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M-P hosts annual Tomahawk Classic

 

Andrew Hines

From left, Arlington's Juliette Williams, M-P's Trina Davis and MG's Kiarra Green finish in the top three in the 100 meters at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on April 29

The Marysville-Pilchuck track and field team put on the 14th annual Tomahawk Classic on April 29. Multiple teams competed at the Classic including M-P, Marysville Getchell, Arlington and Lakewood.

Every team competed hard from the first event, but Arlington definitely came out strong as they developed a lead early and kept it the entire way. The Eagles finished in first place for both the boys and girls teams with scores of 183 and 154, respectively.

The Tomahawks finished in sixth place for the boys, with 50, and in fifth place for the girls, with 78.

Marysville Getchell finished in fifth place for the boys, with 60, and in sixth place for the girls with a score of 74.

Lakewood finished fourth for the boys with a score of 67 and finished in eighth for the girls with 20.

"It's a tradition that has been going on for 14 years and we always run a great meet because of all the volunteers that help out. Even the kids jump in and do their part. It's a great atmosphere and it's great competition," said Marysville-Pilchuck Head Coach Mike Cull.

Tomahawks' Trina Davis dominated in the sprints as she placed first in the 100 meters at 12.88 seconds, first in the 200 meters at 26.96 seconds and worked with her team to place second in the 4 x 100 relay at 51.83 seconds.

"We entering this next phase, we call it the championship phase of the season. We really pull back on workouts, pull back in the weight room, just try to get their legs feeling fresh and mentally get them ready. We pull back entirely and get them ready for league," said Arlington Head Coach Judd Hunter.

Gabriel Green controlled all of the throwing events for the Eagles as he placed first in all three of the throws. He recorded a 47'8" in the shot put, a 146'10" in the discus and a 162'10" in the javelin.

Andrew Hines

Arlington's Campbell Hudson clears a hurdle in the 300 meter hurdles at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on April 29.

"I started here, so I was here when the Classic was first starting up 14 years ago. This is only our second year coming down here with me being the head coach, but it's great because it's a home meet. Our kids like it, their families get to come and Mike puts on a great meet. It's a competitive atmosphere, without being over the top and overall it's great for the kids," said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Kim Edens.

Gregory Panther put on an impressive performance on the track for the Chargers as he placed first in each of his three events. He ran a 1:58.61 in the 800 meters, a 3:36.14 in the 4 x 400 relay and a 8:47.66 in the 4 x 800 relay

Marysville Getchell and Marysville-Pilchuck will have their last regular season track meet, the All-City Champs, on Friday, May 5, at 3:30 p.m. Lakewood will also have one last home meet on Wednesday, May 3, at 4 p.m.

 

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