LAKE STEVENS – A month ago, Lake Stevens invited the district champion Everett Seagulls to a season-opening meet. The result, an exciting match-up, an Everett victory (81-64) and a lot of turned heads.
“Jeff Page (Lake Stevens boys track coach) runs a quality program and a good meet,” said Everett coach Doug Hall. “It was a good meet, a big meet.”
Some of the top throwers in the state, Issac Hicks, Clint Osborn and Rick Gervasi (Osborn was second in the shot put and Gervasi was third in the javelin in the state meet last year) unleashed solid throws, with Gervasi breaking his own school record of 183 feet, 10 inches in the javelin with a throw of 188-7.
Cliff Chaffee, assistant coach for Lake Stevens, was out in the field when Gervasi made his record-breaking throw. “We were setting up some markers around 200 feet out and said, ‘Let’s see if one of our (Lake Stevens) kids gets close.’ Then all of a sudden, here comes the throw. It was one of their guys, but he was right on target.”
The Vikings out-jumped Everett in all but the pole vault. Stephen Graham leapt far ahead of his Lake Stevens teammates in the triple jump (41-11.25) and David McMurry outdistanced the rest of the field in the long jump (20-10)
Where the Vikings showed strength in the jumps, the Seagulls showed speed in the sprints.
“Our sprinters won it for us,” Hall said, highlighting the performances of seniors Reggie Gossett (400-meter run) and Justin Hudson (100 and 200).
“Lake Stevens is very tough in field events,” Hall continued. “A lot of teams are really good in one area. I think the key to our success is that we spread the wealth.”
At Lake Stevens
110 hurdles-Lander (LS) 16.1; 100-Hudson (E) 11.2; 1,600-Smith (LS) 4:39.1; 400 relay-Everett (Hudson, Ehling, Siler, Skorney) 44.8; 400-Gossett (E) 51.0; 300 hurdles-Lander (LS) 44.7; 800-Kaftanski (E) 2:04.0; 200-Hudson (E) 23.1; 3,200-Stanovsky (E) 10.08; 1,600 relay-Everett (Mestas, Lewis-Gosselin, Ordona, Gossett) 3:34.4; Javelin-Gervasi (E) 188-7; Discus-Hicks (E) 150-5; Triple jump-Graham (LS) 41-11.25; Shot put-Osborn (LS) 66-11; High jump-Smith(LS) 6-2; Long jump-McMurry (LS) 20-10; Pole vault-Cordell (E) 12-6.
Kamiak 113, Shorecrest 70, Mariner 49, Shorewood 23: Chad Mancuso (discus, shot put) and Kyle Cho (triple jump, long jump) led Kamiak to a sweep of the field events in the Wesco South meet.
110 hurdles-Raisters (K) 16.0; 100-Ramos (Sct) 11.73; 1,600-Foster (K) 4:38; 400 relay-Shorecrest 44.68; 400-Clemmons (Sct) 53.74; 300 hurdles-Grant (M) 42.84; 800-Spady (K) 1:59; 200-Hoffman (Sct) 23.69; 3,200 relay-Kamiak 9:04.14; 1,600 relay-Shorecrest 3:35.42; Javelin-Bucy (K) 154-6; Discus-Mancuso (K) 164-5; Triple jump-Cho (K) 40-1; Shot put-Mancuso (K) 45-6.5; High jump-Callandret (K) 5-8; Long jump-Cho (K) 19-6.5; Pole vault-Beighton (K) 11-6.
Cashmere 81, King’s 77, Cascade-Leavenworth 23: Michael Davis set a new stadium record with a 206-foot, 2-inch throw in the javelin, but King’s fell four points short in the non-conference meet.
110 hurdles-Dixon (K) 16.48; 100-Nguyen (K) 12.46; 1,600-Gasbar (C) 2:08.55; 400 relay-Cashmere 46.27; 400-Croutworst (K) 54.12; 300 hurdles-Gjullin (C) 41.82; 800-Gasbar (C) 2:08.55; 200-Grette (C) 25.68; 3,200-Croutworst (K) 10:09.25; 1,600 relay-Cashmere 3:36.64; Javelin-Davis (K) 206-2; Discus-Fischer (C) 144-4; Triple jump-Uhrich (K) 43-5; Shot put-Fujii (K) 48-6; High jump-Edmonds (C) 6-1; Long jump-Grette (C) 19-2; Pole vault-Gjullin (C) 11-0.
South Whidbey jamboree: Lakewood’s Mitch (100-meter dash) and Michael Mauer (high jump) each won an event in the non-league meet.
110 hurdles-Snyder (Archbishop Murphy) 16.2; 100-Mauer (Lakewood) 11.8; 1,600-Rapp (Lakewood) 4:37.0; 400 relay-Jackson 50.7; 400-Salkey (Jackson) 53.3; 800-Jacobon (Jackson) 2:13.4; 200-Talbert (Jackson) 24.2; 1,600 relay-Oak Harbor 3:41.4; Javelin-Tongstad (Lakewood) 170-7; Discus-Whitley (Lakewood) 132-0; Shot put-Berry (South Whidbey) 42-10; High jump-Mauer (Lakewood) 5-8; Long jump-Swingle (Jackson) 19-0; Pole vault-Cauldwell (Lakewood) 11-0.
Cascade 5, Sehome 2: Blake Vigoren’s three-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning was the difference in Cascade’s non-league victory. Nick Fischer batted 2-for-3 with a triple and scored two runs for the Bruins.
Cozad, Christensen (4) and Ryan. Chiarelli, Amberson (3), Bannister (6) and Vigoren. WP-Amberson (1-0). LP-Cozad. 3B-Fischer (C). HR-Vigoren (C). Records-Sehome 0-2 overall. Cascade 1-1.
Bellingham 8, Lake Stevens 5: James Culwell doubled and homered to lead Bellingham to the non-league win. Brett Dvorak led the Viking’s with two hits.
At Lake Stevens
McIntosh, Penksa (5) and Phelps. Pulitano, Fiske (4), Paynter (6) and Wood. WP-Penksa. LP-Fiske (0-1). 2B-Culwell (B), McIntosh (B), Penksa (B), Blakeway (B). HR-Culwell (B). Records-Bellingham not reported. Lake Stevens 0-2 overall.
Oak Harbor 4, Lynden 1: Marshall Lobbestael singled in Mike Bighouse in Oak Harbor’s three-run third inning in the non-conference game.
Kays, Knead (5), Jansen (5) and Bighouse. Visser, Phair (6) and Gunst. WP-Knead (1-0). LP-Visser (0-1). 2B-Ryce (OH). Records-Oak Harbor 2-0 overall. Lynden 0-2.
Arlington 4, Ferndale 3: Freshman Caleb Scarth made his varsity debut and threw six strong innings, striking out seven batters and walking two to lead Arlington to the non-conference victory.
J. Walker, Suter (6) and Young. Scarth, Gastineau (7) and Spear. WP-Scarth (1-0). LP-Suter. 3B-B. Walker (F). Records-Ferndale not reported. Arlington 1-2.
Snohomish 9, Squalicum 5: Jake Hammons batted 2-for-2 with a double, home run and four RBI and Snohomish scored nine runs on four hits to defeat Squalicum in the non-league game.
Fenton, Smith (3), Ebbeson (4), Thompson (6) and Ehlers. N. Hammons, Wood (4) and J. Hammons. WP-N. Hammons (1-0). LP-Fenton. 2B-Fenton (B) 2, Ehlers (B), Zelmer (S), Heinemann (S), J. Hammons (S). HR-J. Hammons (S). Records-Squalicum 1-1 overall. Snohomish 2-0.
Sedro-Woolley 6, Marysville-Pilchuck 5: Sedro-Woolley scored six runs all unearned to defeat Marysville-Pilchuck in the non-conference game. Kyle McKenzie led the Tomahawks with three hits, scoring three runs and driving in two more.
Ingman, Jones (4), Richter (6) and Johnson. Knuth, Holm (5), Treat (7) and Betz. WP-Richter (1-0). LP-Treat (0-1). Records-Sedro Woolley 1-0. Marysville-Pilchuck 1-1.
Lakeside 16, Granite Falls 6: Lakeside scored 10 runs combined in the fith and sixth innings to put the non-conference game out of reach. Granite Falls was led by Will Bowers’ two-run home run.
At Granite Falls
Fowler, Villegas (5), Bowers (6) and Kalma. WP-not reported. LP-Fowler (0-1). 2B-Babcock (L), Wammack (GF). 3B-Doggett (L). HR-Bowers (GF). Records-Lakeside not reported. Granite falls 1-1 overall.
Cedar Park Christian 3, Cascade Christian 2: Cedar Park Christian’s Sonny Behrends was 2-for-3 with two RBI and pitcher Jason Odom struck out 13 batters and picked up his first victory in the non-league game.
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Odom and Calhoon. Bankhead and O’dell. WP-Odom (1-0). LP-Bankhead (0-1). 2B-David Kleefeld (CC). Records-Cedar Park Christian 3-0 overall. Cascade Christian 1-1.
Seattle Christian 23, Shoreline Christian 3: Seattle Christian batters capitalized on walks and errors to defeat Shoreline Christian in a non-league game called after four innings. Winning pitcher Peter Santie struck out 10 batters and Lance Myers was 4-for-4 with three RBI and a stolen base for Seattle Christian.
Santie and Sangder, Dragovich (3). Smith, Dodd (2) and Deelstra. WP-Santie (1-0). LP-Smith (0-1). 2B-Petersen (SC) 2. Records-Seattle Christian 1-0 overall. Shoreline Christian 0-2.
Edmonds-Woodway 4, Sammamish 3: After 15 minutes of play, Sammamish was ahead 3-0 in the non-league contest. In the second half, Edmonds-Woodway’s Micha Hoffman scored three goals and Nick Laffeet hit the game-winner with just five minutes left in the game.
Goals-Edmonds-Woodway: Hoffman 3, Laffeet. Sammamish: Bonilla 3. Goalkeepers-Edmonds-Woodway: Michael-Slevett, Mansourzadeh. Sammamish: Lider, Dingman. Records-Sammamish 0-2 overall. Edmonds-Woodway 1-1-1.
Meadowdale 3, Bothell 0: Aaron Roberts scored all three Meadowdale goals off of headers in the non-conference game.
Goals-Meadowdale: Roberts 3. Goalkeepers-Meadowdale: Tasche and McDonald. Bothell: Williamson and Keith. Records-Meadowdale 2-0 overall. Bothell 0-3.
Meridian 1, Lakewood 0: Matt Hagen posted the shutout in goal for Meridian in the non-league game.
Goals-Meridian: Not reported. Goalkeepers-Lakewood: Corfanta. Meridian: Hagen. Records-Lakewood 1-1 overall. Meridian 2-0.
Steilacoom 3, Granite Falls 0: Sean Grisham scored two goals for Steilacoom in the non-conference game.
Goals-Steilacoom: Grisham 2, Morrow. Goalkeepers-Granite Falls: Turner. Steilacoom: Collins. Records-Steilacoom 2-1 overall. Granite Falls 0-1-1.
La Conner 228, Grace Academy 251: Bryce Watkinson shot 2-over-par 37 to lead La Conner to the non-conference victory.
At Cedarcrest GC
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La Conner-Watkinson 37 (medalist), Llewelyn 41, R. McCarney 45, E. McCarney 52, McKnight 53. Grace Academy-Phifer 44, Christian 47, Munneke 49, Ronk 53, Kramer 58.