The Arlington track and field team hosted the annual Chuck Randall Relays on March 23. Seven teams travelled to Arlington, including two local teams in the Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks and the Marysville Getchell Chargers.
The Chuck Randall Relays separates itself as a special meet as they include a variety of relays that are not included anywhere else. These relays include the sprint medley relay, distance medley relay and the always entertaining throwers relay.
Arlington took control of the meet overall as they finished first as a team, with their boys finishing first with 134.87 points and their girls placing second with 107.87.
Marysville-Pilchuck had a strong showing in their boys team as they placed fifth with nearly 70 points, 69.97, but fell short with their girls team placing eighth with 38.98 points.
Marysville Getchell was consistent across the board as their boys and girls teams both placed sixth with 59.96 and 56.95 points, respectively.
“I’m really happy with how the day turned out and how we performed from top to bottom. Our goal is to win the league on both sides, then hopefully look to win Districts and then get a good run at State. We just need to keep developing throughout the season,” said Arlington Head Coach Judd Hunter.
The Eagles' top performers for the boys side were senior Daylin Pierce and sophomore Jaden Roskelley. Pierce placed first in the 100-meter with a time of 11.52 seconds as well as competing on the first-place 4x100-meter relay in 44.60, the second-place 4x400-meter relay in 3:37.03 and the third-place sprint medley relay with a time of 1:42.24. Roskelley earned two first-place finishes, in the high jump, 6’0”, and the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 16.55. He also finished fourth in the long jump with a distance of 18’8”.
Arlington’s top performers for the girls side were sophomore Jersey Heiss and junior Julia Parra. Heiss finished the day with two first-place finishes, in the sprint medley relay with a time of 1:57.26 and she threw for 106’ 1” in the javelin. Jersey also placed second in the 100-meter, 13.26 seconds, and as a part of the 4x100-meter relay team that finished in 51.73. Parra finished first in the shot put with a distance of 38’9.5” and placed fourth in the discus with 106’.
The Tomahawks' top boy performers were their seniors Jeffery Richner, Jeffrey Roullier and Cade Tucker. Richner placed fourth in the 1,600-meter with a time of 4:46.24 and contributed on the third-place distance medley relay team, 11:39.98. Roullier earned two top-three finishes as he placed second in the javelin, 155’8”, and third in the discus with a distance of 137’6”. Tucker dominated the shot put as he placed first with a distance of 50’7”.
Marysville-Pilchuck’s top performer for their girls team was senior Hannah Wagner. Wagner took control of the high jump as she earned the only first-place finish for the team with a height of 5’2”. She also had two sixth-place finishes, in the pole vault, 7’6”, and in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 18.18.
“We always look to the end of the season with trying to get as many kids as we can into league, Districts and State. At this point in the season we want to condition and learn technique so that we are able to set ourselves up later in the year,” said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Kim Edens.
The Chargers' top performers for their boys team were sophomore Josh Baker and Thomas McCormick. Baker finished third in the pole vault with a height of 11’6” and also finished fourth in the high jump with a height of 5’8”. McCormick placed in the top four on three separate relay teams including the third-place 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:39.2, the fourth-place 4x800-meter relay in 8:31.92 and the second-place sprint medley relay, 1:41.01.
Marysville Getchell’s girls top performers were senior Kiarra Green, junior Madeline Grandbois and sophomore Jasmine Nguyen. Green placed first in the 100-meter in 13.08 seconds, competed in the fifth-place 4x100-meter relay that finished in 52.98 and the fifth-place sprint medley relay with a time of 2:07.12. Grandbois placed second in the shot put with a distance of 37’4” while also competing on the 4x100-meter relay and the sprint medley relay. Nguyen placed fourth in the 1,600-meter with a time of 5:31.87 as well as competing on the fourth-place 4x800-meter relay that finished in 10:27.87.
If you want to support the Eagles and the Tomahawks they will be competing against each other at Arlington High School on Thursday, March 28, at 3:30 p.m. Or if you want to come out and cheer on the Chargers they will be hosting the Stanwood Spartans and the Everett Seagulls on the same date and time.