On Saturday, May 14, the Vashon Island High School Track & Field Complex inside of Pirate Stadium played host to the 1A Nisqually League Championships involving all nine member schools.
At the end of the day, the Pirates are sending ten girls and three boys on to the 1A West Central Regional meet, to be held at North Mason High School this coming weekend.
Those three boys are Blake Gibbons, George Murphy and Levi Blasingim.
Gibbons set a personal best of 17.01 and cruised to an easy victory in the 110 meter high hurdles. Gibbons finished third in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 44.76 and has qualified in the high jump with a height of 5’2.
Murphy took first in the pole vault at 12’0 and finished second in the high jump at 5’6. Levi Blasingim claimed the last qualifying spot to regionals in the 1600, stopping the clock at 5:05.
The girls who are moving onto the regional meet are Alana Bass, Nicki Becker, Annabelle Moekel, Madeline Yarkin, Neve DeVoght, Amelia Medeiros, Emerson Dunn, Indigo Assink, Caitlin Jeffcoat and Kora Murphy.
Bass finished second in the 100 meters with a time of 13.34, and third in the 200 meters in 28.05. She also took third in the long jump with a mark of 15’0. Bass was also the anchor on the girls’ 4×100 meter relay team that finished second overall with a time of 54.7.
Becker qualified in the 100 meters in 13.94, was the third leg in the girls’ 4×1 relay, and qualified in the long jump with a mark of 14’09. Becker won the high jump, clearing the bar at 4’8.
Moekel qualified in the 100 meters in 13.95, 200 meters in 29.45, the pole vault with a height of 6’. She was the starter on the girls’ 4×1 relay that placed second.
Yarkin is going to regionals in the 1600 with a time of 5:54, the 3200 meters in 12:14, and she qualified in the pole vault with a height of 7’0.
DeVoght made it to regionals in the 300 meter hurdles in a time of 1:04, and pole vault clearing a height of 6’.
Medeiros finished third in the discus with a throw of 87’7. She also ran the second leg of the girls’ 4×1 relay that finished second.
Dunn is moving onto regionals in the javelin, as she had a throw of 73’07.
Assink placed second in the high jump as she cleared 4’8.
Jeffcoat took third in the high jump with a mark of 4’4.
Kora Murphy is going to regionals in the pole vault as she cleared the bar at 5’6.
From regionals, the top three overall finishers in each event will advance to the 1A State Championships at Eastern Washington University.
Kevin Ross is the Head Track & Field Coach at Vashon Island High School.