colin Andrus took first in the boys 1600 with a personal best of 4:51. 

Freshman Maddi Groen took second in the girls 1600 in 6:13. Groen was quite successful in the two years she competed at McMurray Middle School, and is now bringing the same rate of success to the high school. She also clocked a 2:57 and finished in second place in the 800. 

The boys 800 meters was swept by Vashon as Colin Andrus and Aidan Cyra finished first and second, helping the Pirates maximize their team score. Aidan Cyra also won the boys 3200 in 11:23. 

Alia Payne took second in the girls 400 in 1:07.7. Landon Summers finished third in the boys high jump at 5’6”. 

In the girls long jump, Vashon cashed in on team points with a plethora of Pirates placing. Samantha Clements, Emma Lodes, Rachel Hoffman and Julie Wilson finished second through fifth. 

Vashon’s girls finished second at the meet with 43 points. Orting came in first with 137.5. Orting also won the boys’ meet with 97.5 points. Chimacum had 87.5, Cascade Christian had 40, Vashon had 31 and Life Christian had 9. 

The next track meet will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Charles Wright Academy.

 

— Kevin Ross is a track coach at Vashon High School. 

 

 

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