The Marysville-Pilchuck track team hosted seven teams for the 16th Annual Tomahawk Classic, including their crosstown rival Marysville Getchell Chargers on April 27.
Marysville-Pilchuck had a strong day as their boys team finished first out of eight teams with a score of 145. The Tomahawks’ girls couldn’t crack the top three scores but still finished with 81 points and the fifth-place finish.
Marysville Getchell finished in the top half for both of their teams as their boys placed fourth with 102 points. The Chargers’ girls fell just short of Lake Washington as they scored 144 points and placed second overall.
“We get a lot of positive feedback from the coaches and players from this meet, and I’m happy that we are able to have a lot of strong competition across all of the events. We have a lot of pockets of strength throughout the entire team and I’m optimistic that we’ll have some athletes go very far,” said Marysville-Pilchuck Head Coach Mike Cull.
The Marysville-Pilchuck boys team was led by Trae Tingelstad, Jacob Elwood, Bryan Sanders, Cade Tucker and Jeffrey Roullier. Tingelstad, sophomore, finished second in both the 110-meter hurdles, 16.74 seconds, and the 300-meter hurdles, 44.29 seconds, as well as placing third as part of the 4x400-meter relay team at 3:45.13. Elwood, junior, had two first-place finishes as he jumped a 5’8” in the high jump and contributed as a member of the 4x200-meter relay with a time of 1:49.03. Sanders, senior, finished second in the long jump, 19’5.75”, second as a leg of the 4x100-meter, 46.02 seconds, and third in the 100-meter, 11.38 seconds. Tucker, senior, placed second in both the shot put, 51’11.5”, and the discus, 132’ 8”. Roullier, senior, placed first in the javelin with a distance of 169’5”, third in the discus, 132’2”, and fifth in the shot put, 41’9.5”.
The Tomahawks’ girls had a couple of big performances from Jaylynn LeMasters, Summer Sanden, and the 4x800-meter relay team. LeMasters, freshman, earned a second-place finish in the 100-meter with a time of 13.21 seconds and a third-place as a member of the 4x100-meter relay team, 53.55 seconds. Sanden, junior, tied for first in the high jump, 4’10”, fourth in the pole vault, 9’, and also contributed on the 4x100-meter team. The 4x800-meter relay team of Julia Davis, Lauren Doherty, Alexia Sandoval and Miriah Summers took first place with a time of 9:37.89.
“I think we’re stronger overall than we have been over the last few years. Looking forward to the postseason, this was our last hard week of training before we start tapering off and getting fresh legs from here on out,” said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Kim Edens.
The Chargers’ boys team had big days from Thomas McCormick, Cole Norton, Evan Krautkremer and Oliver Schwab. McCormick, senior, had two second-place finishes as he ran a 52.5 second 400-meter and contributed as part of the 4x400-meter relay team, 3:43.86. Norton, sophomore finished second in the 800-meter, 2:03.68, and was also part of the 4x400-meter relay. Krautkremer, senior, finished second in the 1,600-meter with a time of 4:40.84, fifth-place in the 800-meter with a 2:11.16 and contributed on the 4x400-meter team. Schwab, sophomore, competed in one event but was able to take first with a time of 10:20.63 in the 3,200-meter.
Marysville Getchell’s strong girls team was led by Kiarra Green, Gabrielle Balka, Julia Rea, Jasmine Nguyen and Mikail Montez. Green, senior, had two first-place finishes in the 100-meter, 12.91 seconds, and as part of the 4x400-meter relay, 4:26.56, as well as placing second in the 200-meter, 26.89 seconds. Balka, junior, placed second in the 400-meter, 1:05.36, as well as contributing on the 4x400-meter team. Rea, junior, finished in third twice in the 800-meter, 2:32.77, and the 1600-meter, 5:49.84, to go along with being on the 4x400-meter team. Nguyen, sophomore, had an incredible day as she crossed the line first in both the 1,600-meter, 5:20.22, and the 3,200-meter, 11:53.60. Montez, senior, also had two first-place finishes in the shot put, 40’5.5”, and the discus, 115’ 4”.
If you want to come out to support the Chargers and the Tomahawks you can find them at the 3A North Division Meet at Oak Harbor High School on May 8 at 3:30 p.m.