The Everett Elite Flag Football 14-under team practices Sunday morning at Harbour Pointe Middle School in Mukilteo, Washington on January 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Roundup: 16-year-old wins ARCA race at Evergreen Speedway

Plus, Markovc doesn’t advance at worlds, GP grad Fifita named to Polynesian watch list and more.

It was 16-year-old who took the checkered flag when the ARCA Menards Series West visited Evergreen Speedway last weekend.

Sean Hingorani took the lead on the 56th lap, then dominated the rest of the way as he won the NAPA Auto Parts ARCA 150 at the Monroe racetrack Saturday night.

In the Super Late Models race that took place on Evergreen’s 5/8-mile track, Hingorani passed Tyler Reif on the inside of turn three on lap 56, then led comfortably the rest of the race as his lead was never threatened. It was Hingorani’s fourth series victory this season as he pulled within seven points of Landen Lewis for the series points lead.

Reif finished second. Kole Raz, who won Summer Showdown at Evergreen in July, took third.

Markovc finishes 11th in heat at worlds

Glacier Peak High School graduate Amy-Eloise (Neale) Markovc placed 11th in her heat of the women’s 5,000 meters at the World Athletics Championships on Wednesday in Budapest, Hungary. She did not advance to the final.

Markovc, who competes for Great Britain because she was born there, ran a season-best time of 15 minutes, 13.06 seconds in the second of two heats, each of which contained 20 competitors. However, the time was not fast enough to be among the top eight placers in the heat who advanced to the final, which takes place Saturday.

Fifita on Polynesian watch list

Glacier Peak High School graduate Ma’ake Fifita, now a junior offensive lineman on the Washington State University football team, was one of 85 players named to the 2023 Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award watch list by the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame.

Fifita, who is of Tongan descent, appeared in 10 games for the Cougars last season, starting six at right tackle and two at right guard. He also maintains a 3.45 GPA while majoring in mechanical engineering and minoring in mathematics.

The winner of the award will be announced Dec. 14.

Chism named preseason All-Big Sky

Monroe High School graduate Efton Chism III, now a junior receiver on the Eastern Washington University football team, was named second-team All-Big Sky Conference by both Phil Steele/Draftscout and The Bluebloods.

Last season Chism appeared in 10 games, catching 62 passes for 607 yards and six touchdowns. He also averaged 21.5 yards on 19 kickoff returns.

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