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March 28, 2018 | View PDF

Andrew Hines

Campbell Hudson gets over the last hurdle for the Eagles as he earns a first-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles at Arlington High School on March 24.

The Arlington Track and Field Team hosted seven other teams, including the Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks, for the annual Chuck Randall Relays on March 24.

The Chuck Randall Relays sets itself apart from other meets as many relays are added to the day's events to replace the typical track events. It is meant to be fun and also promote competition in a variety of races that aren't typically available to the athletes.

The Eagles took control of the meet from beginning to end as they secured a first-place finish in the men's and women's teams. The men scored 140.91 points while the women scored 112.95.

The Tomahawks competed hard throughout the day earned a fourth-place finish for the men and a sixth-place finish for the women. The men scored 67.95 points while the women scored 52.97.

"We always teach them that they have to have a fierce competitor mindset, so that no matter what the weather is, it is sunny and 60 in their mind. The reality is that we are in Washington and we're dealing with snow, but they have to be ready to compete in any situation," said Arlington Head Coach Judd Hunter.

The Arlington men were led by Peter Curtis, Campbell Hudson and Elijah Malsch in the events on the track. Curtis earned a first-place finish in the 100 meter with a time of 11.78 seconds. He also competed in the first-place 4x100 meter relay team, 44.11, and the first-place 4x400 meter relay team, 3:33.96. Hudson earned first-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.70 seconds, and also competed on the 4x400 meter relay team. Malsch finished second in the 110-meter hurdles, 16.00 seconds, competed in the 4x100 meter relay team, the 4x400 meter relay team and finished first with the Short Medley Relay team, 1:40.00.

Gabe Green also stepped up huge for the Eagles as he finished strong in all three throwing events. He finished first in the javelin, 167' 7", first in the discus, 159' 2" and sixth in the shot put, 41' 5.5".

For the women, Marine Wassmer and Julia Parra took control of their events. Wassmer finished first in the 100 meter, 13.48 seconds, second in the 100-meter hurdles, 17.49, and was part of the third-place 4x400 meter relay team that finished in 4:17.99. Parra finished first in both the discus, 111' 6" and the shot put, 35" 5.4', while also earning eight in the javelin with a distance of 85' 8".

"The entire team seems to be committed to the sport more than I've seen before and they are competing really hard very early in the year. It's great to see them support each other from beginning to end," said Marysville-Pilchuck Head Coach Mike Cull.

Andrew Hines

Tomahawks' Jacob Mejia takes the handoff and races in the third leg of the sprint medley relay at Arlington High School on March 24.

Josiah Gould and Maxwell Schaffler played a big part in the Tomahawk men's success. Gould earned a second-place finish in the high jump with a height of 5'6" and also contributed as part of the third-place distance medley relay team, 11:52.14. Schaffler finished third in the pole vault with an impressive height of 11'6" and also contributed to the fourth-place 4x100 meter relay, 46.52 seconds.

The Tomahawk women had a lot of finishes in the top four, but two pole vaulters set the mark. Brianna Jason finished first in the pole vault with a height of 9' 0", and Lauren Carson came in right behind her with a second-place finish and a height of 8'6".

If you want to come out and root on the Eagles they will be hosting the Lake Stevens Vikings on Thursday, April 12 at 3:30 p.m. Or if you want to cheer on the Tomahawks they will host the Lynnwood Royals and the Shorewood Thunderbirds on Thursday, March 29 at 3:30 p.m.

 

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