Mountlake Terrace boys track team finishes season undefeated

SNOHOMISH — The Mountlake Terrace boys track team defeated Glacier Peak 80-65 and Meadowdale 104-40 to finish the Wesco 3A season undefeated (9-0) for the first time in school history in a dual meet between the three schools on Thursday.

Gifton Okoronkwo topped the 45-foot mark in the triple jump once again for the Hawks, finishing in first place with a jump of 45 feet, 3.5 inches. Other highlights for Mountlake Terrace included Jack Pearce winning the 1,600-meter final with a time of 4 minutes, 33.89 seconds and Quinnell Mason breaking the 52-second mark in the 400 meter for the first time in his career, with a time of 51.98.

“The excitement is there,” said Hawks head coach Russ Vincent. “I don’t care who you are. It’s nice to go undefeated anytime in any sport.”

On the girls side Glacier Peak defeated Mountlake Terrace 89-60 and the Hawks defeated the Mavericks 95.5-40.5.

Amy-Eloise Neale paced the Grizzlies in the 800-meter final with a time of 2:13.09, more than twenty seconds ahead of teammate Sam Northrop. The Mountlake Terrace girls were led by freshman Chinne Okoronkwo, who finished first in the long jump with her personal best 18-1.

At Veterans Memorial Stadium

Boys

Team scores: Mountlake Terrace 80, Glacier Peak 65; Mountlake Terrace 104, Meadowdale 40.

110 hurdles—Logan Coleman (GP) 16.55; 100—Duane Dahl (MLT) 11.37; 1,600—Jack Pearce (MLT) 4:33.89; 400 relay—Mountlake Terrace (Quinnell Mason, Joshua Kim, Dahl, Gifton Okoronkwo) 44.15; 400—Mason (MLT) 51.98; 300 hurdles—Dahl (MLT) 43.36; 800—Yohans Tewolde (MLT) 2:06.95; 200—Kim (MLT) 23.74; 3,200—Dominic Giordano (M) 10:30.25; 1,600 relay—Mountlake Terrace (Michael Gincherman, Riley Morrin, Chase DeAlba, Joseph May) 3:32.72; High jump—Margaryonta Kilcup (M) 5-10; Long jump—Daryl Derbecker (GP) 20-08; Triple jump—Gifton Okoronkwo (MLT) 45-03.50; Shot put—Michael Cummings (M) 45-04.50; Discus—Brett Potter (MLT) 139-11; Javelin—Beau Kennedy (MLT) 168-05; Pole vault—Daniel An (MLT) 11-00.

Girls

Team scores: Glacier Peak 89, Mountlake Terrace 60; Mountlake Terrace 95.5, Meadowdale 40.5.

100 hurdles—McKenna Hunt (MLT) 16.83; 100—Jessica Miller (GP) 15.00; 1,600—Haley Suarez (M) 5:11.40; 400 relay—Glacier Peak (Maddi Kuligoski, Miller, Baylee Barnes, Sydney Mendenhall) 52.04; 400—Maddi Kuligoski (GP) 1:03.92; 300 hurdles—Hunt (MLT) 48.88; 800—Amy-Eloise Neale (GP) 2:13.09; 200—Miller (GP) 26.56; 3,200—Katherine Walter (MLT) 11:56.19; 800 relay—Glacier Peak (Olivia Lytle, Mikayla Ingram, India Smith, Reanna Jarchow) 1:53.68; 1,600 relay—Glacier Peak (Neale, Sydney Mendenhall, Barnes, Miller) 4:14.43; High jump—Ingram (GP) 4-10; Long jump—Chinne Okoronkwo (MLT) 18-01; Triple jump—Okoronkwo (MLT) 38-07; Shot put—Hailee Malins (MLT) 33-07; Discus—Malins (MLT) 91-10; Javelin—Kayla Pruitt (M) 86-06; Pole vault—Jenna Hess (GP) 10-00.

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