Snohomish County will be well represented at the USA Track & Field Junior Olympic National Championships.
Several county athletes qualified for nationals based on their performances at the Region 13 Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships held last Thursday through Sunday in Richland. The top eight in each event qualified for nationals, which are July 25-31 in Sacramento, California.
Among the qualifiers:
In the girls 13-14 classification, two locals were event winners as Lynnwood’s Kennedy Shepard won both the 200 (26.56 seconds) and 400 (1:01.41) meters while Mukilteo’s Avery Goldwire won the pentathlon (2,503 points). Shepard also took second in the 100 (12.95) while Goldwire was third in the 200 hurdles (30.15), third in the long jump (15 feet, 10.25 inches), fourth in the 100 hurdles (17.10) and fourth in the high jump (4-7). Maya Goldwire qualified in two events as she was second in the 400 relay (53.07) and eighth in the long jump (14-6.75).
Also winning an event was Edmonds’ Adrianna Coleman in the girls 17-18 classification, as she won the discus (129-1). She also finished second in the hammer (141-1). Mukilteo’s Kalia Estes was second in both the 100 hurdles (16.14) and 400 hurdles (1:03.09) in the classification.
Another local winner came in the girls 15-16 classification as Mukilteo’s Kimberly Beard won the hammer (148-0). She was also second in the javelin (109-0), third in the discus (104-6) and fourth in the shot put (29-6.75). Snohomish’s Lindsey Koch was fifth in the pole vault (10-0).
In the boys 17-18 classification, Lake Stevens’ Grant Buckmiller was first in the 1,600 relay (3:18.79), second in the 400 (48.34) and fifth in the 200 (22.53). Monroe’s Branden Ganashamoorthy was second in the long jump (22-4.5) and sixth in the 100 (11.10).
In the boys 15-16 classification, Everett’s T’Andre Waverly was fifth in the 200 (23.01) and sixth in the 100 (11.45).
If you know of other Snohomish County residents who qualified for nationals, email Nick Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three Silvertips receive NHL camp invites
Three undrafted members of the 2021-22 Everett Silvertips received invitations to attend NHL development camps, which are taking place this week. Center Alex Swetlikoff is skating at the Vegas Golden Knights’ camp, winger Austin Roest is at camp with the Stanley Cup Champion Colorado Avalanche, and goaltender Braden Holt is with the Nashville Predators.
Those three join Everett’s three drafted players — defenseman Olen Zellweger (Anaheim Ducks), winger Ben Hemmerling (Vegas), center Ryan Hofer (Washington Capitals) — as Tips at NHL development camps.
All but Swetlikoff are eligible to return to Everett next season. Zellweger is the only one among the potential returners who is thought to have any chance of sticking in the NHL this season.
Savidge signs to play junior hockey in Minnesota
Marysville native Nick Savidge has signed to play junior hockey with the Minnesota Mullets of the United States Premier Hockey League, which is considered in the third tier of U.S. junior hockey.
Savidge, a forward who is entering his 18-year-old season, spent last season bouncing between the Seattle Totems and Bellingham Blazers of the Western States Hockey League and the West Coast Renegades of the North American Prospects Hockey League.
Dowling places at weightlifting nationals
Lynnwood’s Andrea Dowling placed eighth in her division at the USA Weightlifting National Championships, which took place June 25-July 3 in Las Vegas.
Dowling, competing in the women’s 87-kilogram division, lifted 192 pounds in the snatch and 240 pounds in the clean and jerk. At 35 she was the oldest competitor in her division.
EvCC baseball coach Guinn moving on
For the second time in two years the powerhouse Everett Community College baseball team is seeking a new head coach as Parker Guinn has stepped down to take a position at an NCAA Division I school. The identity of the school is yet to be revealed.
Guinn, who took over last offseason after JoJo Howie accepted the head coaching job at Central Arizona College, led the Trojans to a 34-16 record, the Northwest Athletic Conference’s North Region championship and a third-place finish at the NWAC Baseball Championship.
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